We may not be celebrating Valentine’s Day this August like the Chinese are, but that doesn’t mean we can’t shop the many offerings dedicated to it.
This month, the likes of Gucci and Fendi have unveiled capsule collections for the romantic holiday, and they’re different enough to suit your (or your beau’s) tastes. Another highlight this August is the release of Craig Green’s Moncler Genius collection — sporty, cutting-edge, and yet very wearable.
If you’re in the mood for love as much as shopping, we’ve rounded up all the new luxury fashion collections to get your hands on this month.
Let your sweetheart know they’re the apple of your eye with Gucci’s new GG Apple capsule. It’s yet another limited-edition collection made for Chinese Valentine’s Day (Dior released theirs last month), featuring a new Gucci logo in the form of an apple. It makes a playful appearance on handbags, backpacks and sneakers made of the Italian brand’s signature GG Supreme canvas, as well as across a range of GG Marmont leather accessories.
The GG Apple capsule collection is now available at the Gucci ION store.
Mainstream cinema may have fuelled our appreciation for superhero characters in recent years, but Wonder Woman has always been an icon in her own right — enough for the Amazonian princess from the DC comic universe to grace Miu Miu’s new line of tees. Each one is made of soft jersey and features vintage Wonder Woman prints and the Miu Miu logo.
The Wonder Woman T-shirt capsule collection is now available at Miu Miu stores and on miumiu.com.
Longchamp is rolling out even more personalisation options with its new My Pliage service. Now, you can customise three of the French brand’s totes to your heart’s content: My Pliage Signature, My Pliage Cuir and My Pliage Club. You’ll be able to choose the bag’s colours — down to its leather trims and press studs — as well as motifs and initials, which will be hot-stamped, embroidered or printed depending on the bag.
My Pliage customization service is available exclusively at the Longchamp ION store.
Craig Green’s latest Moncler Genius collaboration has launched, and with it comes various outerwear options to pack with you on your future travels. (Yes, they’ll happen.) Although the London designer is known for his experimental creations, his Moncler jackets are pretty wearable, crafted in lightweight but sturdy micro rip-stop nylon.
5 Moncler Craig Green is now available at the Moncler Marina Bay Sands flagship store.
If the cutesy Chinese V-Day offerings from Dior and Gucci aren’t your thing, Fendi has an alternative. The Italian brand has once again linked up with London artist and illustrator Sam Cox, AKA Mr. Doodle, for a new capsule celebrating the romantic holiday. An array of jackets, sneakers, T-shirts and Fendi’s iconic Peekaboo bags now bear Mr. Doodle’s playful marker-drawn graphics, making them the perfect gifts for your partner regardless of their gender.
Fendi x Mr. Doodle collection is now available at the Fendi Marina Bay Sands store.
Yoon Ahn, the jewellery designer behind the edgy Japanese label Ambush, has brought a dose of her Tokyo cool to Bulgari’s iconic Serpenti bags. The AMBUSHXBVLGARI capsule features a shoulder bag, a belt bag and a minaudiere in vibrant nappa leather, all clasped with a snakehead closure — a signature of Bulgari’s Serpenti Forever bag. Yoon has also designed a range of accessories to match, including a heart-shaped coin case, credit card holders and a leather Serpenti bracelet.
AMBUSHXBVLGARI is now available for pre-order on Bulgari’s Singapore website, and will arrive in stores from 4 September.
The Monogram Empreinte, one of Louis Vuitton’s finest leathers marked by its subtly embossed monogram, is making a comeback. This time, it appears on a host of the French luxury brand’s iconic bags, such as the NéoNoé, the Neo Alma and the Boite Chapeau Souple. The new Monogram Empreinte collection also includes practical bag styles like a tote bag, a bum bag and a backpack, available in colours like cream, black and red.
The Monogram Empreinte collection is now available at all Louis Vuitton stores and online.
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