Style (10/12/20)

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New line of men’s accessories by Ferragamo

TORNABUONI 1927, a milestone place and date for Ferragamo come together to form the name of a new line of men’s accessories. Palazzo Spini Feroni, the Florentine heart of this fashion house, stands at the start of via Tornabuoni and 1927 marks the year of Salvatore Ferragamo’s return to Italy after success in Hollywood. The new line embodies Ferragamo’s creative craft and artisanal heritage, with an attention to state-of-the-art production technology. Tornabuoni 1927 includes an assortment of large and small leather goods designed mainly for leisure time, for those stylish moments outside the office. It also embraces youthful elements and more affordable articles. Among the Large Leather Goods are a selection of soft, light bags in deerskin which include a sailing bag and a tote, available in black and white, and a clutch. They all feature the embossed Tornabuoni 1927 logo as their distinguishing mark. It also has an assortment of accessories in nylon with a 3D rubber logo application including a backpack with shoulder straps in a padded technical fabric, and shopping totes, of which there is a red version with black lettering and one in navy blue. Finally, again in nylon, but with the logo printed on a small leather label: a backpack, waist bag, hands-free bag in black and navy and a small shoulder bag. Standing out among the Small Leather Goods, in deerskin, are a wallet in black or white, and a credit card holder in the same palette. In the Philippines, Salvatore Ferragamo is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and has stores located at Greenbelt 4, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Makati and Solaire Resort & Casino. Visit www.ssilife.com.ph or follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

Gucci releases Towards the Sun collection

COLOR is the key in Gucci’s Towards the Sun collection. The new range interprets the House aesthetic in a manner that evokes the idea of light and warmth, with a range of pastels reflecting a mood of joy and optimism. The collection has the benefit of being both formal and informal, offering highly versatile designs suited to many occasions. The line includes bags, shoes, ready-to-wear, accessories and small leather goods, and features Gucci House motifs and hardware. The women’s bags in the Towards the Sun collection are from the GG Marmont 2.0, Gucci Zumi and Gucci 1955 Horsebit lines and feature distinctive Gucci hardware and decoration, often in a new shiny silver finish. The color palette ranges from mono color baby pink, light blue, pastel yellow and water green, to a multicolor version which blends them all together. Exotics complete the offer: crocodile for the small shoulder bag, and python for the same style and small camera case. The exotics come in all the pastel colors. There is also a group of GG Marmont 2.0 pieces in white diagonal quilted leather with contrasting blue piping.  The collection also sees the addition of a new idiosyncratic bucket bag. The distinctive construction of this piece features a semi-rigid circular base and a leather top with a drawstring closure, and the style is enriched by a small version of the gold metal Horsebit detail. The new bucket bag is offered here in a small size in Original GG canvas with either brown leather trim or white leather trim and, thanks to the adjustable handles, it can be used in two ways: carried by hand, or, after turning the two handles into a single, longer shoulder strap, on one shoulder. It has a microfiber lining in a natural color. Gucci breathes new life into a print from the House archive: the bold red/yellow/green/blue Baiadera stripe. Bags in this pattern in linen have an external oval red leather tag displaying the Gucci script logo in gold. In the Philippines, Gucci is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., with stores located at Greenbelt 4 and Shangri-La Plaza East Wing. Visit www.ssilife.com.ph or follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

UNIQLO’s latest Sport Utility Wear collection

JAPANESE global apparel retailer UNIQLO has launched its latest Sport Utility Wear collection featuring comfortable and functional items for daily needs. For workouts and an active lifestyle at home or outdoors, all while staying comfortable and fresh, UNIQLO has the Wireless Bra (Active), Ultra Stretch Active Apparel and DRY-EX Shirts. They are made with DRY technology that quickly dries sweat; Ultra Stretch material that allows maximum movement in all directions; and DRY-EX that feature a highly breathable woven surface and mesh hole to retain heat and dry moisture. Fight off sweat while doing errands or household chores while wearing the AIRism Short Sleeve Long T-Shirt, Cropped Jogger Pants, or DRY-EX Short Sleeve Polo Shirt and Smart Ankle Pants. AIRism apparel is made with smooth AIRism material that is cool to the touch and has comfort conditioning technology that wicks away moisture for comfort and breathability. Meanwhile, there is the Pocketable UV Protection Parka which blocks 90% of ultraviolet rays (for approximately 10 hours). It is compact and pocketable, perfect for those who are on-the-go. Stay dry and fresh with the DRY-EX UV Protection hoodie made of material that quickly dries sweat and moisture. It also has anti-microbial and anti-odor properties. Both have zippered pockets to keep coins, cards and other essential items secured even while moving. Visit and shop the collection at www.uniqlo.com/ph or at UNIQLO stores nationwide.

Showcases present the ‘new normal’ home essentials from Shangri-La Plaza

THE “NEW NORMAL” has turned homes into multifunctional spaces — offices, classrooms, mini gyms and entertainment hubs. To help spruce up spaces to accommodate current household needs, Shangri-La Plaza brought together seven personalities from different fields and expertise to inspire mall guests to make “Everyday Wonderful” with a series of home vignettes which can be viewed until Oct. 25. Events planner and owner of Events Embassy Cathy Ebuen tackles workspaces, creating a warm and engaging room for working and learning. Since so many people have taken up cooking and baking during quarantine, pastry chef, cookie connoisseur, and business owner Bryan Cruz of Pica Pica Manila shares his idea on what an efficient kitchen design looks like. Meanwhile, Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) artist-teacher, award-winning choreographer, and actor Carlon Matobato shares the secrets of effectively arranging and displaying indoor plants in a living room with his vignette. Entrepreneur Amanda Peliño puts together a space that is meant for taking a break from it all. Working from home doesn’t mean having to stop working out so Ella Fortun, a full-time international luxury brand manager and an instructor at Ride Revolution, tackles the home gym. Clarisse Valdecantos, a young mom influencer, has come up with a space for her four-year-old girl that allows for future adjustments without sacrificing a child’s zest for exploration and creative play. Micah Pinto, executive director of non-government organization Para Sa Sining, puts together a cozy and homey space for Zoom parties and protocol-approved small, intimate gatherings. The vignettes can be seen at Shangri-La Plaza’s Grand Atrium, East Atrium, and Level 1 Main Wing until Oct. 25. The designers created their spaces with items from brands like 5th Ave. Electronic City. Ariston, Art Circle, Artologist, Ashley, Blims Fine Furniture, BoConcept, Chris Sports, Commune, EGO Italiano, Furniture Republic, GE Monogram, Hacker, La Sedia, La Z Boy, Modernbrands, National Book Store, Ogalala, Restoration, Rustan’s Department Store, Toys R’ Us, True Value, Wellness Concepts, Yankee Candle and Yugen. Shang is also hosting online Everyday Giveaways at www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficial. Check out the Everyday Shopping videos and how to get a chance to win items to help turn those home improvement ideas into reality.

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