FAVE 5: Tiered Bottoms | Clozette


Layers add dimension to an otherwise basic outfit. Sometimes though, they can be tricky to pull off. An easy way of injecting a little fun to your OOTD would be to look for dresses and skirts with a tiered bottom. Here, the girls of the Community show you how to rock tiered bottoms with style and ease. 


Pretty in Purple


purple tiered dress

(Photo from: MsElaineHeng)



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Gone are the days when brides were restricted to wearing white gowns. Now, ladies can walk down the aisle in a colourful dress or even a pantsuit. It's the age of 'you do you' and brides-to-be are certainly having fun dressing up for their wedding without having to follow conventional restrictions. Even the footwear selections are becoming varied. Not the type of gal who's comfortable wearing heels on your special day? No worries. From designer studded sneakers to sleek boots, here are modern bridal shoes you should consider wearing on your wedding day.


Keds x Kate Spade New York Triple Decker Pearl Foxing


Keds Kate Spade Pearl Foxing

PHP3,995/~USD76.29


This pair is the perfect alternative to the usual white stiletto. With a pearlized platform and metallic canvas, it looks just as elegant as any of the traditional bridal footwear. Even if you opt to wear the classic heel when walking down the aisle, you can have these ready for the reception festivities so you can mingle with guests, dance to the beat and have fun with ease. 


Keds x Kate Spade New York Triple Decker Sneakers Bow White


Keds Kate Spade New York Triple Decker Sneakers Bow White Shoes


PHP5,495/~USD104.93


Another piece from the ongoing collaboration of Keds and Kate Spade New York, these sneakers are made for brides who love feminine silhouettes. The cute bow embellishment is a good complement to any wedding dress design and adds an interesting detail to your bridal ensemble. 


Aquazzura Rendez Vous Sandal


Aquazzura Rendez Vous Sandal

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Wedding footwear doesn't have to be always closed-toed. Modern bridal shoes such as a pair of casual ankle straps could also look fitting for occasions that are as formal as a wedding. The Aquazzura Rendez Vous Sandal is a great example. It has a balance of interesting details and a classic silhouette, making it a fresh but sophisticated style.


Stuart Weitzman Neon Capsule


SGD675/~USD493.27


Make a statement with this neon-coloured footwear. If you want to wear a traditional white wedding dress but would love to add a subtle pop of colour, wearing eye-catching shoes is the way to go. Consider the newly released Nudist Sandals from Stuart Weitzman Neon Collection, which comes in a variety of hues including neon pink, orange and yellow. 



Sophia Webster Felicity Boots


Sophia Webster Felicity Boots

USD713 (net-a-porter.com)


Sock boots are not the first thing that comes to mind when we think of modern bridal shoes. Usually, they're reserved to be worn during the colder months or when we travel to a place with a colder temperature. But add a sprinkle of studs and bedazzled details and you'll see this stylish silhouette in a new light. If you're considering sock boots for your big day, we suggest this Sophia Webster piece with a dainty heel decked in crystal and faux pearl. 


Next, check out Happy Andrada's Bridal Dressing Robe Collection.


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There's no denying that sustainable brands are gaining traction right now more than ever. In Singapore, more and more eco-conscious labels are emerging. Two of the most promising ones are modest fashion brand Lully Selb and swimwear label PINKSALT. Keep on reading to meet the women behind these up-and-coming sustainable fashion brands in Singapore and know more about what goes behind the process of building their labels.


Lully Selb


Founded by Nurulhuda (Lully) and Selma Bamadhaj (Selb) in 2015, the fashion brand is becoming a go-to place for women who love modest fashion. "I wanted to create a brand to be the voice for women who want to break stereotypes of how Muslim girls should look," Selb shares. Even as a young label, their stylish shawls featuring unique hand-drawn prints exclusive to each piece are already gaining international attention and have been receiving rave reviews across South East Asia and the Middle East. "The VIP prints collectors club is a hit, and we’re continuously growing our community of print lovers," Selb says. 


Lully Selb

Designs by Lully Selb


As fashion graduates, their work process is very intuitive. "We begin with gathering inspiration and visuals for each collection. From there, the process is fluid. We experiment a lot with tactile materials and tools as both my partner and I believe in creating with our hands," Selb shares.


Lully Selb

Founders Nurulhuda (Lully) and Selma Bamadhaj (Selb)


The duo has always been an advocate of sustainable fashion and their label is one of the more popular sustainable fashion brands in Singapore. Their most recent campaign is called #DreamwithLS, which aims to support local and regional artists by featuring their work as prints for the next collection. When asked what's next for the sustainable brand, Selb shares that they are collaborating with Batik Art from Yogyakarta in Indonesia. "We are currently collaborating with them to produce some unique pieces to showcase their talent and support their traditional craft, eventually helping them become entrepreneurs themselves."


PINKSALT


A result of a coincidental meeting and shared passion for fashion, PINKSALT is a sustainable fashion brand in Singapore that offers modern swimwear and resort wear label that continues to make waves regionally. Both founders had to step out of their comfort zones to build the brand from scratch. Co-founder Belinda Lee went against the grain and pursued a career in fashion in her 40s. "I attended the Apparel Design and Product Development diploma course in Fashion at the Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre (TaF.tc) and was excited at the prospect of producing my designs as a business," she shares. Meanwhile, co-founder Su May furthered her studies to eventually get a Diploma in Merchandising and Marketing. As business partners, they've become unbeatable.


PINKSALT founders Belinda Lee and Ng Su May


The brand's trademark of providing swimwear designs that are feminine, stylish and classy became a hit with modern fashionistas. And two years into their business, PINKSALT is moving towards becoming one of the promising sustainable fashion brands in Singapore. "After entering the industry and learning more about how the manufacturing process works, we realised how wasteful the fashion industry is and wanted to do something different starting with our new sustainable collection, which will be launched soon," Belinda shares.


PINKSALT Swimwear

PINKSALT Penn Tankini


What's in store for us? Belinda gives us a hint: "We are working on some interesting designs in cotton jersey material for our next capsule collection and plan to start an activewear line featuring our unique digital prints in interesting silhouettes."


We don't know about you but these sustainable fashion brands in Singapore definitely make us want to purchase with a little bit more mindfulness.


Find out more about TaF.tc's inaugural TencelTM Fashion Design Competition 2019  a 5-day workshop held from March to July here.


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