LE GRAND CIRQUE, AUTUMN/WINTER 2014 EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW

16 Jul 2014

  • Themed Le Grand Cirque, the autumn/winter 2014 exclusive preview offered a fashion spectacle to the region’s fashionistas. Held at the basement of Joyce’s flagship store in Central, fashion daredevils were invited to immerse themselves into two worlds – one capturing the joy, warmth and lightness of the new season, while the other brings forth the darker side of autumn with its air of mystery and drama.

    In amongst fun activities with magicians, jugglers and harlequins, guests were also invited to participate in the performance in front of a state-of-the-art social media wall. During the event it displayed the latest and most up-to-date Instagram, Facebook and Twitter posts captured throughout the days.

    The event showcased fantastical creations from Joyce’s portfolio of luxury brands. We handpicked some highlights from different fashion capitals around the world especially for you.

    Women’s highlights:

    CHRISTOPHER KANE

    Scottish designer Christopher Kane is one of Britain’s most innovative designers, fusing fabrics, colours and prints to create fashion that is covetable and cool. His autumn collection is all about contrasts: sweatshirts and baby doll dresses come with nylon accents while patent tops are mixed with luxe fur. His holographic floral prints are also a standout.

    Available at Joyce Central, Pacific Place, Lee Gardens and Harbour City.

    SACAI

    Founded in 1999 by Japanese designer Chitose Abe, Sacai is based on the concept of creating the unexpected from the expected. Abe is known for deconstructing wardrobe classics and piecing them back together, and this continues through to autumn as velvet clashes with cable knits. Layered scarf prints are pieced together with tartan kilts to create a series of sheer dresses. Hybrid outerwear is made from a combination of leather biker jackets and tailored Prince of Wales coats.

    Available at Joyce Central, Pacific Place, Lee Gardens and Harbour City.

    MANISH ARORA

    Manish Arora is one of India’s most successful designers whose work is characterised by vibrant colours and prints inspired by the exoticism of the East. His pretty in pink autumn collection features tops and dresses covered in digital prints of ice cream and other sugary treats like doughnuts and gummy bears. Full skirts are sweetened with candy cane stripes, or embroidered with a landscape reminiscent of Candyland.

    Available at Joyce Central, Pacific Place, Lee Gardens and Harbour City.

    Men’s highlights:

    J.W ANDERSON

    Avant Garde British designer Jonathan William Anderson continues to blur and subvert male and female dress codes in his men’s wear collection. Mumsy offerings include floral jacquards on rounded tops, puff-sleeve sweaters and toga-inspired tunics. Accessories are given a feminine touch with handbags and jewellery such as brooches and bangles.
    Available at Joyce Pacific Place.

    DRIES VAN NOTEN

    Titled ‘Rave and Renaissance’, Dries Van Noten’s autumn collection features urban sportswear such as acid wash jeans and worn-in khaki coats. Psychedelic colours burst forth in a range of tie dye prints in blues, pinks, yellows, and greens. Elaborate embellishments such as laces, fox stoles and pearl trimmed high collars add an old world elegance to the otherwise modern collection.

    Available at Dries Van Noten Landmark, Joyce Central, Pacific Place & Harbour City.

    THOM BROWNE

    This season New York based designer Thom Browne revisits his signature exaggerated silhouette, which include layers of classic three button jackets and trousers decorated in various wool tweeds such as herringbone, chalkstripe, windowpane and Prince of Wales with exposed frayed seams. Voluminous cocoon hunting jackets come with built in backpacks and are matched with rounded wader trousers or shorts layered over skinny trousers, all in a cool camouflage leaf fabric or print.

    Available at Joyce Central, Pacific Place, Lee Gardens & Harbour City.