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Vans x Horror Collection out in time for Halloween
THIS SEASON, Vans partners with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to bring classic, well-known horror stories to life with the Vans x Horror collection, launching Oct. 1, through interpretations of some of the scariest moments in movies across iconic footwear and apparel pieces. These include the terrifying twins of The Shining, the possessed characters of The Exorcist and The Lost Boys, to the maniacs in Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and IT. The shoes have a SRP ranging from P4,298 to P5,998. The Vans x Horror collection is available at the Vans stores in Greenbelt 3, Trinoma, SM Megamall, Glorietta 3, Robinsons Place Manila, Ayala Malls Cebu, Alabang Town Center, Market Market, Festival Mall, Up Town Center, SM North EDSA, SM Fairview, and Robinsons Galleria For more information, visit @vansphilippines on Instagram.
Singapore’s cult-fave Dumpling Bag at Shangri-La Plaza
THE CULT-FAVE Dumpling Bag is an icon among Singapore’s functionally stylish is now exclusively available in the Philippines at Beyond The Vines in Shangri-La Plaza. The bag features a distinct dumpling-like ruching, hence the name. Made with lightweight water-resistant nylon, this packable bag is spacious enough to fit daily necessities. It’s designed with handles of two lengths so it can be carried as a handbag or a messenger bag. The Dumpling Bag also has more practical features like elastic opening, a large flap pocket, and a D-ring for attaching keys. First introduced in 2019, it is currently available in nine colors from practical black and khaki to playful terracotta and sage, and in four sizes: XS, Micro, M and XL. Beyond The Vines at the Shang — the brand’s only branch in the Philippines — also has womenswear, other bag designs and lifestyle products. The store is at the Mid-Level 2/3, East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza.
Tod’s Pre-spring 2022 Women’s Collection
SEASON after season, creative director Walter Chiapponi injects a touch of the unexpected into Tod’s lifestyle. The Pre-Spring 2022 collection is a reinterpretation of sportswear archetypes in a glamorous key. Classic pieces include Bermuda shorts, as well as the five pocket trousers or the parka, are made of technical moiré. The trench in heavy cotton has a sculptural back flap; contrasting stitches run through the coat and the red shiny leather skirt. The weaves of carpets become wearable on ponchos and fringed tunics; Ts and lions, distinctive elements in the iconography of the brand, multiply as ton sur ton jacquards on the blouses. The handmade characterizes the accessories: sandals and shoppers in crocheted raffia, T Timeless bags with bandages on the shoulder strap, the Tod’s Oboe bag in jacquard canvas. Large contrasting stitching is featured on the generously shaped maxi bags. The T is a distinctive sign on the clogs and on the loafers that alternate rounded toes with sharp tips. The elongated pumps are enriched with the Kate maxi chain detail and have conical kitten heels. The same heels return on the canvas and leather sandals that wrap the ankle leaving the foot almost bare. In the Philippines, Tod’s is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., with stores at Greenbelt 4, Rustan’s Shangri-La, and Shangri-La Plaza and online at Trunc.ph, Rustans.com, Zalora, and Lazada.
