Wearing Green Is Easier Than Ever With Three Chic, Sustainable Fashion Collections That Beat Our Temperamental Weather

Choose from Burberry’s timeless classics, Emporio Armani’s cheeky casuals, or Longchamp’s essential jackets.
by Yanni Tan

Photo: Longchamp

East-West fusion

Longchamp’s fresh take on the traditional kimono is a glamorous fusion of Japanese influence, French design sensibilities, and modern tailoring. Flaunting wide sleeves tapered at the cuffs, rounded edges, and a highly identifiable notched collar, the brand’s latest collection of kimono jackets looks to become a universal wardrobe mainstay.

Available in black, navy, bordeaux, orange, and green, this button-less jacket complements all silhouettes, taking you from boardroom to boardwalk, Japan to Paris, effortlessly. Transitioning from one place to another is simply a matter of cinching on a belt, wearing it open and loose, or throwing on a turtleneck or slinky top underneath.

Sharing the same characteristics as the iconic Le Pliage bag, it has an origami-like construction that allows it to be easily rolled up into a suitcase or bag. Its wrinkle-resistant fabric is lightweight and lends itself wonderfully to layering. And the icing on the cake: It is made from recycled polyester.

Paired with Burberry’s emblematic print, this Classics collection’s sharp tailoring and comfortable fabrics ensure the pieces’ great versatility and longevity. (Photo: Burberry)

Strong foundation

For well-made, versatile garments that take you through multiple seasons and occasions, look no further than Burberry Classics, a curation of wardrobe essentials for men and women featuring the brand’s signature design codes.

The Burberry Check, cut on the bias and updated in sand and lichen colourways, is printed on swimwear, jackets, raincoats, and tailored shirts. The Equestrian Knight design also appears via embroidery and nostalgic appliques on a host of lightweight nylon and cotton outfits.

With the main fabric of the outfits containing at least 70 per cent organic or 50 per cent recycled materials, this collection falls under the latest phase of the ReBurberry programme, which runs initiatives demonstrating the label’s commitment to responsibility and circularity.

They include product manufacturing using certified and responsibly sourced materials; plastic-free packaging; various refreshing, repairing, and upcycling services; and rental and resale projects.

Beat the sun and rain with Emporio Armani’s modular capsule collection. (Photo: Emporio Armani)

Urban safari

The scorching heat and unbearable humidity have descended upon us, so get into the mood with Emporio Armani’s Armani Sustainability Values Capsule Spring/Summer 2024. This easy-to-wear modular wardrobe is made with recycled or organic materials, in line with the group’s sustainability strategy and rigorous protocols defining environmentally responsible requirements for materials and processes.

Its theme of tropics in the asphalt jungle cannot be more of a lifesaver here in Singapore or anywhere else this season. Floral, animal and leafy motifs meet a palette of natural and muddy tones, accentuated with hints of blue and the acidic hues of guava, butterfly, and flamingo.

The men’s and women’s collections boast roomy trousers, oversized bomber jackets, and relaxed jackets, among other casual basics, in washed denim or various big-cat prints. The looks are completed by trainers, sandals, bandanas, and safari hats.

This story originally published on The Peak Singapore.

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