TOBLERONE CHRISTMAS SLEEVES
December 11 | Makati, Metro Manila
The Toblerone tradition continues–after 2016’s holiday sleeves featuring artwork from local visual artists and calligraphers, the chocolate brand once again tapped young artists for 2017. Juan Camilo Rodriguez, Soleil Ignacio, June Digan, Anina Rubio, and Ink Scribbler’s Alexis Ventura lent their creativity and artistic flair to give Toblerone’s sleeves that holiday vibe.
And for those who want to try their hand at designing their own holiday sleeves, Toblerone gives imaginations free rein with blank packs that have more than enough space to doodle and draw on.
The brand is also setting up pop-up Christmas stations in leading malls all over the metro, including Robinson’s Galleria, SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, and Ayala Triangle in Makati, where aspiring artists can customize their own Toblerone packs. Running from December 12 to 31, the Christmas stations will have local artists and calligraphers share their ideas and techniques.
If you’re already feeling inspired, head on over to Toblerone’s website to design your sleeves and then have them printed out at the pop-up Christmas stations.
JOSH O’CONNOR FOR LOEWE MENSWEAR
Up-and-coming actor Josh O’Conner is the newest face of Loewe Menswear. Poised for stardom, the actor has everyone’s eyes on him after winning the Best Actor award for the film God’s Own Country from the British Independent Film Awards.
COMMONWEALTH GREENBELT 5
December 14 | Makati, Metro Manila
Fresh from their successful SM Aura store, which usually had lines snaking out of its doors, Commonwealth opened their second branch at Greenbelt 5 in Makati City this week.
Sneaker heads and streetwear connoisseurs now have another location to line up for highly anticipated product releases and elusive stocks, although we can’t guarantee that getting your hands on your must-haves will be any easier.
Check out their Instagram to stay updated on what they’re dropping in Manila next.
GUESS X A$AP ROCKY 4TH CAPSULE
December 14 | Makati, Metro Manila
GUESS and A$AP Rocky continue to expand vintage dressing with their fourth collection, featuring designs inspired by the brand’s archives. The collaborators also created a limited edition capsule especially for high-end retailer Selfridges London, which was introduced to the public at the department store last October with a New York-style bodega event.
The GUESS U.S.A. X A$AP Rocky collection features striped crew neck shirts and t-shirts, an ivory sweatshirt, and a denim jacket. The collection is now available in select GUESS stores nationwide.
A$AP Town Sweatshirt, P4,398. Image from GUESS.
ICEFAD THANKSGIVING GIVING COCKTAIL PARTY
December 14 | Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
The Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship held a thanksgiving cocktail party to celebrate its first year in educating would-be professionals of the fashion and design industry. To know more about the institute and see the courses ICEFAD currently offers, head on over here.
JW ANDERSON X CONVERSE GLITTER GUTTER
JW Anderson’s Converse collection “Glitter Gutter” dropped this week. Glittered pairs of Chuck Taylor All Star ’70, Thunderbolt, and Ballet in combinations of blue, red, green, and solid black complete the collection that speaks of breaking iconic silhouettes into something new. Our fingers are crossed in the hopes that these pairs will hit Philippine shores, but if you want to get yours stat, head on to the Converse and JW Anderson websites.