Design Story opens new showroom
DESIGN Story, one of Manila’s premier furniture shops carrying global brands, has opened a new showroom which combines the features of a furniture shop, exhibit, and café bar. The new showroom, located at The Alley at Karrivin Plaza in Makati, is a gallery-style enclave that invites people to check out carefully curated designer furniture, light fixtures, and home accessories. The showroom offers the latest pieces from Design Story’s flagship brands HAY, &Tradition, Stellar Works, and Verpan. Upon entering the ground floor hallway, visitors are greeted with iconic Flowerpot pendant lights by Verner Panton. The new furniture offers plush and elegantly simple lines of Scandinavian design. One can also go bold with style choices; mixing the Asian aesthetics of StellarWorks’ chairs with the midcentury-modern character of &Tradition and Verpan furnishings, the latest brands offered in Design Story’s strong portfolio. The top floor features designer pieces. Displayed on a platform are pieces like &Tradition’s Little Petra, StellarWorks’ Kite, and HAY’s Palissade chair. The showroom also has a dedicated lightroom showcasing a wide variety of pendant lights, table lamps, and portable lighting fixtures from different brands. The showroom also has a cafe + bar concept that offers signature dishes like beetroot hummus, smoked salmon toast, roast beef sandwich, and vongole pasta to name a few, plus hand-crafted signature coffee and cocktails. Design Story is located at Unit C-11, 2nd floor, building C Karrivin Plaza, Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Makati City. For details visit www.designstory.com.ph and follow their socials @designstoryph and @threesquarescafebar
Exclusive Bb. Pilipinas merch out
BINIBINING Pilipinas has created an exclusive line of merchandise that says “I am Binibini,” ranging from shirts, caps, to jackets. The women’s tees come in two colors, and are available in sizes S to 2XL. For a touch of cool, there is the Bb. Pilipinas Classic Bomber Jacket, while the baby pink “I am Filipina, I am Binibini” Hooded Jacket is another option. For sportier fans, there is the Bb. Pilipinas Embroidered Twill Cap. Back issues of the Bb. Pilipinas souvenir program are also up for grabs at the store, plus there are three versions of hygiene kit. The kits come with a two-ply customized washable face mask in three different designs and two sizes, a 75ml bottle of ethyl alcohol, and zip lock packaging. Prices of Bb. Pilipinas merch start at ₱449 and can be purchased by visiting https://bbpilipinas.ticketnet.com.ph/. Orders will be delivered and can be paid for through credit and debit cards, GCash, GrabPay, CoinsPH, and BPI Direct Debit.
Meycauayan Jewelries offers handcrafted jewelry
MEYCAUAYAN Jewelries (MJ), which opened in 2019, has a strong commitment to constantly improve and refine its product designs and services, offering a personalized customer experience. “At Meycauayan Jewelries, we offer a personalized customer experience to ensure that every client invests in the right piece,” said MJ founder and CEO, Maria Aleta Dionisio in a press statement. Quality and Trust are key values for MJ, says the statement, along with “the zeal to preserve the traditional art of fine jewelry making.” Ms. Dionisio is an Applied Jewelry Professional (GIA AJP) with extensive knowledge in Colored Stone Essentials, Diamond Essentials, and Jewelry Essentials; and all the sales staff are GIA-trained. MJ is commissioned mostly for wedding and engagement rings, but does not limit itself to that, catering to customers who have different needs and preferences in terms of jewelry design, gemstones, and hard materials. Clients can choose from a wide range of options for center stones that include but are not limited to natural diamonds, lab-grown, and colored gemstones. This year, MJ launched two new additions to its collection of wedding rings — the yellow gold Elena Wedding Ring Set and the Cadena white and yellow gold bridal ring set. Both made to order and available in 14 karat and 18 karat gold. For details visit https://www.meycauayanjewelries.com/.
Travel via scent with Diptyque’s Le Grand Tour collection
IN CELEBRATION of its 60th anniversary, French luxury fragrance house Diptyque has announced its new travel-themed Le Grand Tour collection. This series of limited-edition candles, perfumes, and scented ovals was inspired by the favorite destinations of its founders. Since 1961, the trio of Christiane Montadre-Gautrot, Desmond Knox-Leet, and Yves Coueslant had used global cultures to nurture their creations and, to this day, Diptyque continues the legacy of intersecting travel with art and fragrances. The special anniversary collection is now available in the Philippines exclusively through Adora Department Store. The collection features five destinations expressed in limited-edition fragrances: Paris, via a 190-gram scented candle which channels fragrances of polished wood, the pages of old books mixed with the mineral notes of cobblestones, finished up with a touch of smoky notes evocative of tobacco and the city’s open fires; Venice, expressed in a perfume travel set evoking an earthy fragrance mingled with bell peppers, tomatoes, citrus fruits, and basil; Milies in Greece, through a scented oval blending the fragrances of fig tree fields bordered with cypress trees and immortelle bushes; Kyoto, via a perfume that strikes a subtle balance of incense, rose, and vetiver; and, Byblos in Lebanon, with the ancient coastal city’s scents are reworked in a candle that evokes notes of roasted cardamom coffee and cedar wood.
