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Style (06/06/22)

COS launches Love for All Pride collection

IN celebration of Global Pride 2022, COS presents Love for All, a limited-edition collection of three unique designs, globally. The collection was made in collaboration with creators from the LGBTQIA+ community: performance poet, trans-visibility campaigner, and model Kai-Isaiah Jamal; artist and creative director Zipeng Zhu; and musician and award-winning actor SOKO. The collection incorporates the personal touch of each talent, celebrating their style and individuality. Using COS’ timeless, gender-neutral T-shirts as a canvas, Zipeng Zhu’s iconic, bold typography forms a LOVE emblem in embroidery, with colors from the Progress flag. The second T-shirt design reveals an original poem by Kai-Isaiah Jamal, whose work puts language to experiences that can be hard to express. COS continues to champion the queer community, raising awareness of ongoing human rights issues by donating 100% of the collection’s profit to support charities that uphold human rights and the right to love, whoever you are. In the Philippines, COS has partnered with LoveYourself and Metro Manila Pride. Throughout June, selected styles from Pride Limited Edition will be available at COS SM Aura Premier.

Sperry celebrates Pride Month

SPERRY celebrates love, acceptance, and individuality with the release of two Pride-themed shoes this month. The brand’s new signature silhouettes, the Soletide sneaker (P4,795) and the A/O Float boat shoe (P3,295), are reimagined in bold touches of the colors of the rainbow flag. Sperry’s classic sneaker takes a stand with a perforated reclaimed leather upper inspired by the Pride flag. A rainbow outsole celebrates love and equality. This shoe comes in both men’s and women’s sizes. Meanwhile, the unisex Authentic Original boat shoe is made to float with this EVA foam version, sporting a unique kelp print upper, spanning the colors of the rainbow. Its super lightweight and flexible construction features strategically placed “gills” on the waterline and breathable “portholes” topside to keep feet fresh. Kelp was chosen as this year’s #Pride pattern by Sperry because it is powerful, beautiful, and plays a crucial role in the ecosystem, just like LGTBQ+ members play a crucial role in our society. Get a pair of free Sperry Socks and a P500 voucher with any purchase from the Pride Party Collection. The collection is available on Sperry.com.ph and selected Sperry retail stores.

2 Saucony shoes for the price of 1

SAUCONY, a footwear brand best known for its running shoes and fashionable retro sneaks, has a big summertime deal running until June 30: Buy one pair and get a 2nd one free. The sale is applicable for both men’s and women’s styles while supplies last. Pay only for the price of the higher priced pair. This exclusive deal is offered only at Saucony TriNoma, Saucony Ayala Malls Manila Bay, and Complex Lifestyle Stores nationwide. Only single receipt transactions for footwear are eligible for this promo; not applicable for bags and apparel. Promo not valid in conjunction with other promotions or discounts. For a view of the styles, visit Saucony Philippines’ official webstore www.saucony.com.ph.

Adidas collaborates with Jappy Agoncillo on shoes, T-shirts

FOLLOWING the release of the adidas City Shop “Manila Hoops” T-shirt collection in collaboration with Filipino muralist and illustrator Jappy Agoncillo, adidas Philippines unveils the next chapter of its hyperlocal collaboration with this featured artist through the launch of the D.O.N Issue #3 “Origin Story.” A special edition release of NBA Star Donovan Mitchell’s signature basketball shoe, the Filipino-designed colorway will be available starting June 10. Inspired by Filipinos’ vibrant street style, Agoncillo’s love for superhero comic books, and the heroic origin story of 3-time NBA All-Star Donovan Mitchell, the Filipino-designed colorway features unique elements that pay tribute to both Donovan and Agoncillo’s roots: the heel tab features a wing tip icon that represents Donovan’s college team, the Louisville Cardinals; tiger stripes make an appearance in the heel of the shoe as well; the “Origin Story’s” sock liners feature illustrations of Charlie Parker and Louis Armstrong to pay homage to Donovan’s current team, the Utah Jazz; the shoe’s upper also features a halftone pattern similar to those seen in classic superhero comic books; the outsoles of the shoe feature a map of Elmsford, New York, Donovan’s home state on the right shoe, and a map of Manila on the left; on the straps across the shoe’s laces is Donovan’s “Determination Over Negativity” mantra facing the wearer. Meanwhile, Agoncillo’s new City Shop “Manila Hoops” T-shirt collection comes in two designs; one for men and the other for women. The men’s design features a basketball player on the move, while balancing a cup of taho (a soy-based snack) on his head. This is available in black, dark blue, and red colorways. The women’s design features the diverse women of Manila and is available in white and black colorways. Drawing inspiration from Filipinos’ love for basketball and diverse street culture, both shirt designs bring to life the Pinoy street life with references to signature Filipino street food. Making the shirt more uniquely Filipino, key landmarks such as the Manila city skyline, iconic City Hall, and the Roxas Blvd. can be seen in the design. Retailing for P1,550, the adidas City Shop x Jappy Agoncillo “Manila Hoops” Collection is exclusively available in adidas Brand Center Glorietta. The D.O.N. Issue #3 “Origin Story” is the fourth Filipino-designed adidas footwear — following the releases of Harden Vol. 5 “Manila Heritage
and Quiccs Forum by toy designer Juanito “Quiccs” Maiquez and the Ultraboost DNA City Pack by Gregg “Egg Fiasco” Guleserian. The new D.O.N. Issue #3 “Origin Story” (P5,800) will be available first at the adidas Brand Center and adidas.com.ph starting June 10, and will be available in other adidas stores across the Philippines and Southeast Asia on June 12.

