Discover and shop brands, like By Far, Pinel et Pinel, Sequoia and more
It hasn’t been a minute since Corso Como 88 first opened it’s doors at Ayala the 30th in Pasig, but the collective continues to generate buzz (we thought Rhian Ramos’ Buti Italia bag was a perfect match to her caramel-colored dress). This time, Corso Como 88 is celebrating its store’s expansion and the addition of contemporary luxury brands to their roster.
We’re talking Pinel et Pinel, A.P.C., Jacquemus, Acne Studios, Sequoia, Lancaster, Gianni Chiarini, By Far, and Buti Italia. Here’s what you need to know about these labels in case you need an introduction:
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Pinel et Pinel
The brainchild of Fred Pinel, the French luxury label’s mission is to break the norms and stray from the ordinary. Pinel et Pinel transforms everyday essentials such as handbags, trunks, wallets, and footwear into pieces that scream luxurious and one-of-a-kind.
Via Pinel et Pinel
A.P.C.has established itself as the cool girl and guy’s go-to for chic pared-down basics and closet staples. A juxtaposition to Paris’s ostentatious maximalist style, the French name champions minimalism and natural chic.
While it takes time for many aspiring designers to break into fashion and on a global scale, Jacquemus stood out almost immediately. Thanks to its unconventional and fresh interpretation of what fashion is, the brand quickly became a household name. Young, playful and sensual but minimalist, Jacquemus pieces are incredibly unique and wearable.
Jacquemus SS23 via Parisien
Stockholm-based Acne Studios epitomizes eclecticism. Creative director Johnny Johansson effortlessly combines his love for contemporary culture, art, and architecture with high-quality tailoring. The result? Ready-to-wear pieces with an attention to artistry and detail.
Sequoia combines the classic with the innovative and nonconforming to create dynamic collections. Inspired by fashion, art and design, the brand has utilized suede, studded patent leather and even sheepskin to develop an avant-garde spirit that has become synonymous with Sequoia.
Another French label extends its reach on a global scale. Known for its quality leather goods and accessories, Lancaster Paris has successfully made a name for itself—a name that brings to mind tradition, modernity and practicality.
The intersection between artisan craftsmanship and traditional Italian leather, Gianni Chiarini has become known for its iconic and versatile pieces. And it’s not hard to see why given the brand is built upon the independent woman who seeks quality, refined simplicity, beauty and functionality.
Gianni Chiarini SS23 campaign
A designer accessories brand, By Far specializes in cultivating change and adapting to the changing times via the timeless silhouettes of its wares. Its name, which means “made with love,” is what inspires and reflects the innovative technique and emotions invested in each piece.
What started as a passion project of an Italian family, Buti has grown into a brand that marries tradition and innovation to create enduring leather pieces. Established in a small Italian town in the 50’s, the Italian label has grown into a internationally recognized expert in leather collections.
Via Buti Italia
“Whether you are someone who already has all the popular luxury brands and eyeing for something understated or about to start your luxury collection, Corso Como 88 offers a wide assortment of bags and other items from different well-loved European brands at competitive prices,” says Corso Como 88 COO Imelda Menguito-Sciandria.
Check out the newly-expanded Corso Como 88 at the UGF of Ayala the 30th, Pasig.
Art Matthew Fetalver