Categories: FASHION + BEAUTY
October 9, 2017
| On 11 months ago

This Is What Singaporeans Wore To The TOPSHOP/TOPMAN Open House

By Iqmall Hayat

The fast-fashion British retailer held its first TOPSHOP/TOPMAN Open House in the later part of September here in Singapore, featuring four different themed installations, each representing a predicted trend for the upcoming Autumn/Winter collection.

Singaporeans came in droves and here are some of the best-dressed folk from the event.

Hawaiian shirts are everywhere this year. Once looked down upon, they have now definitely stepped into the limelight. Oddly comfortable, they can be paired with literally anything (or nothing) and still look dressed up for some reason. It must be the buttons (or the pineapples).

Prints are back and hopefully, they are here to stay. I love the colour combination here with navy and white, with the design perfectly breaking up the ensemble into bite-sized sections.

90’s fashion is huge these days. I can’t believe I’ve lived long enough for my generation’s fashion to come back. Guess that’s what fashion is – one big cycle.

Personally, I could never pull off the dungarees look, but this guy managed to do it effortlessly, helped by the casual one-sided pinning.

The chunkier the soles, the better? Chunky footwear is having its heyday thanks to the likes of Balenciaga and Puma. This outfit is completed with side-stripe track pants, another 2017 trend that doesn’t look like it’s going to die anytime soon.

I told you guys that you could literally finish the Hawaiian Dad look with anything, and in this case with a sleek pair of black jeans and old-skools. Tying the ends together to show a bit of skin definitely gives the outfit an edge as well.

I loved his outfit so much more before he strapped that jacket onto himself. The shades of grey from head-to-toe was something very unique, almost spaceman-like.

The Jean Suit was a fashion sin back in the early 2000s, but advancements in fashion as well as technology has created a whole slew of different washes and finishes to denim. This has made it so much easier to match pieces together without looking like you’re trying too hard.

I love a seamless outfit. From the choker tee to the tie-up wide pants, no zippers were used in the making of this curation.

I kept getting a Korean-feel from her outfit and I knew I had to take a pic after spending a few minutes contemplating her choices. Was it the frayed jeans? Or perhaps the combination of sporty sneakers with a bohemian-inspired outfit?

You were waiting for it, and here it is – the hypebeast look. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, I LOVE IT.

Finally, this pair of velour track pants and flame slip-ons a la Thrasher. What else can I say? Very Paris Fashion Week in Singapore.

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I think it’s safe to say that Singaporeans CAN dress up. And from the photos I’ve captured, this bunch really brought it, tastefully translating trends that run rampant overseas for a Singaporean climate which is no easy feat.

Fashion-forward Singaporeans aside, the TOPSHOP/TOPMAN Open House was one heck of a creative space and I can’t wait for the next collection to drop!

Iqmall Hayat

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