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PORTUGAL DIVINO

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This May, Rustan’s, in partnership with the Consulate of Portugal in Manila, invites everyone to celebrate the wonders of Portugal with PORTUGAL DIVINIO!: A Portuguese festival. Be transported to the romantic land of Portugal through the vibrant imagery and sensual colors of the festival.PORTUGAL DIVINO (19)Highlighting this special occasion is a special colorful art and home exhibit, where the works of renowned Portuguese painter Arlinda Frota will take the center stage. Through her exquisite, meticulously hand-painted works, Arlinda Frota, an icon in her own right, shares the amazing stories of her homeland her travels across the world.PORTUGAL DIVINO (21) PORTUGAL DIVINO (20) PORTUGAL DIVINO (22) PORTUGAL DIVINO (23) PORTUGAL DIVINO (24) PORTUGAL DIVINO (25) PORTUGAL DIVINO (1)Choosing porcelain as her canvas, Arlinda has found the means, in her own words, to “bring into physical form feelings and harmony that give meaning to the universe, society, nature and humanity.” Since she took up the brush in her youth, she has held numerous exhibits, and her works have become prized pieces. In fact, one of her works as even presented as a Kofi Anan Prize given by the former UN Secretary General at the 7th World Peace Exhibition.

“The delicacy of the traditional arts, the minutiae of the details when painting flowers, trees, landscapes, birds, plants, butterflies, bees and other subjects drawn from nature or human figures, have enchanted me since my childhood. Even the touch of the porcelain itself and the brightness and light it emanates are complimentary reasons for my devotion,” Frota shares in her book, Reflections, shedding light on what inspires her to create art.

Starting May 11 until May 25, revel at her works at the 5th Level of Rustan’s Makati, and at Rustan’s Shangri-la from May 26 to June 6, The artist herself will grace the launch of the festival on May 11, sharing an afternoon with friends, family and other art enthusiasts. The next day, May 12th, Arlinda Frota will also have a meet and greet at Rustan’s Makati where her works will be showcased alongside other handsome pieces and home décor from other heritage brands, helping paint a more vibrant, evocative image of Portugal.PORTUGAL DIVINO (26) PORTUGAL DIVINO (1) PORTUGAL DIVINO (27) PORTUGAL DIVINO (28)In addition to the pieces by Arlinda Frota, have a look at the classic cookware of Silampos,PORTUGAL DIVINO (11)bold ceramic serveware from Bordallo Pinheiro,PORTUGAL DIVINO (12) PORTUGAL DIVINO (6) PORTUGAL DIVINO (5) PORTUGAL DIVINO (13) PORTUGAL DIVINO (14)and contemporary porcelain dinnerware and glassware from Casa Alegre.PORTUGAL DIVINO (10) PORTUGAL DIVINO (9) PORTUGAL DIVINO (7) PORTUGAL DIVINO (3) PORTUGAL DIVINO (29)Flatware from HerdmarPORTUGAL DIVINO (8)and Table linens from Texteis Iris will also be highlighted.PORTUGAL DIVINO (15) PORTUGAL DIVINO (2) PORTUGAL DIVINO (4)The festival also coincides with the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima and in this light, Rustan’s will present collections of Our Lady of Fatima at the festival. An exhibit held in honor of the blessed Lady will be held on the 5th floor of Rustan’s Makati from May 11-June 6.

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On May 24, Vicky Barrera shares more sumptuous Portuguese food and wine pairing at Rustan’s Makati, while Chef Robby Gocco inspires the palate with healthy Portuguese cuisine  at “A Taste of Portugal” food demo on June 6 at Rustan’s Shangri-la.

Along with celebrating food and the arts, Portugal Divino! will shed the light on the fashionable trends and styles with collections by Ricardo Preto and U by Ricardo Preto. Ricardo Preto’s exclusive collection for Rustan’s is inspired by movement. The designer crafted the Ricardo Preto collection using architecture as a starting point. The sharpness of the lines is tempered with softer fabrics, providing the perfect fit. From this, structured silhouettes became flowing silhouettes, in white, blue, black and earth tones. U by Ricardo Preto, on the other hand, is a collection made to provide ease of choice, ease of movement through life. Taking inspiration from the beauty present in quotidian life, the designer imagined relaxed silhouettes, in which every detail matters. Peaceful lines in flowing and soft fabrics, in a range of colors: blue, orange, white, pink and green. The famed Portuguese designer will have meet and greet events at all Rustan’s stores during the month of May.

