The fashion world does not sleep. We suggest getting a cup of your favourite beverage as you read through this week’s edition of fashion obsessions — because there’s quite a number of them including new store openings, expansions and even more collaborations. Continue on reading.

Steve Madden’s reopens in Malaysia

From New York to Malaysia — you can now shop Steve Madden‘s iconic rock and roll inspired brand here in Kuala Lumpur. Mid Valley Megamall now houses the brand, spanning 1,410 square feet, on the ground floor. The wood, steel and concrete décor is based on the new Steve Madden store design concept described as “Distilled Urban”. Shoppers are able to experience fashion, music, design and colour across the store, that is very much like New York vibes. Footwear, handbags and accessories, for both men and women, are available here.

The Steve Madden store is located at Lot G-036, Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall.

La Perla expands into beauty

Celebrities are not the only ones that are diving into the beauty realm. Luxury lingerie brand, La Perla is also stepping in with its latest announcement of a new subsidiary, La Perla Beauty. You’ll soon see luxury fragrance, cosmetics and skincare soon on its shelves. “La Perla Beauty is a natural extension for the iconic La Perla brand and creates an exciting opportunity to share the modernised brand and its values with a broader consumer audience,” a statement from the company read.

Tory Burch Hol19/Res20 collection

Tory Burch uses American folk tradition as its main inspiration.
Fluid silhouettes with intricate quilting is implemented.

Tory Burch‘s Resort 2020 collection is inspired by the American folk tradition. Imagine: easy, fluid silhouettes, intricate quilting, gauzy eyelets and crafty, wildflower embroideries with such refined tailoring that only Tory Burch can produce. A rustic yet refined palette, that is still very much suitable for the festive season.
The collection is available at selected TORY BURCH stores – Pavilion KL, Suria KLCC, The Gardens Mall, Genting SkyAvenue & Imago Shopping Mall, Kota Kinabalu.

Roksanda X Lululemon

Athleisure is being taken to a whole new level with this newest collaboration. Serbian fashion designer based in London, Roksanda and Canadian athletic apparel, Lululemon is coming together for an exclusive 16-piece collection that’s recently launched. Roksanda’s signature sculptural shapes and colour blocking are spotted among the pieces, combined with Lululemon’s trademark athleticism and functionality, spanning leggings, sports bras, drawstring dresses and wide-leg pants. Everything is designed to be vibrant, with hibiscus, violet, sienna and rich midnight shades. The second drop will be happening in January 2020.

Roksanda X Lululemon collection is now available on its official website, selected stores and luxury retailers overseas.

Manolo Blahnik Winter 2019

For his Winter 2019 collection, Blahnik pays homage to icons, artists, architecture and locations which are close to his heart. This collection is bold and powerful, due to his equally powerful inspirations such as Bianca Jagger; a close friend of Blahnik who is renowned for her style and balance between femininity and masculinity. The designer also took inspiration from Bauhaus, the influential German Art School founded by Walter Gropius in 1919, infusing its clean lines, structural exterior and muted colour palette into the designs.

These are just the very few that are listed but one trend that made a comeback this season is his speciality in creating unisex footwear. Androgynous slippers, creepers and desert boots are included into this collection, versatile for both the gents and the ladies.

Jolin Lee
Contributor
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.