Just in time for beach season—also known as Singapore's weather 80 percent of the time—is Loewe's third capsule collection with Paula's Ibiza. Like the previous iterations, Loewe Paula's Ibiza 2019 makes use of Paula's archive prints, and reinterprets them onto familiar Loewe silhouettes. The collections are always vibrant and capture a carefree island vibe that's solidified with Gray Sorrenti's photography for the campaign.
There are more menswear options this time around too. If last year's collection introduced menswear, this year sees the expansion of a more varied selection of ready-to-wear. One of the standout pieces (albeit a bit more tame as compared to the printed pieces) from Loewe Paula's Ibiza 2019 is the patchwork long shirt. Made out of linen, the patchwork shirt is a design trope that creative director Jonathan Anderson has employed in many collections for the Spanish house. This one in particular, appears a bit more haphazard, with frayed ends on some of the patches.
As for shirts go, the Loewe Paula's Ibiza patchwork long shirt is priced pretty steep. But at SGD3,100, it's not entirely out of character for Loewe; depending on fabrication and intricacy, a typical Loewe shirt could go upwards of SGD1,500. It's the quality and craftsmanship that you're really paying for when it comes to Loewe.
If SGD3,100 is not what you'd pay for a beach-ready shirt, here are some other ways to spend that money.
Two distressed straw hats by Ann Demeulemeester (approximately SGD1,394 each via Farfetch)
Because you clearly don't need a fully functioning, brand new hat when you're at the beach. How else would you feel the sun on your face while shielding yourself from some of it?
Three embroidered deck chairs by Berluti (SGD900 each)
Fashion, form and function—quite possibly the best way to be fashionable and comfortable at the beach or pool. This has 'you can't sit with us' written all over it.
Three beach towels by Ermenegildo Zegna (SGD850 each)
Even when your beach getaway is not as picturesque as Capri or any island in the Maldives, at least your beach towel is.
Six linen Le Marin shirts by Jacquemus (approximately SGD488 each)
A simpler white linen shirt alternative that you'd probably use more often because its relatively nondescript and easier to pair with the existing pieces in your wardrobe. Helps that it also comes in four other colours.
Nine printed swim shorts by Dries Van Noten (approximately SGD332 each via Mr Porter)
Arguably the print of the season, translated on a pair of swim shorts you'd want to wear for seasons to come. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a beach-ready body.
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