10 emerging designers presented their collections as finalists at the Bench Design Awards competition. In time for spring/summer 2019, meet the three winners who will be sent to Japan for Amazon Fashion Week in Tokyo. In its 31st year, homegrown #LoveLocal brand Bench celebrates the second edition of its emerging fashion design competition – the Bench Design Awards. Having risen to the top of the retail arena, the company continues to support local creatives by giving voice to their talents. With the goal of discovering young Filipino designers who are ready to take on the world’s runway, the competition creates a platform for emerging fashion designers to be seen and heard. Not to mention giving them the opportunity to compete on the global stage. After the nationwide open call last June 8, 10 finalists were selected to present their collections on the final day of Bench Fashion Week. The panel of judges included Akiko Shinoda, director of International Affairs of Tokyo … [Read more...] about Bench Design Awards 2018: Runway report
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MANILA, Philippines — Apart from Christmas carols invading different places in the country this time of the year, “-Ber months" also mean the start of the presentation of winter collections in the fashion industry. As the temperature drops, people look for clothes not only meant to make them stay warm in this freezing season, but to also to give them some style and sophistication. Check out some fall-winter collections invading stores this season. Michael Kors Mens arrives in the Philippines Michael Kors is pleased to announce the arrival of Michael Kors Mens in the Philippines. The Michael Kors Greenbelt 5 and Shangri-La Plaza stores are home to accessories from the brand’s MICHAEL Michael Kors label and will now include the Michael Kors Mens label. “It's casual luxury with twists on iconic pieces. The slim cargo, the elongated pea coat, the updated Mariner sweater, the new moto-jacket, the Aran sweater, bold colored trousers, these … [Read more...] about LIST: 12 fall-winter collections to watch
caption The new Skagen Falster 2 smartwatch in black and silver. source Skagen One of the most beautiful smartwatches running Google’s Wear OS just got an upgrade. Skagen – a Danish-inspired, hyper-minimalist watch brand – introduced on Wednesday the Falster 2, an upgrade to the Falster smartwatch it introduced earlier this year. The Falster 2 looks nearly identical to the previous model, but has a few major differences inside – most notably GPS tracking, a heart rate tracker, and swim proofing. It starts at $275. Check out the new Skagen Falster 2: The Skagen Falster 2 comes in four colors: rose gold, silver, gray, and black. source Skagen Skagen made a few subtle changes to the design of the Falster 2. The new watch has two new programmable buttons and more watch faces. source Skagen The Skagen Falster 2 is now waterproof, so you’ll be able to shower or swim with it on. source Skagen The watch has a heart rate tracker now, too — … [Read more...] about Skagen just debuted a new version of its gorgeous smartwatch, starting at $275 — here’s everything that’s new
Trina Torres (The Philippine Star) - June 17, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Papà, Papa! Dad, Daddy! ‘Tay, Tatay! Everyone’s greeting dads today! Greet yours every day, all the time. Swatch Papà! Let’s start off with the ultra-slim, Skinblueiron and Skinbrushed, from the new Skin Irony collection. When a navy blue silicone bracelet contrasts with thin white stripes, you can be sure that you’re wrapping up Dad’s wrist in that extra sporty style of Skinblueiron. At the heart of the design, the tough brushed stainless steel case encloses the sun-brushed blue dial. Classically stylish, Skinbrushed has a brown leather bracelet, a brushed stainless steel case and superluminova hands. A tidy visual approach with so many different interpretations defines the strong and bold statement of The X-Vibe. Skinbrushed Distinguished by its military green color, X-District Green has the iconic black “X” … [Read more...] about Swatch Papà!
Swatch neon brights and everything stripes Trina Torres (The Philippine Star) - April 25, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Back to basics and looking ahead to futuristic favorites, Swatch presents its summer 2018 collection, which dives into the Swiss watchmaker’s DNA. The Swatch Vibe reflects the sporty and colorful side of the brand. Combining athletic styles with uplifting everyday looks, this theme is striking with energy. Discover the simple lines, colorful dots and cool transparencies that give anyone the power to shine, both day and night. Join the flashy movement with The Swatch Vibe. From left: Pinkmazing, Blumazing, Around the Strap, Pinkdots, Pneumatic, Boule A Facette and Punti Gialli Take a peek inside and you’ll see pink! Pinkmazing has a transparent dial with pink elements and the clear silicone strap is decorated with a pink buckle and pink loop. Feeling blue? Blumazing is here to cheer … [Read more...] about Swatch neon brights and everything stripes