Welcome back to your monthly source of fashion news and headlines of what’s buzzing in retail
Now that we’ve officially entered the dry season, beating the heat has never been more crucial. Whether we’re just lounging around at home or braving the great outdoors once again, our beauty essentials and wardrobes need a summer update every so often. Being unprepared for the summer sucks because no one wants to be melting and sweltering in this heat.
Meanwhile, major brands also bring the heat this month as they break new ground in a whole new world. We bring you the latest fashion world squeezes and point you to your upcoming summer buys.
Meet MFW—Metaverse Fashion Week
Fashion presentations go digital this March 24 to 27, 2022.
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After Paris, Milan and London Fashion Weeks, another one set online kicks off this week. Decentraland, the popular NFT and metaverse hosting space, opens the first-ever Metaverse Fashion Week from March 24 to 27. The affair will consist of runway shows, after-parties, shopping, panel talks and more. In addition, popular British department store chain Selfridges teams up with Paco Rabanne and Fondation Vasarely for their first-ever shop on the metaverse.
Over 50 brands are expected to debut virtual collections for #MVFW22, further exploring the overlap between fashion and the digital world.
Check out their website for more information.
Gucci Enters the Metaverse with Vault
Creative director Alessandro Michele builds a universe of continuous evolution in the Metaverse.
Luxury brand Gucci, headed by Alessandro Michele, heads to the metaverse with Vault. Vault exists as a space for experimentation while drawing inspiration from concept stores. Vault’s shelves contain vintage Gucci staples and new designs by handpicked designers. In addition, many can expect exclusive capsule collections and curated selections to appear in this virtual space.
The first one to create a limited-edition collection for Vault is Belgian brand Maison Delvaux with eight unique mini-handbags inspired by the space’s palette.
Hot Releases from UNIQLO
Japanese LifeWear giant provides multiple collections for different needs in the summer.
Meet the UNIQLO Core T: Tees for The Everyday
AIRism Jersey Short Sleeve Polo Shirt, P990
Indigo Dry Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt, P990
Ribbed Cropped Short Sleeve T-Shirt (P990)
UNIQLO’s U Crew Neck T-Shirt, P590
UNIQLO provides everyone with different basics for all types of needs. From keeping it cool-but-dressy when working onsite with the AIRism Jersey Polo Shirt or enjoying a chill weekend off with the Ribbed Cropped Short Sleeve tee. Cop them all at affordable prices so you can stock up and never run out of tees for all occasions.
UNIQLO Teams Up with New York-Based brand, Theory
Nylon Parka, P2490 and Ultra Light Tucked Easy Pants, P1990
Ultra Light Shirt Jacket, P2990 and Ultra Light Relaxed Shorts, P1490
Ultra Stretch Sleeveless Flared Dress, P1990
Open Collar Shirt, P1490 and Ultra Light Relaxed Shorts, P1490
Keep your minimalist look and dress for comfort with UNIQLO’s newest collaboration. This time, the brand teams up with contemporary clothing label Theory. The women’s collection, set to drop in stores on March 25th, features six versatile items that use quick-drying, stretchy and lightweight fabrics. In addition, multi-use trousers, tops and dresses are perfect be it for the sweltering season and beyond. Meanwhile the men’s collection, which will launch in April, features collared shirts, relaxed shorts and light jackets fit for any scenario.
Together with UNIQLO, Theory brings forth a collection that combines the brand's minimalist DNA with the Japanese brand’s penchant for functionality.
Shop online via the UNIQLO App or in-store at the nearest UNIQLO branch.
Flowers? For Summer? It’s a Yes from Rustan’s
Enjoy promos, discounts and more with the country’s biggest department store.
Live Life in Full Bloom with Rustan’s this summer. Get your hands on deals and steals during Rustan’s Summer Shopping Weekend from March 25 to 27. Discounts go up to 50% off at Jack Nicklaus, Champion, Samsonite, American Tourister, Herschel and many more.
