Longchamp presents its Fall/Winter 2022 collection
FOR the Longchamp Fall/Winter 2022 ready-to-wear collection, Creative Director Sophie Delafontaine draws on the sporty and cocooning atmospheres of the alpine winter. The collection includes pieces such as reversible gilets, bomber jackets, coats and quilted miniskirts. Meanwhile, the cocooning section offers jackets, suits, dresses and plaid sweaters in warm colors. Being Longchamp, the collection of course also includes a new line of bags to match the season. Longchamp is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Cebu, Greenbelt 5 and Rustans.com.
New Balance launches Gray Day 2022 collection
NEW Balance celebrates Gray Day, its annual celebration of its classic and famous gray colourway. This year, the sneaker brand is releasing three new models in different shades of grey: the 57/40, the XC-72 and the 327. To discover the new line of Gray Day sneakers, visit the New Balance stores in Powerplant Mall, Glorietta, Trinoma, Cebu, Bonifacio High Street, Alabang Town Center and Ermita or join the Viber community: http://bit.ly/NBPHViber.
Uniqlo launches campaign for a better world
GLOBAL clothing retailer Uniqlo has announced the launch of Join: The Power of Clothing, a global campaign to support activities for a better world. The campaign kicked off in Japan on July 1. The aim of the campaign is to encourage customers to participate in environmental sustainability activities carried out by Uniqlo. The two main initiatives, carried out in physical and online Uniqlo stores, are “Buy and Join” and “Learn and Join”, which raise awareness of global issues such as ocean pollution and inspire action to make the world better. . As part of the campaign, Uniqlo will sell products made from 100% recycled fibers (plush toys, pocket bags, T-shirts), featuring designs with Doraemon Sustainability Mode, the global sustainability ambassador of Uniqlo. Uniqlo’s parent company, Fast Retailing, will donate up to $1 million to The Nippon Foundation to support activities that reduce ocean waste, donating proceeds from sales of campaign items: products made with materials recycled and Blue Cycle Jeans. Uniqlo has also opened a special website where visitors can learn about environmental issues and take action. The site includes messages from Uniqlo’s Global Brand Ambassadors and a video with LifeWear’s Special Ambassador, Haruka Ayase, outlining some of the brand’s sustainability priority areas. There’s also a wide range of special content to learn more about ocean-related issues, including an interview with biological oceanographer Ryota Nakajima, a conversation with Yoko Koga on reducing the use of plastics in daily life and an interview with environmental scientist Dr. Keith. Alverson.
Escada celebrates the jet-set lifestyle
THIS season, luxury clothing brand Escada is focusing on modern, contemporary looks that celebrate a sleek, jet-set lifestyle. New items are coming out of both Escada and Escada Sport. Key pieces from both lines feature soft, structured cuts in classic neutral tones and ultra-wearable essentials, from timeless pieces to elegant evening wear. The Escada and Escada Sport 2022 collection is available at the Escada store in Greenbelt 5, Makati.
M&S sportswear line now at Glorietta
MARKS & SPENCER’S (M&S) Goodmove, the brand’s in-house women’s sportswear line, has just arrived at the M&S Glorietta branch. The products, made from lightweight and durable recycled polyester, are designed to feel like a second skin. The collection was created with performance in mind, and there are pieces for walking, running, strength training and gym workouts. Leggings and tops offer smart innovations such as fabrications that wick away moisture, dry quickly and breathe. Buy in store and earn loyalty points through the M&S Philippines Viber community on bit.ly/MSPH-VC.
Rustan’s celebrates health in July
IN JULY, Rustan’s encourages customers to remember the timeless motto “health is wealth” by offering limited-time wellness promotions and activities. Customers can channel their inner Poseidon with Speedo and get a Speedo swim wristwatch for every receipt worth P4000 and a dry bag for every receipt worth P6000. Adidas, Champion, Converse , Hoka, New Balance and Nike are offering discounts of up to 50% on select items. In addition to discounts, Nike customers can also get a Swoosh headband for every receipt purchase worth P1500. Train in innovative sportswear from Under Armor and get 50% off a selection of items, plus an Under Armor water bottle, shaker or socks for each purchase of a receipt worth P1,500. Jack Nicklaus golf equipment is 50 % off this month. Buyers will receive a Banz Sun Hat with every minimum purchase of P1500 of Banz products. Get a cartridge filter pump by Intex with every purchase of any participating Intex product. Crane and Mommy Hugs sets are 10% off. Healthguard items are available at discounts of up to 40%. Euky Bear Cough & Cold Remedies and Essential Oils are 10% off. Rustan’s The Beauty Source (RTBS) is also participating, offering Heathcote & Ivory, Fruit Works and Palmer products at a 10% discount. Selected fragrances from Giorgio Armani and Viktor&Rolf are 10% off. Get exclusive freebies and offers up to 10% off beauty brands like Stila, L’Occitane, Acca Kappa, Sisley, and Diptyque, and more. These are just a few of the promotions available at Rustan for the whole month of July. In addition to discounts and giveaways, the department store will feature special setups showcasing fitness and wellness products at the Grand Atrium at Shangri-La Plaza from July 16-31. It will also host the Madison Karate and Gymnastics Workshop for Youth on July 31 at 2 p.m. The workshop is on a first come, first served basis and can accommodate up to 20 children.
UP Diliman students win L’Oréal Brandstorm
THREE students from the University of the Philippines – Diliman won this year’s L’Oréal Brandstorm, a global innovation competition. Roque Mercado, Kara Santiago and Julianne Ong’s innovative idea of ”Roque, Paper, Sisters” won the best pitch of the Green Track, granting them the three-month all-expenses-paid entrepreneurial internship at the L’Oréal Group’s global headquarters. in Paris. The team of three students came up with the idea of Pocket Block it! Dissolving sun wipes under the green track (sustainability) which challenges participants to invent the next dimension of sustainable beauty. The product idea of sunscreen dissolving wipes are sunscreen sheets that dissolve on contact with heat and the skin’s natural oils and are packaged in refillable post-consumer recycled plastic pods. This stems from the team’s realization that while there is a universal need for sunscreen, there are also gaps in today’s market where consumers are forced to compromise between effectiveness, convenience and durability. Under the theme “Disrupt Beauty 2030”, Brandstorm 2022 attracted record attendance, with more than 83,000 young people from 65 countries registering, as well as official certification by EFMD Global as an e-learning course. Nine teams representing Argentina, France, Germany-Austria, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, USA and the Philippines have qualified for the final after 20 weeks of intense competition at local and international levels. At the end of the competition, three teams representing the Inclusion, Green and Tech tracks were selected as winners of Brandstorm 2022. As part of their entrepreneurial spirit, the winners will continue to develop projects with the support of L’Oréal .
Bicol Lounge at Shangri-La Plaza
A TOTAL of 63 Bicolano Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises are joining the Orgulo kan Bikol Regional Fair from July 6-10 at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong. Organized by the Regional Directorate 5 of the Department of Trade and Industry, the fair is an opportunity for local Bicol entrepreneurs to promote their products and expand their networks. Handcrafted household and portable items and food items such as pili nut confectionery, pinangatBicol Express, infusion of ginger, turmeric, moringa and lemongrass will be available at the show.