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Japan’s retail giant UNIQLO opens in Cebu

Uniqlo, the global clothing retailer, opened its first store in Cebu under its LifeWear concept, Simple Made Better, at the first level of The Northwing, SM City Cebu, on October 23, 2015. This will mark its 25th store in the country and its entry into the Visayas region. The 1,000 sq. m. store will feature a full range of style staples for men, women, and kids, and a dynamic product mix apt for the Cebuano lifestyle.

WELL-CRAFTED DAY. Uniqlo and Cebu march forward, transcending the norm when it comes to daily clothes. LifeWear leads the pack towards deviation hinged on a purpose for every facet of the Cebuano life, through innovation and making life simpler but better. (A ZEE LIFESTYLE x UNIQLO collaboration: photography by JAN GONZALES/creative direction by MELO ESGUERRA/styling by RYUJI SHIOMITSU and BLAQ MAFIA/makeup by EMI AYAG/hair by MARIELL FERNANDEZ/shot on location at the KENNETH COBONPUE SHOWROOM)

WELL-CRAFTED DAY. Uniqlo and Cebu march forward, transcending the norm when it comes to daily clothes. LifeWear leads the pack towards deviation hinged on a purpose for every facet of the Cebuano life, through innovation and making life simpler but better. (A ZEE LIFESTYLE x UNIQLO collaboration: photography by JAN GONZALES/creative direction by MELO ESGUERRA/styling by RYUJI SHIOMITSU and BLAQ MAFIA/makeup by EMI AYAG/hair by MARIELL FERNANDEZ/shot on location at the KENNETH COBONPUE SHOWROOM)

“We have opened 24 stores in Metro Manila and Luzon; entering the Visayas market is a milestone in our growth strategy,” shares Katsumi Kubota, Chief Operating Officer of Uniqlo Philippines. The opening of its first store in the Visayas will soon be followed by another one in the much-awaited opening of SM Seaside City Cebu this November.

CEBU LIFE MADE BETTER. (A ZEE LIFESTYLE x UNIQLO collaboration: photography by JAN GONZALES/creative direction by MELO ESGUERRA/styling by RYUJI SHIOMITSU and BLAQ MAFIA/makeup by EMI AYAG/hair by MARIELL FERNANDEZ/shot on location at the KENNETH COBONPUE SHOWROOM)

CEBU LIFE MADE BETTER. (A ZEE LIFESTYLE x UNIQLO collaboration: photography by JAN GONZALES/creative direction by MELO ESGUERRA/styling by RYUJI SHIOMITSU and BLAQ MAFIA/makeup by EMI AYAG/hair by MARIELL FERNANDEZ/shot on location at the KENNETH COBONPUE SHOWROOM)

Uniqlo provides clothing with innovation and real value, engineered to enhance everyday life. Committed to carrying clothing that focuses on the wearer, product offerings include Filipino’s everyday wear necessities such as premium denim jeans, stylish legging pants, colorful chino shorts, graphic t-shirts, polo shirts, Supima cotton t-shirts, and inner wear. The product line-up will also include the bran’d unique and proprietary collections AIRism, HEATTECH, and Ultra-Light Down among others.

DRY AND FLY. (A ZEE LIFESTYLE x UNIQLO collaboration: photography by JAN GONZALES/creative direction by MELO ESGUERRA/styling by RYUJI SHIOMITSU and BLAQ MAFIA/makeup by EMI AYAG/hair by MARIELL FERNANDEZ/shot on location at the KENNETH COBONPUE SHOWROOM)

DRY AND FLY. (A ZEE LIFESTYLE x UNIQLO collaboration: photography by JAN GONZALES/creative direction by MELO ESGUERRA/styling by RYUJI SHIOMITSU and BLAQ MAFIA/makeup by EMI AYAG/hair by MARIELL FERNANDEZ/shot on location at the KENNETH COBONPUE SHOWROOM)

Its LifeWear concept, Simple Made Better, advocates apparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity made with such elegance that it becomes the building blocks of one’s style and clothing that is constantly being innovated to bring more warmth, more lightness, and better comfort to life. LifeWear is about simple apparel with a not-so-simple purpose to make life better.

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How to Manifest Pantone’s 2022 Hue “Very Peri” in your Daily Deals as Listed by Fashion Editor Oj Hofer

Winkling the Blues Away with Veri Peri

by Oj Hofer

Very Peri Pantone 17-3938 is the color of the year 2022. Pantone’s dynamic Periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying red-violet undertone symbolizes “transformative times’, displays carefree confidence, and daring curiosity. Its presence in fashion and accessories encourages inventiveness, creativity and optimism. It is the new happy, neutral color and here’s how to fashionably manifest it in your daily deals.

 

Pantone 17-393 Veri Peri (Periwinkle Blue)

 

Vinca flower of the evergreen Periwinkle shrub.

 

 

VENETIAN BAUBLE. Murano glass bubbles to enhance mental health and optimism. Order online: https://mianivenetianjewelry.com/products/bagolo-blue-and-periwinkle-murano-glass-bracelet

 

PERI-CROWNED. Set an appointment with Margie Zenz at Exposé Salon at Crossroads Mall. Landline 2316550 Mobile 09088852935 www.exposehairsalon.com

 

DUAL DUTY. Wear the Swissgear 3576 as your daily laptop backpack or a vintage doctor-style tote. Order online: https://www.swissgear.com/swissgear-3576-artz-dr-bag-laptop-backpack

 

HOLY FEET. Wear Mandalas on Low-cut sneakers from Zazzle.

