A roundup of the hottest headlines in fashion and retail you need to know
Many things keep us tethered to our humanity: our favorite childhood memories, mutual aid and care for each other, or our day-to-day lives’ overall enjoyment. This connection spills over in fashion as brands and labels continue to explore this connection through art, through fashion. Whether it be paying homage to our comfort characters, using their platforms to do good or just exploring humor through art, the fashion industry finds one way to celebrate it.
Check out the fashion headlines for May that feature the best and unlikely team-ups, such as Givenchy x Disney, that celebrate humanity.
Slow down in pieces that feel like second skin.
For summer 22, Women’s Secret launched resortwear collections inspired by our love for life and the connections that come with it. Featuring a wide range of color palettes fit for summer and beyond, as well as relaxed and sophisticated meets boho styles, there’s definitely something for you, whether you’re heading somewhere far far away or to a pool party in the city.
CAPRI, the summer of friendship
Soak up the happy vibes with this 70s inspired collection
RIVIERA, the summer of play
The Rivera swimwear collection invites you to make some time for play in pieces that spell fun and feminine. Think bows, florals and ruffles details
KENYA, the summer of salty skin
Ready yourself for adventure with this geometric collection you can easily mix and match
VOYAGE, the summer of dis/connection
Get spirited away to your dreamy vacation wearing sophisticated styles fit for the tropics
DRESSTINATION, the summer of splash!
Boasting vibrant colorways of coral and pink, and turquoise and emerald, this collection is made for those with a boho aesthetic. Read crochet details, handcrafted elements and scarf tops
Summer or not, give yourself time to slow down and lounge in lingerie or loungewear with a cocktail in hand. Because, why not?
In the Philippines, Women’secret is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Central Square, TriNoma Mall, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, and Ayala Center Cebu. Shop online through Trunc.ph, Rustan’s.com and Zalora. Visit www.ssilife.com.ph or follow @womensecret_ph and @ssilifeph on Instagram or @womensecretphilippines on Facebook for more information.
#ComeAsYouAre and head to the newly opened Crocs concept store in SM Mall of Asia.
Crocs opens its brand-new concept store at the SM Mall of Asia (SM MOA)–an invitation to celebrate individuality with stylish, customizable and comfortable footwear.
Crocs’ newest store engages shoppers with fun activities and spaces, from personalizing your Crocs with cute and quirky Jibbitz to taking pics at the brand’s fantastic installations: the Futuristic Podium, the Jibbitz Tree, and the “Come As You Are” neon sign.
Feeling lucky? Take a chance at the Crocs Claw Machine and grab a cool pair of clogs or slides. Head to the 2nd Level of the Entertainment Mall of SM Mall of Asia and shop your favorite Crocs pairs, from the Classic Collection in marbled and solarized designs to the new Platform Clogs and Flips, and the customizable Literide 360.
Also, don’t miss ongoing promos at SM Mall of Asia! Get a P200 rebate voucher to be claimed on your next pair valid until June 30.
Mark your calendar; Love Bonito’s biggest sale, The Social Sale, is happening from June 3 to June 12 only.
Love Bonito is having a 10-day long SALE-abration with up to 80% off over 1000 of your favorite styles! The Social Sale, happening online from June 3 at 12PM to June 12, 11:59PM, covers everyday staples and other popular styles. Ready to check out? Don’t forget that when you spend a minimum of US$75 in a single receipt, you can enjoy an additional 15% off. Meanwhile, shoppers with a minimum of US$100 in a single receipt, can enjoy an additional 20% off the total bill.
Gold and Silver tier LBCommunity+ members get early access from June 2, 2022, 12PM! Not yet a member? Signing up is easy, just log on to Love Bonito to create an account and enjoy exclusive perks. So mark your calendars and don’t miss out on The Social Sale.
SM Introduces More Ways Your SM Advantage Card Can Help
Aside from deals, discounts and freebies, SMACs can help you make a difference.
We’ve all heard how holding an SM Advantage Card can save you loads when you shop. While the discounts and deals continue to flow, SM introduces us to one way to pay it forward. Up until July 31st, SMAC members can donate to The SM Store’s Share Shoes programs using their existing points. The brand hopes to generate three million points to purchase 10,000 pairs of shoes for the World Vision and SM Foundation Kids. According to Chelo Monasterio, President of The SM Store, “Shoes are essential—they help protect our feet from diseases and injuries.” She adds, “Still, because of poverty, many Filipinos, especially children, do not have access to decent and well-fitted shoes.”
