Come 9 August, everyone you see on the streets will be decked out in red and white. While you certainly wouldn’t want to get major FOMO, we know it ain’t cool to always be donning that same ol’ “I LOVE SG” T-shirt. Forget the tacky outfits that’d make you look like the Singapore flag – scroll through the gallery for fresh inspo on how you can show your patriotism in style this National Day.
While it has already been a few months since Jewel Changi Airport’s grand opening, it seems that the mall has more in-store for visitors in its second wave of retail openings. If that doesn’t motivate you to make the trip down, perhaps these three new fashion concept stores might do the trick.
If you’re a huge fan of FILA, then you’re going to want to visit this Jewel outlet which is known as the largest store in Singapore. Spanning across three shop units, the 2,730 square feet space features an extensive collection of four FILA selections – namely the FILA White Line, FILA Originale, FILA X 3.1 Phillip Lim and FILA Red Line. It also houses their sub-brand FILA FUSION, which incorporates retro and trendy elements into its trademark streetwear designs. In addition to that, the store also carries exclusive merchandise featuring Singapore’s city skyline, complete with our iconic Merlion and Singapore Flyer.
FILA is located at #02-220/222.
As South East Asia’s first and largest brand experience store at Jewel, Skechers aims to create an all-rounded shopping experience in their new duplex retail space, which boasts a wide array of products across both footwear and apparel as well as a customisation zone. This Jewel-exclusive in-store feature lets shoppers personalise their new pair of Skechers shoes or apparel using embroidery (available for selected models) or heat press for their choice of design or initials in their favourite colours.
Skechers is located at #02-201.
Having taken Singapore by storm since their arrival here in 2015, Japanese brand Anello has finally opened their first ever brick-and-mortar store outside of Japan. As opposed to the limited selection that our local department stores carry, the Jewel store houses an extensive collection of designs that includes those from the exclusive EXPAND series – which are made with long-lasting water repellent nylon fabric and waterproof zipper – and limited edition collections hailing from their Osaka flagship store.
Anello is located at #B1-275.
Ari fans have more reason to hit up their local H&M stores! Come 1 August, the global retailer will be dropping a brand new capsule for the Sweetener World Tour Collection.
The Ariana-inspired line consists of everything a true Arianator would ever need in their wardrobe – we’re talking tie-dyed tees, oversized hoodies and statement accessories featuring all the iconic lyrics from the Thank U Next album. And who wouldn’t want to rock a T-shirt that tells anyone you see on the streets to break up with their girlfriend?
And with the pop songstress currently on the road for her Sweetener world tour, why not cop some merch while waiting for her to (hopefully) announce a stop in Singapore? Meanwhile, scroll through the gallery to check out some of our favourite items from the collection.
The H&M X Ariana Grande Sweetener World Tour Collection will be available in-stores from 1 August and is currently available on hm.com.
We all know that plastics are bad for the environment (no, we don’t mean the Mean Girls), but are we doing enough to tackle the problem? Fortunately, it seems like Converse has found a way to be sustainable and fashionable at the same time. In an attempt to adopt more eco-conscious practices, the footwear label is taking a bold step towards reducing plastic waste with its new Renew Initiative.
Looking to breathe new life into waste, the sneaker giant has unveiled three updated versions of their iconic Chuck Taylor kicks: Renew Canvas, Renew Denim and Renew Cotton. Featuring the classic All Stars and Chuck 70s, the Renew Canvas line is crafted with 100 percent recycled polyester from single-use plastic bottles – all while retaining the original look and feel of the traditional canvas silhouette.
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Original canvas feel, but now with an upper crafted from 100% recycled polyester that came from used plastic bottles. There’s always a way to renew what we do. #ConverseRenew Available now at ION, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Tampines Mall and Changi Airport 2 Converse boutique stores.
Although not available in the market yet, the Renew Denim models are said to be made with upcycled denim sourced from landfills, while the Renew Cotton range will combine cotton canvas waste from manufacturing with polyester to form a new yarn. With this new process, you get an upper that’s made with 40 percent recycled cotton.
The Renew Denim and Renew Cotton packs are slated to drop in August and early 2020 respectively.
Peep the selection of Converse Renew Canvas in the gallery above. Shop the full collection at ION, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Tampines Mall and Changi Airport 2 Converse boutique stores.
It seems that the world just can’t get enough of BT21. In addition to their global partnership with Japanese retailer UNIQLO, these adorable characters created by K-pop boy band BTS have also joined in another collaboration on their home grounds with Korean clothing brand, SPAO.
Probably known best for their many pop culture-inspired collaborations which include their most recent Harry Potter and Adventure Time ranges, SPAO is no stranger to creating trendy apparel that guarantees the best representation for any fan. As such, it’s no surprise that BT21 is next on the list of partners for the forward-thinking fashion label.
Released on 21 June, SPAO’s newest BT21 collection features each of the eight characters in various designs across three different types of shirts: Short-Sleeved with Pocket, Long Tee and Printed Tee. Similar to the price range of UNIQLO’s, these special edition BT21 tees are priced at an affordable price of ₩19,900 (approx SGD $23). Although it’s only available in Korea, Singapore ARMYs don’t need to worry as you can still purchase it through their online store here.
Scroll through the gallery to peep the full SPAO X BT21 Collection!
But hey, fret not if you’re not able to get your hands on ’em – we’ll be giving away one of the T-shirts in a mega BT21 giveaway soon so be sure to watch our socials for that!