Style (06/06/22) – BusinessWorld Online
COS launches the Love for All Pride collection
On the occasion of Global Pride 2022, COS presents Love for All, a limited edition collection of three unique models, worldwide. The collection was made in collaboration with creators from the LGBTQIA+ community: performance poet, trans-visibility activist and model Kai-Isaiah Jamal; artist and creative director Zipeng Zhu; and award-winning musician and actor SOKO. The collection incorporates the personal touch of each talent, celebrating their style and individuality. Using COS’s timeless, gender-neutral t-shirts as a canvas, Zipeng Zhu’s bold, iconic typography forms an embroidered LOVE emblem, complete with the colors of the Progress flag. The second T-shirt design reveals an original poem by Kai-Isaiah Jamal, whose work puts language to experiences that can be difficult to express. COS continues to champion the queer community, raising awareness of current human rights issues by donating 100% of proceeds from the collection to support charities that champion human rights and the right to love, which that you are. In the Philippines, COS has partnered with LoveYourself and Metro Manila Pride. Throughout June, select Pride Limited Edition styles will be available at COS SM Aura Premier.
Sperry Celebrates Pride Month
SPERRY celebrates love, acceptance and individuality with the release of two Pride-themed shoes this month. The brand’s new signature silhouettes, the Soletide Sneaker (P4,795) and A/O Float Boat Shoe (P3,295), are reimagined with bold pops of rainbow flag colors. Sperry’s classic sneaker takes a stand with a perforated reclaimed leather upper inspired by the Pride flag. A rainbow outsole celebrates love and equality. This shoe is available in men’s and women’s sizes. Meanwhile, the Authentic Original unisex boat shoe is built to float with this EVA foam version, sporting a unique kelp print upper, spanning the colors of the rainbow. Its super light and flexible construction includes strategically placed “gills” on the waterline and breathable “portholes” on top to keep feet cool. Kelp was chosen as this year’s #Pride model by Sperry because he is powerful, beautiful and plays a crucial role in the ecosystem, just as LGTBQ+ members play a crucial role in our society. Get a free pair of Sperry socks and a P500 voucher with any Pride Party Collection purchase. The collection is available at Sperry.com.ph and select Sperry retail stores.
2 Saucony shoes for the price of 1
SAUCONY, a footwear brand known for its fashionable retro running shoes and sneakers, has a big summer offer until June 30: buy a pair and get 2n/a one free. Sale applies to men’s and women’s styles while supplies last. Pay only the price of the most expensive pair. This exclusive offer is only available at Saucony TriNoma, Saucony Ayala Malls Manila Bay and Complex Lifestyle Stores nationwide. Only one-time receipt transactions for shoes are eligible for this promotion; not applicable for bags and clothing. Promotion cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. To view the styles, visit the official Saucony Philippines online store www.saucony.com.ph.
Adidas collaborates with Jappy Agoncillo on shoes, T-shirts
FOLLOWING the release of the adidas City Shop “Manila Hoops” t-shirt collection in collaboration with Filipino muralist and illustrator Jappy Agoncillo, adidas Philippines unveils the next chapter of its hyperlocal collaboration with this star artist through the launch of Issue 3 of the DON” Origin Story. A special edition of the iconic NBA Star Donovan Mitchell basketball shoe, the Filipino-designed colorway will be available starting June 10. All-Star Donovan Mitchell, the Filipino-designed colorway the Filipino features unique elements that pay homage to Donovan and Agoncillo’s roots: the heel tab features a wingtip icon that represents Donovan’s college team, the Louisville Cardinals; tiger stripes also make their appearance in the heel of the shoe; “Origin Story” sock liners feature artwork by Charlie Parker and Louis Armstrong to pay homage to Donovan’s current team, the Utah Jazz; the upper of the shoe also features a halftone pattern similar to those seen in classic superhero comics; the shoe’s outsoles feature a map of Elmsford, New York, Donovan’s home state on the right shoe, and a map of Manila on the left; on the straps across the laces of the shoe is Donovan’s “Determination Over Negativity” mantra facing the wearer. Meanwhile, Agoncillo’s new City Shop “Manila Hoops” t-shirt collection comes in two designs; one for men and the other for women. The men’s design features a basketball player in motion, while balancing a cup of taho (a soy-based snack) on the head. It is available in the colors black, dark blue and red. The women’s design features the diverse women of Manila and comes in white and black colorways. Drawing inspiration from Filipinos’ love of basketball and the diversity of street culture, both shirt designs bring Pinoy street life to life with references to Filipino street food. Making the shirt more uniquely Filipino, key landmarks such as the Manila city skyline, the iconic City Hall and Roxas Boulevard. can be seen in the design. Priced at P1,550, the adidas City Shop x Jappy Agoncillo “Manila Hoops” collection is exclusively available at adidas Brand Center Glorietta. DON’s number 3 “Origin Story” is the fourth Filipino-designed adidas shoe – following the releases of Harden Vol. 5 “Manila Heritage
and Quiccs Forum by toy designer Juanito “Quiccs” Maiquez and the Ultraboost DNA City Pack by Gregg “Egg Fiasco” Guleserian. DON’s new issue #3 “Origin Story” (P5,800) will be available first at the adidas Brand Center and adidas.com.ph from June 10 and will be available at other adidas stores in the Philippines and Southeast Asia on June 12.
