JACQUEMUS ANNOUNCED HIS NEW MENSWEAR LINE
February 27 | Paris, France
With some teasing on his Instagram account via the hashtag #newjob, French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus announced that he’s opening a menswear line under his same eponymous label. This announcement was officially made at the end of his fall 2018 Le Souk show, where he did his closing walk wearing a khaki hooded sweater with the letters “L’HOMME JACQUEMUS” printed across it. Looks like we just got the hint of how his menswear line will look like.
ART FAIR PHILIPPINES 2018
March 1-4 | Makati, Metro Manila
The past weekend was all about Art Fair Philippines 2018, the biggest installment yet of the yearly event. Six levels of The Link Carpark building were filled with artworks from 51 galleries, with a new section ArtFairPH/PHOTO dedicated to photography, presented by the Swiss private bank Julius Baer. This section also featured images by Filipino-Catalan photographer Eduardo Masferre, a visual tribute to Philippine tribes and indigenous traditions, plus a collection photographs from documentary photographers in an exhibit that was co-curated by Neal Oshima and Angel Velasco Shaw.
ArtFairPH/Projects, on the other hand, showcased installations by filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik, social-realist artists composed of Pablo Baen Santos, Antipas Deolvato, and Renato Habulan, the Cordillera-based Leonard Aguinaldo, and conceptual artists Nilo Ilarde, Lyra Garcellano, and Alvin Zafra.
RICCARDO TISCI TAKES OVER BURBERRY
March 1 | London, UK
Just a week after Christopher Bailey’s last show for Burberry, the British designer brand announced its newest chief creative officer: Riccardo Tisci. In a statement, Tisci mentioned how he is planning to bring Burberry to a higher pedestal: “By re-energizing our product and customer experience to establish our position firmly in luxury, we will play in the most rewarding, enduring section of the market.”
Tisci’s track record is glimmering with his success with Givenchy, where he was creative director for 12 years and the one responsible for giving the Parisian house its rougher-edged identity today. This announcement by Burberry caused shock waves in the fashion industry, with reactions both good and bad, in a similar fashion to when Hedi Slimane was named as Celine’s newest creative head.
RUSTAN’S ACTIVEWEAR LAUNCH
March 1 | Makati, Metro Manila
Rustan’s opened a space dedicated to activewear in Glorietta, and it’s intended for everyone who’s into fitness, from enthusiasts and athletes to those who simply live an active daily life. Whatever fitness level a shopper is, Rustan’s got them covered with its selection of heavyweight activewear brands like adidas, Nike, Under Armour, and The North Face.
POWER MAC CENTER PHOTO EXHIBIT
March 2 | Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
Part of the #ShotoniPhone campaign series of Power Mac Center was its team-up with photographer Mark Nicdao, which resulted in an exhibit of lifestyle moments that the lensman had captured using the different generations of iPhones he owns. “Life in Style,” which was installed in front of the Power Mac Center at SM Aura Premier, ran until March 4. Nicdao shared this pro-tip when it comes to shooting with an iPhone: “Be spontaneous. Because it’s the way it should be with phones ─ it’s handy.”
ZAYN MALIK RETURNS TO PENSHOPPE
March 2 | Metro Manila, Philippines
Zayn Malik returns to Penshoppe as he headlines the retail brand’s spring/summer 2018 campaign. Decked in colored stripes and playful prints, the “It’s You” singer models pieces that are heavily influenced by festive cultures and streetwear. “Zayn is always at the cutting-edge of trends, and is never afraid to experiment—very similar to Penshoppe’s style personality,” Penshoppe’s brand director Jeff Bascon said about Malik joining #TeamPenshoppe.
You may now shop Penshoppe’s spring/summer 2018 online.