Buy Spy, January 12, 2007

Grade A
A/X Armani Exchange’s (#02-13/14 Paragon, 290 Orchard Rd., 6732-5726) collection for Spring is understated yet rebellious. Eastern influences collide with west coast rocker chic through a collection that fuses neutral colours such as navy, black, white and grey. The mix of organic fabrics and elongated silhouettes ensure that the cuts are always flattering (especially if you’re well-toned as well), while for the ladies, look out for floral printed dresses, striped knit polos and willowy tops. Get them now.
All Geared Up
Denim lovers must not miss Diesel’s (#02-40 Paragon, 290 Orchard Rd., 6732-3525) hot Spring/Summer collection. Ensuring boys and girls that they look good all the time, the jeans are cut in such a way that waistlines are semi-low, and look best when cinched with big multi-buckle belts. The cut is also slim, with small embellishments and functional pockets ensuring that the look remains accessible yet rugged.
Walk This Way
Put your best foot forward with pretty new shoes from Sole 2 Sole’s (#03-28, Mandarin Gallery, 333 Orchard Road, 6836-3230) latest arrivals. From London Soles, choose from an assortment of comfy ballet flats ($239-279) in funky leopard prints, polished patents or understated leather. From Arch Shoe Salon, new T-bar pumps or sassy slingbacks (lined with bright red in soles) will match almost any party frock in your closet. Versatility is key as these pumps will work well with formal wear too.