Look Back At Gemma Chan’s Greatest Fashion Moments So Far | Clozette


Everyone has set their eyes on Gemma Chan since she starred in the television hit Humans and, of course, the much-loved Crazy Rich Asians movie. Why wouldn’t we? She steals every scene she’s in and slays every red carpet she walks. Now having appeared in historic film Mary, Queen of Scots and sci-fi superhero movie Captain Marvel, she’s rumoured to show her acting prowess once again in another upcoming Marvel film, The Eternals.  


The Eternals will be set millions of years ago focusing on cosmic beings called Celestials. Though she previously played Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel, it’s yet to be revealed whether or not she’ll play the same role in the 2020 film. If she ends up with a new character, it’ll be the first time a star plays two different roles in the iconic cinematic universe.


While waiting  for news on whether she’ll join the cast led by Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, and Richard Madden, let’s look back at Gemma Chan’s greatest fashion moments so far. Divine cosmic being or not, she sure does know how to serve such powerful looks.


Throwback polkas



If anything, this just proves that Gemma’s great fashion taste was already present in her childhood. In this throwback to the ‘80s shot, she twins with her sister wearing polka dresses that are now resurfacing in the trends. 



Casual walks



Gemma shows us how to stylishly beat the heat with this striped tiered dress. She amps up the charm with the tied straps and layered necklaces, completing a subtly sweet look perfect for a casual sunny day out.



Sophisticated chilling



A sweater-pants combo would usually make a pretty plain outfit, but she takes it up a notch by choosing a snazzier pair of slacks. Who knew electric blue leather would be perfect with a pale yellow knit? Finally, she literally heightens up the chill ensemble with pointed bright blue stilettoes.


Suit up and relax



She made the impossible possible by making power dressing quite the relaxing affair. This soft and less structured blue suit paired with coloured sneakers somehow worked stunningly. It’s even more refreshing since Gemma Chan is usually spotted at events wearing a more structured and sleek combo. 



Preppy prints



Perhaps one of the best suit outfits, mainly because of the unique colours that power this number. The funky print gives us a retro vibe that stays between sophisticated and casual.


Cosmic disco




This Ralph & Russo number for Captain Marvel world premiere couldn’t be more perfect. The pleated asymmetrical blouse and slacks that were iridescently fringed helped her slay the cosmic red carpet.



Rich in pink



Finally, who would forget this lovely pink number Gemma Chan wore on her first Oscars attendance? The frilled collar and the tiered billowing tent gown was perfect with a simple updo. She really looked like a real-life Astrid Teo from the Crazy Rich Asians book trilogy. 


(Cover photo from: @gemma_chan)



Next, looks we loved from Crazy Rich Asians premiere.

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In the fashion world, the climate is changing. More and more brands are becoming aware of how important it is to be inclusive in all their messaging, especially for campaigns. COACH's Fall 2019 campaign, in particular, is a prime example. Creative Director Stuart Vevers unveiled his new vision for the New York-based heritage brand this season with the help of a diverse cast of, as the brand puts it, "21st Century dreamers pursuing infinite possibilities in the city of New York."


COACH's Fall 2019 campaign

Image courtesy of Coach


This includes Michael B. Jordan, Kiko Mizuhara, Yara Shahidi, Jemima Kirke, Lolo Zouaï, Miles Heizer, and the newest Coach ambassador, Liu Wen. The campaign was shot in iconic locations around the Big Apple like Lower East Side, Central Park, the Manhattan Ferry, and Brooklyn Bridge. To capture the essence of COACH's Fall 2019 campaign, Stuart Vevers had photographer Juergen Teller and director Todd Tourso (known for his work on Beyoncé's music videos) on board. 



The result is gorgeous and puts a highlight on the artistry of the pieces featured. Our interest was definitely piqued. From an everyday utility bag to a cute weekend purse, here are the pieces that caught our keen eye.


The Troupe: your office buddy



Modelled by Liu Wen, the Troupe Bag is nothing but sophisticated. Its sleek structure makes it the perfect pick for busy gals who want a reliable bag that's roomy and can be easily carried from one meeting to another. Another thing that we love about this piece is its versatile shade that can be paired with any business outfit. 


