On 22 Nov, I attended the Havaianas Carnival Party @ L’Etoile Cafe located at Owen Road.. Was the last one to reach as i only finished work at 6pm (ending time of the carnival was at 6pm). Thanks to Huiting for waiting thus giving me the opportunity to have a sneak preview of the 2013 Havaianas collection! 🙂
To refresh your memory, Havaianas is established since 1962 and it is well known world-wide for its iconic and successful footwear products.. Havaianas footwear is famous for its strong original Brazilian flavor of colour, vibrancy and positivity; its charm lies in its exclusive rubber recipe, which makes Havaianas flip-flops buttery-soft, flexible and durable.
Since 1962, Havaianas continues to win over new generations of consumers with its never-ending series – from limited edition series, unexpected designs, to brand collaborations paying homage to fashion capitals of the world.. Even celebrities cannot resist it as Havaianas has graced the feet of everyone, such as designers Christian Louboutin and Michael Kors, supermodels Heidi Klum and Naomi Campbell, Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston, sports icon David Beckham, to royalty such as Queen Silvia of Sweden.
For the upcoming 2013 collection, Havaianas continues the spirit of producing a diverse palette of fashionable footwear for flip-flop lovers.. As such, you can expect to see over 30 new styles of footwear with trendy prints and pop culture designs.. Whether you are seeking for footwear to suit your mood, match an outfit or occasion, set a fashion statement or be ordinary, the 2013 collection will not disappoint you with its exhilarating full range of designs! With Havaianas around, your flip-flop days should never be boring again~!
In the latest 2013 collection, Havaianas will be offering exciting styles for all genders, not forgetting the young ones as well.. For ladies, you can be enchanted by the “Crystal Collection’.. For the gentlemen, the pop culture classics such as Pac-man collection will bound to captivate your heart! As for the kids and babies, the disney characters collection will sure to bring a smile to their faces…
I’m so excited to share that the new 2013 collection is really awesome and many designs have captivated my heart… You have to head down to the store to see the actual designs yourself when the different styles from the 2013 Collection is made available at all h stores from December 2012 to May 2013. For now, just make do with the pictures i have taken during the event! 🙂
Ladies first! I’ll start off with something from the ladies collection – SLIM GRAPHIC- WOMEN (availability in December 2012) will drive you nuts with its chic geometric prints.. This series is inspired by the Thai geometric weaving which showcases its brilliant patterns… In this series, there are 4 different designs to choose from. I’m sure you will have a hard time trying to make your choice as each individual design composed of unique color combinations in rich psychedelic prints and subdued tones. My personal pick will be the design with orange strap as the color combination is really outstanding!
Something that is perfect for your beach vacation? Ladies, search no more! Hereby introducing the SLIM PARADISO – WOMEN that will be available from February 2013 onward .. Available in 4 different colors and designs, this collection will be perfect to complement your stylist beach-wear during your beach vacation. Decked with beautiful tropical floral prints that are inspired from Thai flowers and embroidery, you will step into paradise when you walk with your Slim Paradiso.
Ladies who love animals, you’ll fall in love with the SLIM ANIMALS (Availability in April 2013) / SLIM ANIMALS FLUO (Availability in December 2012) series.. The slim animals style showcase Safari animal prints in a classic and sophisticated way (featuring snake-skin patterns, monochrome zebra stripes and two-toned leopard prints). Unleash your ‘wild side’ with animal prints completed with slimmer cut sole and strap, this slim style collection is something you won’t want to miss…
The collection comes in 7 alluring yet bold designs with a slim metallic strap which will never become ‘obsolete’.. This series with stylish animal prints made me went gaga over them! Was telling Huiting that i must get the one with leopard prints and Neon Pink Strap once it is out!
FUN COLLECTION – Coming to you during valentine period, Romance can be fun with Couple slippers (you can see the glow in the dark fun collection for the guys below).. The Fun collection consists of funky skulls and elephants with lively colors and glow in the dark components!
This fun editions printed on Havaianas classic top style will ensure that all couples will have bright and fun valentine experiences!
For the ladies, there will be a special collection which features Blings, studs and Crystals..
Slim Crystal Mesh – Initially, I thought of getting the white one to wear during my wedding photo-shoot in December (as it will be a chore to walk around with heels the whole day) but it will only be in stores next year.. The Swarovski crytal on the slim crystal mesh are hand sewn by artisans in Brasil.. With such delicate workmanship I’m sure all the crystals will sparkle like diamonds on feet.
