ALDO SS16 Is Luxe, Bright & Fun | Clozette
ALDO, one of the international leaders in fashion footwear and accessories, held their Spring/Summer 2016 Fashion Party last April 21, 2016. Trendsetters consisting of the city’s top fashion editors, industry insiders, and esteemed guests gathered at The Luxe Art Museum to view ALDO’s SS16 Collection.

Guests were treated to a runway show featuring some of the hottest footwear and arm candy of this season, presented in four different themes – Sunshine Yellow, Second Skin, Rainbow Splash, and Best Practice. Models were dressed in white to represent the blank canvases that showcased the unique colours and patterns of ALDO’s SS16 Collection, which featured block-heeled sandals, neutral espadrilles, suede derbies, and preppy oxfords.

One of the highlights of the SS16 Fashion Party was the interactive flat lay photo showcase by four fashion tastemakers, handpicked for their creative expression: Daryl Yow (fashion and lifestyle photographer), Jessica Tham (entrepreneur), Nellie Lim (social media creative), and Savina Chai (creative director). 



The SS16 Fashion Party was hosted by the energetic Sonia Chew, DJ of The Bright Side at 987FM, and the playlist was made by Linda Hao, guest DJ and fashion icon. The evening also had other surprises in store, including a flat lay photo competition, as well as keepsakes for the guests to take home.

Scroll down to see some of our favourites from the collection! 

Peplow


Gladiator sandals always make us feel like unleashing our inner godddess. Own this season with Peplow! Its nude shade will definitely complement your sunkissed glow. 



Lovarema


If you're a fan of ankle strap heels, then why not celebrate the colours of spring and summer with Lovarema?



Ediewiel


Got those summer plans set? Enjoy activities under the sun with Ediewiel and its funky designs. Pair it up with casual tees and shorts and seize the day!



Cundari


These lace-up heeled espadrilles are as fun and comfy as they look! Pair it up with some spring florals and you'll be a definite headturner this season.   



Athena


A combination of elegance and comfort, Athena is perfect for either a casual day out or a romantic date night. This is the new go-to footwear for ladies who are not a big fan of high heels and are in love with versatile yet stylish shoes. 


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The ALDO SS16 Collection is now available at all ALDO stores with new arrivals on a weekly basis. Follow ALDO Singapore on Facebook and Instagram to learn more.
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For every season, there is a corresponding ‘signature’ makeup look – how spring is all about bright colours and pastels; while winter is about dewy skin and red lips, and so on – that most of us follow. 

If you think that this year’s Fall/Winter beauty trends will revert back to berry lips and flawless, matte skin, you are in for a surprise as what we found backstage at Manila Fashion Festival F/W 16 was the opposite. Hint, hint, there were a lot of natural, glowing skin! 



So in our quest to stay ahead in our beauty game (and help you in yours, too), we sat down with head makeup artist for MAC cosmetics Al De Leon during Day 1 of the 4-day affair for a quick beauty chat; and got her two cents on her beauty predictions, favourite looks, and more! 

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What makeup looks are we going to see [for day 1 of MFF]?

To me, there are 2 interesting looks – 1 of Cheetah Rivera’s violet smoky eye with glitter; and Anthony Ramirez’s dark, Egyptian-inspired cat eye.



What are the makeup products you used to create the looks?

To create the dewy skin that will be seen in tonight’s show, we used a lot of the Face and Body and Studio Waterweight foundations because they both automatically give you dewy skin. As for skincare, I like to use the Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion Serum and Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula Softening Lotion.

If you were to translate the violet smoky eyes and the extreme cat eye in real life, how would you advise people to recreate it?

For Cheetah Rivera’s violet smoky eye and glitter, I’d probably skip the glitter and try silver eyeliner on the lower lashline and the inner corner of the eyes. You have to try it! It will brighten up your eyes and it’s a good mix with violet.

And for Anthony Ramirez’s look, there’s nothing wrong with having a cat eye look. But I wouldn’t apply it as big and as saturated as Anthony would have it on stage.

What’s your favourite makeup trend for Fall/Winter 2016?

I think it will have to be bare skin – bare, healthy, glowy-looking skin – that we will actually see a lot of in MFF.

Which makeup trend would you want to “disappear” for Fall/Winter 2016? 

I wouldn’t want it to disappear but it’s not requested for this season – contouring. Some designers specifically ask to not have contouring. But with Cheetah Rivera’s we will see some contouring on the cheeks.

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Together with British online retailer ASOS, who showcased their Spring/Summer 2016 collection at Clozette Style Party, the Beauty & Fashion Show also featured the Style Squad Show which saw 23 looks by Asian designers from BYSMWomb, Mporium, and Straits Establishment, all modelled by our very own Clozette Ambassadors, with their hair styled by REDS Hairdressing, makeup done by LANEIGE, and diamond earrings by Caraters.


The show featured four different segments -- Pretty Woman, Chic Escape, Modern Muse, and Free Spirit -- each one showcasing unique ensembles inspired by our Clozette Community.

So, want to know which looks we loved? Then keep scrolling below to check out the 8 outfits that caught our eye!

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Floral Princess



With various flowers that look like they were painted on a blank canvas, this 'Pretty Woman' dress looks like a work of art that will go well with any season you wear it in!

Enchanting Lace



Taking monochrome to a new level, this white lace dress from the 'Pretty Woman' category played with different fabrics and finishes to achieve that glowing, fairy-esque vibe.


Watercolour-inspired



The simplest dresses are usually the ones that stand out the most; and that’s definitely true with this frock from the “Chic Escape” category! Its flowy silhouette and minimalist print makes this dress a must-have for summer!


Tribal Mod



Looking to make a statement? Then this 'Chic Escape' ensemble will do that for you! The ribbed turtleneck sweater is gorgeously balanced out by the bright maxi skirt with its thigh-high slit for a fashion-forward finish!


Edgy Nautical



For anyone who loves anything nautical, this 'Free Spirit' dress is given an edgy and modern twist by adding in different textures and mixing up silhouettes to create a multi-dimensional ensemble!


Shades of Grey



Whoever thinks grey is a boring colour will surely change their mind with this grey-themed 'Free Spirit' look. Combining light and dark shades of grey creates a chic contrast; and when paired with a bright red necklace, the colours effortlessly complement each other to create a stunning ensemble.


Classy Shine



This sleek dark grey dress from the 'Modern Muse' category will be perfect for all night-time occasions as it gives a classic LBD a major upgrade – from its colour, right down to its finish!


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