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Why Esquire must continue to push boundaries
As a humour columnist of sorts, NEIL HUMPHREYS explains why he feels like the last man standing and believes Esquire continues to go to places other publications cannot reach.
Three of Singapore’s leading artistic talents come together in a play about a play within a play.
The samurai guitarist Miyavi speaks about the pandemic-spurred innovation in live music.
least him self
JJ Lin was never one to rest on his laurels. Since 2003, the Taiwan-based Singaporean singer’s star has always been on a rise. With 13 studio albums, a fashion label, the fulfilment of a life-long dream of performing for Disney, and managing an e-sports team… Lin is still checking off a seemingly unending list. So, the question for someone who is constantly working is: what’s next?
FIGHT OR FLIGHT
Beneath a collection of luxurious wardrobe staples, a detailed exploration of conformity and consumption: for pre-fall 2021, Virgil Abloh continues his intelligent approach to menswear at Louis Vuitton, writes Mitchell Oakley Smith.
Every watch maison needs a quintessential round icon, and Cartier has its Ballon Bleu. But this elegant model deftly subverts every design trope in classical watchmaking.
the creative class
Singapore has long been known as a business hub. A global transit point. Renowned for its food. But over the past decade, a new generation of emerging talent has redefined what it is to be Singaporean, pushing the boundaries of the state’s creative capital through a completely unique cultural viewpoint. Now, being Singaporean and creative are not mutually exclusive. In partnership with innovative watchmaker Swatch, on these pages we explore, celebrate and rethink what it means to be inventive in Singapore by shining a spotlight on the artists, designers, performers and entrepreneurs bringing to the world ideas and artistry never seen before.
a colour symphony
Presented against hyper-realistic projections of galaxies beyond ours, Dior Men’s fall 2021 collection is a bridge between history and the future. And resting comfortably in between are colourful toons conceived by artist Kenny Scharf.
An Everyday Luxury
Aston Martin’s latest is, quite possibly, its best product of the modern era.
Sex, Lies, And History Books
The Atlanta spa shootings highlight again the problems Asian Americans face against violence—and Asian women particularly are seen as inherently violable. Writer Xoai Pham shares her story.
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, took a Swiss watchmaker that was only known among a select few and transformed it into a larger-than-life phenomenon. Here’s how he did it
The year’s maiden trade show, the LVMH Watch Week 2021, was presented to us in the comfort of our homes
Orange Is The New Black
With the new Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire, Hublot has once again achieved a world first by adding a completely new colour to its palette of through-tinted sapphires
Hublot and Berluti come together using the Big Bang Unico Chronograph as a platform for artistic expression.
ELEMENTS OF SURPRISE
Hublot’s Big Bang ditches rubber straps in favour of an integrated bracelet – a sign of changing times
Hublot and Berluti come together using the Big Bang Unico Chronograph as a platform for artistic expression
WOW Singapore and Thailand editors discuss their views and tastes in ceramic and bronze watches
Colors Of The Sea
Hublot has chosen to use high-tech ceramic for its bezels and cases
JUST IN TIME!
Pranav Saboo, CEO of Ethos Watch Boutiques, in an exclusive interview takes us through his journey as to how he created India’s largest chain of luxury watch boutiques with 50 premium stores across the country while working alongside his father
Made Of Steel
Enduring and never losing their lustre, steel and sport are eternally entwined and perpetually encased in time