Kat Bag: a weekend pick



This '70s-inspired cross-body bag packs a punch. It may look like your ordinary weekend purse but you'll be surprised at how much it can carry. It's a great bag that you can match with your off-duty looks.



The new Tabby: timeless design



There's one thing we love more than trendy items and that's timeless designs. Minimalist and elegant, the Tabby Bag will go well with literally any outfit — be it a casual tee and denim or a glam ruffled dress. If this black edition is a little too basic for you, they've also got different colourways that feature florals and bold colours.


The classic Tabby: travel-friendly



Even though we love its new look, Tabby's classic silhouette is still a winner. Because of its lightweight and compact size, this piece is one of the best travel bags to bring with you on your next trip. It won't take much space in your luggage and is versatile enough to match several outfits so you won't need to bring multiples.


(Cover photo from: @coach)

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Tomorrow, Singapore will celebrate its 54th birthday. With 2019 marking the garden city’s bicentennial, the entire island is abuzz with happenings and specials. If you have yet to make any plans for the long weekend, here are some ideas to think about.


Explore InstaKindness with Singa… and maybe adopt him, too.


Instakindness with Singa


If you happen to be in the vicinity of City Hall, check out the InstaKindness with Singa, an interactive event held by the Singapore Kindness Movement to celebrate Singapore’s 54th and the Bicentennial. The event features a series of fun-filled Instagrammable activities for visitors of all ages. Dive into a ball pit, add your personal touch to a special mural, and bring home a mini DIY Singa figure to colour when you post photos of the exhibition with the #BeGreater hashtag.

While you’re there, don’t forget to take a look at the 200 beautifully painted figures of beloved childhood mascot Singa the Lion, located throughout levels 1 and 3 of Raffles City Shopping Centre. These one-of-a-kind painted models are up for adoption from SGD88, so act fast if you see one that catches your eye — all proceeds will go to the President’s Challenge.

See the fireworks in style


National Day Parade tickets are notoriously difficult to obtain, but you can still get great seats in the area to catch the fireworks.

Take in the sights from the 70th floor of Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford at SKAI. Priced at SGD129 per person, the Fireworks Menu complements your uninterrupted view of the festivities with oysters topped with wasabi, prawn sashimi with caviar and soba, quail yakitori, wagyu, and sustainable sable fish.


View of the fireworks from Mr Stork at Andaz Singapore


If you plan to party with friends and prefer to distance yourself a little from the vicinity of the parade itself, however, Mr Stork on the rooftop of Andaz Singapore offers limited VIP standing tables at SGD500++ for up to 10 guests. Watch the fireworks while nibbling on locally inspired bar snacks that include chicken rice risotto balls, salted egg calamari, chilli crab kueh pie tee, chicken satay, and a choice of house spirits, house wines, or champagne.


Check out special National Day design collaborations & exclusives


Plenty of brands are celebrating with us this month, too, as they launch new collaborations with local creatives especially for the occasion. Why not pick out a little something that sparks joy and reminds you of your love for the country?


G-Shock x Sam Loh

G-SHOCK has collaborated with Singaporean street artist Sam Lo (aka SKL0/your friendly neighbourhood Sticker Lady) to launch a G-SHOCK x Sam Lo watch. Limited to only 300 pieces and available exclusively in Singapore, the special timepiece – which pays tribute to the Lion City’s rise to independence 54 years ago – retails at SGD299 at all G-SHOCK Boutiques (except IMM).





In partnership with local design studio wheniwasfour, Korean beauty brand Innisfree has created and launched a special selection of collectables inspired by the brand’s signature skincare lines, reimagined to capture the nostalgic childhood memories of a true Singaporean. Receive a complete set of limited-edition collectables comprising a pouch and three specially designed enamel pins when you spend a minimum of SGD68 at Innisfree Singapore stores this month. A pop-up showcase featuring merchandise from wheniwasfour will also be available at Innisfree’s VivoCity store every weekend this month.





