The more affordable diffusion line of Depression, this new batch of tees tout cheeky looks with a dash of edge. In a quirky throwback to the past, inspiration this season comes in the form of childhood playthings like rubber ducks, paper planes and even sugar gem biscuits. $49-$59.
Still reeling from the scorching heat? Update your wardrobe with this menswear label’s new Geeky Chic collection, which deviates from its usual long-sleeved shirts to feature simple, short-sleeved button-down ones in a range of colours plastered with checkered prints and little details like quirky button placements. Since it’s summer here all year round, invest in one of these smart pieces. $69-$75.
The needle may be an underappreciated item, but it’s an essential (if humble) one to our everyday lives. So it’s pretty cool that Carrie K Artisan Jewellery’s new Needle series (arriving after the Razor and Nail ones) from its Reborn Collection pays homage to this tiny tool. Elegant and understated, the simple designs come in accessories like bracelets, rings and earrings. $108-$198.
Spearheaded by Nicholas Wong, the same designer behind Saturday, this label’s new collection offers a diverse range of the brand’s signature slim collar shirtdress. Created to symbolise a freespirited soul, the piece comes in a variety of fabrics and prints. Other items include rompers, pleated boxy dresses and culottes. $59-$149.
Cruise is at Robinsons Orchard.
This eclectic label digs into the doom and gloom of street goth with its new Autumn/Winter ’14 collection, set to the theme of Dark Nature. Intrigued by the darkness and evil in people, the unisex line features graphic illustrations of dung beetles and black roses with, of course, a whole lot of black-on-black layering. $110-$350.
We’re big fans of the sunset-inspired, semi-precious gemstone pieces by DUSK Jewelry – these exclusive, handmade babies get the layering treatment for the new collection, with two chains to each necklace that can be worn in a variety of ways. Get creative with the versatility of these designs and you can go from simply sleek to statement chic in an instant. $80-$120.
Check out DUSK Jewlery at Doorstep Luxury Boutique.
It’s all about gorgeous, semi-precious natural gemstones here at Eli J, with handmade necklaces and earrings in styles ranging from classy and sophisticated to luxurious and romantic. This month, look out for glamorous earrings like the mixed gems or the smokey and rose quartz ones ($169 each) – the brand is stocked exclusively at the newly-opened Embrace Jewellery in orchardgateway, but you can also purchase pieces directly from its site. $119-$219.
Eli J is at Embrace Jewellery Boutique.
The brainchild of a duo of eco-friendly cycling enthusiasts (one half of which is the founder of Bamboobee Bicycle), this kids’ bicycle brand first launched on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in June. Specially tailored for kids 18 months to five years old, the lightweight design is quirky yet sustainable. $204.
Who says winter collections have to be dull? At hansel, it’s all about whimsical, floral-like weaves of fairy lights for this new range (aptly named Fairy Lights) hand-drawn by founder-designer Jo Soh. Get it in classic shades like navy and white, or go for a cheerful, multi-coloured design on various types of silhouettes to flatter your figure. $309-$419.
Known for classic, stylish bags, Ling Wu’s Fall/Winter ’14 collection is as gorgeous and glamorous as you’d expect. Made from exotic skins and produced (for the first time) with a new rubberising technique for a buttery soft finish, the pieces feature new details like extra pockets, triple compartments, detachable handles and heavy-duty clasps with magnetic closures.
All Ling Wu stockists, including Front Row and TANGS Orchard. $380-$1,200.