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From the high profile Gucci x Unskilled Worker collection to a humble curation of lovely trinkets encompassing Filipino culture at edit lifestyle, the month of October boasts of many fashion collabs and collections that will be to your delight. See the eclectic, tongue-in-cheek pieces from the line-up below featuring both recently-launched and upcoming artisanal collections.



Gucci x Unskilled Worker



All art aficionados, rejoice! Gucci will be launching a 40-piece exclusive collection in collaboration with a self-taught artist working under the moniker of Unskilled Worker. The London-based artist is a perennial free-spirit, drawing inspiration from all forms of influences and explores her works without boundaries.



Her energetic use of colour and dreamy childlike innocence paint the canvas across all her works. Creative Director Alessandro Michele first discovered Helen Downie (the artist’s nom de plume) back in 2015 when he discovered her fascinating work laced with wit and playfulness evocative of the eclectic spirit of Gucci on Instagram. Boasting of 248k followers to date, Unskilled Worker has then formed a stronger bond with the House; which is now to be expressed in this innovative collaboration. 

Featuring a capsule collection of ready-to-wear, shoes, bags, silks and accessories fused with artwork of portraits and floral designs by the artist in her signature naïve style, the collaboration went on sale online yesterday (Oct 11).


Gucci x Unskilled Worker collection, price TBC. Available now on markets only.


Voltaire.Visions X Simon Ng Collab 17/18


Voltaire.Visions, a Singaporean fashion label, which emulates a minimal aesthetic, is collaborating with local oil painter Simon Ng who will paint portraits on its clothes. Having completed his artistic training in 2009, Simon’s works have been included in many exhibitions and private collections across Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Stockholm, Hong Kong and Oslo.

For the collaboration 2017 collection, inspiration was taken from Simon’s existing oil paintings on portraits of faceless personalities. This collaboration is also a debut for VOLTAIRE.VISIONS’ Menswear line, consisting of five looks, while the other five looks are from the Womenswear line.



The collection exudes an air of mystery in an abstract state – taking form on the luxurious Japanese-sourced fabrics as artful illustrations and impressions of human faces. Irregular seams and asymmetrical hemlines can be seen on A-line wool dresses, work jackets, straight cut jeans and deconstructed jackets; a witness to the enigmatic air surrounding the collaboration.


Voltaire.Visions X Simon Ng collection, $150 – $650. Available for pre-order at


edit lifestyle – PINOY editION Vol.1

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If you’re big on handcrafted artisanal trinkets and homeware, this one here’s for you. Destination boutique edit lifestyle returns to Singapore this year with an all-Pinoy (slang for Filipino) themed pop-up. Having curated a treasure trove of Filipino artists, designers and traditional artisans in a fashion and homeware retail showcase, edit lifestyle brings to us the best of Philippines’ blackbook address names in art and traditional and contemporary crafts.


Evocative of the country’s exuberant character and vibrant cultural scene, the curation of 32 Filipino brands, artists and artisans will showcase The Philippine’s energised art and design landscape with new and emerging brands expressing their own notion of what Filipino style means to them.


PINOY editION Vol.1, $9 to $2,499. Available at edit lifestyle from 5 October – 5 November 2017.


Golden Goose Deluxe Brand


Riding on the helm of its success across the globe, Golden Goose Deluxe Brand is set to have its first ever South East Asia outpost in Singapore this coming end October with a pop-up store at Pedders on Scotts. The store will carry Golden Goose’s latest Autumn/Winter 2017 collection which includes ready-to-wear, sneakers and accessories. Expect to see first-hand the Italian footwear brand’s artfully distressed sneakers which are coveted by fashion’s most important tastemakers and sneaker lovers alike.


Inspired by the story of a cosmopolitan woman discovering her heritage in Venice, the Autumn/Winter 2017 collection exudes vintage nostalgia met with a contemporary twist. Venice’s scenic canals are captured in prints on shirts and fluid skirts alongside sleek jackets and urban footwear.


Golden Goose Deluxe Brand, price TBC. Available at Pedder on Scotts from end of October onwards.


Versace Limited Edition Tribute Collection T-shirts


Taking inspiration from the prints made iconic by the creative genius Gianni Versace, Versace introduces a limited edition tribute collection of T-shirts. For the first time in decades, Versace will reproduce five prints as recently seen on the catwalk of the Versace Women Spring/Summer 2018 show, thereby giving the T-shirts an immediate status of a collector’s item.


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Each T-shirt will feature prints emblematic to Gianni Versace’s five defining works of his career in this umbrella of themes: Vogue (Versace SS 1991), Pop Art (Versace SS 1991), Trèsor De La Mer (Versace SS 1992), Wild Baroque (Versace 1992) and Native Americans (Versace FW 1992).


The Limited Edition Versace Tribute T-shirts are available at the Versace boutiques at Paragon and MBS, as well as online on