Trips to Singapore can be invigorating for your senses. More specifically, it's a breath of fresh air for your fashion senses. Judith returned from her last visit enamoured by Reckless Ericka's latest Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. The balanced mix of slouchy and tailored (or semi-tailored, as they call it) hit all the right notes and called for some documented admiration. We take our hats of to the design trio at its helm - Afton Chen, Ruth Marbun and Louis Koh.
Self-declaredly Eurocentric, the brand's designs are characteristically suave and laid back with nary a hint of Asian insistence on intricacy. Where on the surface the pieces seem fuss-free and effortlessly put-together, you’d find on closer inspection a great deal of attention paid to the details in construction and tailoring.
Fleur de Sel is the Spring/Summer 11 instalment of the brand’s women and menswear. Referencing the qualities of a rare sea salt, the collection speaks of balance, unseen quality and freshness. Just as Fleur de Sel is formed and harvested only in the most pristine conditions as the natural elements of a French seaside nod in agreement; the pieces in the collection seem to hold in them a form of equilibrium – confidence, strength, lightness, rest.
The Reckless Shop on Orchard also carries a diffusion line called Odds by Reckless Ericka and some handpicked accessories from the treasury of Daniel Boey, a renowned fashion show producer.