Rough and Tough
Made for work and leisure, the Tumi Alpha Bravo Luke Roll-Top Backpack is practical as well as good-looking in a new blue camo pattern this season. Chuck in your laptop, tablet, phone and a few pieces of clothing, and you’re good for a weekend break, straight from the office! Don’t be daunted by the roll-top closure, which actually provides extra security – a zipped opening in the back allows easy access without needing to unfurl the flap.
The Stella McCartney Falabella Go Tie-print backpack is the perfect example of the designer’s tongue-in-cheek sense of humour, featuring a print reminiscent of patterns on a necktie that is probably similar to something our fathers wore. It is not all preppy and proper, though, as the chunky leather-threaded steel chain lends some bad attitude to this piece.
Cool Classic Lines
Founded by artisans in Lancashire in 1990, the brand Charles Berkeley makes sturdy and practical bags in classic styles with updated styling. Leather is the main material, crafted in innovative designs as seen in this modern satchel for the dynamic individual. In Malaysia, find Charles Berkeley bags and leather goods at Leather Avenue stores in major shopping centres.
The Bubble 47 Squelette is the newest of Corum’s signature bubble watches. A fascinating skeleton watch, the inner workings of the watch is truly a sight to behold, combining fine craftsmanship with modern design. Superluminova-coated hands add a high-tech element while making the watch easy to read in low light.
In support of child literacy, Montblanc again teams up with UNICEF to present two limited edition Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum watches, with part of the sale proceeds to be donated toward providing access to primary education for over five million children. Aptly, the timepiece is named after the Latin Orbis Terrarum, translated as Earth, and tells the time in 24 time zones, a result of the sophisticated complication developed by Montblanc’s master watchmakers.
New this season, the Triangle Duffle bag from Balenciaga adds some fun to everyday looks with its geometric shape and bright colours. Don’t be fooled by the unconventional shape as this is one roomy bag and definitely very practical.
Following a partnership with the Renault Sport F1 team, Bell & Ross commemorated the collaboration with a collection of watches celebrating the appreciation both the racing and aviation industries have for performance, accuracy and perfect timing. This year, the steering wheel of the new Renault RS17 F1 car was the inspiration behind the new collection featuring three watches, including the Skeleton Chronograph and the Tourbillon Chronograph. Designed to be easy and accurate to read with colour-coded areas for different functions, the watches have another similarity with Renault’s racing machines, that is the usage of Carbone Forge, titanium and ceramic as materials.
These Heinz Mayer jewellery pieces exude a classic quality while also being delightfully modern through the use of precious gemstones in a myriad of eye-catching colours. Jewellery lovers can find these, as well as pieces from brands making their debut in Malaysia, including Autore South Sea Pearls, Ferrari Firenze and Suzanne Kalan, at the Jewellery Asia 2017 expo at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 5-7 September. Both trade visitors as well as the general public are welcome to attend