5 Singapore parks to visit wearing Gucci’s online exclusive Garden Collection

Updated on July 7 2016

With Alessandro Michele’s eclectic and eccentric creative direction giving Gucci a renewed and fresher perspective, it’s become a constant state of anticipation as we wait to see what he does next. Clearly the man doesn’t rest on his laurels because he’s launching an online exclusive collection comprising of women’s ready-to-wear and accessories.

Known as the Gucci Garden, this collection features a new print created by Michele himself, with key motifs like the bee, a symbol used for centuries by European aristocracy, and the king snake, which represents wisdom and power, as well as other flora and fauna species ranging from butterflies to beetles and birds.

Given the floral nature of these pieces — and that Singapore is the Garden City after all — we were inspired to put together five outfits perfect for exploring Singapore’s prettiest parks in. This is definitely one way to both blend in, and stand out.

The Gucci Garden collection will be available exclusively online at gucci.com from 5 July, 2016 onwards.

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Gardens by the Bay

Built in 2012, Gardens by the Bay is one of Singapore’s popular parks that was part of a strategy to change Singapore from a “Garden City” to a “City in a Garden.” Located in central Singapore, this nature park consists of three waterfront gardens, namely; Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden.


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Explore both the Cloud Forest — the cool and moist conservatory in Gardens by the Bay that showcases biodiversity and unique species of flowers — and Flower Dome — the cool and dry conservatory counterpart that exhibits an array of florals from the Mediterranean regions — in a slightly thicker outfit to keep yourself warm while you’re inside the chilly domes.

Get the look: White Princetown canvas slippers with gold horse bit (USD$695), reversible black and pink silk bomber jacket (USD$2,600), white cotton sweatshirt with lurex web trim (USD$1,350), black printed silk crêpe skirt (USD$1,400).


Istana Park

An iconic landmark in Singapore, Istana Park is located in Singapore’s central business district. Designed as an extension from the main entrance of the Istana building, the official residence of the President, this park’s purpose is to educate tourists and local residences about Singapore’s history and culture.


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Visit My Art Space cafe and studio within the compounds of Istana Park in an appropriately bohemian ensemble of flared jeans, canvas sneakers and a scarf that can be fashioned into a tube or halter top. Do not forget to bring your wallet.

Get the look: Flora embroidery bell-bottoms (USD$1,300), white zip-around leather wallet (USD$690), white printed silk scarf (USD$465), printed Ace canvas sneakers (USD$595).


Singapore Botanic Gardens

One of three gardens to be labeled a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Singapore Botanic Gardens — a grand dame at 156 years old  — is open to the public every day. With notable events performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Singapore Chinese Orchestra, this park is an iconic destination that is ubiquitously known by locals.


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Immerse yourself with heritage at the CDL Green Gallery or go on a walking trail in the garden with an outfit that is prim and pristine. Start off with a pink pussy bow silk shirt and pair it with a similar printed long hemline skirt. Finish the look off with a purse and chic slippers.

Get the look: Silk shirt with pink pussy bow (USD$1,700), white Dionysus printed shoulder bag (USD$2,490), flora & fauna printed black silk skirt (USD$2,200), white Princetown canvas slippers with gold horse bit (USD$695).


Hort Park

Connected by the Southern Ridges, a nine kilometre walking path, Hort Park serves as a park connector when visitors travel around Mount Faber Park, Kent Ridge Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park. This park features an array of sights, including the Butterfly Gardens and HortCentre.


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Get ready for a good walk through this park in a comfortable outfit that helps you stay cool in the humidity. Dress in a cotton blend t-shirt, silk shorts and comfy kicks. You can also opt for a scarf to double it up as a headband. Just remember to keep yourself constantly hydrated.

Get the look: Kingsnake embroidered and studded floral print t-shirt (USD$1,200), black printed silk crêpe shorts with elastic waistband (USD$690), printed Ace canvas sneakers (USD$595), black printed silk scarf (USD$465).


Esplanade Park

Located in the downtown core, the Esplanade Park is one of the oldest parks in Singapore. Playing home to iconic and historical landmarks — such as the Queen Elizabeth Walk and the Former Indian National Army Monument — this area is not only rich in heritage, but also serves as a special space for you to wind down and relax.


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Head over to the Esplanade Mall post-park to chill out and enjoy a drink. Keep a cardigan with you (essential for all of Singapore’s air-conditioned places) and match it with a white silk skirt, slippers and Dionysus bag.

Get the look: Reversible printed silk and yellow merino cashmere blend pullover (USD$2,900) white Princetown canvas slippers with gold horse bit (USD$695), white Dionysus large printed shoulder bag (USD$2,700), white printed silk crêpe skirt (USD$2,200).