NEO-HIPPIE FLORALS AS CAPTURED BY THE WILDLY SURREALIST, KITSCH AND TECHNICOLOR-LOVING FEEDBENG
At Junya Watanabe, models wore floral Bloomsbury-esque tea dresses over washed denim jeans and cowboy boots. Meanwhile, Coach updated bohemian-style frocks with the hypnotic botanic prints of textile artist Kaffe Fassett, then contrasted them with the likes of plaid skirts and leather jackets. This F/W ’19, classically romantic flower child dressing gets the anything-goes, worn-as-one-pleases Gen Z treatment – and a whole lot more edge.
Silk midi dress, Diane von Furstenberg. (Opposite) Junya Watanabe silk and cotton shirt dress and denim jeans, Club 21 Four Seasons. 0 Moncler Richard Quinn cotton bodysuit (worn throughout), Moncler
Embroidered silk midi dress and matching slip dress, Tory Burch. (Opposite) Coach 1941 silk midi dress, Coach
THE NEW EVENING UNIFORM & “B.E.D” AS CAPTURED BY THE CLASSIC-MEETS-ARTISTIC ZANTZ HAN
The first look – seen at brands ranging from Saint Laurent to Emporio Armani – repackages classic, cocktailappropriate sophistication to suit post-millennial attitudes (convenience and functionality, please): Simply pair tailored black pants with a va-va-voom top. The second (flip the page), short for Big Energy Dress, is the new couture-influenced anti-LBD. From hyper-voluminous gowns at Givenchy and Y/Project to multi-tiered tulle confections at Marc Jacobs and Molly Goddard, size and Insta-ready drama are imperative. Whoever said oldschool glamour has no place in a Gen Z world?
Silk taffeta bustier top and wool pants, Givenchy. Josephine Aigrette Imperiale 18K white gold necklace with diamonds, Chaumet. (Opposite) Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello embroidered silk top, wool pants, suede belt, and matching boots with feathers, Saint Laurent. Josephine Aigrette Imperiale 18K white gold earrings with diamonds, Chaumet
Silk taffeta dress, Givenchy. Josephine Rondes de Nuit 18K white gold necklace with diamonds, Chaumet. (Opposite) Nylon midi dress and silk-blend tights, Miu Miu. Leather platform sandals, Givenchy. Josephine Rondes de Nuit 18K white gold watch with diamonds, Chaumet
REFORMED MILITARY CHIC AND DENIM DRESSING BY THE FILM-BASED, NOSTALGIA-OBSESSED LUCAS JONG
Are designers seriously bringing back two of the most revisited trends of all time again? Yes. The approach now: streamlined and polished up without losing their utilitarian, getyour-hands-dirty roots. Take the explosion of camo prints on everything from long and sculpted, ’40s-inspired coats to fuzzy cardigans at Miu Miu. Or the use of denim – in both deep indigo and faded washes – for classic tailoring at Chloe and Dior. Newness is often great, but in politically fractious times, relevance to the people is better.
Cotton-blend shirt and matching pants, Stella McCartney. Rubber and tweed boots, Chanel. (Opposite) Wool cardigan, silk top, and leather boots, Miu Miu
Denim shirt, matching skirt, resin earrings with crystals, leather belt, and leather pumps, Dior. Silk-blend tights, Miu Miu. (Opposite) Denim vest, matching jeans, wool balaclava (worn around neck), and leather boots, Chloe
TEXT & STYLING IMRAN JALAL
PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANCE RUDY WONG HAIR FADLI RAHMAN
MAKEUP RINA SIM, USING NARS MODEL LILIA S/LOOQUE
ASSISTANCE CONG NG & REBECCA LIM HAIR LEONG LIM/HAIR ILLUSTRATED, USING KIN MAKEUP KEITH BRYANT LEE, USING DIOR MODEL KAIGIN
ASSISTANCE EVELYN QUEK HAIR CHRISTVIAN GOH/ARX SALON, USING REVLON PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP SHA SHAMSI, USING DIOR MODEL ELIZAVETA