With summer just a few weeks away, whether you're planning to jet off to tropical climes or enjoy a staycation close to home, our exclusive edit for the season has you covered.
Valentino's recent runway collection saw the debut of the small leather tote with Roman studs and a top handle in green. Handcrafted in Italy from quilted leather, it is embedded with the brand's signature Roman studs in this refreshing new hue. The adjustable shoulder strap and optional chain strap make the piece versatile, giving the user multiple styling options. US$2,778
Driven by American fashion designer Ralph Lauren’s cravings for wanderlust and adventure, the latest collection from the house nods to dreamy summer holidays in sunny locales. Ikat prints take centre stage in the collection with a rainbow of hues and eclectic silhouettes – ideal for long hours spent by the shore. L to R: In showcase is the Kory Ikat-print silk blazer ($2,290), the Pareo Ikat-print head scarf ($595) with the Esteri Ikat-print nappa leather bustier and skirt ($6,840) and the Maynard Ikat-print evening dress ($5,311).
This stunning pair of Elsa sandals from Saint Laurent, available across stores in the region, is making waves among the fashion community for its kitschy combination of tropical colours.
With a covered cone heel and the vamp decorated with leather knots, it features a wraparound strap closure that can be fastened around the ankle.
Made with 100 percent calfskin leather, the heel effortlessly lends 3.9 inches of height to the wearer. $1,075
Scents of summer
This limited edition Do Son eau de toilette set from Diptyque combines tuberose, orange blossom, jasmine and marine accord. It brings these rich notes together in the house's new fragrance with a rich velvety cream. It was inspired by the childhood memories of Yves Coueslant, one of the brand's founders, who spent his summers by the seaside near Ha Long Bay, where the sea breeze carried with it the heady and slightly spicy scent of tuberoses that his mother loved so much. $125
Last July in Paris, designer Virgil Abloh presented his last fall 2021 Off-White collection. With the designer's sudden passing a few months later, the house decided to honour his legacy by using the fall showcase as a template for subsequent collections, the first of which we see with the label's Spring/Summer 2022 line-up, as pictured below. Workwear and casual wear feature heavily, but not without a dash of playfulness which comes through with the use of unique hues. In showcase is the collection's cargo leather pants in camel. $3,212
Sunny days ahead
This Nathan hat from the house of Michel Paris is embellished with a green and neon yellow lace and a small knot on the back, while the brisa straw is handwoven in Ecuador. It also features a metal ruthenium Maison Michel logo and a loop inside the hat, which makes it is useful to hang it when it's not worn. $691
What do we love the most about summer? Maxi dresses and gorgeous bold prints! This Emilio Pucci printed maxi dress, which combines both our summer loves, is perfectly fashioned out of georgette, which gives it that relaxed summer vibe. $2,340
In the frame
South Korean eyewear label Gentle Monster, known for its highly experimental approach to frames, has unveiled its latest collection. In collaboration with Jennie Kim, member of the K-pop group Blackpink, the Jentle Garden line-up features a range of sunglasses in eye-catching colours. $313
Step out in style
Made from eco-leather and rubber, these Logo Colour Block sneakers from Emporio Armani is sure to catch everyone's attention! $285