FOREVER 21 LAUNCHED ITS #WEAREFOREVER21 AMBASSADORS 
APRIL 23 | FOREVER21 SM MEGAMALL BRANCH
In celebration of individuality and inclusivity, Forever21 has introduced the #WeAreForever21 ambassadors: model/actor Joaquin Manansala, TV personalities Kamille Filoteo and Maika Rivera, vlogger/makeup artist, Helen Payawal, volleyball players Jhoana Maraguinot and Carly Hernandez, student athlete Anton Asistion, and models Arianna Cowper and Patricia Henson. Get to know more about them at the Forever21 Philippines Instagram account.

 

AVON CELEBRATED WOMEN THAT BREAK THE MOLD
APRIL 24 | MANILA HOUSE PRIVATE CLUB
Model/comedienne Wilma Doesnt, actress Alice Dixson, host/entrepreneur Tricia Centenera, weightlifter and Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz, and actress/mother Jennylyn Mercado have one thing in common, aside from being strong, beautiful, and accomplished women: They live on their own terms, with no apologies for who they are and what they love to do.

Wilma Doesnt, Hidilyn Diaz, Tricia Centenera, and Jennylyn Mercado

Draped in Avon Fashion Intimate Apparel’s latest collection of comfortable and flattering undergarments, the women encouraged their fellow Filipinas to embrace living authentic lives, where they follow their own passions and are comfortable in their own skin. After all, when anything about a woman is often immediately taken against her—her appearance, her age, her relationship status, her economic status, even her strength—why bother shrinking one’s self to conform to society’s impossible standards?

As a company for women, Avon literally and figuratively supports Filipinas who are courageous enough to break free from convention. Each of Avon fashion’s bra was designed with the Filipina body in mind, ensuring that it fits her body not just flawlessly but comfortably, and they all undergo rigorous testing to make sure they can keep up with even the most demanding of lifestyles, leaving women free, comfortable, and empowered to pursue their dreams.

Avon also revealed offering the same support to men with its Men’s Club by Avon collection of underwear, modeled by Avon ambassador (and frequent Garage cover guy) Daniel Matsunaga.

 

PAUL AND SHARK UNVEILED ITS SPRING/SUMMER 2018 COLLECTION 
APRIL 26 | MANILA HOUSE PRIVATE CLUB
Along with its newest collection, the Italian smart casual, sportswear, and luxury brand also introduced its brand ambassador, news anchor David Celdran, and a redesigned logo. Regional managing director for Asia Pacific Raymond De Malherbe welcomed guests to the event by presenting a preview of Paul and Shark’s newest pieces for the season, which people can now shop for at the brand’s Shangri-La Plaza and City of Dreams Manila branches.

 

MARQUINA SHOEMAKER OPENED ITS “SHOEROOM”
APRIL 26 | 7635 GUIJO STREET, MAKATI
The homegrown shoe label, which was inspired by the shoemaking capital of the Philippines, finally opened a “shoeroom” in its quest to bring proudly Philippine-made quality footwear closer to the local market. Marquina Shoemaker’s shoeroom carries its latest men’s and women’s shoe designs that mix contemporary styles, fresh colors, classic silhouettes, premium materials, and some unique twists—all at affordable prices. See more of their latest designs at the Marquina Shoemaker website.

Marquina Shoemaker’s Gomez chukka boots

The women’s luxe loafers in blush pink

The Quezon Long Wing in sand suede

 

GUESS UNVEILED ITS S/S ’18 ACCESSORIES AND BAGS 
APRIL 26 | ANTIDOTE BAR, I’M HOTEL
Guess gave a preview of its new selection of accessories for the summer, with the surprising and welcome inclusion of men’s bags. The retail label’s first men’s handbags line features styles ranging from sling bags to backpacks, some of which come in vibrant red and all of which feature the iconic Guess logo. Special mention goes to the black duffel bag that’s perfect for a weekend getaway. The collection is now available in Guess branches nationwide.