It's a question that the editors at Buro 24/7 Singapore preoccupy ourselves with everyday. Our bread and butter. A continual quest to not only stay up-to-date, but to stay ahead of the curve by considering in tandem: What's new? What's next?
Looking towards the next season, we want to hear from you. In partnership with The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, we've created a Buro 24/7 Trend Gallery installation at Front Row Stage (located at the Skating Rink on the Canal Level) that puts forward three key trends in fashion, beauty and culture for your thoughtful consideration. Head down, take a gander, and cast your vote for your favourite trend. But if you're not the in the neighbourhood, you can vote right here in our digital poll.
What would you like to wear this coming season? Which beauty look speaks to you? Which music playlist piques your interest? Scroll down and cast your votes in the three categories now.
How do I vote in the digital poll?
Super easy. All you have to do is:
1. Read through our curated trends below for fashion, beauty and culture;
2. Find the orange digital poll at the end of each category; and
3. Click on your favourite trend in each category.
Visit the Buro 24/7 Trend Gallery
The installation at Front Row Stage at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is currently showing from now until 22 September 2016. Admission is free. Just mention that you're a reader of Buro 24/7 Singapore to gain entry.
Like how florals are a staple in spring, checks are fundamental for fall. From tartan to plaid and windowpane checks, the heritage print is back on the grid thanks to Prada, Bottega Veneta and Dior Homme.
On her: Check wool jacket, by MIU MIU. Jacquard sweater, by DIOR. Slip dress, by MAJE. Mini leather skirt, by BALLY. Bergen stretch leather boots, by COACH.
On him: Shearling check jacket, by PRADA. Prince of Wales wool coat, by GIVENCHY BY RICCARDO TISCI. Polo shirt, by HERMÈS. Stretch cotton jeans and tailored leather lace-up shoes with perforated pattern, both by BOSS MEN.
Baroque influences and rich fabrics abound this fall. Think opulent tapestry and ornate embellishments, the key to acing this trend is to be unabashedly decadent.
Velvet brocade coat with embellishments, by MIU MIU. Embroidered wool and cashmere sweater, by GUCCI. Metallic skirt, by CHANEL. Strappy wedges with embellishments, by PRADA.
Paraded at Burberry and Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, you'll want to earn your fashion stripes by making the sharp military jacket your new season uniform.
On him: Cashmere wool military pea coat, by BURBERRY. Nylon gilet, by ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA. Check slim fit trousers, by BALLY. Velvet sneakers, by GIVENCHY BY RICCARDO TISCI. Denim sailor hat, by PRADA.
On her: Lurex tweed jacket, by GIVENCHY BY RICCARDO TISCI. Cotton shirt, by BOSS MEN. Leather shorts, by VERSUS VERSACE. Collegissima ankle boots, by CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN. Medallion necklace, by CHANEL. Corset and leather waist belt, both by PRADA.
White goes from ethereal to playful with this bold eyeliner look. A little bit '60s with a modern, witty twist, complete the look with pink blusher and slightly iridescent pale lips.
2. MATTE LIPS
The matte lip is back in a big way, with major makeup brands from Chanel to Dior to Nars to Urban Decay introducing new versions of this shine-free look. We love the contrast of a deep, matte lip, with satiny skin and thick, defined brows, for a play on textures.
This season is all about the glitter, but worn in fresh and unpredictable iterations. If you're going for a shimmery coat of pixie dust, why not do it superhero style, in an inspired burst of blue, red and silver glitter worn almost like a mask around the eyes.
Who better to talk music trends than Rosalyn Lee (a.k.a. Rozz) from local radio station Lush 99.5FM? Responsible for blessing Singapore's mainstream-tuned airwaves with independent and electronic music, Lush 99.5FM's programming gives a taste of what's up and coming. Helming the booth for Lush Bites on weekdays from 9am to 1pm, Rozz knows what's going to be big next. We pick her brains to curate three distinctly different playlists below.
1. SLEEPER R&B
"This is a playlist of the dopest contemporary R&B artists of the moment. You will hear them on Lush 99.5FM and no other radio stations in Singapore."
2. RISING STARS
"These are artists who are on the cusp of greatness. They will blow up in no time, mark my words. If you ever get a chance to see them live, you must."
3. ROCK BANDS
"This playlist is made up of new tracks by my favourite rock bands. It's definitely a list you need to listen to on maximum volume. Warning: May induce some headbanging and mad dancing."
When was the last time you sent a text without using an emoticon? Few and far between, right? In an age where a smiley face can soften the blow of a digital rant, or a peace sign can confirm one's attendance at dinner, knowing what emoticon to use (and when to use it) is a deft social skill. We did a little digging, and here are the top most used emoticons in the world. Which begs the question: Which one is your favourite?
Photography: Vanessa Caitlin
Fashion Direction: Dora Aljoofri-Shrestha
Beauty Direction: Renée Batchelor
Styling: Andrea Sim
Makeup: Melissa Yeo/FAC3INC
Hair: Sean Ang/FAC3INC
Fashion Assistance: Weiqi Yap
Models: Hanna Jang/Nu Models & Jeong Jin/Looque