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Awesome Online-Exclusive Deals and Free Shipping Await Shoppers at the Newly-Launched Old Navy PH Digital Store

OLD NAVY, NEW HOME

By Danica Ronquillo

Nothing screams “Americana” like Old Navy!

From trendy denims and soft cotton Ts to statement graphics and fleecy pajamas, Old Navy has been the first name in fun, classic fashion staples for the whole family since 1994. Known for high-quality pieces that fit every size, shape, and budget, this heritage brand has found a way to reach even more hangers in the digital age: OldNavy.com.ph.

While no stranger to the digital sphere, OldNavy.com.ph is the brands’s first standalone e-commerce, making Old Navy’s vast array of on trend apparel and accessories available to customers 24/7. The launch of OldNavy.com.ph will not only feature styles that can be found in their brick- and-mortar locations, but also seasonal essentials and online exclusives, like Old Navy’s activewear line.

OldNavy.com.ph customers can enjoy free shipping with a minimum order spend of Php 4000, as well as various deals and e-payment options to ensure everyone can be a part of the Old Navy experience.

Shoppers will still be able to find new arrivals in all Old Navy Philippines stores, including Bonifacio High Street, SM Megamall, and Shangri-La Plaza, as well as in Old Navy’s Viber community.

With this launch, Old Navy Philippines continues to be the pioneer of making comfort, quality, and style accessible to all. There’s something for everyone at Old Navy!

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37 Years of High Fashion; Arcy Gayatin leaves a Legacy of Edginess and Elegance

Arcy Gayatin: A Legacy of Luxury in Fabrication

 

By:  Allain Dumon Fonte 

 

The brand Arcy Gayatin gave the Queen City of the South a distinct reputation in the fashion industry.  The fashion line of Arcy Gayatin sets the bar higher each year for clothing luxury and fabrication techniques.

 

April Duenas, Nikki Gayatin and Arielle Gayatin for Arcy Gayatin—Photos by John Paul Autor from Lifestyle Inquirer.net

 

Araceli “Arcy” Ancajas Gayatin is the daughter Galileo Ancajas and Remedios Zanoria Ancajas who founded Cebu’s home brand, Gal’s Bakery.  Arcy went to the University of San Carlos and studied Political Science.  And just like Dr. Muccia Prada, who completed her Ph.D. in Political Science and established the luxury line of Prada, Arcy also got in touch with her artistic side and started her own fashion line.  However, it was not Prada that influenced Arcy.  Arcy was introduced to fashion and tailoring at a very young age by her mother, Madame Remedios Anacajas whom they dearly call Mama Eme.  Mama Eme was running a tailoring business back then.  It was called Arabel; named after Arcy and her sister Belma.  Ara from Araceli and Bel from Belma.  In those years, Arcy was fascinated by fabrics and was intrigued by how to manipulate the fabrics to come up with fashion-forward designs without compromising comfort and taste.

 

Arcy Gayatin (photo grabbed from Space Philippines Blog Spot)

 

After 37 years of creating haute couture pieces for the most fashionable personalities in the Philippines, Arcy Gayatin is now laying down her sketchpads and pens to rest.  As she enjoys her retirement, may be on a cruise to the Bahamas or a holiday to the Swiss Alps, Arcy Gayatin has left the fashion industry a legacy of elegant and edgy clothing ensembles that understand and define the shape of women; without compromising comfort and good taste.

 

Arcy Gayatin’s Pink Flamingo collection                                               Arcy Gayatin’s Sketch on a Terno

 

To salute the lady who brought Cebu fashion to the world, a retrospective exhibition of Arcy’s incomparable masterpieces can be seen today at Ayala Center Cebu’s The Gallery; curated by fashion editor and writer, Clint Holton Potestas, and interior and fashion designer, Jul Oliva.

 

BALANCE.  Arcy Gayatin is known for her perfect symmetrical lines when fabricating.  She knows how to balance edginess and class; understanding well the strength and the finesse of a woman.

 

RHYTHM.  Arcy’s expertise in draping and fabric manipulation can be seen in how she achieves rhythm between architectural lines and soft fabrics like silk and cashmere.

 

TEXTURE.  With her thorough knowledge on fabrics, Arcy Gayatin has achieved the perfection of fabrication by working on different types of fabrics and creating a single piece of art out of them. 

 

HARMONY.  The simplicity of the silhouette plus the intricacy of the details create a wonderful harmony, making Arcy Gayatin’s design a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

           

The photos below show an up-close look at the intricacy and the exquisite craftsmanship of Arcy Gayatin’s fabrication techniques:

 

THE SPIDER WEB:  one of Arcy’s genius fabrication techniques.

 

MATCH and PATCH:  Arcy’s unique fabrication craft by patching layers of different types of lace and lace patterns

 

PLEATS: The perfection of symmetry in pleats on silk.

 

LA ROSE BLEUE:  U.P. student, Danielle Alessandra Deutsch, inspired by the artistry of Arcy Gayatin, designed this midnight blue dress.   The cabbage rose made from layers of silk organdy gave this evening ensemble a romantic appeal.

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