I was invited to attend Coach's new flagship store opening at Wisma Atria recently and I was quite impressed by the their AW12 collection. Gone are the C monogram logos plastered all over the bag, but instead the design is more focused on bright fall colors such as tangerine orange, greens and blues. I am more partial to this movement towards "brandless" design because I don't like walking around wearing something that makes me look like a billboard poster. True designs lies in ability to convey the brand's heritage through certain key details in the product and the quality of fabric used, not in plastering monograms all over the bag. One of the main reasons why I don't really find myself attracted to LV.Wearing this amazing sequin skirt courtesy of Thimble Boutique in KL. The skirt is very comfortable as it comes with an inner silk lining and instantly makes your outfit looks more glamorous. Thimble's apparel are all locally designed and produced in Kuala Lumpur, but do not think that that in itself is a compromise in quality. Instead, all the products are very soft to the touch and of high quality. Their newest collection features basic pieces that makes for easy layering and is suitable for the Singapore climate.
Anyway, I brought my Japanese friend (and Japanese teacher!) Ryutaro to the launch event as well. I met and shot him outside AFF in this amazing outfit here, and we've been communicating ever since. We're doing language exchange and I'm struggling to learn Japanese under his guidance. He's wearing a Comme des Garcons shirt, checkered berms from Harajuku and Comme des Garcons sneakers. Props to him for being able to mix prints up so well!
Check out the Coach boutique the next time you are in the Orchard area. Wisma Atria has just received a facelift and is competing with Ion with its flashy lighted stairs.