June the month for men with Shang

SHANGRI-LA Plaza mall rounds up all the fun things to buy for and do on Father’s Day — and for the rest of June as it celebrates Men’s Month. Head over to the Nespresso Pop-Up Store to bring the ultimate café experience home. Mall guests can check out the range of coffee machines like the handy Essenzo Mini and the Creatista Plus for barista-level brews. At the store, coffee specialists offer complimentary coffee tastings. Get Dad all pampered up at Bruno’s Barbers for grooming services such as deep cleansing facial and foot spa and pedicure cleaning. There’s also Bowman Bear Barbershop & Spa which offers massage services. Get him a suit expertly created by T.M. Lewin. For an added pop of color, Daniel Hechter has racing suits and everyday travel shirts in a variety of colors, while Marks & Spencer completes the look with its dapper collection of cufflinks, belts, and ties. There will be a show on Father’s Day, June 19, 6 p.m., at the Grand Atrium featuring acoustic crooner Paolo Santos. Cap off Men’s Month by checking out all the home lifestyle spaces that are set up on June 20 to 29 at the Grand Atrium. With the help of Rustan’s Department Store, men can get ideas on how they can create their very own gadget-filled workstation, gaming room, or walk-in closets. There will also be cars on display, in case he’s considering getting a new ride. If dad is into DIY projects, take him to Shangri-La Plaza’s True Value, which has the latest materials and power tools he’ll need. This trusty hardware also carries the latest smart gadgets and outdoor living essentials to upgrade his mancave and set up his own relaxing space in the garden. For updates and inquiries, follow Shangri-La Plaza on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficial and on Instagram @shangrilaplazaofficial.

Special Father’s Day gifts from Montblanc

THIS FATHER’S DAY, fuel passions and goals with a different kind of gift from a selection of leather goods, writing instruments, watches and smart technology, creatively designed and carefully crafted by Montblanc. The Montblanc Meisterstück Glacier Collection encourage him to write a new chapter inspired by the icy landscapes of eternal glaciers. The Montblanc Meisterstück Glacier writing instruments evoke the awe-inspiring beauty the glaciers of the Mont Blanc mountain. Then there is the Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date Watch, its first ever certified diving watch. It comes in a 41mm stainless steel case with a bicolor ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel and a case back featuring a 3D relief engraving of an iceberg and a scuba diver exploring the glacial waters below. The watch comes in three different dial colors — blue, green, and black — accompanied by an interchangeable V-shaped stainless-steel bracelet that can be quickly and easily switched for a rubber strap. Then there are Montblanc MB01 Headphones which bring state-of-the-art noise cancellation technology into the world of luxury business lifestyle. Buckle up with elegance and style with Montblanc leather belts which are paired with titanium, black and rubberized finish buckles in a horseshoe shape or in the distinctive Montblanc “M” design, or with the heritage-inspired elegance of vintage palladium, vintage gold and bronze finished buckles with leather in signature colors. Finally, give him the Montblanc Meisterstück Writing Instrument, a classic that has endured because of its aesthetic beauty and functional excellence. The simplicity of its bold silhouette, the feel of the pen’s precious black resin, its handcrafted gold nib and the Montblanc emblem that crowns its cap continue to invite creativity.