Givenchy’s Cut-out Bag for Fall-Winter
THE FUTURISTIC Cut-Out handbag by Givenchy Creative Director Matthew M. Williams is now available in new versions for Fall-Winter 2021. This season, its distinctive V-shaped signature becomes even more directional in padded, grooved lambskin inspired by vintage car seats. First revealed on the Fall-Winter 2021 runway, this treatment is achieved using an intricate process of high-frequency wave techniques. The Cut-Out features a silver-finish G-Cube chain. For the first time, a longer, cross-body G-Cube chain also is available as an add-on for this and selected other Givenchy handbags. The Cut-Out in padded leather is available in mini and small sizes, in padded matte lambskin (black) or patent leather (lilac). It is also available in smooth box leather with a subtle glossy sheen, in black and chestnut. Givenchy is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Shangri-La Plaza Mall East Wing, Greenbelt 4, and Solaire Resort & Casino.
Swarovski’s newest Wonderlab creations
SWAROVSKI’S Wonderlab goes technicolor with Collection II. As with its predecessor, Collection II is ripe with symbolism, simultaneously telling Swarovski’s brand story whilst playing with colors, textures, and cuts to create pieces for individual self-expression — classic, punk, sweet, striking, and every personal expression in between. New Collection II families include: Dextera which features intermix with precision-cut pave in unisex designs; Imber, which is a reinterpretation of a jewelry staple – the chain – with a Swarovski twist; Studiosa, in which architectural angles meet mathematical mechanics with pierced stones; Signum, featuring the brand icon, the Swarovski Swan, in full-spectrum color; Stella, distinct star-shaped pieces that play with proportion. Collection II can be viewed across digital channels and available in-stores and online.
Banana Republic reinvents itself for Fall 2021
THIS FALL, Banana Republic reintroduces its new brand identity, positioning, and brand promise — winking at its heritage while reinventing itself for today’s modern world. The 43-year-old global lifestyle brand is reimagining every detail of the customer experience in the form of democratic, approachable, and inclusive luxury. The Fall 2021 campaign brings back this spirit of Banana Republic brand origins and expresses them in a modern way: the fun, witty, and optimistic spirit that once was the heart of the brand; presents inclusive luxury through competitive price points, an emphasis on quality, luxurious fabrications, and responsible design and production. Part of this reimagining is the increased use of sustainable fabrics. The brand aims to use more sustainable denim by 2023, focusing on water savings, using at least 20% less water in the garment, sourcing more sustainable fibers, using more sustainable dye methods, eco-friendly finishes and trims made from recycled materials. By then it plans to use 100% sustainable cotton, sourcing more sustainable cotton including recycled, Indian-grown organic, and American-grow cotton; and, to use 50% sustainable fabrics, sourcing recycled and responsible wool from vendors that are compliant under the Responsible Wool Standards; linen and recycled polyester. By 2025, it aims to reduce water impact and promote cleaner chemistry. Currently, 50% of its products use techniques that save at least 20% of water at its facilities and use cleaner chemistry in its supply chain. For this season, Women’s Sustainable Styles include straight-fit ankle pant, flyweight cargo jogger with core temp, high-rise straight organic jean, high-rise slim jean, slub cotton-modal crew-neck T-shirt, off-the-shoulder sweater dress, fitted ribbed tank, and classic-fit poplin shirt. Men’s Sustainable Styles include Motion Tech short, Motion Tech jogger, Organic French terry hoodie sweatshirt, double-knit zip sweater hoodie, untucked standard-fit double weave shirt, authentic SUPIMA crew-neck t-shirt, and Slim Luxe traveler rinse wash. Banana Republic VIP customers can enjoy exclusive offers, VIP access, Plus, other benefits: P1,000 welcome voucher, Annual milestone vouchers, and a special birthday treat. To learn more about the VIP Program, go to http://bananarepublic.com.ph/pages/vip-page.