Tommy Hilfiger launches circular design denim collection

TOMMY Hilfiger has launched its first EMF Jeans Redesign collection featuring garments made to be more durable and recyclable — two critical components in creating a circular economy. Crafted in-line with the company’s 2019 pledge to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Jeans Redesign project, the denim range will be available online at tommy.com and in select Tommy Hilfiger and Tommy Jeans stores. The seven garments in the collection, including five pairs of jeans and two denim jackets, were made with durability, material health, recyclability, and traceability in mind. This was achieved by rethinking the design of the jeans according to circular principles, including using detachable buttons; the replacement of metal rivets with bar tacks; the removal of all metal zippers; removal of the leather patch; and use of 100% organic fabric. To increase durability of the products, each piece features wash and care instructions on the pockets, along with advice on how to repair, donate or recycle the product after use. To date, Tommy Hilfiger has trained more than 80% of its designers on circular design principles and recently launched Tommy for Life, its first circular business model. Under the Tommy for Life program, the company takes back items from customers and partners, cleans, repairs and resells them, keeping products in use longer. Tommy Hilfiger is also driving transformative change in the denim industry, producing more than two million pieces of lower impact denim, which is finished through a process that uses less water and energy than traditional processes, and becoming the first major company in the denim market to use 100% recycled cotton at scale. For more information about Tommy Hilfiger’s sustainability journey, visit sustainability.tommy.com.

DLSU-CSB, Gateway Gallery team up for virtual exhibit

THE DE LA SALLE-College of St. Benilde (DLS-CSB) has partnered with Araneta City’s Gateway Gallery for the first virtual presentation of the school’s annual Sinulid: Epilogue exhibit. From Mar. 20 to Apr. 10, the “Sinulid Epilogue 20-21: Unconventional Threads” exhibit may be viewed by the public through http://sinulid-epilogue-20-21-gatewaygallery.aranetacity.com/. The virtual exhibit will feature a collection from 16 top students of DLS-CSB’s Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) program Batch 2020 who presented their unique take on Filipino identity through art. The virtual exhibit will showcase different materials, various weaving designs, and artistic points of view of the students threading their interpretations of the modern Filipino. It will reflect the historic heritage of the islands and the seas (religious deities, mythical folklore, and oriental influences), local pop cultures (OFW balikbayans, cockfighting), and the challenges of daily life mirroring the extremely rich and vibrant Filipino culture. This year’s exhibit includes the works of graduating students Eunhye Cho, Pamela Madlangbayan, Erika Mae Ng, Isabelle Shayne Casi, Shanica Chua Sy, Sean Carlo Betco, Katrina Ysabel Rivera, KC Roshelle Dayao, Gianina Dwaigne Lilagan, Coleen Anne Aytona, Angelica Mae Achacoso, Raya Aleczandra Abastillas, Tricia Alexi Butler, Adrienne Carmela Cruel, Miri Angela Hwang, and Angela Denise Santos. Apart from the virtual exhibit, there will be series of webinars and student-related activities. The “Sinulid” exhibit is the latest offering of Gateway Gallery, Araneta City’s art museum devoted to the promotion of Philippine culture, heritage, and art. Also available for viewing via the Gateway Gallery website is the exhibit “Art Heals: Echoes of the Pandemic.” The long-running “SiningSaysay: Philippine History in Art” exhibit and “#YouMatter” mental health exhibit can be viewed via the mobile app Gateway Gallery Pocket Museum.

Robinsons Malls to hold six-day sale

DISCOUNTS up to 70% are up for grabs at Robinsons Malls for six days, from Mar. 26 to 31, as it holds the Epic Summer Sale. Meanwhile, several Robinsons malls will remain open over Holy Week. The following will be open on regular mall hours on Apr. 1, Maundy Thursday and Apr. 2, Good Friday: Robinsons Place Antipolo, Robinsons Luisita, Robinsons Tagaytay, and Robinsons Cainta (Robinsons Supermarket only). For Maundy Thursday: Robinsons Place Ilocos, Robinsons Place Palawan, Robinsons Place Pangasinan, Robinsons Starmills, and Robinsons Place Tuguegarao will operate regular mall hours while Robinsons Place Dasmariñas and Robinsons Place GenTrias will open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Apart from these branches, all other Robinsons Malls shall be closed on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. All regular mall schedules will resume on Apr. 3, Black Saturday, following regular mall hours. The Robinsons Malls participating in the Epic Summer Sale are: Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Magnolia, Galleria South, Robinsons Galleria Cebu, Robinsons Metro East, Forum Robinsons, Robinsons Cainta, Robinsons Place Las Piñas, Robinsons Place Antipolo, Robinsons Town Mall Malabon, Robinsons Starmills, Robinsons Place Pangasinan, Robinsons Angeles, Robinsons Place Malolos, Robinsons Place Santiago, Robinsons Place Ilocos, Robinsons Place Tuguegarao, Robinsons Place Imus, Robinsons Place Palawan, Robinsons Place Dasmariñas, Robinsons Place Lipa, Robinsons Place GenTrias, Robinsons Place Naga, Robinsons Town Mall Los Baños, Robinsons Place Bacolod, Robinsons Place Dumaguete, Robinsons Place Iloilo, Robinsons Place Jaro, Robinsons Place Antique, Robinsons Place Roxas, Robinsons North Tacloban, Robinsons Place Tacloban, Robinsons Fuente, Robinsons Place Pavia, Robinsons Place Ormoc, Robinsons Place Butuan, Robinsons Place GenSan, Robinsons Place Iligan, Robinsons Place Tagum, and Robinsons Place Valencia.  For more information, visit www.robinsonsmalls.com or its Virtual Directory bit.ly/RMallsEpicSummerSale; or follow Robinsons Malls on Facebook; @RobinsonsMallsOfficial on Instagram; and @RobinsonsMalls on Twitter.

