The past week was about the diverse potential the fashion industry can generate, both in the mainstream and the indie scenes.

June 16 | Taguig City, Metro Manila


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Multi-international brand concept store Assembly refreshed their space with new collections landing in their two branches: at SM Aura Premier in Taguig, and at the S Maison Mall at the Conrad Hotel in Pasay. Carrying a mix of niche and mainstream brands, Assembly houses an extensive fashion offering–from streetwear to superior-soled shoes–from Italian, Japanese, and Danish labels.


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June 16 | Paris, France

Honing the young designers of today, the 2017 edition of the LVMH Prize (now on its fourth year now) has come to a close. After six months of competition, top recognition was awarded to French designer Marine Serre, with the Special Prize going to Japanese designer Kozaburo Akasaka.

Special prize winner for the #2017 lvmhprize: @kozaburoakasaka !

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The LVMH Prize started in 2013 and has been an annual award given to a fresh breed of designers from cities all over the world. For its 2017 edition, 3,000 applications were shortlisted to 21 before getting whittled down to eight finalists, all of whom were announced during Paris Fashion Week in March. Some of the members of the jury were Karl Lagerfeld of Fendi, Maria Grazia Chiuri of Christian Dior, J.W Anderson of Loewe, and Nicolas Ghesquière of Louis Vuitton.


June 17 | Milan, Italy

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Less than 24 hours ago, on the eve of its spring/summer 2018 menswear show, Dolce & Gabbana held a secret show where they brandished the classics that the label has always been good at: tuxedos, suits, and Italian tailoring. The sartorial parade was refreshing, given the rest of their millennial-centric spring/summer line (which was equally good, TBH), with well-groomed men sipping alcohol and walking down the runway in silk robes. The only tips that a secret show was even happening were the pictures that popped up on the brand’s Instagram account minutes before the event. The presentation was about the signature Dolce & Gabbana glamour: expertly tailored suits in jewel tones and classic pieces reinterpreted for modern times.