City lights: a new vision of the urban experience, a place of power and possibility for women. This season, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, celebrates the strength and power of the city silhouette together with the women who wear it. Here, unafraid to combine femininity with masculinity, the traditions of men’s tailoring with the Dior vision of the ‘femme fleur,’ Simons presents a synthesis of the real and imagined: an abstracted cityscape with a new breed of female worker that plays the presiding role within it.
“This season I wanted to propose a new woman,” says Raf Simons. “A woman with power and energy in a very definite way. I wanted to pursue powerful tailoring, to offer another reality, another function. This season is less about the leisure of the garden and more about the pace of the city. I am attracted to the reality of the urban world and environment, not just to the leisured world of ‘the moment’ – that world of the event or the party. This Dior woman inhabits both.”
“I wanted to approach the idea of the city as an abstraction, it is how I perceive the world of the city in this collection,” says Raf Simons. “It is an idea of the romantic and the real, a world of possibilities. At the same time I wanted to present women with freedom and possibilities in the way they dress too.”
Shop the Fall 2014 collection at the Dior boutique located on the first level of The Shops at Crystals.
An elegant update of a Gucci icon, the Jackie soft hobo is undeniably chic. Crafted in supple leather with a classic piston closure, the style is as versatile as it is feminine. There is an unexpected thickness to the soft grain leather, which gives this bag beautiful structure while maintaining its slouchy shape while the inner side was specially sueded to act as a protective interior. The gorgeous bag also comes in 10 variations.
Shop Jackie hobo bag at the Gucci boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals.
“This is a collection about the power of a woman, not just her inner strength, but the attitude she presents to the world. Every woman can find that power in Versace.” Donatella Versace
From the luxurious allure of bias-cut dresses in silk and satin, with asymmetric hems and seams provocatively left open to the Trapeze coats in vibrant yellow and red duchesse silk satin worn with ornate thigh-high boots, the Versace Autumn/Winter 2014 collection will leave you feeling sensual within ultimate inner strength and attitude all season long!
Shop the Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at the Versace boutique located on the first level of The Shops at Crystals.
Unmitigated and irrational desire underlies the creation of vices, a limited edition capsule collection of crystal bejewelled shoes and bags from Jimmy Choo for Cruise 2015. Creative Director Sandra Choi unites a personal fascination and obsessive enchantment with jewels to her design practice and explores themes of envy, seduction and the irrepressible yearning for objects of beauty. Shoes and bags in diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, jet, black diamond and citrine crystal gemstones comprise the seven sins that seduce and beguile as part of the Vices Collection.
“Precious stones have always tempted me with a bewitching allure, and i have been collecting un-set gems for years. for me, they have their own natural luminosity, and a certain energy that hints at the power to seduce and transform.” Creative Director, Sandra Choi
Shop the limited editon capsule collection at the Jimmy Choo boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals.
Natalie Portman, the famed oscar-winning American actress and worldwide partner of the brand since 2011, unveils the first watch designed and created together with Richard Mille, embodied in the Tourbillon RM 19-01 Natalie Portman. For this first collaboration, Natalie Portman set her mind on an image combining strong associations and complex undertones expressed by a diamond studded and encrusted tracery based upon the image of a spider. A mistress of fate and weaver of reality, the spider is the symbol of the soul but also freedom. The RM19-01 manual winding tourbillon caliber is assembled around a black rhodium-plated, 18K white gold black sapphire set baseplate, a first for Richard Mille. The spider within the movement, also in 18K white gold and delicately set with diamonds, forms an integral part of the movement, with the abdomen of the spider actually supporting the bridges of the tourbillon, and its legs supporting the two winding barrels.
Shop Richard Mille’s new RM 19-01 Tourbillon Natalie Portman at the Richard Mille boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals.