Gordon Ng

Gordon is a writer and handles the editorial issues at Issue Magazine.
Beauty
Nov 8, 2019
Audacious Perfume: Reviewing Francois Nars' Debut Fragrance
The Audacious perfume, timed perfectly for the brand’s 25th anniversary, is a first for the brand and elegantly encapsulates its aesthetics and spirit.
Fashion
Sep 16, 2019
What’s Going On With New York’s Lack Of Perspective?
Although all major brands helmed by successful designers, Coach 1941, Michael Kors, and Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer 2020 collections seemed awfully short on points of view for a new decade.
Fashion
Sep 11, 2019
Helmut Lang Spring/Summer 2020: Same Old, Same Old
At Helmut Lang, the designers Mark Thomas and Thomas Cawson fed the hungry internet generation a healthy dose of 90s nostalgia, by way of the brand’s signature styles from the decade.
Beauty
Mar 14, 2019
It’s Time For Colognes To Make A Comeback
Old-fashioned, classic, elegant and timeless – colognes are the perfume of choice for the sweltering days.
Fashion
Feb 25, 2019
All American Goodness: Proenza Schouler Fall/Winter 2019 Review
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have brought their runway show back to New York, and it proved to be a standout from the seasoned label amidst a crowded week.
Fashion
Jan 30, 2019
From The Feet Up, A Confident Debut At Berluti FW19
Kris Van Assche’s first runway collection for the Fall/Winter 2019 season saw him deftly reinterpret and propose new ways of looking at the bootmaking house’s history and codes.
Fashion
Jan 28, 2019
Too Much To Bear, Too Much To Feel
The textile and garment artist Shawna Wu is an intriguing new talent whose work boldly embodies and dissects such complications as faceted identities, cultural burdens, sustainability, and empathy. ISSUE Magazine mines her mind and emotions.
Culture
Jan 22, 2019
Planes of Paradise: A Conversation With Jamie Tan
On the tail of a debut solo show in Taksu Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, the Singaporean artist talks to ISSUE Magazine about his practice and obsession with colour.
Fashion
Jan 15, 2019
At Versace, An Exploration Of Modern Man That Ultimately Glorified Women
Donatella Versace offered a reflection of masculinity to challenge menswear’s stereotypes in this Fall/Winter 2019 collection – ironically championing women above all else.
Fashion
Jan 8, 2019
Chalayan’s Fall/Winter '19 Men's Collection Straddled The Tensions Of Evolving Masculinity
In a deceptively simple collection for the FW19 men’s season, Hussein Chalayan has offered an elegant answer to the question of what a man should be wearing in a time of change.
Lifestyle
Dec 9, 2018
Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades Get 3 New Additions At Design Miami
Ateliers Biagetti and Oï, and Tokujin Yoshioma contribute their creative geniuses to Louis Vuitton’s line of homeware, combining design and the craft capabilities of the luxury house.
Beauty
Dec 6, 2018
Nécessaire Is The Bodycare Brand To Know
From Nick Axelrod and Randi Christiansen come the most exciting new bodycare brand to hit the market: a tightly-edited and elegant blend of clean, effective, and sexy products.
Fashion
Nov 22, 2018
I Have An Issue With: Fashion’s Chinese Pandering
China and the Chinese are more than their stereotypes, which when well-intentioned involve red and the Zodiac, and when racist involve dog-eating and other tired insults.
Beauty
Nov 19, 2018
An Exceptionally Precious New Trio Of Products By Kanebo
The Japanese skincare brand is launching its premium, ultra high-end range of products, named The Exceptional, designed and formulated to achieve clarity in skin.
Lifestyle
Nov 19, 2018
Skai Bar Brings Tipples To New Heights
Skai Bar is a new watering hole at the Swissôtel at the Stamford with a creative drinks menu inspired by altitude and height.
Fashion
Nov 13, 2018
Stefano Pilati’s Random Identities Launches on Ssense
The Italian designer is back with a moderately-priced collection of Berlin-inspired pieces in a bid to bring back good taste and refinement to fashion.
