Roksanda in Singapore: The Pedder pop-up makes a case for power colour-blocking

Roksanda in Singapore: The Pedder pop-up makes a case for power colour-blocking

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Text: Jolene Khor

Roksanda loans its colour architecture to Pedder on Scotts for a month

What are the hallmarks of a successful fashion designer? It's hard to argue against a prize as prestige as the CFDA Fashion Awards, a lauded creative director appointment at a storied luxury house, or even a constant sold-out tag on an e-commerce platform. If we traced only the fashion apostles within such stringent criterion, we would be writing off the significance (or at least, the relevance) of names like Roksanda.

As a people's designer, Roksanda's threads hang on a key principle influential women the likes of Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton, Emma Stone and even Melania Trump bank on to mirror the power within: to-kill body positive sheath silhouettes in inimitable colour plays. Lesser known however, is its translation within the world of accessories — leather goods in particular.

Perched on pedestals at Pedder on Scotts for the month of May and June, Roksanda's spring/summer bag are on the spotlight. Key players seen below — the Dia leather shoulder bag, Neneh leather tote and Eider colour-block textured leather tote — reprise the house codes; her clashing paint jobs and commanding geometry are met with a bag of mixed materials, from resin and wood handles to oversized gold hardware. Monograms not needed here. They're all telltale Roksanda.

The Roksanda pop-up at Pedder on Scotts runs till the end of June.


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