January fashion highlights: From reimagined handbags and pieces fit for adventure to new style ambassadors

Published January 24, 2023, 9:02 AM

by MB Lifestyle

Shoes for all occasions

A Danish premium shoes and leather brand Ecco has been in the footwear business for over 50 years with factories for leather operated in 6 locations across the globe. With stores located all around the metro, it offers a wide range of styles to Filipinos fit for formal events, athleisure moments, casual dressing, and outdoor activities.

The brand takes pride in the use of cutting-edge technological innovations and a wide range of modern materials in order to create the most comfortable footwear imaginable. Fluidform, one of the technologies exclusive to Ecco, creates ergonomically advanced soles that cradle the feet for long-lasting comfort and high flexibility. On the other hand, the Gore-Tex membrane material, present in a number of its shoes, is highly breathable with 360-degree ventilation and 100 percent waterproof.

Discover your new favorite pair of ECCO shoes at its stores in SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, and the SM Store Mall of Asia, Makati, Megamall, and North EDSA.

Fashion fantasy on the move

Loewe’s final collaboration with Studio Ghibli will center on the iconic ‘Howl’s Moving Castle.’ The collection launches on Feb. 2 with a vividly crafted capsule of ready-to-wear, bags, and accessories inspired by the film’s unforgettable characters and scenes. A pre-sale on loewe.com opens on Feb. 1, allowing registered clients exclusive access to the collection ahead of the launch. Selected Calcifer items will be exclusively sold online. 

To register for pre-sale access, please visit loewe.com. 

Iconic arm candy becomes extra

Longchamp’s emblematic Le Pliage Cuir changes its name to Le Pliage Xtra and goes into spring with a fresh vision and modern, pared-down lines, while refined details reveal the maison’s heritage of leather craftsmanship. The surprise of the season is a delightful new design, which takes inspiration from a vanity case to become the Longchamp woman’s essential, everyday accessory.

An array of options allows the Longchamp woman to choose the one that best expresses her personality: bold shades for glamour, pastel hues with pops of bright for a more nomadic look. This new accessory is an invitation to have fun with fashion, yet always in a spirit of sustainability.

Longchamp is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Cebu, Greenbelt 5, and on rustans.com

Hawaii goes to Manila

Philipp Plein’s collection reveals a fun, flashy summer vibe. Strong bright hues in Hawaiian-inspired imagery dominate the collection. Bright green hues and floral prints set the mood of the collection. It transitions to muted-toned suits and jackets before jumping back into livelier and cheerier looks. Hawaiian printed tikis, dolphins, and palm trees dominate the menswear pieces. Hot pink and yellow dresses accessorized with fancy handbags give the idea of chill yet powerful dressing for the ladies. Glimmering black evening looks complete the collection, showcasing a complete range of day or night pieces to choose from. The tropical feel of it all is a refreshing departure from the usual dark and fierce persona that the brand has built through the years.

Philipp Plein is available at Moressi Shangri-La Plaza, S Maison, and Okada in the Philippines. 

New activewear essentials

Love, Bonito launches its latest lifestyle collection “Recreation,” which features five new styles and four refreshing new colors. The buttery-smooth courtside dress comes with functional pockets and is ideal for a game of tennis or a brunch date out with friends. Its first-ever courtside bra and courtside skirt is a fun matching set that provides medium support and is suitable for low-intensity activities to burn off calories. Designed for lounging comfortably, the Cosy cropped hoodie and Cosy cropped jogger is a statement set perfect for post-feast relaxation. Popular activewear BaseCore pieces V bra, Piper bra, and BaseFlex curve tank are also launched in a new color 

For more information, please visit lovebonito.com/intl.

South Korean pop superstars headline major fashion brands

Givenchy is pleased to announce the appointment of Taeyang as 2023 Global Ambassador. Taeyang, a music pioneer and the star of the record-breaking South Korean mega boy band Big Bang, has joined the fashion house’s family as its newest brand ambassador, becoming the first male South Korean star to take on that role.

In another fashion capital, luxury brand Fendi welcomes Yu Jin An, from the K-pop girl group IVE, to its family as its brand ambassador in Korea. In the official visual accompaniment, Yu Jin wears an ivory knitted cardigan and shiny satin cargo pants with Baguette pockets from the Italian brand’s spring-summer 2023 collection, together with iconic Peekaboo ISeeU Small and Baguette, representing trendy Gen Z style.

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