We’re barely three months into 2019 and there are already dozens of new sneaker releases featuring the likes of Converse, New Balance, PUMA and more to get excited about. From retro comebacks to empowerment campaigns, here’s a more detailed look at some of the coveted drops.

Converse Love The Progress Collection

Converse

Celebrate International Women’s Day with the Converse Love The Progress Collection, which is crafted entirely by female designers with the aim of promoting love, unity and community. Consisting of three key styles, each design comes decked out in bold graphic elements coupled with inspirational messages that encourage women to define themselves on their own terms.

Besides taking home a fresh pair of kicks, you’ll also get to be part of a meaningful cause that redefines what it means to be a ‘GIRL’. Simply pen down your definition on a blank postcard at any Converse boutique and it might just get added into the dictionary!

Retailing from $75.90 at Ngee Ann City, ION Orchard, Bugis Junction, Vivo City and Changi Airport 2 Converse boutique stores.

Onitsuka Tiger ADMIX Runner

Onitsuka Tiger

Up your running shoe game with the Onitsuka Tiger ADMIX RUNNER, which is designed in collaboration with Italian designer Andrea Pompilio for its Spring-Summer 2019 collection. Functional yet stylish, this sturdy powerhouse boasts a shock-absorbing heel as well as a durable inner sole for a comfortable fit, without compromising on style. If you’re looking for a solid pair of running shoes that can take your performance to the next level, these are for you.

Retailing at $199 at all Onitsuka Tiger stores.

New Balance 997H

New Balance

The 90s are back in the form of the New Balance 997H! A contemporary take on the OG 997, the updated silhouette now incorporates suede, mesh and synthetic leather details that add an innovative touch to its overall design. Available in an assortment of vibrant colourways, these unisex kicks are equal parts retro yet futuristic – perfect for the nostalgia generation who still want to look hype AF.

Retailing at $149 at all New Balance stores.

PUMA NOVA 90’s Bloc

PUMA

Made for the gals who embrace bold choices like #DOYOU ambassador Cara Delevingne, the PUMA NOVA 90’s Bloc takes stylistic cues from classic running shoes for major throwback vibes – but with a twist. Fusing it with fashion-forward accents such as a clunky athletic sole and breathable mesh upper, the all-new silhouette is introduced in monochrome schemes with pops of millennial pink for a touch of femininity.

Retailing at $159 at Bugis+, Century Square, CK Tangs, MBS Select, Paragon, Suntec City and Vivocity PUMA stores.

Superga 9TS

Superga

Even Superga is jumping onto the 90s bandwagon with a reboot of their original trainers! Drawing inspiration from the street style aesthetic of the oh-so-iconic decade, the revamped Superga 9TS (so punny!) takes on a chunky design with the heritage swallow tail logo and a thick rubber sole. To add on to the old-school appeal, it also comes with a VHS-inspired shoebox packaging that all 90s kids who grew up in the heydays of VHS tapes are sure to love.

Retailing at $149.90 at Wheellock Place, Vivocity, Westgate Superga stores and online at www.superga.com.sg. 

Which pair are you copping? Let’s share the love in the comments below!

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UNIQLO's New UT Collection Will Literally Make You Look Like A Snack

28 Feb 2019 by Chew Hui Ling

Trust UNIQLO to come out with the quirkiest collections. Quite possibly their most delicious collaboration yet, their latest Brands UT Collection features well-loved Japanese snack brands such as Calbee, Nissin and Meiji in classic UT designs. Because let’s be real, who doesn’t love snacks?

The Brands OKASHI (1)

The Brands Masterpiece UT (1)

Not only are you able to wear your favourite snacks on your sleeves, you can eat it too! From now till 24 March 2019, anyone who buys a tee from the collection at the Orchard Central global flagship store will get to redeem an actual snack from the UNIQLO snack station.

Simply slot the token into the vending machine and you can have your hands on one of these adorable munchies such as Calbee prawn crackers, Nissin cup noodles, Meiji apollo chocolate, Hi-Chew candy and more. What a sweet deal!

The Brands UT Snack Station (2)

Scroll through the gallery above to have a taste of what you can expect.

The Brands UT Collection is available at all UNIQLO stores and online at UNIQLO.com, with selected designs available at selected stores.

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Singaporeans just can’t get enough of Hello Kitty, can we? In yet another collaboration with everyone’s favourite Sanrio character, Casio announced that they will be teaming up with Hello Kitty to launch a brand new line of BABY-G watches – and it’s everything a girl could ever want.

Drawing inspiration from the OG Pink Quilt Series that was all the rage among Japanese youths back in the 90s, the revamped BGA-150KT dropped just in time to commemorate the 25th anniversary of BABY-G as well as the 45th birthday of our beloved Hello Kitty.

BABY-G x Hello Kitty Pink Quilt Series Pink

BABY-G x Hello Kitty Pink Quilt Series White

Featuring a quilt-stitch pattern that takes after the original silhouette, the new watch is given a modern update with flower-shaped metal pieces that add an elegant touch to the design. At the back, you’ll find that the special model is engraved with a special drawing of the lovable feline wearing a watch and adorned with a flower featuring the letter ‘B’ for BABY-G.

BABY-G x Hello Kitty Pink Quilt Series

Available in two exclusive colourways of pink and white/pink, it comes packaged in an adorable mini bag with a 90s-inspired design – which also doubles up as a stand to display the watch. Functional yet oh-so-cute!