This month of May and June, at Portugal Divino!, be swept away and be inspired by the evocative colors and rich cultural history of Portugal.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL

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Franklin & Marshall is an Italian clothing company located in Montorio, a hamlet of Verona.

Formed in 1999 by Giuseppe Albarelli and Andrea Pensiero, the brand has a strong vintage connotation tied to the world of US colleges.

All F&M knitwear is in line with the business ethics that have distinguished the company from the very beginning.

Today F&M offers a wide range of articles that includes T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, wool jumpers, Bermuda shorts and much more besides, and that combines the colours and lines typical of sports and casual clothing.Franklin and MarshallF&M has always been attentive to initiatives connected with social responsibility and is involved in many projects still in progress and others that have been completed with enormous satisfaction.

PRESENT

CAMPO DEL NIEVO. The people living in Verona say they are going to play “at the Nievo”. It is one of the city’s historic football fields, close to the city walls and near the San Giorgio complex. Franklin & Marshall has turned the dusty playing terrain into a synthetic surface for the local children to use whenever they want as they have free access to it. And in this way cherish their dreams of glory.

BRIGANTI DI LIBRINO. They snatched the San Teodoro field away from neglect and dereliction and made rugby and hope grow. They are called Briganti di Librino and they fight in one of the toughest neighbourhoods of Catania as they try to teach lawfulness and offer the local boys an alternative to juvenile deliquincy. With an oval ball and a smile.

PAST

FRANKLIN FOR AFRICA. A T-shirt to help the Salesians in Ethiopia. This is how Franklin & Marshall started up an aid programme for those who have been working in one of the planet’s poorest areas since 1975. All proceeds from the sale were donated to charity because Franklin for Africa is more than a simple T-shirt. It is rather a message of hope and growth for a future that can be pursued with work and studying, as well as through sports, competition and playing.

WORLD FOOD PROGRAM. Franklin & Marshall supported the WFP “Fill the Cup campaign. The name of the initiative was taken from the plastic cups that are widely used to serve porridge and other foods supplied by the WFP to the schools in developing countries. That is because today food in schools is a powerful network of social protection for children and their families, it improves living conditions and represents an investment in human capital from the nutritional, health, education and equality of the sexes viewpoints.

In the Philippines, Franklin & Marshall is exclusively available at Rustan’s Shangri-La and Rustan’s Makati.

OHW?

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ohw? is the shared vision of two footwear professionals with many years of experience. Our aim is simple – to bring a fresh approach to men’s footwear with contemporary and functional designs.

Designs are kept simple and uncluttered to allow us to showcase these skills, the standard of our manufacturing and our attention to detail. ohw?’s design process takes place in the UK, beginning each season with numerous ‘field trips’ for creative inspiration.

We collaborate with leading footwear designers to translate our pick of the latest trends and then work closely with our production team to develop these from concept into reality.

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All the materials we use are of the highest quality, ranging from premium suede and nubuck to full grain leathers. Every pair comes with all leather laces, linings and socks, as well as authentic details such as hand-stitching and size markers along the cut edges of the upper materials (the traditional way that shoemakers indicate the sizes of cut pieces). Rustan's Press Release on OHW (1)Although our designs are trend led, function is also a priority. All our shoes and boots are designed to be ‘optimum fit’ (pretty damn comfortable) and have combination rubber/phylon soles.

Phylon is more usually found in the midsole of sports shoes, which means our footwear is exceptionally easy to wear. From having our own factory to handpicking the people we work with, we believe that everything we do should be a reflection of who we are.
This is the reason we chose the name ohw? and why our first marketing creative features not models, but some of the people who work with us. This commitment extends to every part of our business because we want to emphasise the authenticity of our brand. For this reason, every pair of ohw? shoes is even individually hand-signed by the person in our factory doing the final quality check.

OHW shoes are available at Rustan’s Makati and Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza.

Rustan’s Franz Collection 2017

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Known for its handcrafted gifts, collectibles, and home décor, Franz Collection amazed the world of luxury again with its exquisite 2017 spring collection. The brand’s long-time partner, and the most upscale department store in the Philippines, Rustan’s, is adding a touch of spring to its stores by introducing these new artworks.

One of the highlights is the 15th Anniversary Collection that features wonderful creations from international artists such as G.G. Santiago from the U.S.A., Ute Patel-Missfeldt from Germany, and several others from Taiwan. These designers are unified by an aesthetic vision that combines the artistic traditions of the East and West. This unique fusion style is inimitable and a hallmark of the brand.

