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MODERN CLASSICS: 6 WARDROBE ESSENTIALS GETTING A MILLENNIAL MAKEOVER

MAR 12, 2020

Keeping pace with the tastes of young trendsetters, LANDMARK’S top brands are reimagining wardrobe essentials with fresh energy.

With spring and summer right around the corner, reset your look with new pieces that reflect your personality and your lifestyle. And that applies not only to key conversation starters and statement pieces, but also the everyday essentials that so often go overlooked.

Luckily, there’s no shortage of inspiration in the latest Spring-Summer collections. Designers such as Prada, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen and Saint Laurent are reinventing cocktail dresses, button-ups and sandals for men and women alike.

Embrace these next-gen vibes with our lineup of modern classics, remixed for a new cohort of fashion mavens:

1. Everyday denim

Saint Laurent’s Bermuda shorts are a denim dream. Photo: Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello

Denim is back – especially among trend-driven millennials, who have been filling their closets with classic jeans, laidback cutoffs and vintage styles that have been reworked by brands like Balenciaga, Off/White and Calvin Klein. The trend reflects millennials’ approach to work-life balance, an increasing ability to work remotely, and thus more casually, as well as a desire to look put-together while still feeling comfortable.

This season’s designs feel fresher than ever. Paying homage to ‘80s Bermuda shorts, Saint Laurent’s modern update combines a retro shade of light blue denim with raw edges and flattering stretch for effortless urban appeal.

Ideal to wear to a film screening, live gig or dinner with friends, the understated knee-length cut looks particularly sleek when paired with biker boots and a fitted blazer – or just worn with a simple white tee and platform sneakers.

Shop it: Saint Laurent, Shop G3, G/F, LANDMARK ALEXANDRIA

2. The suit

Experiment in new suiting by Dior Men.

Fluid fashion has gained traction in recent years, defying classic gender roles and sartorial choices. Millennials love to experiment, as do the latest crop of designers: gender-blending silhouettes, uninhibited colour and surprising touches can be seen across men’s Summer 2020 collections.

The classic suit is no exception. Gone are the days of staid and staunch three-pieces; this season, the coolest looks blend masculine tailoring with feminine flourishes borrowed from the world of women’s couture, as evidenced by this look by Dior Men.

Featuring a classic grey palette, the silky suit integrates a diagonal satin sash, which disappears into a jacket side seam. Artistic and elevated, this suit can be paired with sleek white sneakers and edgy accessories – think gold chains, ear cuffs, or a knuckle duster.

Shop it: Dior Men, Shop B57-58 & B66-67, LANDMARK MEN, B/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM, 8009 69 886

3. The little black dress

Prada’s ultra-flattering interpretation of the LBD.

The little black dress has long been the ultimate party dress. It’s easy to see why: The LBD is universally flattering and looks fantastic with nearly every type of shoewear, from flats to trainers to vertiginously high heels. Millennials are embracing the classic look, albeit with wider-ranging style sensibilities that at once embrace nostalgic throwbacks as well as futuristic takes – if a look is expressive and tells a story, it’s a winner.

In its Spring-Summer 2020 collection, Prada experiments with several new takes on the traditional LBD, including this boho chic, long-sleeved number with bows at the shoulders and a delicate sequin embellishment. The silhouette flirts with 1970s allure and modern, elongated lines. It’s sleek, simple and unapologetically pretty – all the hallmarks of a perfect LBD. Pair it with chunky sneakers or mules, then work the crowd with confidence.

Shop it: Prada, Shop G4 & 102, G/F & 1/F, LANDMARK ALEXANDRA, 2522 2989

4. The button-up

Valentino Men’s Yellow City short-sleeved button-up.

As the millennial office landscape changes – think co-working spaces, the rise of digital nomads, the gig economy, and a more relaxed approach to corporate life – so too does go-to workwear. Ties are no longer a must, sneakers work just as well as Oxfords, and ‘casual Fridays’ are a thing of the past.

With this new formula, the humble button-up is quickly transforming its reputation from stuffy to smart. Case in point: Valentino Men has just introduced a collection of button-up shirts featuring wild, jungly prints and fantastical embroidery. Like wearable joy, these eminently fun shirts can easily be elevated when worn under a tailored blazer with crisp chinos or tailored denim.

Shop it: Valentino Men, Shop B20, LANDMARK MEN, B/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM, 2530 2621

5. The white blouse

Chloé’s Iconic top adds a new dimension to the classic blouse.

Just like the gents, millennial working women are rethinking their office attire, curating pieces that can transition from day to night, and well into the weekend. ‘Less is more’ is an ethos most millennials swear by, so having a few key items that can be mixed, matched and accessorised suits this more casual, go-with-the-flow lifestyle.

That’s why a versatile white blouse is a must-have. It’s smart, goes with pretty much anything and looks chic all year round. Chloé’s latest update is better than ever, with an airy and ethereal vibe that will elevate the white blouse from supporting act to a starring role.

New from the brand’s Spring-Summer collection, the Iconic Milk top showcases a V-neck cut and refined ruffles that are both feminine and flattering. Wear it with wide-legged palazzo pants and strappy sandals for serious A-lister vibes – and you’ll be ready for work or the weekend.

Shop it: Chloé, Shop G24-26 & M9-11, G/F & M/F, LANDMARK PRINCE'S, 2807 1101

6. The sandal

Bottega Veneta’s BV Curve Sandal pops in shades like paprika, ice blue and tapioca.

Heels, too, are getting a new look this season. With active, on-the-go lifestyles, a love of travel and a desire for self expression, millennials are looking for heels that are comfortable and playful, casual yet cutting-edge. Bold colours, unexpected textures and unconventional details go a long way when it comes to winning their hearts.

Bottega Veneta’s latest footwear collection does just that. This seasons’ must-have? The BV Curve Sandal. Using its signature hand-woven construction, the brand gives the sandal a futuristic makeover with voluminous soft-touch materials and twisted details. The all-over quilted technique looks bold and beautiful – and comes in an array of cheerful hues, such as paprika, ice blue and tapioca.

Shop it: Bottega Veneta: Shop G6-7, G/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM, 2973 0882

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