UNIQLO collaborates with print designer Cassie Byrnes
GLOBAL apparel retailer UNIQLO will launch a collection with Cassie Byrnes on June 7. This will be the first collaboration with the Australia-based print designer known for her abstract exploration of native flora and fauna in vivid primary colors. Ms. Byrnes’ artworks begin with traditional media such as collage, paint and loose ink mark making before blending it with digital practices that amplify the artworks’ original integrity and handwriting. This UT collection features brand-new patterns specially designed for UNIQLO as well as her signature patterns, applying them on to women’s T-shirts and shorts. The range also features girl’s dresses, making it easy to coordinate looks between mothers and daughters. The collection, full of vivid and dynamic prints, will be available in all UNIQLO stores nationwide and from UNIQLO.com/ph.
Michael Kors releases Pride collection
MICHAEL Kors has released the #MKPride capsule features a range of rainbow-adorned women’s, men’s, and gender-neutral pieces. There are shorts and sweatshirts with rainbow heart patches, along with accessories and outerwear in an all-over rainbow striped design. The capsule also includes a special-edition Pride T-shirt, available in both white and heather gray, featuring a distinctive rainbow Michael Kors logo patch. All profits from the sale of the special-edition T-shirt benefit OutRight Action International, a leading global human rights organization fighting for the rights of LGBTIQ+ people around the world. The collection is being pushed through Michael Kors’ Pride 2021 campaign, created in partnership with Paper. The digitally led campaign stars four queer TikTok content creators wearing pieces from the brand’s #MKPride capsule. In the campaign, LGBTQ+ TikTok stars Tyshon Lawrence, Ve’ondre Mitchell, Mad Tsai and Soph Mosca show us their take on the popular transformation videos that have taken over social media, using the #MKPride product capsule as a catalyst for their “glow up” transformations. In the Philippines, Michael Kors is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s Makati, and Shangri-La Plaza Mall and online at Trunc.ph and Rustans.com.
harlan + holden launches ‘Therapy’ collection
HOMEGROWN clothing brand harlan + holden is introducing a new collection to reflect the way we want to dress today. Now headquartered in Seoul, South Korea and with over 20 retail stores across Asia, harlan + holden has launched its newest capsule collection “Therapy” designed for work-from-home individuals and go-getters, designed by Alessandra Facchinetti, Fashion Designer & Creative Director of harlan + holden.The collection includes Therapy shoes, available in four colorways for men and women (black, dark green, white, and nude), which balances its form between leisure activities. Lightness, breathability, and versatility define it as much as the stamped “Therapy” logo does on its sole. The insole is made from double-layer Therapy Lite memory foam for extra comfort all day. The same approach and philosophy is what built the men’s and women’s capsule collection. With the past year defining a new way of living in, rather than out, and our homes becoming both intimate and professional spaces, our desire for clothes that are comfortable, hardworking and distinctive only grows. One step dressing is a key promise of harlan + holden, and with new elasticated details on everything from T-shirts, dresses, shorts, trouser waists, and jacket back panels. New short sleeve shirts double up as light cover-ups and are versatile for any kind of day. The men’s collection has a mix between leisurewear and new uniform separates, with bermuda shorts a key style which add much comfort and freedom of movement as wanted. For women, the Crop Cuts Tank cotton bra, elastic waisted shorts and stretch viscose leggings are three key pieces easy to mix into existing wardrobes, versatile in their layering qualities as well as offering a sporty attitude. The Crop Cuts Tank, made from crisp cotton poplin for a light but structured silhouette, features a flattering scoop neckline and exposed cut details. A perfect match for the Crop Cuts Tank is either a pair of Wide Poplin Shorts or a Poplin Kilt Skirt that is ultra-comfy from hip to hem. Calm tones of baby blues, dusty pinks, soft yellow, mint green, and cappuccino nudes keep the collection fresh and airy, perfect for relaxing in or giving a feeling of dressing up for an intimate dinner or the next Zoom meeting. Light cottons, a key fabric for the collection, keep the collection seasonless and globally relevant. For more information, visit harlan + holden’s website and Instagram account at https://harlanholden.ph/ and https://www.instagram.com/harlanholden/.
UNIQLO reopens Evia Lifestyle Center branch
JAPANESE global apparel retailer, UNIQLO, will be re-opening a bigger and brand new store at the Evia Lifestyle Center on June 18. The new store will increase its selling space from 600 square meters to 1,878 square meters. The expansion means shoppers can now select from the complete LifeWear collection for men, women, and kids and babies. The store is located at the ground level of the Evia Lifestyle Center, along Daang Hari Road in Las Pinas, Metro Manila. To celebrate the re-opening, the following special offers will be available during opening week: Men’s and Women’s DRY-EX Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt for P590 from the regular price of P790; Men’s and Women’s U Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt for P390 from P590; Women’s Cotton Relax Ankle Pants for P590 from P790; Ultra Stretch Skinny Fit Color Jeans for P990 from P1,490; and Kids’ Easy Shorts for P390 from P590. UNIQLO will also treat Evia shoppers with one special edition thermal flask for every single-receipt purchase, with a minimum spend of P3,000. Customers will also receive one coupon with special offers from community partners, including Coffee Project, Fully Booked, All Bikes, Green Centrale and Bonjour Baby. The purchase must be made from June 18 to June 20.