Arts & Culture (12/07/22)

SILVERLENS in Manila presents “Heavenly Bodies,” Gregory Halili’s 6th solo exhibition with the gallery, which runs from Dec. 10 to Jan. 7, 2023.

A slap, a maverick and some ABBAtars: the 2022 showbiz stories

LONDON — From a shocking Oscars slap to a virtual ABBA taking to the stage, this year has seen a range of entertainment stories dominate headlines.

George Clooney, Amy Grant, Gladys Knight, U2 receive Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON — Actor George Clooney, singer-songwriter Amy Grant, singer Gladys Knight, composer Tania León and rock group U2 were celebrated on Sunday for their contributions to the arts at a White House reception and a music-filled Kennedy Center Honors show.

Korean action series to premiere on Disney+

A MAN gains new physical abilities after he is abducted and has one of eyes taken out in the Korean series Connect. 

Entertainment News (12/06/22)

RAPPER Zelijah releases his new single “Show U,” a track that has tropical house beats and Jamaican rhythms.

Fendi goes beyond clothes

A BIG bed with a beautiful textured headboard worth more than P2 million. That’s not very easy to ignore.

Balenciaga designer, CEO apologize for ad campaign featuring children

PARIS — French fashion house Balenciaga’s creative director and chief executive officer (CEO) both apologized Friday for an advertising campaign that sparked criticism on social media over accusations that it featured inappropriate imagery involving children.

Prada turns to ex-Luxottica CEO Guerra to ease succession

MILAN — Italian fashion group Prada is set to hire former Luxottica chief Andrea Guerra in a top management role to ease a transition at the helm to the next generation of the founding family, a source with knowledge of the matter said.

Out of fashion: Gucci faces daunting task to replace top designer

PARIS — The abrupt departure from Gucci of Alessandro Michele, the flamboyant designer who was a favorite of Harry Styles and Lady Gaga, increases pressure on owner Kering as it faces slowing revenue growth at the Italian fashion house.

Raf Simons to close — a fashion marketing expert explains how the brand lost...

By Sharon Hughes
SURVIVING 27 years in the competitive and fast-changing world of fashion is an accomplishment many brands only dream of. Raf Simons weathered the 2007-08 financial crisis, Brexit, and the COVID pandemic with his eponymous label, but in November he announced that the SS23 line would be its last.

Color of the Year 2023: Viva Magenta

THE PANTONE Color Institute — the specialist unit that highlights the seasonal runway colors, forecasts global color trends, and advises color for product and brand visual identity — has declared that Viva Magenta (PANTONE 18-1750) is the Color of the Year for 2023.

Common threads tying Filipino and Indonesian style

COMMON threads between two Southeast Asian peoples were seen in a fashion show on Nov. 21.
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