SINGAPORE – On Thursday, 10 February, Fendi celebrates its revamped flagship boutique at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, welcoming Friends of Fendi and the media.
Beautifully refreshed with a 641 sqm extension, the top floor of the two-level boutique evokes an understated luxury and is dedicated to women. You will find bags, ready-to-wear, accessories, and shoes. Take a walk down the staircase, and you will find yourself in the men's and kids' sections. The boutique uses iconic Italian Arabescato Vagli marble flooring reminiscent of Roman architecture – referencing the Maison’s Roman heritage.
Amidst the celebration, Yahoo Life SEA had the pleasure of chatting with actor Lawrence Wong at the lovely Fendi Men’s area about his sartorial preferences, fashion risks and styling tips.
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On Fendi’s celebration
Fendi is not just a fashion label to Wong. The actor lauded how the brand managed to stay relevant with the current generation while staying true to its heritage.
“It’s truly an honour and a joy to be here. I have worked with the brand for many years and they have been very supportive of me. This brand has a history. Even though they evolved with the current generation, they have never lost touch with their roots. When you see certain pieces, you know they are Fendi,” he shared.
Have fun with fashion
When asked about the fashion risks he has taken to date, Wong cited that he had “too many” and encouraged us to “have fun with fashion.”
“Fashion is about having fun even when you have doubts about it – give it a try and see how you can make it work. Don’t take it too seriously. This is what I learned from my years in my career. Find ways to make it work and you will be surprised,” he said.
Must-haves and go-tos
Wong believes the timeless staple in a man’s wardrobe are white shirts, white T-shirts and black pants.
“The fit and the material are very important,” Wong stressed. Not all white T-shirts are made the same, and he admits that finding the right white T-shirt can be challenging. He shared that the trick to completing the look is the shoes as shoes can take you anywhere. He believes that everyone should “preferably have one type of shoes for any occasion.”
Styling tips for men
You would think that the clothes horse would look good in anything stylists put on him. On the contrary, the actor claimed that he has been able to make his skinny frame work for two reasons. Firstly, have fun with fashion. Secondly, it is to “Know your body proportions. No matter the trends, if the item doesn’t suit your body proportions, it won’t work." A great tip he shared is to, "Alter your clothes to fit your body proportions. Once you get your body proportions right, you will look good in anything.”
Just have fun, be bold. Try new things.Lawrence Wong
What luxury fashion represents
To Wong, luxury fashion goes beyond the trends: “Luxury fashion is about the history, the whole image behind the brand. It has to relate to the current generation, it has to evolve, but not forgetting the history they have been amassing throughout the years. That defines luxury fashion to me.”