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Style (01/17/22)

Michael Kors collaborates with Ashya on bags

IN a collaboration with Ashya, a young accessories brand founded by American/Jamaican duo Ashley Cimone and Moya Annece, Michael Kors has launched two exclusive, limited-edition bags: the Moya Multi Bag and the Ashley Bolo Bag, debuting this month. As Michael Kors approached his 40th anniversary, he wanted to celebrate the milestone by supporting the future of the fashion industry and decided to provide a unique opportunity to an emerging brand — offering them the global reach, distribution and platform of the Michael Kors company to help bring their brand to a larger audience. In addition, he wanted to share his personal advice and experience, as well as the mentorship of his team. The decision to collaborate with Ashya was a natural choice — a New York-based brand inspired by travel, dedicated to the marriage of style and pragmatism, and helmed by two talented, thoughtful and entrepreneurial designers. The gender-neutral, leather Ashya X Michael Kors bags feature a custom print that incorporates the MK Signature logo print in a new pattern inspired by West African weaving techniques. The Moya Multi bag can be worn as a crossbody or a belt bag. For added versatility, it features two lined pockets, each featuring a leather card sleeve, and a roomy interior. The Ashley Bolo bag is equally adaptable, and can be worn around the neck, the waist or cross-body. It features one lined compartment with a leather card sleeve, and is meant for carrying everyday essentials with hands-free ease. In the Philippines, Michael Kors (MK) is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s Makati, and Shangri-La Plaza Mall and online at Trunc.ph and Rustans.com.

Sperry and John Legend team up on capsule collection

ICONIC footwear brand Sperry and singer-songwriter John Legend (JL) partnered to design and introduce a new capsule collection of men’s footwear for Holiday 2021. Mr. Legend has served as Sperry’s Global Brand Ambassador since 2020. This is the first time that Sperry and Legend have collaborated on product design. The two styles, the Signature Boat Shoe and the Commodore Boot, are an evolution of the classic Sperry silhouette. Each is designed to complement and reflect John Legend’s personal style, featuring luxe suedes and leathers, soft lambskin linings, and Vibram soles. Design details inspired by John Legend such as a keyboard-print on the footbed, quotes by the musician printed on the inside of the tongue and subtle hand-stitched JL branding can be found throughout the collection. The Sperry x John Legend Signature Boat Shoe is part loafer, part boat shoe, and comes in butter soft suede and offers a pared-down aesthetic with no hardware or shoelace eyelets. Instead, laser cut details suggest the traditional 360 lacing which is a signature element of Sperry’s classic boat shoes. A fixed lace detail on the tongue allows for easy slip on and off. The Sperry x John Legend Commodore Boot plays off of Sperry’s best-selling chukka and raises the height to complement Mr. Legend’s weekend wear. This style is made with Sperry’s Plushwave technology, and the shoe is extremely light and extra comfortable. A clear outsole reveals a holiday-themed red and green tartan, inspired Mr. Legend’s holiday album and features the word “Legendary” in the pattern. The Sperry x John Legend Collection is now available on Sperry.com.ph and select Sperry retail stores in TriNoMa, SM Megamall, and SM Mall of Asia on Jan. 16.

NACIFIC launches new skincare line

KOREAN skincare brand NACIFIC has launched its newest skincare line focused on products and ingredients meant to soothe and help repair problematic, acne-prone, and sensitive skin. Called the Origin Red Salicylic Acid, the new line includes a toner, spot cream, and a wash-off serum. Each product contains Dermaclera, a patented soothing ingredient derived from Cynanchum atratum extract which helps soothe sensitive skin that is easily irritated due to external factors. Other active ingredients include AHA, BHA, among other ingredients. The NACIFIC Origin Red Salicylic Acid is available starting Jan. 17 on the brand’s official Shopee store.