FRANZ proudly produces artwork co-branded with the Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam). FRANZ’s unique three-dimensional style actualizes some of Van Gogh’s techniques, as the precisely handcrafted details in porcelain recreate the master’s signature brushstrokes and thickly applied paint. The newest vase inspired by Van Gogh, “A Window Full of Love,” features iris flowers. This porcelain piece is shaped like a window that directs the viewer’s gaze to the field of blooming irises. The liveliness of the flowers in all their vibrant colors extends beyond the frame, spilling out and pulsating with an energy that desires to explore the passions of life.

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is another cultural institution that has co-branded with FRANZ. Two new pieces from this collection are inspired by work painted by Impressionists Alfred Sisley and Edgar Degas. Sisley’s work depicts an idyllic scene that easily calls forth a nostalgic longing for the joys found at home and with family. Degas’ work, on the other hand, depicts the dedication demanded of young ballerinas who must perfect their craft. The vase suggests that true dedication to art and its values will result in dreams coming true.

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With spring just around the corner, FRANZ always has the perfect piece. Dedicated to depicting the everlasting beauty of nature, there is no better brand for celebrating the coming of spring and the renewed growth this season brings. From lifelike birds to exquisitely detailed flowers and insects that look like they might flutter away at any moment, the handcrafted art of FRANZ is unrivaled. The brand has received innumerable awards; in particular, the Hibiscus and Rainforest collections have been awarded the “Seal of Excellence in Handicrafts” by UNESCO.

The latest FRANZ pieces are available at the Rustan’s, so visit us today!

Franz is exclusively available in Rustan’s Makati and Rustan’s Cebu.

John Hardy Mother’s Day 2017

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With no beginning and no end, the continuous spherical pattern of John Hardy’s Dot Collection epitomizes a Mother’s boundless love and the infinite possibilities and strength she brings you.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the design has been updated in an array of different finishes to celebrate her

For something truly memorable, gift her with the Dot cuff in brushed silver with little gold floating spheres that gently encircle the wrist

John Hardy Cuff

Polished pieces in 18K gold with sparkling diamond accents are perfect for everyday wear and will complement a mother’s natural beauty.

John Hardy 18k

Other highlights in this signature collection include bold, graphic pieces in glossy enamel, earrings in precious stones such as vibrant turquoise and black onyx.

John Hardy Earring

Whether these gifts are for your own mother or a new mom, every woman appreciates a piece of meaningful jewelry that she can cherish for years to come.

John Hardy Dot Collection

Channeling purity, integrity and devotion, Dot was one of the first collections by John Hardy in 1992. The design originates from the Balinese Jawan technique but has been refined through the artisanship of our master jewelry makers to create this mesmerizing motif. Each individual dot has been hand soldered with workmanship unique to the brand.

John Hardy Collection

About John Hardy

Established in Bali in 1975, John Hardy is dedicated to the creation of ultimate beauty through artisan handcrafted jewelry. Our master artisans honor original craft through the perfection of modern design, creating timeless one-of-a-kind pieces that are brilliantly alive. Each of John Hardy’s distinctive collections conveys evocative symbolism and honors the transmission of creative energy from the artist to the wearer. Since inception, the company has been deeply rooted in the essential values of community, artisanship and sustainability. John Hardy collections are available at around 600 retail locations across 27 countries or regions: including brand boutiques in New York, Houston, Hong Kong, Jakarta and Bali; world-renowned department stores Bloomingdales, David Jones, Isetan, Lane Crawford, Neiman Marcus, Rustan’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sogo and TSUM; and luxury jewelry retailers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.johnhardy.com.

Maaji Spring Summer 2017

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MAAJI is a purpose driven company. The brand exists to inspire and surprise #RealMermaids. Each collection is inspired by a magical surreal story and the result of a careful creative process. The MAAJI prints speak to the theme of every collection and are developed in house by our creative team. Innovation is the hub of this whimsical world full eclecticism and attitude

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Their target market, the #RealMermaid, travels the world creating her own path. She takes pleasure in finding the uniqueness and surprises each day can bring. She is confident and reflects her beauty in her attitude and her actions.

The MAAJI girl knows that good planets are hard to find and feels proud to be an Earth Warrior. The Colombian beachwear leader, with presence in more than 54 countries, has 12 stand-alone stores across the America´s, as well as numerous partners such as Nordstrom, Revolve, Amazon, Zappos, Neiman Marcus, Anthropologie and Bloomingdales.

