Fashion & Jewellery

A Calling and a Career: The Handbags of Ethan K

A Calling and a Career: The Handbags of Ethan K

To hear Ethan Koh describe his youth in Singapore is to be swept off in a fantasy. One sees hot rainwater trickling glassily from the wide, flat leaves of palms. Lush plants in forest green, moss green, spring green, yellow green garland the skyscrapers. Fat fruits lie lazing by tree roots…

Perfume: Scents of Style

Perfume: Scents of Style

Traces of lotus, aromatic fumes of myrrh, soft cinnamon and sweet wine, all distilled into moon-white alabaster flasks. These details of Ancient Egyptian perfume-making can be deciphered from hieroglyphs inked in tombs, 5,000 years ago…

Beautiful Objects: The Queen's Gloves

Beautiful Objects: The Queen’s Gloves

Here’s what happens: The Second World War is officially on, the Nazi’s are slashing through Europe. In Vienna – strung with violent possibility and suspicions – Cornelia James, a young Austrian Jewish girl newly graduated from the Vienna Arts Academy, flees the country…

Jewellery Spotlight: Philomena Studio

Jewellery Spotlight: Philomena Studio

Castrillo, who originally hails from Spain, spent years living in France and honing her art in Parisian fashion houses, where she perfected embellishments and embroidery on evening gowns. But Ines Castrillo has itchy feet… and an eye for the international…

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