Anastasia Beverly Hills launches augmented reality app for brow problems

THE RIGHT brows have the power to transform an entire look. Unfortunately, it’s also a beauty trick that most people find very hard to master. To help, Anastasia Beverly Hills created an augmented reality app that can help the user shape, groom, and even fill their eyebrows from the comfort of their own home. The app is now available on iOS and later this month on Android. To download, search for Anastasia Beverly Hills in the App Store. The Brow App combines Anastasia Soare’s Golden Ratio eyebrow shaping method with custom 3D tech and a patented algorithm to provide a filter-like image of the user with the best brow shape and color. The app works by analyzing the user’s facial structure and having them answer a series of questions — from their experience with eyebrows to their hair color and preferred brow look — to understand and recommend the brow shape, shade, and style for them. The Brow App also has a Look Library that allows the user to virtually try on different styles and shapes of eyebrows — without having to commit to anything. Another feature of the app is the Brow Mirror which shows an outline of the chosen style that serves as a guide for drawing or plucking brows. It also has a step-by-step guide — from filling and detailing to finishing and highlighting the desired brow shape and style. It also has in-depth makeup tutorials, and run-throughs of specific Anastasia products and their purposes. Anastasia Beverly Hills eyebrow products, such as the Brow Definer and Brow Powder Duo, are also available to purchase via the app and partner retailers.

Anya Resort Tagaytay offers far infrared spa therapy

Anya Resort Tagaytay, managed by AHG, has brought it in a revolutionary wellness device: France’s Vital Dome, an infratherapy machine. Patented and manufactured in France, the Vital Dome uses Far Infrared Rays (FIRs) generated by carbon panels within the device to give users a sense of relaxation and renewed well-being. Unlike traditional saunas or massage machines, the Vital Dome’s FIRs penetrate deep into the skin, accelerating regeneration on a cellular level as it safely raises the body’s core temperature. This enables the body to sweat out toxins and other impurities as a way to stay healthy and keep infections at bay. Likewise, the regenerative action of the FIRs reduces internal inflammation which, in turn, helps in long-term pain management. It is also instrumental in healthy weight management and body shaping. The wellness machine is no stranger to the hospitality industry, as numerous hotels and spas across Europe now offer it among their health, wellness, and aesthetic amenities. Among those that already have the Vital Dome in place are the Hotel Prince of Wales in Paris, the Hotel Barriere Le Royale in Deuville, and the Hotel Sassongher in Badia BZ, Italy. Anya is the first resort in the country to offer it. Guests who wish to try the latest addition to Anya’s fitness and wellness amenities can try it out at the resort’s Niyama Wellness Center as a standalone treatment. Use of the Vital Dome will be included in future suite and staycation packages. For more information on the Vital Dome, visit the official Philippine website at https://vitaldomeph.com. Follow on Instagram and like on Facebook @vitaldomeph.

Viktor&Rolf Fragrances now available in Rustan’s

VIKTOR&ROLF’S Flowerbomb is an ode to femininity, modern flower power exuding an air of opulence, with rich, meticulously layered notes. Viktor&Rolf has added to its Flowerbomb line with Flowerbomb Dew, which melts onto fresh skin enveloping the senses with a Dewy Rose Accord, Sensual Iris Concrete, and Intimate Musks creating a glowing floral sensation. Viktor&Rolf has recruited actress Anya Taylor-Joy to be the face of Flowerbomb as she is at once sensual and powerful, feminine and bold and uniquely multi-dimensional. Featuring both Flowerbomb and the new powerbomb Dew fragrances and harkening back to the iconic Flowerbomb imagery, the new ad campaign reveals Taylor-Joy fresh-faced and lightly veiled with pink tulle and radiant skin. The Flowerbomb Collection offers a Choose Your Intensity range with Flowerbomb Dew, the iconic Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum, and Flowerbomb Nectar from the lightest to the most intense. Viktor&Rolf Fragrances are exclusively distributed by Rustan Marketing Corp. Thy are available at Rustan’s, Robinsons and Landmark Department Stores, SM Watsons Stores, Look At Me at SM Aura, rustans.com and lookatme.com.ph. Flowerbomb and Flowerbomb Dew are available in 50ml (P6,250) and 100ml (P8,350) eau de parfum spray bottles.

