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KNOWLEDGE COTTON APPAREL BRINGING KNOWLEDGE FORWARD

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KNOWLEDGE COTTON APPAREL
BRINGING KNOWLEDGE FORWARD

The story and success of Danish menswear brand Knowledge Cotton Apparel is built on three equally important factors: Curiosity, perseverance and care. These three factors not only form an important part of the company’s history, but also of its future.

The fringe benefit of mistake

”It all started in an old fire station in 1969 with a second-hand knitting machine my father and I had brought home from England. I was 21 years old, and I knew absolutely nothing about textiles. But I was taught the hard way – by making and fixing my own mistakes”, Jørgen Mørup tells.

It is the takeaways from these mistakes that today form the corner stone of Knowledge Cotton Apparel. Knowledge makes you smarter and makes you equipped to make better decisions. And more importantly, sharing your knowledge can make a real difference. Rather than keeping to ourselves everything we have learnt through our years in the business, we are committed to sharing our knowledge – to create a positive change for our planet. 

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Why?

Two people will collectively know more than one.

Three will know more than two.

And when we have a large football field full of smart people sharing knowledge, just imagine what we will be able to accomplish.

A passion for quality

”Despite starting with an old, second hand machine, as business progressed, I saw the advantages of technology”, explains.

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Technology is a lot like knowledge. It evolves and makes what was once difficult easier. And Jørgen Mørup spent hours searching for new technology and ideas that would help to increase his business.

“Both technology and time mean something very special to me. Quality takes time. I believe in an original and natural product, and this is the root of my love for cotton. I am inspired by the simplicity and honesty of a fiber that is planted as a seed and harvested as a plant over time”.

Pioneering organic fashion in Denmark

At the end of the 1980s, Jørgen Mørup began working with organic cotton. And in 2008, together with his son Mads Mørup, Jørgen Mørup founded Knowledge Cotton Apparel, a clothing line for men that uses eco-friendly textiles.

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Just like small cotton seeds, Knowledge Cotton Apparel is on a journey of growth. The company has taken the best from its heritage and interpreted into a contemporary and sustainable business strategy. The philosophy is clear: Always believe and stand firm on your principles. We may never reach what we dream for, but the path we take to reach our dreams is where real change is made.

BRAND PHILOSOPHY

We believe in challenging the status quo. We do so by using Organic and sustainable materials and by exploring the undiscovered. We create inspiring designs that never compromise neither comfort nor quality and by using cutting edge technologies that embrace sustainable fibers and manufacturing techniques.

Our brand philosophy is centered on the core elements of-

GAIN KNOWLEDGE.

TAKE ACTION.

EARN RESPECT.

In the Philippines, Knowledge Cotton Apparel is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-La. 

LONGCHAMP MADELEINE AUTUMN 2017

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LONGCHAMP MADELEINE
AUTUMN 2017
 
Sophie Delafontaine drew inspiration for the just-released Longchamp Madeleine collection of bags from the iconic La Madeleine district. Dotted with theatres and exclusive bistros, this area in the 8th arrondissement of Paris is also where Longchamp opened its first store on Rue Saint Honoré nearly 30 years ago.
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The Longchamp Madeleine is a truly feminine bag – exquisite and charmingly retro – with sleek graphic contours and legendary Longchamp craftsmanship, made from sumptuously supple taurillon calfskin that is simply divine.
This exquisitely detailed handbag is the perfect accomplice for the discerning Parisian woman who embraces diverse styles. She’ll appreciate the raw edging, the saddle-stitched leather, and the wide flap signed with the time-honoured, gleaming Roseau clasp. She’ll like its well-designed interior layout and classic palette with colours like striking black, charming khaki, seductive amethyst, and soft terracotta.
In typical Longchamp style, yet another lovely story unfolds… Once upon a time there was the Longchamp Madeleine, a bag of rare grace whose favourite place to be was in the hands of an ultra-modern woman.
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ABOUT LONGCHAMP
French luxury House Longchamp was founded in Paris in 1948 by Jean Cassegrain, and is still owned and run by the Cassegrain family today. Longchamp’s luggage, handbags, and accessories have a worldwide reputation for craftsmanship, quality, which now extends to shoes and ready-to-wear collections.
The brand has maintained momentum and energy across the decades. It epitomizes French flair, fresh and inspiring creativity, as well as sharing the active lives of women across the world who enjoy a touch of luxury every day.
In the Philippines, Longchamp is available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, and Rustan’s Ayala Cebu. Longchamp is also available through boutiques owned and operated by Stores Specialists, Inc. located at Greenbelt 5. Follow @ssilifeph and @rustansph on Instagram for more information.

ANNE CURTIS’ FUN-FILLED BRIDAL SHOWER HOSTED BY TIFFANY & CO AND RUSTAN’S

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ANNE CURTIS’ FUN-FILLED BRIDAL
SHOWER HOSTED BY TIFFANY & CO AND RUSTAN’S

All eyes are on the couple on their wedding day but before walking down the aisle, nothing makes any bride-to-be feel special than a gorgeous themed bridal shower with her closest friends. It’s the ultimate way to bring everyone together ahead of the bride’s big day. Actress Anne Curtis’ recent Cocktails at Tiffany’s celebration was certainly no exception.

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Hosted by Tiffany & Co and Rustan’s, the party was a true reflection of the darling bride’s personality—elegant, sparkly, and fun. It was decorated with lovely details and Anne, who has been a fan of the iconic movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, definitely enjoyed her special “Audrey Hepburn” moment.

Bride-to-be’s sister and maid of honor Jasmine Curtis-Smith shared how her sister has an impressive Audrey Hepburn collection, from dolls, to pillows, and of course, jewelry. She also added that it was Anne who got her her first Tiffany jewelry, which made it even more special.

