Welcome to Wonder Wardrobe, your monthly guide to the hottest fashion headlines and what's buzzing in retail
July bears fantastic new opportunities for fashion. The rainy season has us all bundling up, so we take it as an opportunity to layer whenever possible. A new Wonder cover, featuring all-around star AC Bonifacio just dropped, featuring a maximalist disco dream brought to you by Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival Season 13. Not to mention all the spicy, striking and newsworthy happenings at Paris Couture Week. Barely halfway into the month, fashion headlines, collaborations and exclusive deals (and steals) have us enjoying July.
Love, Bonito Introduces Evergreen Footwear Classics
Choose from versatile styles designed for every occasion
Love, Bonito just launched its footwear collection made with Asian women in mind. Featuring new styles and updated favorites, these pairs are easy to wear everyday, everywhere. We’re not one to play favorites but we have our eyes on the Avie Square Toe Strap Flats in Camel, Teresia Square Toe Strap Heels in Daffodil, Halina Square Toe Sandals in Willow and Lissia Cross Strap Sandals in Dusty Yellow.
Versatile, timeless and comfortable, Love, Bonito’s Evergreen Footwear Classics will definitely add a spring to your step.
Love, Bonito’s Footwear collection is available to shop here.
Rustan’s Brings Amazing Rainy Season Rewards for Frequent Shoppers
Take advantage of your FSP membership to cop these deals from brands like Salvatore Ferragamo and more
Who says constant shopping yields no rewards? At Rustan’s, loyal customers can enjoy amazing deals and perks when they join the FSP (Frequent Shopper Program). This July 15 to 17, members can earn up to five times the FSP points when they shop regular-priced items. Meanwhile, new members also get amazing perks when they register this month: a free FSP card and 20,000 FSP points.
But that’s not all there is! Until the end of the month, merchants such as Calvin Klein Underwear, Anne Klein, Salvatore Ferragamo and more offer 10% to 20% off. Meanwhile, shop at DKNY and avail of extra convenient freebies such as umbrellas and a packable tote. Beauty junkies can expect to take home kits and mini samples from brands such as L’Occitane and Anastasia Beverly Hills to name a few. Discounts as much as 40% off also await at Mario Badescu, Denman, Sally Hansen and more!
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Our Favorite Paris Couture Week Pair: North West x Balenciaga
Meet the newest street style icon North West.
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We all know Kim Kardashian has forged a close relationship with Balenciaga and Demna (thanks to Ye). But despite walking the runway for Paris Couture Week, we’d like to argue that her eldest daughter North West stole the show from her mother. Throughout the trip, North West favors the Crocs x Balenciaga HardCrocs throughout, pairing it with oversized statement jackets (such as an old piece from Ye’s Pastelle clothing line) and slouchy denim. Plus, she always seems to bring around mini Balenciaga bags and top her look with sleek sunglasses. Like mother like daughter, they say, but Nori’s already carving out her own style. Safe to say that the amount of fashion headlines about Nori’s impeccable taste will continue to grow.
Karlie Kloss Joins In on the Hottest Fashion Releases at the Metaverse
The supermodel finds an entryway through Roblox.
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The divide between fashion and tech continues to dissipate, especially with the rise of virtual spaces, cryptocurrency and NFTs. Last March, Decentraland launched the first-ever Metaverse Fashion Week. Even in PMFF Season 13, Renan Pacson explored a virtual presentation called Meta Filipina. Now, Karlie Kloss teams up with five designers to design five pop-up shops in Roblox. Think: avatar skins touching upon “futuristic gothic,” Western Cowboy wear and even Rococo architecture-inspired pieces. The exclusive partnership, called the Fashion Klossette Designer Showcase, delivers different styles and virtual fashion pieces players can shop via the Roblox platform. But much like limited-edition drops, the collection will only be available from July 12 to 15. So it seems extreme exclusivity in purchases also made it to the Metaverse.
Dior Withdraws Its 100K-Euro Demand To Valentino
The battle over Valentino’s Rome show and Dior’s blocked-off boutique ends.
