Lawrence Wong celebrates the opening of the Fendi boutique and reveals his style secrets
SINGAPORE – On Thursday, February 10, Fendi celebrates its revamped flagship store at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, welcoming Friends of Fendi and the media.
Magnificently refreshed with a 725 m² extension, the top floor of the boutique on two levels evokes discreet luxury and is dedicated to women. You will find bags, ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes. Go down the stairs and you will find yourself in the men’s and children’s sections. The boutique uses iconic Italian Arabescato Vagli marble flooring reminiscent of Roman architecture – referencing the House’s Roman heritage.
Amid the celebration, Yahoo Life SEA had the pleasure of chatting with actor Lawrence Wong in the charming Fendi Men’s Zone about his clothing preferences, fashion risks and styling tips.
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At the Fendi Party
Fendi isn’t just a fashion label for Wong. The actor praised how the brand has managed to stay relevant with the current generation while staying true to its heritage.
“It is truly an honor and a joy to be here. I have worked with the brand for many years and they have been very supportive. This brand has a history. Even though they have 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
Asked about the fashion risks he’s taken so far, Wong said he’s had “too many” and encouraged us to “have fun with fashion.”
“Fashion is about having fun even when you have doubts about it – try it and see how you can make it work. Don’t take it too seriously. That’s what I’ve learned from my years in my career. Find ways to make it work and you’ll be surprised,” he said.
Must-haves and must-haves
Wong thinks the timeless staples of the men’s wardrobe are white shirts, white t-shirts and black pants.
“Fit and material are very important,” Wong emphasized. Not all white t-shirts are made equal, and he admits finding the right white t-shirt can be tricky. He shared that the trick to completing the look is shoes because shoes can take you anywhere. He believes that everyone should “preferably have a type of shoe for every occasion.”
Style tips for men
You’d think the dress horse would look great in anything stylists put on it. On the contrary, the actor claimed that he managed to make his lean figure work for two reasons. First, have fun with fashion. Second, it’s about “Knowing your body proportions.” No matter the trends, if the item doesn’t fit your body proportions, it won’t work. One great piece of advice he shared is, “Alter your clothes to match your body proportions.” Once you have the right body proportions, you will look good in anything.
Have fun, be bold. Try new things.Lawrence Wong
What luxury fashion stands for
For Wong, luxury fashion goes beyond trends: “Luxury fashion is about the story, the whole image behind the brand. It must relate to the current generation, it must evolve, but without forgetting the history they have accumulated over the years. It defines luxury fashion for me.