Fashion
Nov 6, 2018
Loewe’s Fall/Winter 2018 Totes Are An Artisanal Power Move
The simple two handle vertical tote – in all its function and ubiquity – is done up with artisanal craft and design as part of Loewe’s Salone del Mobile 2018 collection, elevating the everyday to the extraordinary.
Fashion
Nov 4, 2018
You Can Now Customise The Christian Dior Book Totes With Your Name
Dubbed the ABC Dior service, the French house now allows you to have your own name or text-of-choice emblazoned across its new hit monogram Book totes.
Fashion
Nov 3, 2018
Hugo Opens In ION Orchard
The buzzy contemporary label from Hugo Boss is making its debut in town with a new standalone store.
Lifestyle
Oct 17, 2018
The Functional Beauty Of Aesop’s Oil Burner
Studio Henry Wilson collaborated with the Australian brand to create a piece of homeware that’s as much decorative as it is elegant.
Lifestyle
Oct 11, 2018
Margiela Homeware Is The Kind Of Interior Extra I Need
The homeware from Maison Margiela’s line 13 are sophisticated expressions of the house’s deconstructive witticisms – and so needlessly chic I want them all.
Fashion
Oct 9, 2018
Prada Is Looking Back For A Way Forward
For Spring/Summer 2019, Miuccia Prada showed a collection that evolved out of her last, espousing a range of brand classics and updating them for a more certain future.
Fashion
Oct 7, 2018
At Marni, Francesco Risso Dreams Up A World Of Cultured Whimsy
The Marni designer has an intimate understanding of the eccentricities and artistic oddball tendencies of the brand – and made clothes to celebrate a woman in her creative element.
Beauty
Oct 6, 2018
Santa Maria Novella Is In Singapore Now: What To Try
The cult Florentine cosmetics range is now available in Colony Clothing at UE Square. We’ve got a little shopping list to start with.
Fashion
Oct 4, 2018
London Is Still A City For The Young
At LFW SS19, designers like Richard Quinn and Molly Goddard shoot to success, while established British names like Mary Katrantzou and Jonathan Anderson play the long game.
Fashion
Oct 2, 2018
In Paris, The Old Greats Of Haute Couture Are Playing For The Young
French heritage haute couture houses like Paco Rabanne, Courrèges, Guy Laroche, Paul Poiret and even Jean Patou are getting a second lease of life with new investors and creative talent.
Fashion
Sep 30, 2018
Celine Was Disgusting, Tone-Deaf, Irrelevant, And A Waste Of Everyone’s Time
Hedi Slimane is out of touch, and the collection he showed for the venerated house shit on and disgraced a legacy of feminine strength and intelligence.
Fashion
Sep 29, 2018
A Rocky Start For Burberry With Riccardo Tisci's Debut
The hotly awaited show turned out to be a snoozer with no direction, a deflating departure for the pillar collection of London fashion week.
Fashion
Sep 29, 2018
Blockbuster Shows At New York Fashion Week: The Hits And Misses
Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Coach, Proenza Schouler and Rodarte were some of the big names that returned to show at NYFW Spring/Summer 2019 – though not all them showed a return to form.
Fashion
Sep 23, 2018
The Young Have Something To Say
A new guard of designers and brands in New York – Monse, Sies Marjan, Vaquera, Self Portrait and Area – showed a vision of the future at the Spring/Summer 2019 collections.
Fashion
Sep 21, 2018
New Beginnings At New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019
The optimism and promise of spring came from Kate Spade, Longchamp, Boss, Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta at the New York collections.
Fashion
Sep 12, 2018
Embracing The Beauty Of Diversity At NYFW
Differences were a source of beauty, excitement and energy at Prabal Gurung, Opening Ceremony, Pyer Moss and Chromat this Spring/Summer 2019 season.
