In a different time, if anyone asked us to go for a coffee at Jewel Changi Airport, we’d hop into a car headed towards the airport. Between the seemingly-unending rows of retail stores, buzzy F&B joints and a majestic waterfall at the heart of the mall, Jewel Changi Airport is more than just another shopping mall – it’s an iconic landmark that makes us proud to call it our own. Indeed, as the world continues to adjust to the new normal, and the idea of staying home is more tempting than ever, the experience of stepping out of the heat and into Jewel Changi Airport’s cool enclave seems more foreign than ever.
But just because you’re thinking about Jewel Changi Airport from the safety of your home, doesn’t mean that you cannot bring a piece of Jewel back with you. In collaboration with SocietyA, the LIE x SocietyA collaboration collection is a celebration of this Singaporean icon.
Taking inspiration from the mall’s architecture – specifically the towering waterfall and the lush foliage that surrounds it – designer Chung Chung Lee has produced a collection of feminine pieces that capture Jewel Changi Airport’s grace and beauty. In presenting you the pieces within this collection, our fashion editor also gives you helpful style tips, so you’ll love wearing these pieces everywhere.
LIE X SOCIETYA Printed Dress with 3/4 Sleeves
A floral day dress will always have a place in every woman’s wardrobe. With a collection of brightly coloured floral and plant-inspired prints that pays homage to the indoor garden at Jewel Changi Airport, the dress is a versatile addition to your everyday attire. A waist-cinching bow and two rows of ruffles all work together to make this design more feminine and flattering.
Style tip: Given that the print of the dress is eye-catching enough, stick to understated accessories, such as simple silver jewellery and a pair of classic white sneakers.
LIE X SOCIETYA Midi Dress with Detachable Cape
Fans of LIE’s attention to detail will love this pristine white dress. Featuring intricate embroidery on the cape-like top, the dress is an easy-to-style number that you can always dress up or dress down depending on your mood.
Style tip: Use the simplicity of this dress to amplify your personal flair! Go for a pair of statement earrings and colourful ballet flats or dress it up with a brightly-coloured pair of stilettos for an evening engagement.
LIE X SOCIETYA One-Shoulder Dress
Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this dress – it’s actually quite a dramatic look. Sure, the minimalist cut on one side of the dress’ main bodice might look simple and understated; but turn around to reveal an asymmetric sheer sleeve replete with lively floral embroidery. All you need is a stunning bag to finish and you’re a vision of elegance.
Style tip: Given that the dress comes with a statement sleeve, avoid clashing it with busy jewellery. Rather, stick to a timeless watch and classic pumps.
LIE X SOCIETYA V-neck Blouse, LIE X SOCIETYA Jewel Frill Skirt
This look gives you a great way of keeping comfortable without sacrificing style. The blouse comes with romantic ruffles cascading down the front – a detail that is mirrored in the asymmetric ruffle on the skirt’s front. Together, it forms a perfectly casual outfit that still retains a sense of grown-up elegance and ease.
Style tip: Wear both pieces together or break it up the look. Try pairing the blouse with a pair of skinny jeans, or slip the skirt on underneath an oversized white shirt.
LIE X SOCIETYA Off-Shoulder Top with Ruffles, LIE X SOCIETYA Metallic Tiered Skirt
Looking to make a statement? Look no further than to this ensemble. On the top, a bright blue blouse with ruffles captures the beauty of Jewel Changi Airport’s waterfall. When paired together with a champagne-coloured pleated skirt, this look is the perfect embodiment of the serenity and beauty of Jewel Changi Airport.
Style tip: When wearing both pieces together, mix it up with edgier accompaniments, such as a pair of statement sneakers, or your favourite combination of bracelets.
LIE X SOCIETYA Jewel Printed Blouse, LIE X SOCIETYA Jewel Frill Skirt