Metro Manila (CNN Philippines Life, Aug. 2) — This week: a new collection from Harlan + Holden, new jeans, utilitarian ukay picks, and international skincare brand launches.
Uniqlo releases collection of sustainably made denim
Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo recently came out with a new collection of jeans to reflect the changing lifestyles of Filipinos in recent times — returning to the office and going out with friends more. In line with the brand’s commitment to produce more mindfully made clothing, Uniqlo’s new denim line follows the BlueCycle process. This limits the vast amounts of water consumed and manual labor required in order to give jeans its faded, worn-in look. By limiting water usage by 99% and using laser distressing (the usual means is sandpapering, done by human hands), Uniqlo hopes that it will also provide a better work environment for the producers of their clothing. Denim styles range from boot-friendly slim flared jeans for women (₱1,990), men’s EZY ultra stretch jeans that are cozy enough to lounge in (₱1,990), and ultra soft stretch jeans for kids that are available as a pull-on or zip fly pair (₱1,290). — MARGA BUENAVENTURA
Dear Klairs launches new sunscreen
Korean skincare brand Dear Klairs is introducing their new All-day Airy Sunscreen starting Aug. 1. With a water-based gel texture and non-irritating vegan-friendly formula, the sunscreen is suitable for all skin types. — GABY GLORIA
The All-day Airy Sunscreen retails for a special introductory price of ₱990, exclusively on BeautyMNL.
Fren Supply release Tour Tote in Asphalt colorway
Not all tote bags are made equal, and local bag-maker Fren Supply sits neatly at the top of the food chain. Roll top enclosure for security. Bottle cage and laptop sleeve. Lush double layered waxed canvas that’ll last a lifetime, and only gets better with age.
The Tour Tote’s size makes it ideal for weekend getaways. A smaller option — the Work Tote — is also available in similar colors. — ANDI OSMEÑA
Fren Supply’s Asphalt Tour Tote is available for purchase online, along with their other sizes and colorways.
Vintage military garb to last a second lifetime
Lockdown limited our access to ukays, leading to a widespread boom of curated thrift stores on Instagram. High fashion womenswear, artfully sun-faded band tees, maybe even some fast fashion gems. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone now.
The newly-rebranded 13 Stars Jawnz boasts utilitarian selections (often made in Japan) that rivals the workwear scenes in Thailand and Vietnam. So before you pull the trigger on a brand-new pair of Dickies, consider a pre-loved pair of military surplus trousers instead. — AO
13 Stars Jawnz’s catalog is available through their Instagram page.
Harlan + Holden launches “The Postcard Collection”
Best known for a structure-centered, minimalist approach to clothing, Harlan + Holden dips its toes into beachwear with its latest summer collection. The brand commits to a bright and airy sorbet palette while making small-but-meaningful departures from traditional silhouettes. Extra-blousy button downs, culotte-like knee shorts, a cropped twill jacket restructured to let the ocean breeze flow through. Top pick: the women’s light round pants in white as a styling cheat-code for any gender. — AO
“The Postcard Collection” is available both in-store and online.
Cle de Peau opens Manila flagship store
Luxury skincare brand Clé de Peau Beauté recently opened its first physical store in Manila. The 40-year-old Japanese heritage label is known for its tried and tested approach to skincare. The Clé de Peau Beauté shop in Greenbelt 5, Makati will include products from its Key Radiance Care line. This includes products such as The Serum (₱9,000, 30mL) and The Protective Fortifying Emulsion (₱6,800). The brand’s renowned The Cream / La Crème, which is formulated with rare bio-ingredient CeraFerment Extract, is also available in-store (₱34,000). Clé de Peau Beauté’s La Crème is best used at the end of one’s nighttime rituals, with just a pearl sized amount. — MB
For more information, visit cledepeau-beaute.com/ph/ or follow @cledepeaubeautephilippines on Facebook.
Cynos releases capsule collection of specialized shampoo and conditioner
Canadian hair care brand Cynos recently came out with a line of shampoo and conditioner that target specific haircare issues. The Cynos Shine and Silky Shampoo (₱850) is suitable for all hair types, and promises to reduce split ends and prevent premature aging by restoring the structure that connects the hair cuticle and cortex. (Theselayers are found in our hair strands.) For oily and itchy scalps, the Deep Cleansing Shampoo (₱850) was formulated with rosemary extract to treat scalp acne and excess oiliness. To end each shower session, the Shine and Silky Conditioner (₱850) is enriched with vitamins that prevent aging and add shine to one’s tresses. — MB
Cynos products are available in their official Shopee store.