Wonder Wardrobe: A recap of worthwhile fashion news, the lowdown on fresh releases and updates on what’s buzzing in retail this month
Fashion maintains its momentum all throughout the first quarter of the year. If we were so very happy to see January 2021 and February gave us a lot to love, the month of March passes the vibe check with bookmark-worthy red carpet looks, from the Golden Globes to the Grammys, as well as fresh drops from our favorite brands.
So, without further ado, here are the need-to-know fashion headlines you can catch up on in one go:
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&REA by Love, Bonito Is Here
Creatively led by Andrea Chong, the new collection is designed to lift the spirits
Say I, if you miss dressing up ????? We certainly do because clothes have the power to make us ~feel~ things. Looking for a confidence boost? Throw on a trusty, boxy blazer to help make you feel like the strong, independent gal you are. Feeling cute? A fun and flirty dress can having you feeling a little cuter. It’s also no secret that the right clothes—clothes that not only look good, but feel good—can take you places and on all kinds of adventures. But as we stay put a little longer, who says we can’t stay in and have a little fun? Get ready to suit up and show up (for yourself and those around you) in &REA by Love, Bonito.
A creative expression of Andrea Chong, the new collection features utilitarian details on timeless silhouettes that can be worn in the now and our next collective normal. Think, athleisure, comfy knits, tailored fits and everyday styles in fresh color ways that will suit your every mood. The best part? Pieces from the collection can be easily mixed and match to create effortless, off-duty or polished looks.
Designed with the multidimensional woman in mind, &REA by Love, Bonito will be released in three parts over the summer beginning March 31. The collection is also complemented by accessories, from sandals and twist mules, that can either ground or zhuzh up your wardrobe.
&REA by Love, Bonito is now available worldwide. Check out and shop the full collection at lovebonito.com.
Meet the Nike Air Max Spring 2021 Collection
The spirit of progress never looked this good
Nike celebrates the spirit of progress through the latest iteration of Nike Air. Constantly evolving, the Air Max Spring 2021 collection features three key silhouettes: the Air Max 2090 EOI, the Air Max Viva and the VaporMax Evo. The Air Max 2090 EOI borrows subtle but key details from Air Max’s legendary family tree (see: the Air Max 90, Air Max 180 and the Air Max BW). Meanwhile, the Air Max Viva, which is specifically designed for women, features a Cushion midsole and a trendy exaggerated heel. Made with leather, closed mesh and nubuck detailing, the aesthetic is just so good on this one, especially the complementing two laces for ~extra~ style, the speckled midsole and the two-toned rubber outsole. Last but not least is the VaporMax Evo. It’s is a bolder take on the VaporMax style with its silhouette taking inspiration from the classics, like the Air Max 90, Air Max 93 and the Air Max Plus. So, which one’s your pick?
The Nike Air Max Viva retails for P7,345. Now available at select Nike Park stores.
Gucci At The 2021 Grammys
The drip on Trevor Noah to Billie Eilish and, of course, Harry Styles
This year’s Grammys had its bests—Lizzo presenting Megan Thee Stallion for Best New Artist, Beyonce’s record-breaking 28 Grammys—which include unforgettable fashion moments. We’re talking host Trevor Noah in a handsome black tux, Grammy winners Harry Styles in a custom tweed jacket, tartan V-neck sweater and lilac faux fur boa, and Billie Eilish in custom matching jacquard separates. The rest of our favorite Gucci looks are below:
In the Philippines, Gucci is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Greenbelt 4 and Shangri-La Plaza East Wing.
UNIQLO’s 2021 Summer Essentials
Simple and quality wear you can live in this summer and beyond
UNIQLO refreshes its summer essentials to cater to the new normal. Rooted in Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity, the latest collection features breathable fabrics like cotton and linen in comfortable silhouettes and summer-fresh blues, yellows and white. For lounging at home, we predict UNIQLO’s cotton shirts and easy shorts will be on heavy rotation, as well as their workout wear designed to withstand sweaty situations while keeping you cool, dry and odor-free.
Check out the full collection at uniqlo.com/ph or download the UNIQLO app via the Google Play Store or Apple Store.
The All-New adidas ULTRABOOST 21
Your perfect companion for work, workouts and play
adidas zhuzhed up the iconic ULTRABOOST and made improvements not just in design but in its performance technology too. Guaranteeing comfort and energy return, it’s no surprise the shoe gained—and will continue to gain—a loyal following, especially among runners. The latest edition, the ULTRABOOST 21, boasts more Boost capsules to, excuse the pun, boost your steps. It also features a precise knit upper that hugs the right areas of the foot (like the mid-foot) and widens at the front, allowing the toes to spread out and breathe.
We’ve tried it ourselves and it’s a great shoe for serious workouts, coffee runs or quick errands and honestly pairs well with wardrobe essentials (read: sweatshirt and shorts or a linen blazer and short combo). No gripes here, just love for the ULTRABOOST 21.
The adidas ULTRABOOST 21 retails for P9,500. Shop it right here.
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