Meanwhile, beauty buffs due for a restock of their summer essentials can also get their hands on gifts from Anessa, Mac, Bobbi Brown and Maison Margiela. Plus, shoppers can enjoy 20% off on select items from brands like L’Occitaine, Giorgio Armani, and Perricone MD. That’s just scratching the surface of all the amazing treats at Rustan’s this summer.
For more information on participating brands and exciting events in store for the summer, check out www.Rustans.com or follow them on Facebook and Instagram. Get up to the minute news on exciting deals by joining their Viber community.
COS Highlights Movement and Adaptability for Spring/Summer 2022
The London-based minimalist brand spotlights versatility and transitional movements for this season’s collection.
COS launches their Spring/Summer 2022 collection with inspiring individuals at the helm. Icons like supermodel and activist Christy Turlington Burns and DJ, Producer and trans rights advocate Honey Dijon appear in the campaign. Shot by Paris-based Tim Elkaïm, the individuals model COS’ Spring/Summer 2022 collection around familiar Los Angeles settings: within nature and the beach or high up in the cityscape. The brand also continues its pledge to a circular economy by sourcing 92% of the collection sustainably.
Shop in-store at COS Philippines, located at the Upper Ground Floor of SM Aura Premier.
The brand invites you to Do Your Thing.
DKNY kicks off spring/summer 2022 with the evolution of their “DO YOUR THING” campaign. It begins with “DO YOUR THING FOR LOVE,” which stars real-life couples, model Ebonee Davis & rapper Smino, and designer Lindsay Vrckovnik & model Tyler Blue Golden showing what they do for love and how they explore meaningful connections in modern times. This month, “DO YOUR THING FOR FUN” spotlights comedian Carly Aquilino and how she embraces humor in the daily grind. The Brand values family, too, so “DO YOUR THING FOR FAMILY” headlines April featuring self-made twin DJS, Coco & Breezy, along with their mom Dianna. The spring 2022 campaign will close with, “DO YOUR THING FOR THE FUTURE” in May and “DO YOUR THING FOR COMMUNITY” in June; in which both efforts invite consumers to take action towards positive change.
To this day, DKNY continues to encourage individuality, respect for the hustle and positive action. “DOING YOUR THING” celebrates self-expression, but it’s the intention behind it that carries weight.
So, how do you do your thing and who do you do it for?
They are exclusively distributed by SSI and is located at Rustan’s Makati and Rustan’s Shangri-la Plaza Mall. Shop online via Trunc.ph.
Celebrates women and her allies with the Divine Energy collection.
For International Women’s Day, Vans celebrates women from different social, economic, cultural, and political backgrounds. Regardless of age or gender identity, Vans aims to empower, support, and celebrate women through a collection that reflects their uniqueness.
The Divine Energy collection, which boasts varying neutrals and patchwork details, represents multiple communities joining together. In this special drop, one will find key footwear styles, including the Old Skool™ Divine Energy and the Classic Slip-On designed in a mix of earthy solids, florals and Vans' signature Checkerboard print.
Meanwhile, the IWD hoodie and matching sweatpants come in an oversized and relaxed fit and feature cloud-washed screen-printed graphics. Punctuate the look with the IWD Ticker Sock, a full-on printed fashion crew sock.
Vans also celebrates female allyship with supportive messages for women, like “We all come from a ♀” and “teammate, lover, partner, friend, child, advocate” printed across the men’s apparel and footwear lines.
At the core of Vans' is uninhibited creative expression no matter the gender, race, or class. That’s why the brand takes pride in advocating for women's causes and celebrating her power and spirit around the world. So in honor of International Women’s Day, 2.5% of every sale from this line from February 21 to August 1, 2022 will be donated to organizations, like the Tides Foundation that uplift and empower women.
Peep the full collection at a Vans outlet near you.
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Art Macky Arquilla