A Conversation In Meta
When fashion is pushing its commercial viability by playing with trends, how does technology support this innovation? Is it beneficial for artists and illustrators to participate in this conversation as fashion creatives move their work from the physical to the digital space? How does that reflect on the state of fashion today? We invite four individuals from the fashion and Web 3.0 space to share a meta point-of-view of how this merging of worlds affects them, and the industries at large.
Executive Chef Sam Chin of VUE has an innate flair for bringing ingredients to life but beyond the hype and the heart, his myriad of memories from a childhood in Penang to working in elite kitchens, it makes him the dining scene's next power player.
Head Chef Andrea De Paola of Altro Zafferano resists the trappings of modern dining fads and frivolities - and dishes out what South Italian cuisine and he has been doing so immaculately: bringing people to the table for a good time.
From augmenting an extremist view of self-care to cultivating a commitment towards both emotional and technological intelligence, the humming circuits of the metaverse are fertile ground for makeup artist Kenneth Chia to inform four conjectures about the future of male beauty masculinity, skincare, nightlife, and emotions that take on simulated forms by 3D artist JJ Low.
Though grooming brands are no longer taking the Metaverse and the digital skincare sandbox with a pinch of salt, Do-XX Studios’ Head of Activation Stefan Lim discusses how to take it from an arid field of ideas to a lush utopia for everyone and anyone.
The latest generation of Thermage aptly named the 5G ThermageⓇ FLXTM, available at Illumia Medical, shows immediate tightening results with just one treatment.
Entering A New Dawn
BM graces our Men's Folio 25th anniversary issue and shares his thoughts about his solo music career, favourite fashion designer, top three artistes on his playlist and more.
MAPPING THE IMPOSSIBLE CITY
With the Metaverse on its way, researchers have discovered the boundless opportunities it presents for urban planning and future smart cities. Djoko Prihanto, Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Planners and director at DP Urban, leans us in on his thoughts on the possibilities both in Singapore and abroad.
What Design Can Do
Ingenieurskunst, The German word which translates into \"The Art of Engineering\", is RIMOWA's new campaign reiterating the legacy of functional design now that its luggage has become part-and-parcel of what we define luxury travel accessories as.
Shrunken down with an adjustable strap attached to it, this is the modern message of the Hermès Sac à dépêches Messenger.
The Blank Cheque
Loro Piana has explored the horizons in crafting 'true luxury' - distilled, functional products made of the world's rarest materials that fixate not on the exterior but on who eventually adorns it. Its Fall/Winter '22 menswear collection evolves the definitions of luxury by imbuing the outdoors in its fabrications.
Where Dreams Collide
The Bar Jacket is now a staple characteristic in women's dressing but as Kim Jones implores its use on menswear, the fantasy of dressing has never been closer to our reach with the Dior Men Winter '22 show.
In The Now
This month's fashion fix inquires on the elaborate way contemporary visionaries have tapped on symbols, motifs and colour to lead some of fashion’s oldest houses into the new world.
High-Frequency Dive Watch, The Longines Ultra-Vhron
Joakim Gomez goes through the paces together with Longines and their next generation high-frequency dive watch, the Longines Ultra-Chron.
Louis Vuitton unveils the Louis Vuitton Tambour Twenty, a special commemorative edition celebrating 20 years of the iconic Louis Vuitton Tambour.
TAG Heuer's heritage in motorsports is personified by two of its most excitable creations yet.
Playing It Forward
As a basketball sneaker assembled by dapper-centric artisans, the Berluti Playoff is an understated, purist piece of footwear that instantly attracts discerning men.
On The Periphery
Marc Tan, founder of Studio Periphery, laments the importance of artistry and craft as it wades out. Together with RIMOWA, the photographer highlights ways in which creatives can interrogate and reclaim the gaze of quality.
In The Fast Lane
Harhys Stewart is just 21 years old, and he has spent most of that time playing football. His training sessions are long and tough any moment he is not committing to his national service duties, his focus is on the game. But in football's fast-paced state of mind, we speak to him about the importance of slowing down and what it means to be mentally adaptable.
Nichkhun On Life Before And Beyond The Fame And Fanfare
After trailblazing the path for the booming industry we now know as “K-pop”, we check in with actor, singer, host and member of 2PM Nichkhun on life before and beyond the fame and fanfare, as well as his latest plans to scale new heights as an artist and human.
Motoguo - At Your Service
Motoguo is the first Southeast Asian label to be shortlisted for the LVMH Prize for young fashion designers and has grown exponentially since its founding. We invite four Singaporean designers to contribute a series of questions to its founders to find answers to the highlights of the founders' creative career.
You Are The Revolution
Dolce&Gabbana brings to life the rebellious fire of the punk rock era in graphic iterations and street-savvy silhouettes for Pre-Fall '22.
Perception Is Reality
At the heart of the Gucci Exquisite collection lurks the axiom that nothing is truly what they seem. Creative director Alessandro Michele uses mirrors as metaphors to encourage us to witness hidden worlds hidden amongst our reflections.
What Happens During Forever?
Timelessness is eternal, but at Matthieu Blazy's debut collection at Bottega Veneta, it reveals itself as building on the past to realise the present and evoke the future.
To Be Bold Is To Be
To step out of one's comfort zone requires an acknowledgement of fear in the face. Clothed in the bold spirit of Oasi Zegna and the soft calm of Oasi cashmere, we speak to eight creatives to ask about what dares them to take the path they are on and how they have dared others to do the same.
The Typical Japanese Summer Menu
The typical Japanese summer menu with all its simplicities becomes hyper-sophisticated under Takeshi Araki, Head Chef of Esora.
What Will The Future Of Parties In Singapore Look Like?
As clubs are cautiously reopening, what will the future of parties in Singapore look like? North East Social Club — an independent event curation and organisation collective — reveal their ambitions for the future of Singapore’s party scene.
League Of Legends
Burberry Hero Eau de Parfum, a flanker to an icon has now joined the pantheon of olfactory titans.
Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Radiocompass
The Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Radiocompass is the latest creative exponent of the Bell & Ross Flight Instruments collection
Ryan Gosling - The Gray Man
TAG Heuer ambassador Ryan Gosling straps on the TAG Heuer Carrera Three Hands in the upcoming Netflix action film, The Gray Man.