June the month of men with Shang
SHANGRI-LA Plaza Mall brings together all the fun things to buy and do for Father’s Day – and for the rest of June as it celebrates Men’s Month. Head to the Nespresso Pop-Up Store for the ultimate coffee experience at home. Shoppers in the mall can check out the range of coffee machines like the handy Essenzo Mini and the Creatista Plus for barista-level brews. At the store, coffee specialists offer free coffee tastings. Pamper Dad at Bruno’s Barbers for grooming services such as deep facial and foot cleansing and pedicure cleaning. There is also Bowman Bear Barbershop & Spa which offers massage services. Gift him a costume expertly created by TM Lewin. For an extra splash of color, Daniel Hechter offers running overalls and everyday travel shirts in a variety of colors, while Marks & Spencer completes the look with its dapper collection of cufflinks, belts and belts. ties. There will be a show on Father’s Day, June 19, at 6 p.m. in the Grand Atrium with acoustic crooner Paolo Santos. End Men’s Month by checking out all of the Home Living Spaces that are set up June 20-29 at the Grand Atrium. With help from Rustan Department Store, men can get ideas on how to create their own gadget-filled workstation, playroom or dressing room. There will also be cars on display, in case he plans to take a new ride. If Dad loves DIY projects, take him to True Value at Shangri-La Plaza, which has the latest materials and power tools he’ll need. This dependable hardware also packs the latest smart gadgets and outdoor living essentials to upgrade his man cave and create his own backyard lounging space. For updates and inquiries, follow Shangri-La Plaza on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficial and on Instagram @shangrilaplazaofficial.
Special Montblanc gifts for Father’s Day
THIS FATHER’S DAY, fuel your passions and goals with a different gift from a selection of leather goods, writing instruments, watches and smart technology, creatively designed and carefully crafted by Montblanc. The Montblanc Meisterstück Glacier collection encourages him to write a new chapter inspired by the icy landscapes of eternal glaciers. Montblanc Meisterstück Glacier writing instruments evoke the awe-inspiring beauty of the Mont Blanc mountain glaciers. Then there’s the Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date, its very first certified diver’s watch. It comes in a 41mm stainless steel case with a two-tone ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel and a case back with a 3D relief engraving of an iceberg and a diver exploring the glacial waters below. The watch comes in three different dial colors – blue, green and black – accompanied by an interchangeable V-shaped stainless steel strap that can be quickly and easily replaced with a rubber strap. Then there are the Montblanc MB01 earphones which bring cutting edge noise canceling technology into the world of the luxury business lifestyle. Buckle your belt in elegance and style with Montblanc leather belts which are paired with titanium, black and rubberized finish buckles in the shape of a horseshoe or in Montblanc’s distinctive “M” design, or with the elegance of heritage inspiration from vintage palladium, vintage gold and bronze. buckles finished with leather in signature colors. Finally, gift him the Montblanc Meisterstück writing instrument, a classic that endures due to its aesthetic beauty and functional excellence. The simplicity of its bold silhouette, the feel of the pen’s precious black resin, its handcrafted gold nib and the Montblanc emblem that crowns its cap continue to invite creativity.