The best of the SG50 exclusive fashion collaborations
1. Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Monogram Rouge
The French luxury fashion house is jumping on the SG50 festivities by releasing a special edition of its iconic Petite Malle bag. Trimmed in Royal Rouge leather (a nod to our national flag colours) and adorned with gold metal accents to mark our nation's Golden Jubilee, the Petite Malle is a thoughtfully crafted accessory that would be perfect for any red-blooded Singaporean fashionista. Only 38 pieces have been created, and each bag comes with embossed text on the inside to mark it as a 'Limited Edition Singapore Jubilee 2015' piece.
Available at Louis Vuitton stores at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Ngee Ann City and Ion Orchard.
2. Fendi SG50 Petite 2Jours
Fendi draws on a different icon of our garden city: The Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid. The Italian brand is releasing a custom edition of its popular Petite 2Jours bag printed with the motif of the blooming orchids. In addition, the brand will give customers an option to hot stamp their bags with a special SG50 mould, as well as their initials. The bag comes in a limited run of 15 pieces and is exclusive to Singapore.
3. Salvatore Ferragamo SG50 Vara pump shoes, Varina flats and Ginny bag
Red and white have been given the Ferragamo treatment for our nation's birthday. The brand has used the colours for three of their immediately recognisable styles — The Vara pump, Varina flats and Ginny bag — which have been reimagined in a red leather and sport a pristine white grosgrain ribbon. We like this because its a combination that doesn't scream kitschy, and will pair well with other wardrobe staples.
The Vara and Varina shoes is exclusively available at Takashimaya Department Store and The Ginny handbag at all Ferragamo boutiques in Singapore.
4. Tom Ford Singapore Limited Edition Cuff
Master of chic Tom Ford gives us his birthday well-wishes in the form of a limited edition cuff — either in calf or crocodile leather. And when we say limited edition, we mean that there are only two such cuffs in existence, and their exclusivity is marked by the 'Singapore' branding stamped on the gold metal. It's the luxe birthday gift we've always wanted.
Available at the Tom Ford boutique at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
5. Berluti Un Jour Venezia leather briefcase with lion tattoo
For the gents feeling a bit out of the loop with all the SG50 female-centric merch, Berluti has released a capsule collection of 24 exotic leather products with four colour choices and nine Venezia leather products; all finished with a specially-designed lion tattoo. Our pick is the classic Berluti Un Jour Venezia leather briefcase in cacao, which has been polished to that signature patina and carefully tatted with an elegant lion emblem in blue.
Available at the Berluti store at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.