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iconic watch and its place in fashion history. Founded in 1905 by German watchmaker Hans Wilsdorf, Rolex has since been recognized for its technologically advanced yet stylish pieces. From its
early beginnings to signature designs like the Submariner diver’s watch, The Watch Book Rolex takes readers on a luxurious trip through time. teNeues
The World of Anna Sui by Tim Blanks
Known for her boho chic
fashions, Anna Sui has been drawing inspiration from the groovy 1970s and the subcultures of rock and roll and punk for more than two decades. Now, fashion fans can tune into a new pro le
of the much-loved New York designer and her work. Written by The Business of Fashion editor-at- large Tim Blanks, The World of Anna Sui includes interviews with the design talent, along with runway images from Sui’s shows, sketches
and mood boards. It’s
a riveting behind-the- scenes glimpse into Sui’s fantastical universe. Abrams
The Watch Book Rolex by Gisbert L. Brunner Long associated with glamour and luxury, the Rolex watch has become far more than just a fashionable timepiece. This new book, written
by journalist and author Gisbert L. Brunner, explores the story of the
designer spotlight
han Chong of Self-portrait
With his London-based label Self-Portrait quickly gaining a reputation for feminine frocks in the fashion world, Malaysian- born designer Han Chong is becoming a rising star in his own right. Before pursuing fashion, Chong was an art student back home, and worked for a designer in Kuala Lumpur for three years. He later moved to London, where he graduated from Central Saint Martins in London, and launched his brand in 2013.
“She’s not afraid to stand out. She de nitely doesn’t want to blend in. She wants to light up, she likes attention, I think, because you get noticed when you wear Self-Portrait,” Chong said.
With names like the late British talent Alexander McQueen as his inspirations, it’s no wonder that the Self-Portrait designer is on the cutting edge. However, Chong also favours versatility and wearability. In an interview with Fashionista.
com, he described the typical Self-Portrait woman.
As his celebrity following grows and his ladylike, airy frocks become wardrobe essentials, Chong’s Self-Portrait will be the label to keep on your sartorial radar.
While it has only been a few years, Self-Portrait is already known for its girlish lace, eyelet frocks and off-the-shoulder necklines. On the Spring/ Summer 2017 runway, Chong featured a collection of ivory laser-cut dresses, cut-out jumpsuits in neutral tones and cropped white bodices. Away from the catwalks, Self-Portrait pieces have even been spotted on celebrity trendsetters like Beyoncé, Michelle Obama and the Duchess of Cambridge.

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