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Style (10/25/21)

MCM marks milestones with online sale

PURVEYOR of vintage, limited edition, collector furniture and home decor, Ken and Isa Mishuku’s MCM PLAY — also known as Mid-Century Manila — marks three milestones this month. To celebrate, it is holding “10 Days of Modernism,” posting 200 pieces of furniture and objects spanning the different eras of modernism from Bauhaus to Mid-Century Modern to Postmodern and Memphis Era Design. All the objects are on sale. MCM Play is celebrating the launch of its physical site, a massive warehouse alley at the back of the Pavilion in Biñan, Laguna which is 90% warehouse, 5% the Sideshow Studio gallery, 3% workshop, 1.5% office, and 0.5% café, but also its successful online presence on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/midcenturymanila/). MCM PLAY formally opened its door to the public on Oct. 9 with a group show, Play, curated by MCM’s official photographer Chkxku. Play features the work of Apok, Nicole Asares, Everywhere We Shoot!, Dondi Fernandez, JJ Jarin, Patrick Martinez, Midcentury Manila, Dyza Sacol, Art Tavera, Trip63, and Wesley Valenzuela, and runs until Nov. 9 at the Sideshow Studio of MCM Play, 83HQ+6HP, Biñan, Laguna.

Maison Margiela scents reproduce the familiar

MAISON Margiela is soon to launch in the country by Rustan Marketing Corp., with a flagship store opening at Rustan’s Shangri-la. It starts this October with its luxury line of fragrances, the Replica. Each fragrance is meant to evoke images, impressions, and emotions that reflect personal memories as much as collective subconscious. The Replica line includes Beach Walk, which is supposed to evoke “sun-kissed salty skin”; Flower Market, which is supposed to evoke “crisp petal freshness”; Lazy Sunday Morning which is meant to suggest “soft skin and bed linen”; Jazz Club, a woody, oriental, sweet and intoxicating scent suggesting “heady cocktails and cigars”; At the Barber’s, suggesting “shaving and leathery notes”; By the Fireplace, evoking “burning wood and chestnut”; Sailing Day, suggesting the “aquatic deep sea”; Music Festival,inspired by Woodstock which naturally brings to mind “patchouli and fresh bud”; Coffee Break, suggesting “creamy and cozy coffee”; Under The Lemon Trees, evoking “relaxing and bright lemon”; Springtime in a Park, suggesting “blossoms and fruity notes”; and Bubble Bath, filled with “comforting clean accords.”

Designer exhibits future environmental dystopia in Japan

YOUNG contemporary artist and experimental fashion designer Kelvin Morales explores the interconnections of humanity with the future environmental dystopia in his debut collection in Tokyo. Inspired by the genetic deformations caused by toxic chemical exposure, Mr. Morales translated the threats of current environmental issues into futuristic tailoring and semi-rugged ensembles. Dubbed as Hazard Blue, the 45-piece series features modern barong Tagalog, denim jackets, hand-dyed jeans, and pleated water-repellent top and pants with handmade patchworks, prints, and his signature embroidery. Mr. Morales, who studied in the Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) Program of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, utilized the endless possibilities of fabric manipulation and took advantage of old and new technologies such as tie-dye and digital printing. Hazard Blue is Morales’ culminating collection as one of the eight homegrown Filipino labels in the #PHxTokyo showroom incubation program of the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM). For more information about Mr. Morales and his collections, visit https://www.kelvinmoralesph.com/.

Lacoste marks 15th anniversary of its Foundation

THE LACOSTE Foundation is celebrating 15 years of commitment to youth. Created in 2006, the Foundation has helped more than 100,000 young people through 200 projects combining sport and education, carried out by 50 associations in 22 countries. The Lacoste Foundation is committed to transmitting the values of sport. Today, the Foundation is becoming fully integrated into Lacoste’s CSR (corporate social responsibility) approach and is extending its actions to improve the living conditions of local communities. Placed under the aegis of the Fondation de France, the Lacoste Foundation works alongside partner associations to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds or with disabilities by supporting their social and professional integration through programs combining sport and education. The support provided by the Lacoste Foundation is the result of the legacy passed on by René Lacoste, who was not only a pioneer in fashion sport, but also in terms of social commitment.

ShopeePay adds new partners

SHOPEEPAY, Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet, has partnered with more food and lifestyle brands to cater to the growing number of Filipinos patronizing e-commerce platforms and using mobile wallets as an alternative payment method. Digital payments continue to gain momentum in the Southeast Asian region, with a 70% year-on-year growth in respondents who say e-wallet is their preferred way to pay. In the Philippines, more people opt to use cashless payment methods for its convenience, safety, and benefits, recording a 133% growth in consumers who prefer e-wallets. ShopeePay has partnered with various lifestyle brands: for smartphones, accessories, and other electronics purchases at Power Mac Center; fashion and sports items from Anello, Shoe Salon, and Olympic Village; health products at The Generics Pharmacy. Users can enjoy limited-time ShopeePay ₱1 Deals via the Shopee app and get discounts when they pay via ShopeePay at the following: Puregold and Puremart for daily essentials; Siomai House, Candy Corner, and many more food stalls nationwide for snacks and cravings. Users can look forward to more ShopeePay ₱1 Deals which they can purchase daily via Deals Near Me on the Shopee app.

Charlie Dizon joins Hello Glow squad

ACTRESS Charlie Dizon is the newest endorser of Ever Bilena’s Hello Glow line. She appeared in the gritty social drama Fan Girl, winning Best Actress at the Metro Manila Film Festival last year for her work in the film. Her love for skincare blossomed when she trained in South Korea for almost a year while pursuing her dream to become a K-pop star. With Hello Glow’s Korean packaging aesthetic, gentle formulations and cruelty-free commitment, it’s easy for Dizon to feel connected with the brand. Among the Hello Glow products is the 3-in-1 Lightweight Sun Care Gel. Hello Glow products are available in Watsons, Robinsons Department Store Beauty Section, SM Beauty Section, Waltermart, Landmark, Gaisano Malls, and all other leading department and supermarket stores nationwide.