Slim Crystal Poem- As most ladies will have weaknesses for flowers, this style features a delicate flower in the middle of the strap made from different sized crystals.
Slim Crystal Glamour is bejeweled with one Swarovski crystals on its slim style straps to bring a different style woman on her classics Havaianas.
If you want have a rock chick look, i’m sure this special collection with skull designs and studs will complete the look perfectly…
Before i move on to the Homme collection, i’ll like to show you other awesome looking slim designs for the ladies in the 2013 collection!
How can we miss out the guys in the 2013 collection? Derrick is always ranting about limited selection of clothing, shoes and accessories for the guys as compared to the ladies collections. I’m sure the new 2013 Homme collection will not disappoint him due to the many designs and also the Pac Man collection (His favorite!)
The Havaianas Pac-Man collection is inspired by the classic 1980s arcade game, hands up if you have played this game before! The Pac-Man collection comes in 2 different styles and it promises to injects playfulness and brings out the element of fun in you. For ladies, it will be available in your sizes as well and this collection will be in stores from January 2013 onward.
If you prefer basic looking designs, you can turn to Havaianas permanent collections – The unisex TOP / TOP MIX / BRASIL LOGO / BRASIL MIX series!
As new colours will be added on a regular basis , you can brighten your day with these Havaianas classics slippers.. For the 2013 collection, Havaianas will be adding 32 new exciting colors for your basic needs.. Pair these timeless pairs with anything to get that casual yet chic look!
The Brasil Mix combines the Brasil Flag with unique Multi-colored straps and a different colored sole, suitable for people who want something different from the classic best seller range..
Brasil Logo Mix – Celebrate the spirit of Brazil with the signature multi-toned striped mid-soles . Do you know that this classic style is a cult favorite among Hollywood celebs and sports stars?
Go back to basics with the iconic Havaianas styles, these pairs endures the test of time with their classic TOP shape and ever-changing colors to suit the current fashion trends.. For that extra kick and fun, the basis slippers are also available in Mixed color strap (known as TOP / MIXED).
Havaianas is also going graffiti and in this 2013 collection, here comes the Arts collection (Availability in May 2013)… Enjoy “fusion’ as this collection mixes art with fashion, the prints are characterized by disorderly elements such as spaceships, monsters, animals and objects. Available in black or neon yellow straps, this collection is ideal for people who loves art and fashion in a playful manner.
This has to be the most interesting collection that i have ever seen – The Glow in the dark FUN collection and now you can ‘walk’ yourself out of darkness with confidence!
For the Urban Avenue collection, it comes in 3 distinctive styles – Aero, Style and Power
Aero – The aero style is designed with the same shape as classic TOP, this refreshing yet classic style for Men is made from super light rubber formulation with a thinner sole with classic Greek pattern punch through straps.
For the more discerning gentleman who prefers Stylish and tough-made slippers, there is Urban style with a wide fabric strap for greater comfort and a robust foot bed for durability and better traction.
Power – With the same concept of the punched through patterned straps as Aero, this design has a sportive style with an extra soft rubber sole and color combination.
For the kids ranges (BABY DISNEY CLASSICS / BABY MICKEY MINNIE / KIDS HEROES) that are available from January – February 2013, you will be able to find slippers with Disney character designs such as Mickey and Minnie.
The Havaianas Baby Disney collection emphasized on what childhood should be like – cheerful, carefree and fun so this will be the perfect collection to bring happiness and good memories for the little ones.
The Baby Disney Classics and Baby Mickey Minnie collection come in 4 and 2 styles respectively. Kids Heroes collection comes in 3 styles. These fun characters will enliven the sole of the flip-flop, giving kids the chance to take a walk with their favorite characters wherever they go!
Every story must have a happy Ending. With these cute styles, kids have cherished memories of their Havaianas days.
What’s a carnival without games, popcorn, candy floss and ice-cream?? Did not have a chance to snap a picture of the games booth because I wasn’t fast enough (they disassembled it once i finished with the games).. Bought 3 of the candy floss home so that i can share with my nieces but it all shrank to three small lumps when i woke up the next morning.. Hahahaha!
Signing off with a picture taken with Kawaii Huting! Thank you for the invitation and the detailed explanation during the event… 😀
Do remember to check out the 2013 collection in h physical stores soon! 🙂
h stores in Singapore:
2 Orchard Turn
200 Victoria Street
252 North Bridge Road
68 Orchard Road
Takashimaya Shopping Centre (NEW)
391A Orchard Road