Cruise collections naturally fall in that awkward February phase where those in more temperate climates are stuck with the dilemma of dressing for weather that flakes between hot and cold. Fortunately, in sunny-all-year-round Singapore, there isn’t much to worry about, which is why we love how womenswear label Armoire is keeping it relatively light as they debuted their Cruise 2014 collection at the stroke of midnight on August 15 at the ultra-luxe lounge Pangaea in Marina Bay Sands.
A preview of the collection was seen at the recent Fashion TV Beach Festival at Tanjong Beach Club. High slits, crop tops and flirty frocks were seen among outfits in the Armoire show at Pangaea. The label is spearheaded by creative director Evon Tan.
The “Happiness Reservation” collection takes inspiration from Oia in Santorini, Greece, with its endless horizon skyline and houses carved into the cliffs. Grecian elements were seen in togas, an abundance of silk and sheer layering. Most pieces were light and airy but still had touches of Armoire’s signature touch, such as the bodycon and shift dress silhouette as well as new inspirations such as the A-line skirt hem.
We also saw variations of the same fabric being used to make a bikini, an A-line frock, a sleveless knee-length dress with plunging neckline and a toga with cutouts, proving to us once and for all that cloth repeaters are the coolest kids in the house.
Armoire also carries a made-to-measure service along with their ready-to-wear line to cater to a discerning clientele by “asserting individualism”. (No shade on the quotes, just, you know, quoting from the actual source.) Evon’s family-run garment business ensures the designer is adept to the challenges of designing for a specific client’s taste. She prides Armoire to its “task of creating flawless apparels for diversity”.
Watch the story of Armoire’s beginnings, here: