Organised by local fashion brand Charles & Keith for the first time ever, the #TropicalEscape was a two-day event that took these beautiful women on a whirlwind tour around Singapore’s star attractions such as Gardens by the Bay and The Capella at Sentosa.
Miss World 2013 Megan Young from the Philippines, Indonesia’s Ayla Dimitri and Singapore’s Nicole Wong and Nellie Lim were just some names out of the 18 others who flew in from Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan.
And what do you get when you have a gathering of the Insta-famous? Fashion extravaganza, of course.
Here’s why Charles & Keith’s shoes and bags are all over the ‘gram – and why they deserve a spot in your wardrobe.
The homegrown fashion label was founded in 1996 starting off with an extensive product line of shoes.
Fast forward 23 years, the brand remains ahead of the curve as it pushes the boundaries of modern footwear and accessories by constantly reinventing fashion with its curated collections of stylish and trend-focused designs.
It continues to design for the fashion-conscious woman who is sophisticated, chic and unafraid to make bold styling choices.
The Spring/ Summer ’19 collection is designed by Charles & Keith’s team of in-house designers who curate runway trends to ensure the designs you carry are on-trend and Instagram-worthy by the time a Charles & Keith pair of shoes or bag lands in your hands.
Inspired by French Cinema, the Charles & Keith’s idea of summer this year is set in a beach house in Ibiza where your vacation days are filled with the warm sun and lazy afternoons. Design elements take cues from the Memphis movement, featuring 80s architecture, art deco and terrazzo prints.
During the recent event, the influencers got to try their hand at designing their own Charles & Keith bag via a workshop hosted by two local artists at The Straits Clan, a contemporary private members club. By painting onto a Charles & Keith bag as a canvas, every participant was encouraged to be creative and get experimental with colours, patterns and prints.
In the same way, you can always get experimental and express your own style with Charles & Keith’s accessories – afterall, what is fashion when you don’t have some fun with it?
New items at Charles & Keith drop faster than some of us non-impulsive (or maybe indecisive) buyers can decide on which items to cart out with. Weekly, there are an average of 20 new items so be sure to check back to their e-commerce store frequently because, often times, the popular items get sold out very quickly too. This is especially so when some items are online exclusives and can’t be found in the shops.
Options. Options. Options. This is perhaps one of Charles & Keith’s way of making fashion democratic and spoiling us with (too much) choice. Often, when you find a pair of shoes or bag that you like at Charles & Keith, they’ll probably come in at least two other colours, if not more.
For Spring/ Summer, we’re talking lots of pastels, bright colours or neutral tones. We won’t blame you if you have trouble deciding.
Many people often think that Charles & Keith is just a shoe brand. Well, it’s not.
Aside from shoes and bags, Charles & Keith offers a wide range of accessories, which includes eyewear, costume jewellery and tech accessories.
If you’ve seen cateye sunglasses trending on your Instagram feeds or on Pinterest, you can probably find some cool options on Charles & Keith too.