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ITALIAN ILLUSTRATOR SABRINA GARRASI FASHIONS STYLE IN WHIMSICAL DRAWINGS

#Fashionillustration –type that into any instagram search form and I guarantee that the number of posts you would get, pertaining to this topic, are dime a plenty. In fact, there are so many digital and traditional drawings out there as well as a seemingly rising fleet of illustrators, you can imagine how extremely challenging it is … Continue reading

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“‘Crystals and the postman are a girl’s best friend’” — A FILM BY ELLEN VON UNWERTH

A woman in black sequin heels languishes luxuriously across the bed. Her hair is coiled tightly into thick curlers, her eyebrows are sharply pencilled, and her mascara is heavy, near impossible. She flexes on the bed with a indulgent sigh, draws out a bright pink lipstick and smears it across her lips. Then, spreading her … Continue reading

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ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR XINLEH WHIPS UP MAGIC IN LATEST COLLABORATION

“In a universe populated by a multitude of life forms, it’s not uncommon to come across one, or two… or four extraterrestrials, with an almost schizophrenic love for drama.“ – Xinleh x Couture Troopers Something witchy has indeed landed. By that, I’m referring to our latest collaboration with artist and illustrator Xinlin, who goes by … Continue reading

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Interview with Chia-Jen Chang, Designer of Taiwan Fashion Label VIVACITA

A discreet simplicity in avant-garde style is the recipe for VIVACITA, a unique independent fashion label that was created by Taiwan fashion designer Chia-Jen Chang. Churning out stunning collections after collections since his debut in 2011, the brand has since come a long way and is known for its array of fluid and androgynous silhouettes that … Continue reading

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THE NEW SEASON OF ASIA’S NEXT TOP MODEL 2 IS BACK IN A FACE-OFF

Fierce, heated and fashion-indulgent, the brand new season of Asia’s Next Top Model, which premieres on 8 January 2014 on Star World channel, packs punch and commands stringent body control and an unwavering passion in a glamorous fashion like never before. Plus, with a multi-million budget in play, there is definitely much to look forward … Continue reading

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ATELIER SWAROVSKI AUTUMN/WINTER 2013 TOPS THE ROCK WITH DESIGNER COLLABORATIONS

Spirit. Luxury. Art.  Just imagine the romantic Swarovski crystal, fused with the artistic verve from some of the world’s top leading designers, and you would get ATELIER SWAROVSKI’S Autumn/Winter 2013 collection.   This season, world-renowned product designers Fredrikson Stallard, stellar fashion designer Christopher Kane, multi-disciplinary designer Arik Levy, as well as the all-talented Zaldy, raised … Continue reading

The Buckhouse Refinery

FINDING FASHION TREASURES AT THE BUCKHOUSE REFINERY

With the looming Christmas and festive season ahead, the call for new clothes resonates with almost everyone. It is, after all, a time for dressing up in the most stylistic threads. That is the reason why we at the Couture Troopers team are particularly excited to learn that The Buckhouse Refinery has risen above the multi-label wagon, … Continue reading

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H&M LAUNCHES SPRING COLLECTION 2014

EXCITED FOR 2014 YET? Popular retail fashion outlet H&M previews its Spring collection 2014 not too long ago, and we at Couture Troopers are stoked to review their their trendy new collection!  What is the right city attitude? Ladies, we have no idea. But we are sure that H&M has got it down to a capital T. … Continue reading

Lie Sang Bong

INTERVIEW: Exploring the Universe of Korean Couturier LIE SANG BONG at FIDé Fashion Weeks 2013

Text by Jessica Ye | Photography by Felly Loi    LIE SANG BONG, a name that is undoubtedly synonymous for pioneering South Korean fashion to the next level. He has dressed his country’s first lady, collaborated with some of the top Korean companies, including LG and Samsung, and has since crafted an iconic style that … Continue reading

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JAPANESE COUTURIER YUMI KATSURA DAZZLES AT FIDE FASHION WEEKS 2013

Text: Xinlin | Photography: Felly Loi The model sweeps in, a vision of ruffles and frock. At the ready the audience sit with their cameras, eyeing her movements with hawk-like scrutiny. The air is tense, but electrifying. Bird-like, she throws her arms open. The garment spills out from beneath her: ruffles blowing out into a … Continue reading

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