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Insider Roundup: Willow Smith For Onitsuka Tiger & More

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Change, it seems, is on the horizon. While Singapore moves into Phase 2 of the Circuit Breaker, online events and shopping platforms, including TaFF's new e-commerce initiative, will still reign supreme for the foreseeable future. The retail industry is slowly getting back on its feet as well, as seen in the important announcements from Onitsuka Tiger, Alexander McQueen and Givenchy. In the beauty world, a new eyeshadow palette is set to capture the hearts of makeup lovers. As we all slowly bounce back from the global crisis, let these updates be your source of positivity before the weekend.

Willow Smith for Onitsuka Tiger

A photo of Willow Smith wearing Onitsuka Tiger

Willow Smith in Onitsuka Tiger's Fall campaign.

Singer, songwriter and actress Willow Smith adds to her titles as the new global brand ambassador for Onitsuka Tiger. Their latest brand campaign features Willow wearing pieces from the Onitsuka Tiger Fall/Winter 2020 collection. “Willow Smith is a woman blessed with universal humanism and excellent creativity, going beyond the limits of Generation Z or Millennials," said Onitsuka Tiger in a press release.

Alexander McQueen makes Jun Ji-Hyun its first Korean ambassador

Aside from Onitsuka Tiger, British fashion powerhouse Alexander McQueen also revealed their new ambassador: Legend of the Blue Sea actress Jun Ji-Hyun. This makes her the brand’s very first Korean endorser. Her first campaign showcases the new The Story Collection of leather bags with metallic handles reminiscent of Alexander McQueen’s signature jewelled hardware. The entire collection is set to launch this 25 June.

Givenchy announces new creative director

Another luxury fashion house made waves with the news of Matthew M. Williams assuming the post of Givenchy’s creative director. The 34-year-old designer and founder of Alyx Studio will replace Claire Waight Keller, who departed from Givenchy in April. Williams’ streetwear-inspired aesthetic has seen previous collaborations with Virgil Abloh and Kanye West. We’re eager to see how his vision will change Givenchy and the fashion world.

TaFF launches e-commerce platform

A poster of the TaFF's OneOrchard.Store

Support local with TaFF's OneOrchard.Store.

More on fashion, but closer to home: If you’re looking to indulge in a much-needed mid-year wardrobe shake-up, check out pieces designed by Singapore-based designers on OneOrchard.Store (OOS). Managed by the Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF), this e-commerce store showcases trailblazing local talent from emerging and established fashion labels with the goal of enticing support from consumers in Singapore and beyond.

Urban Decay drops a purple-themed Naked eyeshadow palette

A collage of the Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette

The Ultraviolet Palette is an ode to Urban Decay's signature colour.

Speaking of game-changers, who can forget the popularity of the Urban Decay's Naked eyeshadow palettes? Plum-hued eye looks will be all the rage with the launch of the new Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette. It features 12 shades in matte, satin, and shimmer formulas that burst with vibrant pigments. It launched online last Tuesday on the Sephora website for SGD83/~USD59.63.

Digital Shilin Singapore Festival returns this weekend

The page for the F&B establishments in the Digital Shilin Singapore Festival

The featured F&B establishments in the Digital Shilin Singapore Festival.

Next, support homegrown Singaporean businesses with the second weekend of Shilin Singapore’s digital festival. The event will feature up to 100 local and regional digital pop-up stores. Get to know local F&Bs and artisanal labels as you listen to a myriad of live performances and win prizes from various digital games. While the fun already began today, the festival will run until 21 June from 12PM to 11PM daily on the Shilin website.

Dance the night away with ACUVUE® Define® X TWICE

The poster for the ACUVUE® Define® X TWICE event

ACUVUE® Define® X TWICE event poster

For more fun online experiences you can do this weekend, Singaporean Oncers will get the chance to virtually "meet" their idols in ACUVUE®'s first virtual show this Saturday evening. Korean girl group and Define® ambassadors TWICE will do a 45-minute stream that will include a live performance, fun challenges, and beauty tips sharing. To join, follow ACUVUESG on Facebook, request access to the private ACUVUE® DEFINE® x TWICE Facebook group, and wait for the virtual show to start on 20 June 2020 at 7PM.

Get back to the grind with Oxygen Cycle

It’s not just the shops that are re-opening. If you’re missing the exhilaration of a workout outside your home, Oxygen Cycle just opened the first outdoor rooftop spin studio in Kuala Lumpur. You can enjoy the open breeze as you sweat through their invigorating spin classes. They’re also set to begin a range of night spin classes mid-July, so keep an eye out for them.

Rewind back to Friday for last week’s updates.