Bio-Water Vitamin B5 Gel from Bio-Science launched

BIO-SCIENCE Philippines’ Brand Ambassador, actress and TV personality Janine Gutierrez, unveiled the Bio-Water Vitamin B5 Gel on Mar. 14 at LOOK, in SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The event commemorated the first anniversary of Bio-Science in the Philippines. The Bio-Science Skincare range is infused with Bio Energy Complex, the unique proprietary formula that is said to boost the skin’s intake of oxygen while increasing the absorption of nourishing bio-ingredients. Bio-Water Vitamin B5 Gel is formulated with 5% Vitamin B5 concentrate and Hyaluronic Acid, which enhance the skin elasticity and softness leading to smooth and intensely hydrated skin. Bio-Science Bio-Water Vitamin B5 Gel. The Bio-Water Vitamin B5 Gel from Bio-Science is now available at Watson’s Drugstores, LOOK, Shopee, and Lazada. Prices start at P399.

Robinsons Malls offer personalized shopping service

Robbie & Rosie is the new personalized shopping service available at select Robinsons Malls: Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Magnolia, and Robinsons Place Manila. The user spends a few minutes texting or chatting with the personal shoppers who will do all the shopping. The shopping service user can choose almost anything from the Virtual Mall Directory — whether its food, essentials, fashion merchandise, toys and gadgets, tools and hardware, beauty products, and more — and only pay one delivery charge. And since they are dealing with real people, Robbie & Rosie may even provide timely shopping suggestions not originally on their list, such as pointing out shopping discounts, bundled product promos, or limited-time offers, for example. Robbie & Rosie can also get items gift-wrapped, and even turn on their cameras when shopping, so the user can see the actual condition or the prices of the items on their list. If they are not completely satisfied with the condition or size of the item when it arrives, they can have it replaced provided they have the original receipt subject to the Return and Exchange policy of the store. The user just sends a message to Robbie & Rosie at the mall of their choice — Robinsons Magnolia (0921-499-2958), Robinsons Galleria (0968-294-9444), or Robinsons Place Manila (0919-430-5887) — and they’ll send a link to a Virtual Mall Directory to select the items to put on the shopping list. The shopper is asked their preferred mode of communication. Then Robbie & Rosie will summarize the order to ensure everything is accurate and complete. Once confirmed, the user will receive a QR code and instructions on how to pay via various e-wallets such as GCash, PayMaya, WeChat Pay, PayPal, or other contactless payment options. The final easy step is to pick up the order at the designated stations at the mall, or have it delivered by courier. Customers may book the couriers themselves, but Robbie & Rosie will arrange the booking if requested and even take a photo of the items being loaded by the courier to show their customers that the order is on the way. Robinsons Malls will offer its Robbie & Rosie Epic Summer Promo from Mar. 26 to 31, with no delivery charge to boot if the user is within a three -kilometer radius from the selected mall. Robbie & Rosie can be booked from anywhere in the Philippines and have the items delivered to a recipient in Metro Manila.

Ferragamo links art, culture, fashion

FERRAGAMO champions cultural sustainability in the second part of its multimedia series. The star of this new chapter is the Ferragamo Gancini monogram, in a reworked version called Gancini Iconic. Launched with the Pre-Spring 2021 season, this composition is seen on footwear, bags, small leather goods, silk, and ready-to-wear. For the Gancini Iconic chapter of the multimedia series, Ferragamo went to Shanghai and Hong Kong. In Shanghai, Ferragamo collaborated with Master Huang Hongyu, who is carrying forward the tradition of hand-made Chinese lanterns. While Hong Kong sees the turn of the Dotes architecture duo and four local artists. In collaboration with the lantern artist Huang Hongyu, Ferragamo celebrated the Spring Festival last month with a series of themed installations in its Shanghai Center boutique. Special Gancini lanterns were produced for the occasion. The Gancini icon was integrated into the design of the lanterns in a creative fusion of East and West, tradition and contemporary. In Hong Kong, Ferragamo opened a travelling pop-up truck for Gancini Iconic products. This truck is inspired by the traditional bingsutts, literally “ice rooms,” the historic cafés that were very popular in the 1950s and 60s, serving iced drinks and food. For the Gancini truck, Ferragamo collaborated with Dotes, an emerging duo comprising Justin Chow and Ka Chi Law (specializing in creative dialogue between cultural issues, craftsmanship and progress), imagining a modern-day bingsutt inspired by the Ferragamo monogram. The Gancini Truck parked in three key streets in the old Sheung Wan district, birthplace to the culture surrounding the bingsutt. The Gancini Bing Sutt Truck was not just a pop-up truck — it was also an art gallery, showing four bingsutt-related works.