Wisma Atria, one of the most established shopping malls around with 16 years of experience as a shopping destination on Orchard Road, Singapore’s most happening and largest shopping district, re-launches with a brand-new facelift and revamp on 6 and 7 September.

Titled “The Stylish Metamorphosis”, the new building which is now pinaccled with a spectacular-shaped exteriors in a crystalised form and the shape of a ‘jewellery box’, mirroring that of precious stones and their raw beauty in architectural notion, is part of the mall’s milestone to take Orchard Road to the next level, cementing Wisma Atria’s position at the frontier of Singapore’s shopping landscape.

The brand new facade of Wisma Atria after a year-long construction

Alongside that, the addition of new stores into the mall, such as international fashion brands Tory Burch, luxury watch boutique TAG Heuer, as well as the first-ever Paris Baguette bakery to open in Singapore. The mall also houses the recently-opened Coach‘s largest South East Asia flagship store and Workshop Element (W.E.), the biggest homegrown multi-label boutique, to name a few which will certainly be key in capulating the mall as a retail shopping haven for the chic and stylish.

And there’s no better way to kickstart the launch party than with a fashion show that features a dazzling stage and spell-binding blue spotlights, engulfing the set of the show to echo the theme of the relaunch, “Out of the Blue”.

Produced and directed by our homegrown fashion producer Daniel Boey, the show which spans over two days – on Thursday and Friday, is jointly directed by Bryan Gamboa and presented by hosts George Young and Stephanie Carrington. 

While the first day show saw the showcase of the latest collections by new tenants Coach, Timewise by Cortina Watch, Dickson Watch & Jewllery and TAG Heuer in a glamorized fashion, the second day show which started with an entertaining music performance by local band 53A, whose stellar vocals channel the vibe of the celebratory mood and gets our feet thumping in great delight. It is certainly nothing short of perfection.

Tommy Bahama @ Wisma Atria’s Re-Launch Show

And of course, the main highlight of the party has got to be the runway presentations of the Fall/Winter 2012 collection of  Tommy Bahama, a Seattle-based island wear brand who is a new tenant to Wisma Atria, as well as Japanese casualwear boutique Collect Point (which houses Lowrys Farm, Heather, Hare and Jeanasis) and Mango from Spain – all three brands capturing the different genres of fashion.

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TOMMY BAHAMA

For the Tommy Bahama segment of the show, the beach-goer mood is undoubtedly captivated with breezy sundresses, off-shoulder jumpers and loose flower-printed for the women, and casual checked shorts, lightweight short-sleeved shirts and slippers for the men, this resortwear collection can never go wrong for activities under the sun. Especially with those billowing sunhats and straw hats.

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COLLECT POINT

And while it’s more laidback in Tommy Bahama’s collection, the Fall/Winter 2012 collection by Japanese casualwear brand Collect Point exudes a preppy chic feel with clothes that are more on the pastel side of the colour palette.

The brand also featured some waisted skirt looks and casual shirts that would do justice to the men’s and women’s wardrobe, and are perfect for the weekend chillout mood.

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MANGO

With the day looks presented, the night can only get better with glammed up night looks from Mango‘s newest collection.

Channeling a devil-may-care attitude as well as smokey eye looks, dark lips and a sleek hairdo, the collection features much swag with structured leather looks, a full-on sequin jacket and a fitted leopard printed look in a palette of black, red and white – looks that I would most definitely wear. The vibe of the collection sure looks fit for a biker chic, coupled with towering stilettos to make that strut.

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And just like the saying: ‘the clothe maketh the man’, Wisma Atria with it’s new image that aces architecturally and fashionably can only mean one thing – that it’s set forth to soar to greater heights. So here’s to a great start, Wisma Atria!
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Posted by:Jessica Ye

Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Couture Troopers. Former editor of Designaré Magazine and a first class honours graduate of LASALLE's BA(Hons) Fashion Media & Industries Degree. She is a true-blooded leo who thinks that over-commercialism kills art.

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