Guests like Karylle Yuzon, Nicole Andersson, Antoinette Taus, and some of the bride’s childhood friends also had a fantastic time with games and activities especially prepared for them. There’s the Tiffany Flower bar and some classic bridal shower games like the “He said, She Said,” and charades. Of course, the ladies also took the time to look through and try on some of the jewelry on display, including the ultimate celebration of love the Tiffany Setting.

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A true design masterpiece, the Tiffany Setting is the world’s most iconic engagement ring. The setting’s introduction was a milestone in jewelry design and made Tiffany the world’s premier jeweler for diamond engagement rings. First introduced back in 1886 by founder Charles Lewis Tiffany, the Tiffany Setting quickly became the quintessential engagement ring being the first to lift the diamond off the band, maximizing the stone’s natural radiance with the use of the innovative 6-prong design. So flawlessly engineered, it has been a symbol of the world’s greatest love stories for over 130 years.

In matters to the heart, Tiffany & Co has no equal. It is a symbol of beautiful memories and meaningful celebrations, making special moments like this with lifelong friends even more memorable.

Tiffany & Co. is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La, Gateway, Alabang and Cebu.

La Prairie The Art of Caviar

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Celebrating The Art of Caviar, La Prairie @laprairie@rustansthebeautysource Skin Caviar’s 30th Anniversary.
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La Prairie Announces Partnership with Art Basel

In 2017, Swiss luxury skincare brand La Prairie partnered with Art Basel, the world’s leading art platform, in a first-of-its-kind partnership. 

As part of this exciting initiative, La Prairie will be present in Art Basel’s Collectors Lounge throughout the duration of the fair, where VIPs will have the opportunity to experience the La Prairie universe and enjoy customized La Prairie treatments.

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“We are very excited about the partnership between La Prairie and Art Basel, which we feel perfectly represents our quest for timeless beauty and our passion for audacity,” said Patrick Rasquinet, President and CEO of La Prairie Group. “Indeed, from the painstaking research behind our scientific breakthroughs to the opulent formulations that envelop the senses, from the jewel-like packaging to the high-touch service, art is not just what La Prairie is, it is what we do,” he added.

 That innovative spirit is mirrored in the world of contemporary art. We are delighted to be partnering with La Prairie, a company that, like Art Basel, has Swiss roots and has built a global reputation for unparalleled excellence”, says Marc Spiegler, Art Basel’s Global Director. In addition to establishing the partnership with the art fair, La Prairie will also mark the 30th anniversary of its iconic Skin Caviar. To celebrate the occasion, La Prairie plans to collaborate on a scientific and artistic innovation with a select group of contemporary artists, to be announced at a later date.

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 Using rare, precious ingredients, La Prairie continues to break the codes of luxury skincare. Founded on the belief that the scientist’s creative process is akin to that of the artist, every La Prairie formulation begins with an audacious vision.

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About La Prairie

La Prairie is the leader in luxury skincare, present in 90 countries around the world. Synonymous not only with luxury, the La Prairie name evokes innovation, performance, high-touch service and Swissness — the purity, precision, innovation and craftsmanship inherent to the extraordinary land that saw the brand’s inception in 1978. La Prairie endeavors to fulfill a quest for timeless beauty through the highest standards of advanced technology combined with exquisite formulations and elegant packaging — elevating science to art. 

About Art Basel

Founded in 1970 by gallerists from Basel, Art Basel today stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary works, sited in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. Art Basel’s engagement has expanded beyond art fairs through a number of new initiatives. In 2014, Art Basel launched its Crowdfunding Initiative, in collaboration with Kickstarter. This initiative presents jury-selected art projects to potential benefactors, which include Art Basel’s vibrant audience and the Kickstarter community. The initiative has catalyzed much-needed support for outstanding non-commercial art projects worldwide and so far has helped pledge over $1.2 million to creative projects around the world. For Art Basel Cities, launched in 2016, Art Basel is working with selected partner cities to develop vibrant and content-driven programs specific to the individual city. Connecting them to the global art world through Art Basel’s expertise and network, Art Basel Cities supports its partners to develop their unique cultural landscape. For further information please visit artbasel.com.

Terre de Lumiere L’Eau

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 Discover a beautiful L’Occitane moment when the sun’s rays emerge gently over the horizon as we present the latest from L’Occitane ?? @loccitane Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (1)Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (2) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (3) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (8) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (7)  As the day draws to a close, the sky is set alight, embracing all the shades of gold. Beauty is suspended in time as this stunning spectacle reaches its height. This is the golden hour. Meaning “land of light, L’OCCITANE’s new eau de parfum is inspired by the special time of day in Provence known as the Golden Hour… A short moment at dusk as the sun falls and the sky fills with golden and purple light. The air is filled with the most fragrant Provençal scents. The first gourmand aromatic fragrance by L’Occitane, Terre de Lumière embodies the contrast between the aromatic freshness and the soft warmth of this magical moment. Zesty and aromatic at first, it consists primarily of edible “notes” such as honey and almond. This eau de parfum is warm and enveloping, perfect for lovers of rich and sweet fragrances. Discover the inspiration behind Terre de Lumière here.Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (4)Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (5)Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (6)Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (10) 20 years ago – Mom and I brought in L’Occitane to Rustan’s. The same time we brought in Starbucks. Celebrating 20 years of friendship with L’Occitane and it was Andre Hoffman still and until now  @rustansthebeautysource @rustansph#rustansthebeautysource #rustansph#h2hrustans #h2hscents #loccitanephTerre de Lumiere L'Eau (11) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (22) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (21) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (16) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (12) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (13) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (14) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (15) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (20) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (19) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (18) Terre de Lumiere L'Eau (17)

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