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In case you missed another fashion headline from Paris Couture Week, Valentino went above and beyond by holding its couture show in Rome’s Spanish Steps. But Dior, who has a boutique in the vicinity, demanded a € 100,000 compensation from the maison. They cited in the demand letter that the Valentino show blocked customers from reaching their store, lowering the foot traffic to literally none. The lack of hustle and bsutle comes as extremely unusual for a Friday afternoon. The letter demands the amount payable for the two weeks before they take the issue to court. But according to Reuters, who sites an unknown source, Dior withdrew the demand in light of the Maisons’ “friendly relationship.”
Tommy Hilfiger Teams Up with Shawn Mendes
The singer embodies the brand’s Americana spirit with this reborn collection.
Check out this sweet fashion headline. For the Classics Reborn campaign video, Tommy Hilfiger taps singer Shawn Mendes to bring their signature Americana spirit to life. Mendes sports pieces from Tommy Hilfiger’s classic 1985 collection featuring their signature white, blue and red hues in true Americana fashion. The brand’s “Play It Forward” global partnership, which kicked off this summer, includes collaborative efforts with the singer, such as creating custom styles for his Wonder: The World Tour. The partnership also has Tommy Hilfiger donating 1 million USD to offset the environmental impacts of the world tour and a co-designed capsule collection set to debut in Spring 2023.
Tommy Hilfiger is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. in the Philippines. Shop in-store at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Center Cebu, Marquee Mall, TriNoma, Mall of Asia, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Tommy Jeans Robinsons Place Manila and Tommy Hilfiger Rockwell. Shop online via Trunc.ph and Rustans.com, Zalora and Lazada. Visit www.ssilife.com.ph, subscribe to our SSI LIFE YouTube Channel and follow @ssilifeph on Instagram and Facebook for more information.
Meet the Marc Jacobs Monogram Collection
Rapper Lil Uzi Vert and model-slash-TikTok-star Iris Law star in the campaign.
Marc Jacobs continues the Monogram Collection initially launched in 2021 with a new and special one for Spring 2022. Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, Iris Law and Georgia Palmer, the campaign showcases the new Marc Jacobs print. The Marc Jacobs Monogram Collection explores genderless expression while promoting individuality with streetwear pieces that ooze effortless and cool. The highlight of all items: chain patterned Marc Jacobs lettering all throughout, available in three binary colorways: black and white, pink and taupe, and black and beige. The fabrics play around luxe canvas jacquard for jacket and pants sets, soft cotton for tees, oversized hoodies and sweatpants and plush fleece for jackets, jumpers and accessories.
In the Philippines, Marc Jacobs is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Greenbelt 5, Rustan’s Makati and online at Trunc.ph and Rustans.com. Visit www.ssilife.com.ph, subscribe to the SSI LIFE YouTube Channel and follow @ssilifeph on Instagram and Facebook for more information.
GIVENCHY Launches Second Collaboration with Disney Featuring The “101 Dalmatians”
Pongo, Perdita and family front the luxury label’s newest capsule collection.
Since the launch of Givenchy Disney comes a second collection featuring everyone’s favorite spotted pooches: the 101 Dalmatians. Pongo, Perdita (wearing G-lock collars, by the way) and the entire puppy family front the campaign made up of ready-to-wear pieces, bags, shoes, leather accessories and jewelry. Of course, the brand’s signature 4G emblem gets incorporated into the designs, where some of the puppies even play The collection also comes with an adorable animation with a special appearance from supermodel Kate Moss.
Givenchy is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. in the Philippines. Shop in-store at Shangri-La Plaza Mall East Wing, Greenbelt 4 or Solaire Resort & Casino. Visit www.ssilife.com.ph or follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.
Gucci Resort’s Newest Collection Brings Us To Our Favorite Shores
From Jeju to Mykonos, these summer ensembles encapsulate the best vacation ever.
One fashion headline is this travel-envy inducing collection. Gucci presents an ode to the routine of visiting seaside locales, a ritual done during travel. The Gucci Resort Collection features pieces unique to the world’s favorite travel stops, using the opportunity to turn the ensemble into one, huge travel book. Of course, ever-so-present is the House’s iconic GG Monogram over vibrant color combinations in a zigzag pattern. The bags have the city locations inscribed on the front, turning into keepsake that signifies one’s adventure. Meanwhile, to keep it light, summery and fresh, the eyewear pieces come in acetate or cool combinations.
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Art Matthew Ian Fetalver