WORKOUT Local swimwear label Pinksalt has dipped its toes into the athleisure scene with its first capsule collection of sports bras and leggings: Flow by Pinksalt. The capsule’s leggings are high-waisted and include a back pocket, and the sports bras are long-lined and feature a cross-back detail. Also, the pieces are made using recycled polyester, giving them some strong sustainable credentials. Flow by Pinksalt is available exclusively at DesignOrchard, and at pinksaltswim.co .
Shop with a Conscience
Pu r nama wa s l aunched i n Singapore as a social enterprise; it has found ways to support the lives of women and children in Asia through livelihood, education and environmentally sustainable practices for a number of years. One example is its Pokhara collection, based on a weaving project in Nepal, with products such as yoga bags handmade by Nepali women on skills development programmes. Each bag purchased supports these women and the education of their children. It’s just one of many Purnama projects; find out more at shoppurnama. com/collections/all .
ADecade of Designs Designer Priscilla Shunmugam has launched her tenth cheongsam collection, titled Cheongsam 2010-2020. The name is a nod to the designer celebrating the tenth anniversary of her brand, Ong Shunmugam. Available to pre-order now, the collection continues the label’s sensitive yet bold approach towards modernising the cheongsam, with traditional and contemporary Asian textiles coming together with striking results. While all the Cheongsam 2010-2020 pieces were made in Singapore, design and production were facilitated by Priscilla and her team across London, Singapore and Malaysia during lockdown and quarantine. ongshunmugam.com
Fancy Footwork Nike and 3M have teamed up for a design-led collaboration that features 3M’s innovation applied to Nike’s iconic sneaker franchises such as Force, Air Max and Blazer. Every piece in the collection benefits from 3M’s Scotchlite reflective material, ideal for dawn or dusk fitness fans. 3M’s Thinsulate insulation will also feature across a portion of the range, adding an extra layer of warmth if you’re visiting chillier climes. Find out more at nike.com .
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