As a proud Colombian Brand, MAAJI’s label reads: Made in Colombia with love. Colombia, a country full of charm, beauty and diversity is the perfect backdrop for the evolution of a brand with both magic surrealism and eclectic romanticism.

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Maaji is exclusively available in Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-la, Rustan’s Gateway, and Rustan’s Cebu.

Rustan’s Mother’s Day 2017

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This May, Rustan’s celebrates each mother’s individuality with a wonderful selection that reflects unique style and impeccable taste. Every mom deserves to be celebrated whether she is a certified homemaker, a power executive, a fashion forward femme or a seasoned traveler. There is surely a gift to find for MOM at Rustan’s!

A HEART FOR THE HOME

For mothers who are truly homemakers, gift kitchen must-haves that will help bring to life her love for whipping up an amazing meal for family and guests. Handy picks like the Bugatti Vento Blender and KitchenAid Torrent Blender can create delicious soups and smoothies in a breeze, or check out the Nemox Gelatissimo and Cuisinart 1.5 Qts Ice Cream Maker that makes whipping up desserts as easy as 1,2,3.

Rustan's Mother's Day 2017 (7)Gift the queen of the home artisanal accents such as Lalique crystal vases andSwarovski crystal figures. Any mom who enjoys being the gracious host will also love dinnerware from Bernardaud, Casa Alegre, Kahla and Royal Albert.

POWER IN PLAY 

The power executive mom will appreciate gift items that reflect her drive and passion for work. Classic timepieces from Bedat & Co. and Piaget, and pens from Montblancand Visconti are perfect for the career mom. Workwear need not be boring, allow her the freedom to express her style with designer heels from Christian Louboutin andSergio Rossi.Rustan's Mother's Day 2017 (2)STYLE & SUBSTANCE

 For the mommy who loves glittering jewels to match their stylish ensemble, she will surely adore jewelry from world class brands, Tiffany & Co.,Tamara Comolli, Marco Bicego and Roberto Coin. Find a fitting formal dress from Tadashi for mom’s next special occasion. A luxurious arm candy from Fendi, Coccinelle and Loewe are perfect additions to ensure that she is always dressed to impress.Rustan's Mother's Day 2017 (1)Rustan's Mother's Day 2017 (6)Rustan's Mother's Day 2017 (8)Rustan's Mother's Day 2017 (4)Rustan's Mother's Day 2017 (5)

READY, JETSET, AND GO

 Find something for mom who loves to explore the world, whether with friends or family. Let mom travel in style with bright pieces from Natori. Feminine, flirty maillots fromMaaji and Seafolly, as well as comfy Ancient Greek Sandals, make sure that she is definitely stylish on her next island getaway. Another great idea is to gift mom with a functional bag from Longchamp, Dooney & Bourke or Trina Turk to bring as she roams the streets of her new destination.Rustan's Mother's Day 2017 (3)Every mother is a blessing; every woman is unique. Celebrate the month of Moms and visit Rustan’s for elegant selections this Mother’s Day, and find the perfect gift that directly speaks to a mom’s heart.

For more information, visit (www.rustans.com.ph).  

Visit Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-la, Gateway, Alabang and Cebu.

For more information, visit www.rustans.com.ph

Alexander McQueen Women’s Spring Summer 2017

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The wild and magical coastal landscape of the Shetland Islands was the origin of this collection. Their natural beauty has inspired local artisans who have passed their skills down through generations of women for centuries. In particular, gossamer fine Shetland Lace, worn by crofters’ daughters and royalty alike, woven with indigenous flora and fauna – wild heather, clover, poppies and roses; sea birds and underwater creatures both real and mythical – is re-imagined. The colourful interiors of solitary, deserted houses, faded over time and glimpsed through windows, fishing huts, sea walls, shipwrecks, lost treasure, Celtic paisley and the stoles and shawls sported by Scottish nobility are also referenced. Hand-sewn, patched Taatit rugs, traditionally given as wedding gifts, form the backbone of the story. When families are joined in wedlock, two of these are sewn together to become one precious symbol of unity and love.