Beauty
Aug 29, 2018
Man Up! Wear Some Makeup Already
Chanel is releasing Boy de Chanel, the brand’s first men’s makeup collection. It’s chic, it’s great, but there are better things out there
Fashion
Aug 29, 2018
Cartier Fine Watches Are Coming To Mr Porter & Net-A-Porter
About damn time! The legacy French watch and jewellery brand is adding its key styles to both sites’ permanent offerings
Fashion
Aug 29, 2018
The Row Is Launching a Menswear Collection
The Olsen twins’ luxury label is doing a deep dive into the world of menswear, starting with a full collection in the Fall 2018 season
Beauty
Aug 23, 2018
Back To Basics With Bare For Bare
This Singaporean brand is making sumptuous hair and body products with the best botanicals and essential oils nature has to offer
Fashion
Aug 23, 2018
Where The Winds Blow: Dior Rose des Vents Singapore Pop Up Store
Dior is letting the winds of fortune lead the design of its Rose des Vents fine jewellery collection, which is opening up a pop up in August
Culture
Aug 13, 2018
What Does Hipster Even Mean Anymore?
The word hipster, used to describe a specific youth subculture, is still being dissected and dragged from its grave for no reason other than to psychoanalyse ourselves.
Beauty
Aug 8, 2018
Singapore! We’re An Eyeshadow Now, According To Nars
The new quad eyeshadow palettes by Nars includes one named after our island state, and a few other goodies from the Fall 2018 collection
Fashion
Aug 7, 2018
Have Yourself An Atas Picnic Basket
Marni is opening its Happy Market pop up in Singapore at ION Orchard for a limited time, stocking quirky lifestyle items and cute totes and baskets worth indulging in
Culture
Aug 6, 2018
Sarah Moon’s Milan Double Bill
The famed photographer is getting a double shout with two simultaneous exhibitions at the Armani/Silos and Fondazione Sozzani galleries centered on her work opening in September, timed for Milan Fashion Week
Culture
Jul 25, 2018
Loewe Takes A Literary Turn
Jonathan Anderson has turned his cultural eye to 6 classics of literature in a collection of specially designed and published books
Beauty
Jul 24, 2018
Spritz Journey
Chanel’s latest Les Eaux colognes are the perfect summer evocations of France by way of Deauville, Venice, and Biarritz.
Lifestyle
Jul 17, 2018
In The Mood For A Tipple
Mona Lounge is a new cocktail bar in town that indulges itself in the style of sleazy, smoky, hedonism in 80s Hong Kong, an oddly refreshing addition to the scene
Lifestyle
Jul 15, 2018
Hard Knock Life
Tumi’s Latitude luggages are built to take the bumps in the road, the changes in the tide, the turbulence in the skies – it’s a tough nut
Fashion
Jul 12, 2018
Is High Fashion Dead?
There’s no more division between high fashion and streetwear in menswear now, as this season’s changing of the guard shows
Culture
Jul 3, 2018
Redefining A Designer
Could Virgil Abloh be the necessary kick we need to reconsider creativity today?
Culture
Jul 3, 2018
Castle On A Fjord
Olafur Eliasson’s first building, Fjordenhus, is a brick marvel combining fluid curvilinearity and unrelenting modernism
Fashion
Jul 3, 2018
Margiela's Crazy Menswear
John Galliano's Spring/Summer 2019 collection for Maison Margiela is a step above regular fare – it's haute couture
Culture
Apr 5, 2018
A History of Dior
Dior collaborates with Assoulin to commemorate its 70th anniversary with books cataloguing all of its artistic directors, from the original Christian Dior to today’s Maria Grazia Chiuri
Beauty
Apr 3, 2018
An Ode To… Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Éclat
A love letter to the classic, bestselling, iconic and indubitably divisive wand of light
Fashion
Mar 18, 2018
I Wanna Be… A Monastic Minimalist
My fruitless quest for a singular style identity and the elusiveness of a less-is-more philosophy
Fashion
Mar 18, 2018
Modern Master
The Fall/Winter 2018 Louis Vuitton collection revealed Nicolas Ghesquiere’s masterplan for the brand and shone a truer light on the designer’s brilliance and influence.
Fashion
Mar 18, 2018
Saint Laurent is Simply Sexy
Thanks to Anthony Vaccarello's fabulous, sauced up creations for the storied French house – think legs, legs, legs for days
Fashion
Mar 18, 2018
The Currency of Raf Simons' Calvin Klein
How the designer at one of American fashion’s biggest brands is asking the right questions and making the right clothes for the times.