A sneak peek of new mall Orchard Gateway, scheduled to welcome shoppers in April, as four hip residents put the final touches to their soon-to-open stores.
- By Crystal Lee
- | Jan 24, 2014
Shutting down all their outlets and moving into a single space at 313@somerset was uncharacteristic of the Actually crew, who have always had two or more boutiques under their hipster belt. So it was no surprise that the indie multi-label store is back in the chain business with the opening of their biggest boutique to date. Signature brands like Freitag, Boy London and Dr Denim Jeansmaker are still in stock, plus more new labels to look forward to, including sneaker label BucketFeet.
The cult British label known for its anarchic graphics and heavy punk-rock vibes is set to launch its first standalone store within the mall. Besides its signature distressed tees, expect printed maxi dresses and destroyed knits for women, as well as drop-crotch berms and leather jackets for men ($90 upwards). If you can’t wait to get your hands on the cool threads that won over the likes of Agyness Deyn, Matt Bellamy and Michael Fassbender, head to its dedicated space at Isetan Orchard.
Launched online in September last year, the emerging Singapore-based womenswear international label pays a beautiful tribute to the fashion of the ‘50s with its romantic, vintage-inspired aesthetic, pared down for a modern feel. Silhouettes are typically hourglass and feminine, kept fresh with geometric prints and classic cuts (shirts and tailored vests). Colors aren’t wild either—think black, white, grey, blue or pastels—which should do well in the office.
Helmed by designer-duo Kenny Lim and Andrew Loh of local label Depression, this 1,600 sq. ft. menswear-focused multi-label boutique is divided into five sections, each catering to a specific style—casual, street, preppy, edgy and unisex. Look forward to a slew of new-to-Singapore brands, including Bangkok’s Shake Appeal, UK’s Bad Taste and Hong Kong’s 11 After 11, and their affordably priced apparel, accessories and home wares ($10 upwards).