How to Work Prints

“Money talks. Style doesn’t has to.”

 Is your workwear looking even bleaker than your actual job? Perhaps it’s time for a style update.

SM_SuitMaker Printed Matter

Classic, formal menswear is simple and formulaic. You can never go wrong with a crisp, ironed-shirt paired with a matching tie and nicely fitted pair of pants. Heck, maybe even throw on a blazer.

No matter how cut and dried it is, the complexity in day-to-day menswear is in the little details. Most people can’t tell the difference between a plaid shirt from a checkered one, and most people don’t care. However, we’ve found that the people who pay closer attention to the finer details are always the ones that end up looking dapper, stealing the promotion you wanted and perhaps even leaving with the girl.

Now we’ll never tell, but here are some prints, patterns, tips and tricks to updating and reinventing your wardrobe and work towards being the dapper gentleman that you are.

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Spring/Summer 2016 Campaign Review: Bold in Balmain

There’s a (new) army this season.

The year has barely even started and all of social media is already sizzling and buzzing with back-to-back teasers on this year’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection.

One of our favourite advertising campaigns so far has got to be the unveiling of this year’s new #BALMAINARMY, featuring our all-time favourite industry players, the original queens of the runway and fashion editorials: Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer.

#BalmainArmy 2016

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Wear Your Tech

In keeping with the recent Digital Fashion Week 2015, the students from National Technological University’s School of Arts, Design and Media have designed and curated their works at the ArtScience Gallery over the weekend.

Fusing fashion and technology, the students were challenged to create a piece that explores current and cultural issues in our surroundings whilst engaging the audiences’ senses and sensibility.

Joining forces with engineers and scientists, the students also delved into understanding how technology is used with our body, and with that creating pieces that aims to excite, inspire and bring light to the issues that they are passionate about.

One of our favorite pieces included Alicia Phua’s Luminarium. Inspired by spores on the folds of fungus, an association to death and decay, Alicia created a shift dress with light-activated curlicues made from kraft paper rotating on a DC motor.


Luminarium by Alicia Phua

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Halloween Inspiration: Marty McFly

by Laetitia Wong 


I’ve always been a fan of Robert Zemeckis’ Back To The Future Trilogy, with the flying hoverboards and DeLorean time travel. To be absolutely frank, I’ve had quite a thing for Michael J. Fox for the longest time, even with the height difference (he’s only 1.63m!), I was willing to make it work. Ah, teenage crushes. It almost brings me back to my old room with the double-decker bed.

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The Sunburnt Trend: What?!

by Laetitia Wong


Trends have always come and gone, but this in itself is taking it to a whole other ridiculous level. This summer, girls and guys alike are creating ‘art’ on their skin by applying sunscreen in giant dollops, in places that they would wish to remain ‘skin coloured’ as compared to the ‘burnt skin’ that will turn tan under the sun, thus creating a ‘tattoo-like’ effect.

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