With a myriad of luxury labels in Bangkok, sometimes it’s difficult to keep track of the new releases all the time. As editors at Lifestyle Asia, we’re privileged to get a first look at the most exciting new launches every single day, but it’s virtually impossible to cover every single lust-worthy find we have our eyes on. That’s why we’ve created this Weekly Obsessions roundup to give you an exclusive list of highly covetable items we are lusting after — because if it’s on our radar, it should definitely be on yours, too. Browse through our specially selected, top-rated picks to uncover what our editors are obsessing over this week.
The trendy collaboration, COMME des GARCONS x Nike Boxing Boots has blown my mind away when it was firstly introduced in the Spring/ Summer 2018 fashion show. Eccentric and trendy, this fresh-off-the-runway collection took inspirations from boxing boots, featuring high-ankle silhouettes, sporty laces and high heels. Not only does the footwear play with mishmash styles, but also contrasting colours, which add an innovative spin to the overall design. — Chanya O.
Note: COMME des GARCONS x Nike Boxing Boots is now available at COMME des GARCONS Erawan boutique.
Titled ‘Rose Blanche’, this Pre-Fall 2018 collection of La Boutique was reinterpreted from the famous phrase, ‘A beautiful woman is like a beautiful rose’ from the period drama ‘A Little Chaos’. I love how it reflects the romantic charm and timeless beauty of women, featuring floral-inspired colour palettes — from blush rose to lilac purple. Sensual and delicate, this white-cream dress will never go out of style, making it one of my favourite pieces from the season. Not to mention that it’s a classic approach for all social occasions, too. — CO.
The 37th Annual CFDA Fashion Awards drew plenty of celebrities accessorised in stunning jewelleries, but what really attracted my attention was the Bvlgari bejewelled earrings on the famous model, Sara Sampaio. Crafted from pink gold, Divas’ Dream Pink Gold and Diamond Earrings feature a flamboyant fan shape with clear-cut diamond detailings. If you’re a fierce fashionista with a passion for statement looks, these earrings can ensure you their dazzling effects. — CO.
Patek Philippe‘s 2018 novelties has again proved that the brand has a flair for making complicated wristwatches for ladies. A fan of unisex watches with bigger dials and brown leather straps, I was surprised when I tried on the Patek Philippe Chronograph 7150/250R (THB 2,688,500) and found myself unwilling to take it off. It was the refined vintage touches and design details that caught my eyes in the first place — the unusual mink-grey colour hand-stitched alligator strap, the 38mm 18K rose gold case and the bezel set with 72 diamonds. The fact that the 7150R is the only women’s chronograph powered by calibre CH 29-535 PS in the Swiss watchmaker’s current line-up makes it ever more desirable. Try it on if you have a chance, as this product shot simply doesn’t do the justice. — Pearl Yan, Managing Editor
A man can never go wrong with suave slip-ons, especially when they’re made by the celebrated fashion brand Salvatore Ferragamo. This pair of Gancio is crafted in black leather, exuding sleek sophistication reserved for gentlemen. And of course, these shoes have also got the brand’s iconic Gancini signature and a unique weaved pattern embellished on the outer sole, adding cool touches to the classic silhouettes. We spotted these loafers on Brazilian professional football player Rafinha Alcantara, when he attened the wedding in Tel Aviv, too. — CO.