The new BABY-G x Hello Kitty Pink Quilt Series is expected to be released in March.

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Got a Hello Kitty fan in your life? You might want to race down to the Herschel Supply stores to cop these fresh drops.

Everyone’s favourite feline is back with yet another kawaii collaboration! Teaming up with the beloved Sanrio character for their Spring 2019 collection, Herschel Supply is dropping an exclusive range of backpacks and fanny packs that are way cuter than you’d imagine.

Featuring a magnified print of the pop culture icon at the forefront of its designs, the classic Herschel Supply Nova silhouette gets the Hello Kitty treatment in three different sizes and colourways – Black, Cameo Rose and Highrise – complete with her signature red bow strategically placed on the top handle. If backpacks aren’t really your thing, you can get your Hello Kitty fix with the Fifteen Hip Pack which can be clip-fastened around the waist or over the shoulder for a casual street-chic look.

Herschel Supply and Hello Kitty – name a more purr-fect duo, we’ll wait.

The Spring 2019 Herschel Supply for Hello Kitty Collection is available exclusively at Herschel Marina Square #02-160, Singapore 039594.

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Finding the perfect outfit for Valentine’s Day can be tricky, but fret not – if there’s anywhere you need to take a romantic cue from, it’s the world of Korean dramas. Have a K-drama worthy date by recreating these iconic couple outfits from your favourite K-dramas! 

SUITED UP

Inspiration: Lee Young Joon and Kim Mi So from What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?

What's Wrong With Secretary Kim

Who says you can only rock formal wear in a corporate setting? Look classy AF by channeling this power couple look, just like Lee Young Joon and Kim Mi So! Not only is it appropriate for work, it can even transition into a fancy outfit for a nice dinner date too.

GET THE LOOK:

Lee Young Joon
Navy Jersey Blazer, $129, Topman
Men Silk Tie, $19.90, Uniqlo
Long Sleeve Oxford Shirt, $27, Next
Suit Trousers, $54.95, H&M

Kim Mi So
90s Preppy Yellow Blouse, $62.88, Etsy
Sheosha Mini Skirt, $29.90, Love Bonito
Medium Tote Bag With Buckle, $39.90, ZARA 

(T)WINNING IT

Inspiration: Cha Soo Hyun and Kim Jin Hyuk from Encounter

Encounter

For those who prioritise comfort over style, opt for a simple button-down and jeans. Plus, it’s an unassuming way to look matchy-matchy with your bae without being too in-your-face.

GET THE LOOK:

Cha Soo Hyun
Red Drawstring Casual Shirt Dress, $53.97, ASOS
Pink Glitter Bow High Heels, $76, Pazzion

Kim Jin Hyuk
Dockers Chambray Long Sleeve Fitted Shirt, $29, Zalora
Men Crew Neck T-shirt, $14.90, Uniqlo
Skinny Grey Jude Jeans, $59.90, Zalora

HOODIES FTW

Inspiration: Jung Joon Hyung and Kim Bok Joo from Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Weightlifiting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Who doesn’t love hoodies? Whether you’re going on a casual cafe date or simply lazing at home for a cuddle sesh, simply throw on a snuggly, oversized sweatshirt and you’re good to go.

GET THE LOOK:

Jung Joon Hyung
Applique Bomber Jacket, $32.31, Zaful
Striped Short Sleeve Tee, $64.50, Calvin Klein
Super Skinny Ripped Jeans, $61.60, A&F

Kim Bok Joo
Pink Hoodie, $28, MissZenn
Lei Sleeved Top, $32.90, The Closet Lover
High Waist Cropped Skinny Jeans, $45.90, Bershka
Playboy Bunny Sling Bag, $42.60, Zalora

CHILL OUT

Inspiration: Kang Mo Young and Yoo Si Jin from Descendants of the Sun

Descendants of the Sun

When all else fails, you can’t go wrong with a good ol’ movie date. Cinemas can be a tad chilly, so be sure to come dressed in long sleeves to fend off the cold. For the guys, don’t forget to pack a cardigan to keep your lady all warm and snuggly!

GET THE LOOK:

Kang Mo Yeon
Essential Baby Doll Dress, $29.90, Zalora
Grey Shoulder Bag, $24.95, H&M

Yoo Si Jin
Men Slim Pullover, $26.76, Aliexpress
Alexandre Christie Men’s Watch, $145.95, Skywatches
Tapered Leg Jean, $49.99, Cotton On

WE STILL MATCH

Inspiration: Kwon Si Hyun and Eun Tae Hee from Tempted

Tempted

Okay, so it isn’t really the norm to go on a convenience store date in Singapore context, but just imagine how fun it would be! The best part? You don’t have to be dressed to the nines for this – a semi-formal ensemble like a chic blazer or a denim jacket will do the trick. Alternatively, this outfit combo also works for a date at the amusement park or a trip to the museum.

GET THE LOOK:

Kwon Si Hyun
Check Print Woolly Coat, $29.90, Bershka
Men’s Trucker Jacket, $139.90, Levi’s
Black Standard Clean Khaki, $109.90, Dockers

Eun Tae Hee
Light Denim Jacket, $39.90, Mango
Striped Crop Short Sleeve T-Shirt, $19.90, Uniqlo
Rolled Up Cuff Jeans, $28.90, Zalora

How will you be celebrating Valentines Day this year? Tell us in the comments below!

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