If you want to get creative, head down to Uniqlo’s flagship store at Orchard Central to give the newly relaunched UTme! service a whirl. Not only can you put together a one-of-a-kind T- shirt design but you can also give your masterpiece a dash of local flair with special designs created by local lettering artist EJ, inspired by the neighbourhoods of Singapore. UTme! T-shirts are available in adult and children’s sizes at SGD29.90 and SGD24.90 respectively.




Goldheart Singapore charms


Collectors of commemorative keepsakes may also want to check out Goldheart Jewelry’s 999 Gold Notes, retailing for SG38 at all Goldheart boutiques — not only are they adorable to look at, but they also carry investment and sentimental value. The art on each serialized gold note depicts scenes that pay tribute to Singapore’s heritage and unique identity with the famous Marina Bay skyline on the front and the iconic Peranakan shophouses of Joo Chiat on the back, both fronted by a parade of Singaporean icons that include durians, kopi with kaya toast, curry puffs, chilli crab, and our national flower — the Vanda Miss Joaquim.




UK-based multi-brand sports fashion retailer JD Sports has embarked on a National Day collaboration with homegrown creative studio Tell Your Children, to create an exclusive piece of art in homage to our nation and its bicentennial celebrations. All JD store façades will be emblazoned with this illustration that presents the rich tapestry of milestones, landmarks, food, and cultures of Singapore in the brand’s iconic combination of black, white, and yellow. From 7 to 30 August 2019, spend SGD150 nett in a single receipt at any JD store locally to receive an exclusive SG edition pack designed by Tell Your Children that includes a tote bag, EZ-Link card, and sticker set, while stocks last.




Collins Debdens Singapore Day Journals


Notebook lovers can also look forward to a limited-edition notebook by Collins Debden, produced in collaboration with Singapore Airlines. Inspired by the poetic symbolism of batik and aesthetics reminiscent of The Singapore Girl’s iconic sarong kebaya, the notebook is swatched in delicate batik flourishes of lush leaves and florals imprinted onto the end-paper and copper edging. Priced at SGD29, the SIA Batik Journal By Collins is available for inflight purchase on Singapore Airlines flights, and via e-commerce at the airline’s online store KrisShop.

And of course, #SupportLocal with these new launches and deals


As we look back on our nation’s rich history and remember how Singapore has come a long, long, way from its early days as a fishing village, it is also important for us to also be in the present and recognise the fruits of our very own local talent and businesses, right here in our country. Have you been acquainted with any of them?


Banyan Tree Sunblock

Homegrown international luxury hospitality brand Banyan Tree has launched a Coconut & Seaweed Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 PA+++ under its very own Banyan Tree Essentials line of body care products. Made with ethically sourced ingredients that are supposed to be great for skin and even better for the marine environment, this sunscreen has a lightweight texture that glides on skin for healthy, hydrated radiance without causing any harm to the coral reefs.



Est Lab Intelligent Eye Supplement


Look forward to our country’s future with brighter, fresher eyes — local beauty brand ést.lab will be running an online exclusively over the long weekend, from 9 to 12 August. Get a complimentary Intelligent Eye Revitalizer massage device worth SGD86 with every purchase of the recently launched ést.lab OptimaLift A+ Eye Repair Capsules (60 capsules) at SGD156.




Founded by pharmacists with a passion for effective skincare, Singaporean beauty brand TheSkin Pharmacy places a strong emphasis on natural and active ingredients that work. This month, combat pigmentation and get your glow on from within for every purchase of their TSP Luminos or TSP Luminos Plus, receive a complimentary Intensive Whitening Serum worth SGD69.90. Promotion ends on 31 August 2019.




The Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF) launched Spotlight: Singapore Stories 2019 for the second time running. This year’s edition saw the launch of a special collection by seven homegrown fashion designers, inspired by the Singapore Bicentennial, reflecting the country’s rich heritage. Swing by Level 1 of Design Orchard to shop and browse a selection from this showcase, which will remain on display throughout the month of August.


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