When it comes to luxury, you can rest assured that Prestige has it covered. But with the sheer multitude, let alone variety of regular new releases, differentiating the best from the rest can be a challenge in itself. As luck would have it, our editors are forever on the look out: discovering on-the-rise labels, picking up new products from cult brands and the finding the most desirable items there are. So for those that are curious what that might be, keep scrolling to discover what made the cut in our Most Coveted list.
This story first appeared on Prestige Online Hong Kong.
With the need to socially distance and quarantine, lounging is kind of a thing right now. And really, if lounging always looked and felt this good then we wouldn’t mind lounging some more in British knitwear designer Madeleine Thompson’s Ajax cashmere jumpsuit. An exclusive at Net-a-Porter, this luxuriously cosy outfit is crafted from the softest cashmere and comes in a figure flattering self-tie wrap style. The contrasting side stripes add a little sport chic too, which would work with sneakers or slides, for indoor or outdoor occasions.
As Bangkok’s weather continues to zig zag between hot and cold — or, more precisely, hot outdoors and extremely cold indoors — it’s worth investing in a scarf or shawl to ensure you’re wrapped up whenever needed. But since the winter’s clunky accessories are too much of an overkill, a thin and lightweight one is better suited. Enter Alexander McQueen’s beating heart shawl which features a king and queen skeleton with beating heart and leopard motifs on multi-coloured fil coupé wool. The scarf is finished with the logo and bold red border stripes for a statement look any time of day.
Especially with its latest releases, iPhone pictures are more than fine, but then there are times when we want that nostalgic feeling of using a disposable camera and getting the film developed. These days, analog photos just bring a different vibe when everyone else is digitally manipulating their own images beyond recognition. Understanding this need, Saint Laurent has linked up with Lomography to release two limited edition disposable film cameras. Available in either a star pattern with colour film or a black-and-white checkered print with black-and-white film, the cameras are both equipped with flash and can be reloaded with any 35 mm film. The gadgets work as single-use cameras but can be reused, and the star-patterned option also features creative colour gels to bring new hues to your images. If you’re looking to pick up a camera, they are available through Saint Laurent’s Rive Droite stores in Paris and Los Angeles.
The new season calls for a lighter and brighter wardrobe, and what better than spring’s most traditional pastel nuances. At a time when nature awakens, so does Bulgari’s new collection of leather goods. The muse for the season is the playfully romantic butterfly. Taking the classic Forever calfskin leather handbag and giving it a whimsical twist while paying homage to the famed Tremblant brooches, each piece is decorated with jeweled butterfly appliques in white and blushing pink or aquamarine turquoise coloured gems. And of course, stamped with brand’s iconic Serpenti snakehead clasp.
One of the 90s biggest shoe trends – the square toe – is back and by the looks of it, here to stay. Amongst them, the BV Lido has been a street style regular, being snapped in all fashion capitals when brands were showing their new collections. While the silhouette of the high heel is incredibly elegant, for those on the move, the slip-on flats are the way to go, pairing well with midi skirts, wide trousers, cropped cigarette pants, and mom or dad jeans. The woven nappa leather in maxi intrecciato leather weave is a rare breed of both statement and versatility. It also comes in neutrals and spring colours.
For our cardio workouts, we always opt for headphones that have an over-ear clip so that they stay in place more. Apple and Beats by Dre have just unveiled an updated version of the Powerbeats 3, and they come with a more accessible price tag. The earbuds are connected to an ear hook for a natural fit around the neck, too. Without having to take your phone out, users can utilise playback controls on each of the earbuds to adjust volume, skip tracks, play and pause music, accept incoming calls, and more. The Powerbeats also boasts hands-free Siri support and an H1 chip for improved pairing.