Club 21b Opens; Local Labels at Tangs; Revolution Pop Up Shop

Certainly some of the most exciting news for menswear enthusiasts in recent memory: Highly coveted US fashion designer Adam Kimmel will be debuting his first ever collection here—inspired by the high-rollers and hoodlums found inside casinos (now that’s what we call gangster chic)—at Club 21b (#01-07 Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Rd., 6304-1459). Drum roll please. While not as transcendental as his upcoming Autumn/Winter 2011 collection which draws from the woods and lumberjacks by way of TV series Twin Peaks, I am thankful that I’ll be seeing these pieces for real for once. Never one to bore, Kimmel infuses his jackets, shirts and pants with heavy drapes and cuts and exquisite material like silk befitting all aspiring Godfathers. These will drop later this month.
The folks behind the first fund-raising Revolution Pop Up Shop in November will be holding their second one on Feb 26-27, 11am-6pm—this time at photography space Objectifs (56A Arab St., 6339-3068). Pre-loved designer clothing, spanning brands like agnès b,,Hugo Boss, Marni and Jayson Brundson can be found here at bargain prices, with proceeds going to the NorthLight School Student Bursary Fund and Sanctuary House—hey, whatever it takes for a good cause! Email: [email protected] or call 9862-5520 for more details.
Speaking of worthy causes—the team from local departmental store Tangs (310/320 Orchard Rd., 6737-5500) have also upped their game to showcase more local labels following their Sifr pop-up store last year. This time round, five new additions sit alongside Sifr—Coupe-Couso, Sundays, Saturday (no relation to the former), Thomas Wee and Dave Fine Jewellery. While Wee’s collection is more old-school, the younger guns from Coupe-Couso and Sundays churn out more contemporary menswear, focusing on fine fabric and tailoring such as hand-stitched buttonholes to set them apart. The pop-up displays will end towards the end of the month, so pop by to check them out and hopefully, spend some moolah on these local creations before they disappear (again).