The lowdown on fashion news, the latest releases and whatever else is buzzing in retail
With countless headlines fighting for your attention, how about a quick serving of what’s what in the realm of fashion instead?
So far in June, brands have already begun to sail away from summertime, flipping the switch on style choices and cozying up ahead of the rainy days. For “seasonless” labels, drumming up excitement comes in the form of launching in-demand collaborations, releasing iterations of well-known favorites and––what can only be the most worthwhile of endeavors––making a pledge to sustainability.
What else are the noteworthy new releases in the busy, buzzy month of June? Browse through and get ready to shop if you like what you see.
The Wizarding and Skate Worlds Collide
Vans reveals its Harry Potter footwear, apparel and accessories collaborative collection
Last weekend, Vans released a well-rounded capsule featuring footwear, apparel and accessories inspired by the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The footwear collection, named and styled after each house from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, features four exclusive colorways in Vans’ classic silhouettes—a Sk8-Hi for Gryffindor, an Era for Slytherin, Authentic for Ravenclaw, and the Classic Slip-On for Hufflepuff.
A curated selection of men’s and women’s apparel similarly inspired by the four houses of Hogwarts was also released. The styles include Vans’ Old Skool backpack in the Gryffindor colorway, Men’s long sleeves in a Deathly Hallows iteration among other styles. The women’s apparel assortment features a Deathly Hallows cropped long-sleeve tee featuring black foil screen printing on the front, Hogwarts cap, Harry Potter Hogwarts pullover hoodie and more.
The collection is available at select Vans concept stores and at Case Study Atelier, L/G C2 Building, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Gosha Rubchinskiy’s New Stand-Alone Label Lands in Manila
The latest drops are exclusively available at UNIVERS d’homme et femme
Since proclaiming his eponymous label defunct (for now), Gosha Rubchinskiy has poured his creative soul into a new fashion project. Rassvyet, which means sunrise in Russian, is “a community of like-minded Muscovites bringing a new energy to the fashion, art, skateboarding and music scene in their city.”
Cop the first drop of RASSVET x Russell Athletic only at UNIVERS d’homme et femme, G/F, One Rockwell East Tower Rockwell Center, Makati.
Lifewear for Manga and Anime Fans
UNIQLO’s latest “MANGA UT” collection recalls “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations,” “Hunter × Hunter” and “Yu Yu Hakusho”
The latest Uniqlo graphic t-shirt collection puts several globally popular manga and anime series front and center with titles “Case Closed*” and “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations” appearing in the exciting new lineup.
“MANGA UT” combines 14 masterpieces of manga and anime, the latter including those based on Weekly Shonen Jump’s “Naruto: Shippuden” and “Gin Tama,” legendary works “Yu Yu Hakusho” and “Hunter × Hunter” and popular Weekly Shonen Sunday titles “Urusei Yatsura,” “Ranma ½” and “Inuyasha.”
A Classic Brand Makes A Modern Statement
Longchamp breaks all the rules with its LGP collection
Making waves as luxury’s latest monogram, Longchamp LGP is the French brand’s answer to the call for a more urban lifestyle-appropriate line. This includes a bright, bold all-over monogram print on bags, accessories, footwear and ready-to-wear with plenty of unisex options. In a nod to Longchamp’s cosmopolitan heritage, the collection also takes in luggage––notably an ultra-light wheeled cabin case with an all-over micro-monogram in black and white and zingy neon trim.
Catch the next LGP pop-up store in Greenbelt Fashion Walk from June 11 to 17, 2019.
Taking a Stand Starts with Picking a Stand
Every TOMS purchase supports the impact initiative of your choice
Stand for the homeless, equality, safe water, mental health, giving shoes and ending gun violence: footwear and accessories brand TOMS has decided to team up with a “giving partner” for each courageous stand chosen by its customers. In the Philippines, the #StandForTomorrow initiative includes honoring a TOMS Philippines Changemaker to advocate for a local program and this year, it has selected Filipino model and dedicated CRIBS Foundation, Inc. volunteer Arianna Cowper. TOMS is taking a stand with Cowper by investing in the CRIBS New Beginnings Program.
We hear the rest of June has more exciting drops in store. Check back in for updates!
Art Alexandra Lara