Pieces from Montblanc's 'Soft' collection
Montblanc incorporates new colors and original shapes into its soft leather collection
Recognizable for its multi-use shapes and comfort in soft leather, Montblanc’s “Soft” collection introduces new practical styles and an elegant color palette, reimagining the classic spirit of travel for the contemporary age. The extended color selection includes a dusty gray, a light brick, a spicy orange, a Scottish green color, and ottanio, a petrol blue color. New styles in the collection will also be launched in black as a Montblanc signature.
“When you travel, whether for a commute or for a long voyage, you want something that is comfortable, light and effortlessly stylish, a companion that is familiar and makes you feel at home,” says Marco Tomasetta, Montblanc artistic director. “That’s why we chose a very soft, supple leather in original colors for this collection, and why we added new shapes that are not just practical but also sensual, fun and elegant.”
In the “Soft” collection, functional elements such as compartments and organization solutions are placed on the outside of each piece rather than remaining hidden on the inside, becoming part of the design. The detailing throughout the collection is consistent with the design codes of the Montblanc Meisterstück line, with features linking back to the iconic Meisterstück writing instrument. The nib is referenced in the leather details and particularly in the nib-shaped leather zip puller. Some small leather accessories also carry the shape of an envelope thanks to their overlapping leather sections. Supple, smooth, and light, the “Soft” collection moves with its wearer with ease and elegance through their journey.
Montblanc is available at Rustans Makati, Rustans Shangri-La, Rustan's Cebu, Greenbelt 5, City of Dreams, Resorts World and Solaire Resort Entertainment City.
G-Shock Recrystallized Series
Casio releases a ‘tougher’ addition to G-Shock Recrystallized Series for its 40th anniversary
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. has recently announced the upcoming release of the newest additions to the shock-resistant G-Shock Recrystallized series designed in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the G-Shock brand. The GMW-B5000PS and GMW-B5000PG are made even tougher, employing a deep-layer hardening process on stainless steel. This process enables the creation of a hard layer by infusing gas into the surface of the steel, hardening the material itself rather than coating it to harden the outside.
The GMW-B5000PS and GMW-B5000PG are based on the full-metal GMW-B5000D, which faithfully reproduces the iconic shape of the very first G-SHOCK, the DW-5000C. Both of these 40th-anniversary models employ extremely hard stainless steel for exterior components such as the bezel and band. Recrystallization adds a design element, with the stainless steel heat-treated and recrystallized to create crystalline patterns against a matte texture, giving the rugged appearance of fine metal fragments scattered across the surface. Each individual component features a unique crystalline grain, delivering subtle differences in pattern, color and luster for each timepiece.
The silver GMW-B5000PS and gold ion-plated GMW-B5000PG both incorporate special features—the 40th-anniversary logo on the case back, the phrase “SINCE 1983” on the dial, and a star on the Mode button on the lower left side of the case.
Casio also announced the release of the DW-5040PG, which features a dial engraved with the words “PROJECT TEAM ‘Tough,” which is the name of the team that worked to develop the very first G-Shock. For this reissue of the original G-Shock design, the deep-layer hardening process is applied to the case back, buckle, band loop, and other metal components. Biomass plastics are used in the bezel and band.
The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is under license.
The newest addition to the G-SHOCK Recrystallized series will be available in authorized G-Shock Stores nationwide this May. The GMW-B5000PS-1DR will be priced at P64,680 SRP, while the GMW-B5000PG-9DR will be priced at P66,530 SRP. Meanwhile, the DW-5040PG-1DR will be sold for P25,510 SRP.
Find out more about the latest G-Shock series by visiting their social media accounts.
Melissa Becky Punk Love + Jean Paul Gaultier
Melissa and Jean Paul Gaultier celebrate 40 years of collaboration with a limited edition capsule collection
Two brands that represent a pioneering spirit and originality, Melissa and Jean Paul Gaultier come together again to launch a capsule collection the same year they celebrate the 40th anniversary of their partnership, which began in 1983. The collaboration draws references from the punk universe and striking features of the French stylist's past creations.
The historic collaboration features two irreverent and daring models, unprecedented among Melissa's creations, as shown in the campaign developed by the French artist Jean-Vincent Simonet. The highlight of the collection, Melissa Punk Love Pump + Jean Paul Gaultier, unites romantic gothic, light punk, and ‘80s hardcore in a heeled pump with an exceptional design. This style plays with metallic spikes on the straps that draw up to the upper part of the foot.
Melissa Becky Punk Love + Jean Paul Gaultier is a creative reinterpretation of the brand's classic platform under the aesthetic gaze of the Enfant Terrible brand, as Gaultier is best known in the fashion world. Five thin strips of transparent plastic are adorned with studded metallic spikes, imprinting the personality of the French brand with an edgy fashionable touch. The punk attitude is dissolved in romanticism through a color palette that, in addition to the classic black, comes in pink, white, and lilac.
Melissa + Jean Paul Gaultier shoes are made from Melflex, Melissa's proprietary material, which is vegan, 100 percent recyclable, and has an average of 30 percent recycled material in its composition, with soles made of E.V.A. This extremely light material guarantees comfort with any look.
Since 1976, Jean Paul Gaultier has been enchanting the world and the catwalks with his iconic creations, full of humor and irreverence. The child prodigy's first collaboration with Melissa took place in 1983, when the Brazilian brand was only four years old, with the launch of a sneaker with an open design debuting in Melissa's portfolio of partnerships. The collaboration was one of the forerunners in the partnership model—a national fashion creation with relevant names in the world of fashion, art, and design.
The Melissa + Jean Paul Gaultier collection and Spring/Summer 2023 releases are available online at www.melissaphilippines.com, and in Melissa Stores and partner stores nationwide. For more information, follow @MelissaPhilippines on Instagram and Facebook.