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Style (04/11/22)

Criselda Lontok’s legacy lives

FASHION designer Criselda Lontok’s signature looks have been a staple among Manila society’s elite for decades. This summer, the label’s SS22 collection captures the late designer’s spirit effortlessly. Inspired by Lontok’s extensive archive and rich color palette, it offers a fresh take on her classic designs. Her signature florals and prints are still prominent in subdued, softer hues in polysilk and organza. Warm notes of orange and navy appear on a sunny caftan and feminine, linen-blend separates. Altogether, the looks feel more dressed-down and more every day, yet with a certain polish. Each of the collection’s silhouettes were carefully designed to easily flatter and be figure-skimming. Criselda Lontok is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Alabang, Rustan’s Gateway, Rustan’s Cebu and Rustans.com.

Coming soon: Uniqlo and Mame Kurogouchi collection

GLOBAL apparel retailer Uniqlo will launch the Uniqlo and Mame Kurogouchi 2022 Spring/Summer collection on April 29. This is the brand’s third collaboration with fashion designer Maiko Kurogouchi. Her brand has garnered renown worldwide for its timeless designs and innovative approach to fabrics. The collection will be available at stores around the Philippines and through uniqlo.com/ph. The AIRism-silk blend material developed for this collection, and used in tank tops and bra camisoles with deep back styling, feels incredibly smooth. There will also be a new knit fabric, featured in 3D Knit sweaters with soft V-necklines and skirts with back slits that flatter the legs and keep wearers comfortable, even in summer. The bra aims to enhance comfort by increasing the softness and elasticity of the cups. Another addition is ultra-thin, absorbent sanitary shorts. An innovative triple layer structure for sweat wicking dry fit, antibacterial and odor resistant performance absorbs 10-15 milliliters of moisture. Updated hues center on gradations from white to beige, brown, and black.

Fendi presents Peekaboo ISeeU Petite and Micro

FENDI expands the family of its iconic Peekaboo bag with the Peekaboo ISeeU Petite and the Peekaboo ISeeU Micro, a fun and colorful accessory to match one’s bags. Clean and minimal, geometric and curvilinear all at once, the Peekaboo is a bag conceived with both beauty and playful functionality at its core. Its original trapezium-shape is transformed into an architectural feat of contemporary leather artistry in the Fendi ateliers. The new Peekaboo ISeeU Petite has distinctive smaller proportions but maintains all the signature details of the iconic bag. Centred around a double turn lock upper frame, this structured bag is crafted from padded nappa leather and comes in 12 hues ranging from baby blue to violetta lilac, dark honey to mimosa yellow. Exotic leathers such as natural python, croco and lizard add exclusive variations to the family. Petite in the size but roomy enough to fit all the everyday essentials, it is meant to be worn crossbody. Meanwhile, the Peekaboo ISeeU Micro, a smaller version of the icon, comes in 10 vibrant colors in the softest and smoothest leather. Micro yet functional, it features a detachable metal handle for bag charm use, together with an adjustable and removable shoulder strap, and a cardholder on the inside. The bags are available in Fendi boutiques and on fendi.com starting this month. Fendi has boutiques at Solaire and Greenbelt 3.