31 JANUARY 2017 - It's our first issue of the new year and we’re heralding in the new fashion season with it. "Spring/Summer 2017 is awash with newness,” says Grace Tay, Managing Editor. "We're seeing debut collections following a wave of designer musical chairs; emerging brands have staked a firm hold higher up the fashion rungs; and street style celebutantes' influence has trickled up to big-name brands. We bring you all the brands, trends and names to know this season in our 71-page SS17 Dossier.”
Plus, plenty of edgy fashion editorials that take you from Milan to Munich, Melbourne and Manhattan, where we encounter the cool-girl Japanese model and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter actress Rola, who fronts our cover and appears in a stunning editorial shot in New York City. The 26-year-old opens up about hitting the big time, a rough childhood, her passion for food and travel, and recording an opera album.
Meanwhile, in our Living section, creating a very different genre of music is kooky French chanteuse Petite Meller, a philosophy MA student who toys with a Lolita-like imagery, and is fascinated with bringing libidinal unconscious dreams into reality through her unique blend of French chansons, Euro-pop and elements of Afrobeat.
Also in Living, we explore the pristine wilderness and waters of Indonesia's Komodo National Park on board te Amandira (a 52m traditional Phinisi vessel handcrafted by the Konjo tribe) and the Amanikan (a 32m custom-built coastal cruiser).
In Bijoux, feast your eyes on the stunning Dior Versailles High Jewellery Collection, a repertoire that takes inspiration from the splendours of Chateau de Versailles, and, through the mastery of jewellery designer Victoire de Castellane, lets the past speak in the present tense. We also highlight an array of glittering Valentine's Day gift ideas for that special someone.
A fascinating story in Beauty: Deputy Editor Justin Cheong boards the Venice-Simplon Orient Express and takes a trip from Prague to Venice, and discovers the story behind Bulgari's Le Gemme Men, a new haute parfumerie collection for men (that will be loved equally by women) based on precious gemstones such as the red garnet, the sapphire and the malachite.
"As Asia's most provocative luxury fashion magazine, we present, as always, content that is daring and international," says Olivier Burlot, publisher and CEO of Heart Media. "In the lead up to L'Officiel Singapore's landmark 10th anniversary in March, we're proud to show that the magazine is stronger than ever and, truly, worth your attention. Join us on this exciting journey into 2017!"
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