This Christmas, you’ll want to up your gift-giving game.
We have all had a rough 2020 one way or another, and with no island getaways or ski trips to look forward to this holiday season, you can bet that the year will end with a little less than a bang. That doesn’t mean that the holiday spirit has to fade away, too.
This December, there are all kinds of fashion must-haves that are being launched in Singapore, offering you plenty of gift ideas for your stylish friends. (That’s both him and her, because fashion brands are blurring the lines between the two these days.)
Whether they tend to dress in all black (apt, for this year), keep a vast handbag collection, or don’t mind a little logomania, there’s something for everyone to wear and treasure in our Christmas fashion gift guide. Below, get inspired by this season’s best offerings from Dior, Celine, Prada, Gentle Monster and more.
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Marine Serre, beloved by Beyoncé and Kylie Jenner, is now on Gentle Monster’s list of cool collaborators. The French designer imparts her futuristic aesthetic on this pair of cyclist sunglasses, which will go perfectly with her cycling shorts. Serre’s signature crescent moon logo appears over both temples, making these shades a must-have for anyone who claims to know a thing or two about fashion.
(Photo credit: Gentle Monster)
Give the gift of functionality this Christmas. Everyone knows there’s a million ways to wear a Hermes scarf, and this silk twill number is no different. This handcrafted design, months in the making in Hermes’ French factories, features an elaborate print by Eduoard Baribeaud that combines mythological elements with contemporary ones. It’s a beautiful way to keep a loved one cosy this season.
(Photo credit: Hermes)
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Elsa Peretti’s Bone Cuff. To celebrate, Tiffany & Co. has brought back the iconic design in black exclusively for Dover Street Market. This piece, crafted from copper, can be worn as is or in a pair. It’s bold, it’s edgy, and it’s perfect for anyone who wears too much Rick Owens and Comme des Garçons.
(Photo credit: Dover Street Market Singapore)
Meghan Markle has one. So do Anne Hathaway and Zoë Kravitz. We’re talking about Gabriela Hearst’s Demi bag, the rounded leather pouch with a wristlet strap that is notoriously hard to get your hands on. This season, it’s offered in new colours and materials, some of which are exclusively available at a new pop-up at Pedder on Scotts. This satin style in the shade “Amethyst” feels particularly festive, and we recommend gifting it to that loved one with a serious handbag collection.
(Photo credit: On Pedder)
Because we live in a time when Kim Kardashian reigns supreme, all she needs to do is launch a line of basic shapewear for everyone to freak out — including whoever you get this SKIMS bodysuit for. To its credit, the piece is made to be universally flattering, so it runs in various sizes and shades suited to different body types. It also makes its wearer look hot: it lifts their derrière, sculpts their core and supports their bosom. What else could a girl ask for?
(Photo credit: Net-a-Porter)
Just in time for the holidays, Prada is launching “Timecapsule”, a monthly series of limited-edition product drops. The Italian brand is kicking the whole thing off in Singapore with this classic boxy shirt, a style that we’ve often seen on Prada runways (remember the cult favourite Elvis shirt?). This unisex style comes with a print inspired by 1960s film posters on the front, while the back is marked with a unique serial number so everyone will know it’s one-of-a-kind. Get this while it’s still in stock for the hypebeast in your life.
(Photo credit: Prada)
We all have that one friend who’s obsessed with TikTok, taking on each new dance challenge like their lives depended on it. Luckily for them, Hedi Slimane was inspired by the app’s musical community — especially those charismatic, floppy-haired E-boys — when he designed Celine’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection. Several pieces from it are now exclusively available on Mr. Porter, including this unisex, oversized black tee with a glitter print that describes its ideal recipient: “The Dancing Kid”.
(Photo credit: Mr Porter)
Slides are a great gift for those who are always on vacation somewhere (staycations count this year, too). This pair from Dior’s Cruise 2021 collection are a safe bet. They feature embroidered cotton uppers adorned with the French brand’s logo, while the leather insoles are printed with a pattern inspired by the lights of Puglia. They’re pretty, and they pair nicely with the Dior Book Tote as well.
(Photo credit: Dior)