GIRL MEETS BOY: The Boy.Friend watch looks set to be the new iconic Chanel Horlogerie timepiece. Its octagonal shape – inspired by Place Vendome, where Coco Chanel lived – and its tweed-stamped steel bracelet pay homage to the French fashion house’s history. The modern black dial and clean-cut, angular lines balance out the unique vintage-inspired bracelet. Available at Chanel Fine Jewellery Boutique from September 2016. Prices start at $6,500.
Boy.Friend Tweed watch with diamonds and steel bracelet, $11,450.
We like it chunky
Loved for its iconic bubblegumscented jelly flats, Brazilian footwear label Melissa has won us over once again with its new chunky-soled releases. Anchor your look with these fuss-free beige Elastic Dance open-toe booties ($195) and Flox High sandals ($185).
PVC booties, $195, from Mdreams.
PVC platform sandals, $175, from Mdreams.
Allow us to introduce you to the prettiest accessories of the season – bejewelled brooches. The Kate Spade Flower pin-on and the Alexander McQueen crystaland pearl-adorned eye-motif trinket go great with your old denim jacket or silky bomber jacket. Pro tip: Mix pretty accessories with denim pieces for an easy, cool-girl look.
1. Ottone brooch with crystals and pearls, $515, from Alexander McQueen.
2. Brass and glass brooch (price unavailable) from Kate Spade.
3. Metal and resin brooch (price unavailable) from Chanel.
Mother-daughter dressing is now easy with the Ferragamo Mini collection. Think downsized, candy-coloured versions of signature accessories such as the Varina flats and Ginny handbags, made to fit the hands and feet of three- to eight-year-olds. Slip on your own Varinas and call it a date. After all, when she grows up, she’ll wanna be just like you. Now available at Paragon and Marina Bay Sands outlets. Prices starting at $220 for shoes and $720 for bags.
From left: Patent leather shoes, $770 and $450. at $220 for shoes and $720 for bags.
Glitter-covered nappa leather handbag and flats (prices unavailable). In stores from November.
British high-street label Warehouse welcomes new design director Emma Cook and brand consultant Alasdair Willis. Their new widelegged pants, slouchy sweaters and vintageinspired prints could be the very cure for the Monday blues. Available in stores from September.
MULBERRY’S NEW SPIN
British fashion label Mulberry recently appointed a new creative director – Spanish designer Johnny Coca (formerly with Celine). His architectural background and punk obsession are evident in his debut bag collection featuring new oversized triangular silhouettes and studded details.
Maple This structured shopper-style tote is large enough to hold all your office essentials. The best part? Its detachable front pocket for small essentials – great for quick coffee runs and lunch breaks. Prices start at $1,630.
Camden: This nifty “transformer” features four carefully positioned zips – use them to convert your Camden from a slouchy hobo to a structured bucket bag. Prices start from $2,060.
Maple leather totes, $1,860 each.
Mulberry’s best-selling and most copied bag got an upgrade – think a more structured body, flared gussets, and handles that don’t flop. Alongside classic colours – burgundy, clay and black – bold hues, such as candy pink and canary yellow, have been added to the mix. Prices start at $1,830.
Bayswater leather bag, $1,830.
A new beginning
Hermes’ first full new watch collection in 20 years, the Slim d’Hermes, features beautiful one-of-a-kind typography created by Parisian graphic designer Philippe Apeloig on an opaline dial encased in steel or rose gold, with a thickness of only 2.1mm or 2.6mm. This minimalist timepiece comes in three dial sizes – the large 39.5mm features the Hermes H1950 ultrathin movement, while the 32mm and 25mm come with a Swiss manufactured quartz movement. We also love that they give us four strap materials – steel, alligator, calf or Barenia leather – to choose from.
Slim d’Hermes 39.5mm steel watches with alligator straps, $11,240 each, from Hermes.