Pina HABI Fair Weaving Tilt Highlights
THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE COUNTRY pina The weaving contest is back and will be one of the highlights of the HABI Philippine Textile Council’s Likhang Habi Market Fair, scheduled for October 14-16. The annual competition aims to encourage pina weavers to retain their traditional craft, pursue creativity in weaving and innovate their pina weaving techniques. 5e The Lourdes Montinola Piña weaving competition will award three major cash prizes: P50,000 for the first place winner; P30,000 for the second; and P20,000 for the third. Interested parties can call HABI: The Philippine Textile Council at 0921-849-6974 or email [email protected] for more information.
Collaboration COS x Lea Colombo
CAPE Town-born photographer and artist Lea Colombo collaborates with COS in July. The COS × Lea Colombo is a mood-boosting limited-edition collection. The collection features three exclusive prints on men’s and women’s must-haves, including tees, shirts, dresses and accessories. The Capsule Collection is available from COS SM Aura Premier for a limited time only.
Montblac uses softer leather
LUXURY leather goods brand Montblanc presents the new Meisterstück Selection Soft collection, which includes matching accessories made with a new softer leather. The collection includes hybrid bags, messenger and crossbody bags, clutches and wallets. All leather pieces are designed for maximum everyday style and function. Montblanc is available at Rustans Makati, Rustans Shangri-La, Rustan’s Cebu, Greenbelt 5, City of Dreams and Resorts World Manila.
adidas Pride Pack and Community Festivities
CELEBRATING Pride Month, adidas Philippines launched its new Originals collection and local initiatives focused on recognizing the Filipino LGBTQIA+ community. Her latest Pride collection was made in collaboration with Australian queer artist and designer Kris Andrew Small. Celebrating Pride 2022, the collection is inspired by the pop art and graphic design of the 1970s and 80s. On June 29, the brand, along with adidas Runners Manila and its subgroup Limitless, which focuses on creating a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community, organized the adidas Pride Run in Bonifacio Global City. The brand also hosted the “I’m Possible and Proud” social party, a culminating event held at the Modeka Art Gallery in Makati. The event featured a panel discussion attended by prominent members of the community. The Pride collection in partnership with Kris Andrew Small is available online via adidas.com.ph and the adidas app, and at select adidas stores.
Uniqlo running a jeans live station
JAPANESE global clothing retailer Uniqlo launches its brand new range of high quality, innovative and sustainable jeans. The jeans are made using the BlueCycle process, which eliminates the need for large amounts of water and manual labor to achieve that faded, worn look of jeans. Uniqlo will hold its next Live Station – titled “Uniqlo Jeans for Everyone” – where viewers can shop for jeans in real time on UNIQLO.com or the Uniqlo app in July. Viewers could engage with guest personalities and the Uniqlo team as the session shows different ways to style the jeans range.
Filipina launches at San Diego Fashion Week
Bea Cruz, Filipino artist and top designer at San Diego Fashion Week (FWSD) 2020, debuted her latest collection at San Diego Fashion Week in California. Labeled “Bright Young Things”, a nod to the 1920s phrase meaning young, the 20-piece series encapsulates one of the most glamorous decades in fashion history. Ms. Cruz is a 23-year-old designer from Victorias City, Negros Occidental, who honed her creative talent in the fashion and merchandising design program at De La Salle School of Design and Arts-College in Saint Benilde. She first turned heads by winning the Art & Beauty Behind Fashion Team award at 14e International Virtual Art Renewal Center (ARC), the realistic art competition organized by the auction house Sotheby’s New York. She was the youngest representative at the event and the only Filipina. Ms. Cruz’s international debut at FWSD 2020 also won Top Designer for Vivirá, a 10-piece fall series that brought a new dimension to the Filipino classic. baro’t saya, panueloand barong.
Rustan Frequent Customer Program Exclusives
THIS season, existing members of Rustan’s Frequent Shopping Program (FSP) can earn five times the FSP points on all regular-priced items (excluding sale-tag items) at Rustan locations from August 15 to July 17. Meanwhile, new customers can also download the FSP app and register as a new member during the promotion month. As an exclusive benefit, they will receive a free FSP card and 20,000 FSP points. Rustan’s will continue to offer special discounts through July 31. Children’s fashion brand OshKosh and Carters is now offering 10% off all regular priced items. Shoppers can also claim a free Havaianas kit with every purchase of two regular-priced pairs at Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La, Alabang and Gateway Mall. Through July 31, shoppers will enjoy 10% to 20% discounts at Calvin Klein Underwear, Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Anne Klein and Salvatore Ferragamo. Other freebies include umbrellas and a packable tote from DKNY. For women, Vendôme will be offering 10% off all regular priced items available at Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La and Cebu. There are also mid-month promotions (July 15-31) at Roberto Coin, Damiani, Marco Bicego and Mikimoto. Customers will receive a cosmetic pouch with samples, including Estee Lauder Advance Night Repair, with every P100,000 purchase of regular items from these select Silver Vault brands. Montblanc is offering free gift-wrapping in a red pouch with every 15,000 peso purchase of regular items. Its free cleaning service, known as “Care Session”, is now extended to all FSP members from July 16-31. Take home skincare gifts like beauty kits, mini swatches and bags from brands like Sisley, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Perricone MD, Murad, Neal’s Yard, L’Occitane, Nars, Laura Mercier, Dolce & Gabbana, Issey Miyake, Narciso Rodriguez, and Estée Lauder. Join the MAC Community and get a free touch up for two (including a free sample). Bobbi Brown, on the other hand, will give the client and a friend a free makeover as well as a sample of their cleansing oil. These are just a few of this month’s offers for FSP members. Rustan’s FSP app is available on the Apple Store and Play Store.