All you need to do is to log in to www.smac.ph and tap ‘Transfer Points.’ Enter [email protected] and the amount wish to donate. SMAC will ask to validate your transaction with a one-time pin to complete the transaction. SMAC, SMAC Prestige and BDO SMAC cardholders are eligible to participate.
Levi’s Introduces The Five 501 Visionaries
Issa Pressman reps the Philippines in this roster of talented creatives.
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The Levi’s 501 jean has been around as early as 1873. Last May 17, the brand celebrated 149 years of the iconic silhouette, with celebrations simultaneously happening in Southeast Asia. It also announced its five visionaries who champion the spirit 501 jeans bring to the world. The Philippines’ Issa Pressman joins Singapore’s Yung Raja, Indonesia’s Diela Maharanie, Malaysia’s Sheena Liam and Thailand’s Pearypie. These five visionaries added their own unique touch and flavor to a pair of 501s that traveled across the region.
UNIQLO Teams Up With Italian Luxury Brand MARNI
Function and flair come together in this collection just in time for summer.
This time around, Uniqlo teams up with well-loved luxury Italian brand MARNI. MARNI’s signature bold and playful patterns get reimagined for UNIQLO’s signature LifeWear designs, bringing together functionality and flair just in time for the summer. While seemingly kitschy at first glance, the collection offers silhouettes and items that prove to be versatile for many. One ensemble can effectively last your affairs for both day and night.
Make vibrant prints a staple in your wardrobe, starting with this collection.
Shop online via the UNIQLO App or in-store at the nearest UNIQLO branch.
NCT Dream Joins The Penshoppe Family
Meet the newest K-stars proudly repping this local brand.
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Local brand Penshoppe has always had a penchant for teaming up with the biggest K-pop stars. We’ve seen Lisa, Han So Hee and Song Kang appear in their campaigns, donning their latest collections. For May, the brand introduces the members of NCT Dream as its newest ambassadors. And no, this isn’t a glitch in the simulation—it’s the real deal. Here to Live in Dream are Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle and Jisung, donning the brand’s lineup of graphic tees, pullovers and relaxed bottoms. A refreshing wardrobe that best fits a group of fresh faces.
Givenchy and Disney Come Together for “The Wonder Gallery”
Creative Director Matthew M. Williams pays tribute to some of his favorite Disney characters.
Givenchy announces its first collaboration with Disney through a capsule collection of luxury ready-to-wear pieces. Matthew M. Williams pays tribute by reinventing Disney’s classic iconography—the castle—and character silhouettes by including Givenchy’s key elements. The Wonder Gallery is set in an imaginary realm between two iconic cities. In a press release, Williams shares, “As a boy from California and a father in Paris, Disney has always been a source of meaningful moments throughout my life.”
The capsule collection’s pieces feature sweatshirts and graphic tees with silhouettes of admired Disney characters such as Bambi, Perdita and Pongo from 101 Dalmatians and Frozen’s Elsa and Olaf. Lastly, Oswald The Lucky Rabbit, Disney’s heritage character, also appears in the collection along with Givenchy’s 4g emblem and padlocks. Rep your favorite characters anytime with this collection—you can never be too old for that.
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.
Loewe Taps Sir Anthony Hopkins, Caroline Polachek and More
The luxury brand kicks off its Pre-Fall 2022 campaign with an interesting mix of ambassadors.
From L to R: Sir Anthony Hopkins, Caroline Polachek and Kaia Gerber
Loewe revives playfulness for its latest campaign. The handpicked ambassadors show off signature Loewe bags in unique places, doing the oddest things. Shot by Juergen Teller, the campaign features the photographer’s humor in capturing tongue-in-cheek moments that highlight each individual. These moments further energize the boldness of the Loewe bags, which bring these pieces to life. Check out Sir Anthony Hopkins vibing by the lush greenery and his Anagram Studs T tote. Meanwhile, Caroline Polachek gets her hair done at a bright, pink salon with the equally vibrant Large Flamenco Clutch Bag. Lastly, Kaia Gerber poses with the Amazona 16 Square bag as she sits in a foam-filled tub—right in the middle of the street.
Who says luxury fashion needs to look serious all the time?
Stores Specialists, Inc. exclusively distributes Loewe in the Philippines. Shop in-store at Shangri-La Plaza Mall East Wing. Visit www.ssilife.com.ph or follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.
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Photos UNIQLO, Givenchy and Loewe
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver