December 14, 2022 | 7:38 p.m.
MANILA, Philippines – It’s time to get together for some holiday outings. With all that social activity on your calendar, it’s always a challenge to choose outfits that will keep you both stylish and comfortable enough to walk around with the other guests. After all, now is the perfect time to catch up with the people you missed during the lockdown era.
Global clothing retailer Uniqlo recently welcomed the launch of the second drop of its ongoing collaboration with Italian luxury fashion house Marni. The collaboration’s LifeWear collection combines the Japanese brand’s craftsmanship, technology and simplicity with Marni’s unique approach to fabrics and colors. The new ’60s-inspired Fall/Winter 2022 collection is born from the fusion of these two design philosophies which, although envisioned largely to provide comfort and warmth during winter days, invigorate everyday style with energy. color and playfulness and also include lightweight scarves, skirts, pants and vests that can also be used on warmer days.
The collection includes 100% silk furoshiki scarves with hand-painted style designs that are a feast for the eyes. As well as being smooth and soft to the touch, silk’s characteristic luster and elegance result in a beautiful drape. As an accessory, it adds a splash of color when worn around the neck or to accentuate a hairstyle.
Wrapping with furoshiki, a traditional Japanese wrapping fabric, has been an integral part of Japanese culture since time immemorial, giving rise to countless wrapping techniques. The “watermelon wrapping” technique developed for carrying round objects makes it a perfect mini bag for carrying small items like wallets and cellphones, while the “flower petal wrapping” technique, which creates a flower-like bow, is perfect for wrapping gifts for that special someone.
Likewise, Uniqlo’s latest LifeWear collection offers a range of thoughtful and versatile pieces that are perfect for partying and functional enough to include in your basic wardrobe beyond the holidays. For its fourth collaboration with designer Maiko Korogouchi’s fashion label Mame Kurogouchi, the latest LifeWear collection features a line of timeless designs that incorporate innovative materials to deliver ultra-comfortable pieces and homewear that can take you effortlessly from day to night while hugging you in every way. the right places.
Those who have booked their holidays abroad will appreciate the silky feel of the latest Heattech wool blend which has been developed especially for this collection. Winter looks great in layered outfits that include crew neck and turtleneck tees with curved bottom edges, as well as leggings, as well as sleeveless tops and bra tops that are snug but do not restrict movement.
For an extra glam feel to any outfit, LifeWear also offers Body Shaper Shorts in a sheer material that gently sculpts the body with soft comfort. The fabric variations are expertly designed to support the thigh, rear, stomach and other parts of the body for a comfortable fit. The sleek and expanded line of items includes bustiers and shorts in soft 3D puffed yarn, as well as refined and transparent Heattech tights and socks, offered in neutral tones and in the season’s color, deep khaki. There is no stressful feeling of tugging and tugging as the shapewear will help you blend in without shaking.
The brand also launched its latest sustainability initiative at its third roadside store which is ready to serve fashion-conscious shoppers in Sta. Rosa, Nuvali area of Laguna. Along with the wide selection of the latest outfits for men, women and children, the roadside store also offers the first-ever Green Park by Ayala.
The Nuvali Roadside Store highlights the retailer’s sustainability mission with a special corner that explains how the brand champions people and the planet. Customers can see information about the sustainable manufacturing and sourcing of their favorite pieces and they can also drop their favorite pieces here via the Re.Uniqlo box, to reuse and recycle. The space also proudly features upcycled furniture made from corded plastics and old denim scraps from JunkNot.
Outside, the Green Park has a bike rack, an active area for kids and a pedal charging station for the community to experience and enjoy. A mural painted by local artist AG Saño conveys the brand’s campaign on environmental protection.
Earlier this month, the brand opened at SM City Baliwag, its first in Bulacan. With this, the label aims to bring LifeWear closer to Bulakenyos, offering them a new range of quality clothing suitable for their daily lifestyle.
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