THE COLLECTION

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Softly tiered, narrow Shetland inspired lace dresses with delicately frayed edges are entwined with Tree of Life, ocean waves, spider webs, peerie flowers and cockle shell designs and worn with intricately worked leather harnesses edged with rows of jingling bells. More are panelled, both oversized and worn close to the body, constructed out of patches of richly-coloured Fairisle knit. The Fairisle knit is deconstructed further, pieced and patched with hand crochet or enhanced even more with tiny metal rings intertwined within. Fine leather jackets are pieced and embellished with dishevelled ship wreck rose embroidery. Voluminous light dresses in handkerchief weight cotton voile are printed with bright blue thistle buds or delicately trailing florals gathered to the torso with fine leather harnesses. The floral designs behind the embroidered leather, chain stitched leather and beaded lace panels are inspired by Sarah’s collection of antique fabrics, pieced together to form cutaway leather frock coats and corsets or jeans. This process is a nod to the island’s spirit of community and kinship. Celtic checks, originally worn by resident clans come in the form of sharp tailoring with wild rose and thistle threadwork and black jet leaf embroidery lending a proud, graphic and masculine edge. True to the Savile Row tradition that lies at the heart of the house of Alexander McQueen, strong-shouldered jackets, kilts and kickback trousers are slashed and paneled with lace. A series of languid ankle length dresses in skeletal tulle are embroidered with motifs of Scottish wild flowers. They are also engineered in a Celtic paisley and feature a fitted sleeve with puffed shoulders. A tangle of fishnet knits and embroideries constructed from strings of jet are draped into a tunic top and corseted dress with unraveling fringing. The collection becomes increasingly elaborate, culminating in a sequence of romantic tulle dresses etched with sea creatures in black beaded embroidery. The finale looks are a pair of shredded tulle dresses with cascading strings of jet beading, depicting a shipwreck scene of crashing waves in silver sequins, engulfed by the call of the sea.

FABRICS

Shetland inspired lace, Celtic worsted wool plaids, finely printed cotton voile, silk wool tuxedo, silk velvet jacquard, voile organza, distressed silk tulle, Fairisle inspired knit, silk knits, leather.

COLOURS

A palette inspired by the colours of wild flowers and the Shetland coastline – Clover, Sea Pink, Heather and Lichen, Ivory, Madder Blue, Mariner, Peat Black and Shetland Red.

SHOES

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JEWELLERY

Alexander McQueen Women's Spring Summer 2017 (1)Celtic inspired precious metal choker, stacked jeweled cuff and hand jewellery and a duo of jewelled earrings in antique silver or gold are adorned with crystals and metal ball decorations with folkloric floral engraving. Bell charm necklace featuring an assortment of gold and silver cowbell pendants. A kilt pin fastened with a jewelled charm is paired with a baroque buckle belt. Both are embellished with cut glass stones.

SET

An orangery in the grounds of the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris. The catwalk, evocative of the Shetlands, is designed like an island, covered with a patchwork of woven rugs depicting personal memories of its distinctive landscape. They are an ode to the islands unique artisanal craft.

In the Philippines, Alexander McQueen is located at Shangri-La Plaza East Wing and Rustan’s Makati. Follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

Rustan’s on Le Sportsac Bambi

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In collaboration with Disney Consumer Products, LeSportsac is proud to present a Spring 2017 collection celebrating the 75th anniversary of the beloved animated classic,Bambi. 

Directly inspired by the original artwork and the film’s message of friendship, the collection features two vintage prints starring Bambi and his best friends, Thumper and Flower. Strongly focusing on spring in the forest, the prints are inspired by the theme of “pretty flowers”. In Bambi and Friends, the small prince of the forest and his pals, shown in authentic painterly style, frolic in a lush flowerbed uniquely designed by LeSportsac. The second print; Thumpin Around offers a softer neutral ground of periwinkle flowers recreated with original pencil-sketched illustrations of Bambi and Thumper.

Rustan's on Le Sportsac BambiIconic scenes are also brought to life in LeSportsac style with four unique placement graphic cosmetics that capture hearts in very much the way the film did 75 years ago.

The collection is available in select LeSportsac Classic styles and features a vintage cameo inspired zipper pull in the image of adorable Bambi.

About LeSportsac

An iconic lifestyle brand with a global outlook, LeSportsac was founded in 1974 by Melvin and Sandy Schifter, who invented the original ripstop parachute nylon bags and luggage. Today, the company (acquired by Itochu Corp. in 2011) has become known worldwide for its lightweight, high quality accessories, combining whimsical colors and prints with on-the-go functionality and enduring quality. The brand has developed original designs in collaboration with pop culture stars from Diane Von Furstenberg, Stella McCartney and Gwen Stefani to Covergirl and Disney. Designed in the USA and made to travel (whether just around the block or around the globe), LeSportsac is a leader and innovator in the accessories market, committed to creating stylish, versatile bags that are made for the modern, mobile lifestyle and packed with possibilities.

Lesportsac is available at Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La, Gateway, Alabang and Cebu. 

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