New on Net-a-Porter: 5 Labels to Watch

Style upwards with Net-a-Porter and five labels at the vanguard of fashion’s most exciting
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There’s no lack of malls or independent boutiques to shop at in Singapore, but for all the other times we want that extra bit of variety and individualism – to own something that no one in town will ever have – there’s always online shopping available. Lucky for you, we are hooked onto refreshing the various shopping sites multiple times daily to see what’s new. Here, the coolest brands and extras that caught our prying eyes at

Photography Joel Low Styling Evon Chng Hair Sean Ang/Fac3inc using La Biosthetique Makeup Melissa Yeo/Fac3inc using Bobbi Brown Model Anna K/Mannequin Photography assistant Alfie Pan

Maggie Marilyn, New Zealand

In the realm of accessible luxury, New Zealand-based fashion label Maggie Marilyn is still a baby. Yet, the elegant form and timeless tailoring says otherwise. Case in point: the brand’s romantic pleated silk-satin blouse and matching pants. Launched just late last year, Maggie Marilyn debuted its collection online exclusively at, and joins the growing number of emerging labels that create consciously designed clothing.

Pleated silk-satin blouse (US$389) and pleated silk-satin pants (US$494), Maggie Marilyn.
Micro leather Pristine shoulder bag (US$352), Manu Atelier.
Gold-plated choker with crystals and faux pearls (US$518), Erickson Beamon.
Gold-plated pearl ring (US$145), Cornelia Webb.

Ganni, Denmark

The Copenhagen-based label wants you to know that its design is anything but Scandinavian minimalism. Made for the playful and fiercely independent girl who is bold and uncomplicated, Ganni’s clothing is meant to worn in different ways, according to your personal style. Expect easy-to-wear statement separates and quality basics that go with just about anything in your wardrobe. Our pick? The Harvard cotton jersey t-shirt that’s all the rage among street style stars.

Cotton jersey Harvard T-shirt (US$60), embroidered tulle Monroe maxi skirt (US$545) and polyester shell bomber jacket (US$260), Ganni.
Suede Sybil Leek over-the-knee boots (US$599), Dorateymur.
Rhodium-plated cubic zirconia choker, US$648, Eddie Borgo.
Briefs, model’s own.


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A.W.A.K.E. (All Wonderful Adventures Kindle Enthusiasm), Russia

Natalia Alaverdian dabbled professionally in styling, photography and art direction. And if her name sounds familiar, that’s because you’ve probably seen her work in various fashion titles. Her latest endeavour comes in the form A.W.A.K.E., a fashion label that balances commercial viability with conceptual storytelling, resulting in editorial-friendly pieces. Collections are mostly inspired by Japanese art and culture, as seen in the origami details of this pleated cotton skirt (US$642).

Viscose and cotton-blend one-shoulder top (US$525) and pleated cotton skirt (US$642), A.W.A.K.E.
Leather Clever belt bag (US$407), Vanessa Seward.
Silver-plated clip earrings with crystals and faux pearl (US$422), Miu Miu.
Rhodium-plated O-Ring chain choker (US$249), Eddie Borgo.



Ulla Johnson, New York

Influenced by travel escapades to exotic destinations, Ulla Johnson’s eponymous label prides itself on creating a collection built on a foundation of natural fibres and ease of fit. The elastic waistband on this cotton and linen-blend twill jumpsuit nips the waist at just the right spot to elongate the legs, with the heavy twill material adding structure to the form, so you’re all dressed up even when you’re pared down.

Cotton and linen-blend twill jumpsuit (US$326) and cropped frayed ombré denim jacket (US$326), Ulla Johnson.
Leather belt (US$156), Frame.
Mini leather Demi shoulder bag (US$481), Manu Atelier.
Gold and silver-tone enamel clip earrings (US$444), Marni.


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Sacai, Japan

Chitose Abe of Sacai combines Japanese sensibilities with acute functionality to produce timeless and innovative feminine pieces for all occasions – like this seemingly regular silk organza-trimmed poplin skirt. Its adjustable elastic waistband detail allows the wearer to easily hike up the hemline, giving the piece an unexpected silhouette. This elaborate thought process in designing the Sacai collection is influenced by Abe’s daily observations of her surroundings.

Poplin shirt (US$457), silk organza-trimmed poplin skirt (U$845), and cotton and nylon jacket (US$1,222), Sacai.
Mirrored-leather Double Delta boots (US$444), Dorateymur.
Gold-tone enamelled hoop earrings (US$180), Chan Luu.
Leather Albion tote (US$691), Sophie Hulme



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