Fancy Vessels For Plain Water

Carry a container for H20, but make it fashion.

By Chris Ong        16 March 2021

We all need water to survive, but some of us need fashion to feel alive. Luckily, the trend of housing your favourite fluid in a to-be-carried-and-seen water bottle is still running strong. But, we aren’t talking your plastic-not-so-fantastic cheapo ones, but flacons with flair, some made more noticeable with a printed brand name. Here are your next “It” accessories for the ever-sunny spring-summer SG season to keep you healthy, hydrated and haute.

Prada stainless steel check water bottle in bianco+nero

Stainless steel check water bottle in bianco+nero (500ml), $187 (£115), Prada

If you must get a luxury brand container, make it Prada – it’s the brand of the moment with lauded designer Raf Simons co-helming the House with the equally respected Miuccia Prada. This chequerboard piece – stamped with the Italian brand’s signature font-logo, front and centre – will keep all eyes on you when you casually slip it out of your Prada Re-Nylon backpack (keeping it all in the brand name fam with another hot item) to take a sip. There are also plain black and steel grey ones with the House’s name printed towards the base, in case you want to humble-brag instead.

Available at Harrods


Psychic Sisters yellow quartz crystal Gemstone Infusion water bottle

Yellow quartz crystal Gemstone Infusion water bottle (550ml), $74.99, Psychic Sisters

Need more than just slices of lemon in your water? How about adding a lemon-coloured rock? Part of the brand’s range of holistic lifestyle products, this glass vessel comes with a Reiki-charged semi-precious gemstone point that is said to naturally vibrate at a frequency to boost the water’s alkalinity and oxgenation, to help bring supposed energy and balance to your well-being. No claims about how your drink would taste though.

Available at ASOS


Polo Ralph Lauren Polo Bear water bottle

Polo Ralph Lauren Polo Bear water bottle (500ml), $89, Polo Ralph Lauren

Skip the logo and pip other fashion folk for this graphic print one instead. And if they don’t know what this denim-clad cute bear is repping for, tough on them, ’cos you are cool-enough-for-varsity-cool.

Available online at Lazada; enquire at Polo Ralph Lauren stores for availability, multiple locations,


Fjallraven Klunken V. Bottle

Fjallraven Klunken V. Bottle (500ml), $55, Fjallraven

Carrying the youth-beloved Kånken backpack? Then pair it with the brand’s double-walled stainless steel water bottles. Want to play matchy-matchy? No problem – this comes in 8 colours, ranging from a cool Mint to a warm pink (seen here), each attached with a colour-matched webbing for you to grab and go in easy-peasy stylee.

Available at, brand stockists such as Actually and Outside, and online retailers such as ZALORA; and respectively


Pendleton x Klean Kanteen printed stainless steel water bottle in cream

Printed stainless steel water bottle in cream (800ml), $84 (£44.59), Pendleton x Klean Kanteen

Here’s a larger (but slim) bot to help keep you suitably quenched (and drenched) in sartorialist style. Known for its Southwestern décor and wool blankets, Pendleton’s collaboration version with water bottle specialist Klean Kanteen is printed with a “Spider Rock” black and white geometric pattern. And if this motif doesn’t appeal, try hunting for the more elaborate Tucson, Chief Joseph and Harding models.

Available at Mr Porter


Collina Strada rhinestone water bottle lime checker

Rhinestone water bottle lime checker (700ml), $135 (USD $100), Collina Strada

This one’s for the clued-in flashy folk who love keeping hydrated and also, fashion. Crafted by designer Hillary Taymour for her sustainability-focused Collina Strada ready-to-wear collection and “platform for climate awareness, social awareness, change and self-expression” (the brand’s mission statement), this insulated reuseable flask is webbed within a rhinestone glass mesh and comes engraved with its brand logo. Cool, eco-friendly and funky.

Available at


Fendi stainless-steel bottle and FF-logo leather case set

Stainless-steel bottle and FF-logo leather case set, $810 (USD $601), Fendi

Now, this is how you turn the functional water bottle into an actual luxe accessory. Collaborate with a sustainable drinkware label such as 24 Bottles; stamp your brand logo on the screw-top fastening; emblazon your brand name in white to contrast against a black stainless body; and then top it off with a monogrammed leather holder with a tan handheld strap. Swish from wrist while crossing the gym floor for added swag. As for how much fluid this baby holds… about $810 worth (’cos the site that sells it doesn’t even say!)

Available at MatchesFashion


Seletti wears TOILETPAPER

Black Lipsticks stainless steel drinks bottle (500ml), $57, Seletti wears TOILETPAPER

Art and design collide here on this stainless steel offering from homeware designers Seletti and artist-founded magazine TOILETPAPER. It showcases arresting images of hands with red lipsticks pinched between thumb and fingers, but if this is not striking enough for you, then also available are a prettier pink “Lipsticks” version and a bolder “Sh*t” thermal bottle in gold.

Available at Selfridges


More Joy by Christopher Kane aluminium water bottle in set of two

More Joy-print aluminium water bottle in set of two (750ml each), $110 (USD $80), More Joy by Christopher Kane

Get two of these at a cheaper price (as opposed to just one for $60) – one in black, the other in white; the former printed with “More Joy”, the latter with, aherm, “Sex” (because we know that all forms of exercise and happiness needs the proper nourishment). Anyhoo, these come with black and silver carabiners, respectively, making them easier to attach to your (and your other half’s) gym bags. All you have to figure out is who carries which one.

Available at MatchesFashion


HAY Sowden large stainless steel bottle

Sowden large stainless steel bottle (500ml), $56, HAY

This one looks so sculptural, it can pass off as a vase, water carafe or even art piece for your coffee table. Conceived by Memphis-style designer George Sowden, and made from stainless steel with a plastic screw lid, the Sowden bottle comes in a variety of pleasant colours like light yellow and light pink (seen here in mint).

Available at Selfridges


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