It’s that time of the week where we talk fashion and give you the latest news in around the world of ‘moda’. From sophisticated eyewear for men, to dresses that flaunt a woman’s curves, we’ve got you covered in this week’s Fashion Round-Up!
Ning Baizura for FLOW’s Fall Holiday 2012
FLOW has teamed up with award-winning Malaysian songstress, Ning Baizura who is well known for her soulful and powerful voice. The star will be featured in FLOW’s Fall Holiday 2012 advertising campaign and is even on board to design a capsule collection for the season.
FLOW Creative Director, Lavina Valiram said, “Ning is the Malaysia icon. She exudes elegance and style. Her confidence shines through in her work. We at FLOW believe the first step to having a successful work or play life is confidence. When FLOW decided to team up with Ning, our vision was to bring her sparkle, capture it and offer it out to our customers in her collection, Ning’s Fling. The collaboration has been fun, creative and most importantly, the collection is looking fabulous!”
Ning’s Fling mirrors Ning’s personal style and wardrobe, with a line of knee length body-hugging dresses, eclectic prints, and even given glitters to the traditional jacket.
TOPSHOP Autumn/Winter 2012
Known for its lovable street chic styles, British label TOPSHOP is back with it’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection with four styles drawn from various inspirations.
The Band Camp borrows from the boys with androgynous oversized outerwear that are stamped with feminine approval,like frills and florals. Lace midis are also layered with boyish separates for that perfect dose of anarchy!
The Factory Girl is inspired by one of fashion’s favorite eras, the 60’s. The collection mixes loose monochrome knits with tartan skinnies for Mod appeal, while feminine boucle twin sets will bring out the screen siren within!
The Scandi Girl is drawn from simple Nordic style. Pinafore dresses, sumptuous separates in rich berry colors, fluffy faux fur define this collection to keep your warm in Norse Winter.
Topshop’s Sensationalist is the only way to shine. A collection of fringed dresses and jewel-encrusted utilitarian shirts, it speaks to the moody, dark romance – a little goth, a little rock n roll. Come out from the darkness, little creatures!
ZARA Fall/Winter 2012
Need a break from candy colors? Well, get into the spirit of this sexy hue with ZARA ‘Brings Black Back’ this Winter for all women, men and kids.
The Zara Women’s collection lets you play with a darker tinge with matching outfits in prints, structured and sheer pieces in menacing black. The TRF Collection takes plain and lucid black pieces made original with studs and sequins that will make you reminisce on a night walk in New York City.
The Zara Men’s collection helps the gentlemen cast through a dark season with cool shades of black, navy and grey with double button wing collared blazers, and casual in a denim shirt and ripped skinny jeans.
Little Zara girls shall be graced with a simple yet complex look with tweed jackets over a light-colored tees, or a quilted synthetic leather jacket on a pure white jacquard dress!
Zara Boys highlight three looks – sporty, laid-back and refined with a turned-up cotton trousers, knitted sweaters or a collared-up coat. Little Zara babies are also sewed up in lovable comfort with knits over a button down shirt, or a hooded sweater with elbow patches!
Charles & Keith Autumn 2012 Collection
Charles & Keith celebrates diversity with collections to go with your alter ago. From eclectic style of snakeskin-textures, the urban hiker to the elegant glamour queen, Charles & Keith Autumn 2012 collection gives you a one of a kind experience.
The Eclectic Mix exudes exotic glamor with snakeskin and suede paired off with camels, nude, tangerine, and more with colour-block paneling elements, while the Urban Hiker changes earthy-toned ruggedness in brick, sand and other neutrals in new heights with knits, tartan and tweed.
Bedazzle with effortless glamour with midnight blue, champagne gold, plums and glistening gold accents in opulent pumps, hard clutches and sling bags; or give felinity a modern twist with Modern Seduction to flaunt your sexuality in lace and polka dots with a tinge of lady-like temperament.
Charles & Keith Signature Label Autumn Winter 2012
Charles & Keith Signature Label Autumn Winter 2012 collection navigates towards snake prints and polished finishing. The Heterogeneous Mix emblematize material paneling of exotic skins with leathers emanates sophistication, while the Siren collection teases with its sexy cuts and fetish minutiae.
Ken Block collaborates for Gymkhana 5
Ken Block is usually seen massively jumping over skateboards and snowboards or drifting through deserted streets. This time, the new hero of action sports is now graced with his most impressive achievement – co-founding DC Shoes and supporting the brand. For Gymkhana 5, the team debuts the DC Ken Block Union Shoe, the DC Ken Block Gatsby 2 shoe and the Block Spartan shoe.
The footwear range features the scale pattern and Monster green trim that can be found in Ken Block’s very own Ford Fiesta Block’s signature – the legendary skill and cross bone features on the tongue tab, with his number 43 making an appearance on the side of the heel. The Gymkhana 5 also feature Block’s signature collection for DC – the KB Cracked Tee, KB Cracked Up Zip Hoodie and the KB Cracked Hat.
The collection can be found at DC Shoes concept stores at Sunway Pyramid, KLCC, Paradigm Mall, and Setia City Mall.
Pull&Bear Fall/Winter 2012/2013
Pull&Bear’s new Fall/Winter 2012/2013 campaign features military-inspired images, with the richness of light and textures from space for a futuristic and rebellious stamp, with a certain rocker team. The women’s trends delves into a forest of harmony with circular knits and cowboy shirts, to soldier-like toughness laced with femininity; from folksy die-cut garments inspired by Coachella to the Parisian sophistication of the roaring 20s.
The Men’s trends shifts into hardy toughness for the sophistication of the US worker style of the early 20th century, and to the sporty prepster of the Hamptons. Men’s fashion is incomplete with a touch of burgundy with shirts, chinos and baseball jackets also in white and aide and the staple shades of fall. The collection also moves from sophisticated masculinity with woolen coats and blazers to the rustic New York industrialist in blue navy.
Dior Homme Eyewear FW 2012-2013
Introducing Dior Homme’s new eyewear collection for FW 2012-2013 – The Blacktie “Leather” Statement with three new designs where the frame and metal cut are adorned in real leather for an elegant masculine and couture appeal.
The Blacktie 153/S features a classic rectangular shape comes with luxury details covered in leather with the ‘CD’ logo engraved on the temples.
The Dior 0175/S is an expression of sophistication and minimal yet flawless style with his 80s aviator shape, while the unique Blacktie 152/S carries a double bridge covered in leather, and a new version of the iconic “DIOR HOMME” metal cut on the temples created in leather for distinctive luxury and sophistication.
Melissa Shoes to Open in Malaysia
Global iconic shoe brand Melissa, has swept away the world with it’s creative and designer brand of comfortable jelly shoes with fabulous flats and gorgeous stilettos. Well, get ready to fill your closet with more shoes as Melissa will be landing its way to Malaysian shores this November!
The 30-over year old shoe brand has collaborated with various designers, including Vivienne Westwood and supermodel, Alessandra Ambrosio and caters to a long line of A-list celebs like Katie Holmes, Katy Parry and Dita Von Teese.
Melissa Shoes is slated to open in November 2012 at One Utama New Wing, Lot G341. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/MelissaShoesMalaysia