K-Star Jessica Jung Debuts BLANC & ECLARE | Clozette

Singapore fans of BLANC & ECLARE can now get a piece of their favourite ready-to-wear Denim label. It will retail exclusively at Salon by Surrender and will feature the brand’s line of apparels, eyewear, fragrances and accessories.




We caught up with former Korean girl group Girls Generation member turned creative director of BLANC & ECLARE, Jessica Jung, at the brand launch last Thursday. 




Drawing inspiration from key fashion capitals of the world such as New York, Paris, Tokyo and Seoul, BLANC & ECLARE goes by a “less is more” philosophy – each design is created to transform into a fresh, ageless piece that will endure the test of time.

At the official launch held in the multi-label boutique last Thursday, the media was treated to BLANC & ECLARE’s first-ever collection, which consists of classic wardrobe staples like white t-shirts, denim shorts and jeans. Clean aesthetics with intricate detailing and muted tones were evident in the collection. They reflected the understated modern classic that is synonymous with the brand’s design direction.




BLANC & ECLARE’s signature eyewear and accessories – the very first product offerings from the brand – also made their debut in-store. Together with Clozette Creative Director Kersie, we picked our favourite eyewear pieces (named Seoul and Paris) and couldn’t resist sneaking a wefie. 





Decked out in the label’s t-shirt and denim jeans combo at the press conference, Jessica spoke about her favourite pieces from the collection, the pros and cons of working solo, as well as whether a new pair of eyewear design will be created and named after the lion city.




On her favourite pieces from the collection…


“My favourite piece is the high-waisted skinny jeans called Manhatten. It comes in two colours… the fit is the perfect Asian fit, and it holds the body perfectly. It’s very comfortable, plus because it’s high-waisted, your legs look much longer.”


On her pros and cons of working independently...


“Pros… you can make decisions on your own. You can work with your team – I have a great team of people and staff around me – (and) it’s easier to communicate and work things out. Cons… I don’t know about cons! I haven’t been seeing any cons lately.”





On her top priority as a creative fashion designer...


“Well, it depends on what it is. For example, (for) sunglasses, I thought comfort comes first because… for Asians, the nosepieces are always the problem. So we try to make that very comfortable. Even for the denim, the composition is made so that it’s very comfy for everyday wear and every day use. I think I’d prioritise comfort first, with (a) flattering fit as well.”




On her design inspiration for her eyewear range...


“The inspiration behind the sunglasses is from the cities that I love and the cities that I’ve been to. For example, Paris is cat-eye (shape) and it’s very elegant. Shanghai is round shape. There isn’t a Singapore yet but it’s coming soon. We’re working on the new design so I hope you guys will look forward to it.”




BLANC & ECLARE is available exclusively at Salon by Surrender,

Located at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Prices range from SGD 150 to SGD 430. 



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Fall is almost here and it's a wonderful time of the year because Net-A-Porter.com has just released its Fall collection. For this batch, the purveyor of luxury added a whole new edit of contemporary brands that are kinder to our wallets. Which means, our dream wardrobes for Fall are now more attainable!


Celebrate with us as we grace through brands such as Harris Wharf, Vanessa Seward, Sam Edelman, Theory and whole lot more for our top picks this Fall.


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F.R.S Printed Silk-Twill Wide-Leg Pants



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F.R.S. or For Restless Sleepers is a brand that caters to those women who work double time but still want to look stunning and sophisticated the next day. And yes, this pair of pajama-inspired pants is one of those pieces that you'd love to wear on a chilly and hectic work day. It's crafted using lush silk-twill and classic white piping finish that you can pair with a classic blouse, tailored jacket, and heels for a chic look from 9-5.

JOSEPH Asymmetric Contrast-Knit Wool Turtleneck Sweater



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Fall in love with a whole new oatmeal colour with this knitted piece from JOSEPH. Unlike your usual jacket or coat, this one takes the boring out of the sweater season with its cutaway asymmetric hem. It manages to look soft and feminine despite its bulky-looking aura. 



Vanessa Seward Absolu Leather Skirt



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Leather is not just for the tough chicks, it's also great for those with a more feminine taste. This Net-A-Porter.com online exclusive Vanessa Seward skirt is cut from luxuriously soft leather and sits nicely at the waist with a concealed zip fastening at the back. With this skirtwomen can now strut through Fall in a midi leather skirt with a flattering silhouette. 



Harris Wharf London Wool-felt Coat



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Nothing speaks better than Fall that a camel-coloured coat. This one from Harris Wharf London is made from smooth wool-felt and unlined for lightness. Its relaxed tailoring warms you up while creating shape with its waist tie design. the best thing about it? It looks good with everything. 



Frame Denim Le Classic Striped Washed Silk-Charmeuse Shirt


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Stripes--the go to pattern for an effortless, crisp, and sophisticated look. Frame Denim makes it even better with a silk-charmeuse fabrics, and ultra-soft and delicate cloth that's a great insulator for cooler days for the season. It features a subtle pleat at the back and placket for a sharper, sleeker silhouette.


For Singapore shoppers, enjoy free express delivery on all orders over USD300

Shop the looks at Net-A-Porter.com



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It's that time of the year again where we leave our handbags behind and put our backpacks to work. Backpacks may not be the most fashionable bag for your style, but they have certainly evolved to more wearable and chic designs that go well with any outfit. There's literally tons in the market for each style.


So whether you're classy or sporty, here are 5 ways to style your backpack! 


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Classy



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If you find yourself leaning towards the neutrals and classy pieces, then you're a girl with a timeless style. For school, match it with a bucket type or tote backpack so you can safely bring your school essentials in style without showing the bulkiness of your bag. Try canvas or leather material for a sophisticated touch. 

Sporty



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Comfort is your best friend, that's why you're more into sneakers and slip-ons rather than heels and sandals. You've got that sporty trend going on! Complete that look with a backpack from one of your favourite sports brands or opt for those classic backpack brands for a bigger and sturdier bag for your school stuff.



Edgy



(photo from AnnaPatrish)


You go for black--always. But it's more than just the usual monochrome look because you like it better if it's studded, made of leather, and has that cool, rebel vibe. The right backpack for you is exactly all those things but instead of wearing it, you're carrying it. Your bag is an addition to your statement, and you carry it so well. 



Feminine



(photo from RoxanneChia)


You live for floral prints, pastels, soft fabrics, and sundresses. A backpack may not be the right bag for your dress, but it can work! You just have to find the right print and colour. Since you're aiming for something you can use all-year round, find a colour that complements your wardrobe and opt for either stripes, polka dots, or florals. 



Vintage



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You're the kind of fashionista who's not of your time because you like all the things your mom wears that's basically from the 70's or 80's. You like satchels, loafers, big glasses, and don't mind if people call you hipster. Extend your vintage love at school and take a trip to the flea market or to underrated leather stores to find that perfect backpack for you. It should be structured enough to fit all your school stuff and plus points if it has that aged leather smell too!



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