Fashion

Zuhair Murad goes RTW for Spring 2016

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The Lebanese designer has a prominent reputation when it comes to creating flawless bridal pieces that invoke fantasy and distinct architectural design. His taste when it comes to recognizing and celebrating a woman’s body has become a favorite, especially by some of the red carpet’s most famous starts including Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift and the Queen Beyonce herself.

His gowns are definitely impeccable and classy. Looking at his designs would make you feel as though exquisite things in life come with a price. His creations are first rate as he attracted women who know great clothes spot-on. However, the designer took a quick break from all the romanticism and flare of ball gowns and sparkly beaded gowns as he launched his 2016 Resort and RTW collections that cater to women who are on the go.

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His RTW collection is dominated by stripes and lines that are derived from the sailors. See his dresses printed with lines in white, black, red or even a combination of all three.

Here, the designer focuses on the comfort that day wear has to possess. Without letting go of the style that modern women should have, he cut pieces that turned into beautiful dresses and jump shorts that ladies would definitely love.

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On the other hand, his Spring Collection still carries the same idea as his RTW, but the style is far more elegant. The formal cords in black are definitely scene-stealers that can pass from day to night wear.

Dominated by a splash of pinks, peaches and florals, the each and every dress is definitely a must-have. Attractive as they are, see impeccably designed gowns and dresses captivate attention impressively.

See More:

Zuhair Murad RTW Spring 2016:
http://wwd.com/runway/spring-ready-to-wear-2016/paris/zuhair-murad/review/

Zuhair Murad Resort 206:
http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/resort-2016/zuhair-murad

Aira Algado

Modeling and Lotsa Money, Bundchen and Delevingne

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The world of fashion is dotted with the most noticeable bodies, all well-sculpted to fit that flimsy-looking dress made by an illustrious designer. We have seen them strut it enthusiastically on catwalks, with all their too-good-to-be-true faces and practiced poses.

The industry won’t be complete without the aid of supermodels putting that garbage-looking avant-garde dress into proper perspective, and we must all admit that when a graceful woman rocks it in a fashion show, we would all be convinced to buy. The magic that models possess is quite difficult to explain and we all just stare at them in awe while they’re plastered all over the metropolis on monstrous billboards and print ads.

So the question, “how much does a supermodel make out of this job,” would pop into our heads, and we would also answer it with a fervent “too much.” Yes, the modeling industry has been so generous to the ones keeping it alive, and while envy gets the best out of us, let’s dig deeper on who’s the richest of them all by reading this post.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Victoria's Secret models (L-R) Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima walks the runway during finale of the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court exhibition centre on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Forbes Magazine is known for putting up lists of people who are the richest in their respective fields. Yearly, they sum up all the assets and deduct all the liabilities that a person, a company or a corporation has and feed it to their waiting readers.

Ironically, millions of people have repeatedly wanted to know who topped the list, as if it would make them affluent, too. Below are models who have earned the most as far as their career is concerned, and for quite some time now, it’s Gisele Bundchen who is still on the ‘richest supermodel’ pedestal.

Just for 2015, the feisty Gisele Bundchen successfully surpassed thousands of younger models as she managed to earn a whopping amount of $44 million from all of her modeling ventures. Though it is slightly smaller than the mark she reached the year before, this definitely won’t discount the fact that this supermodel works quite diligently. Only the most luxurious fashion brands have made it through Bundchen’s endless roll of endorsements including famous names like Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Balenciaga and Emilio Pucci.

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This native Brazilian certainly took our breath away countless times when we saw her strut the most famous fashion catwalks. Her luster never faded over the years. Also, her business ventures, such as designing jelly shoes for Grendene and her personal lingerie line entitled Gisele Bundchen Intimates, added more to her ballooning monetary assets.

Next in line would be Cara Delevingne, who has seen better days from last year’s modeling journey. Delevingne’s prolific nature of appearing in almost all the famous brands certainly helped her in accumulating the cash she has in the bank. In total, Cara managed to close a total of $9 million in her advertisements and brand campaigns, which involved 13 different fashion brands.

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The brands that availed of Delevingne’s modeling services include Burberry, DKNY, Topshop and Yves Saint-Laurent.

We can also remember that we’ve seen her performing differently, this time as an actress, in some huge Hollywood productions like Paper Towns, a short stint in Anna Karenina and Pan.

She’s also expected to appear in upcoming movies such as London Fields and Suicide Squad.

See More:

Forbes Highest Paid Models 2015 Gisele Bundchen
http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/2015/09/18/forbes-highest-paid-models-2015-gisele-bundchen-kendall-jenner

The world’s highest-paid models – MSN.com
http://www.msn.com/en-in/lifestyle/style/the-worlds-highest-paid-models/ss-AA9wigZ

Paul Intalan

Style Icon: Michelle Obama

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They say that a successful man has a great woman behind him. This has been proven after the historic presidential win of Barrack Obama back in 2008. The picture won’t be complete without mentioning the name of his better half who became an important personality of her own.

She has been seen arm-in-arm with Mr. President on important occasions. The media also spotted her performing first lady duties and hosting different events, but above all the exposure in mass media, Michelle Obama is also an icon exuding a classy style that fashion critics rave about.

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Her style is crisp and on point. No fancy detailing or beating around the bush. Her look has always been straight forward and ground breaking, redefining the classy modern woman who has a clear goal.

Most of her memorable looks include garments in elegant and timeless cuts that women around the world can relate to.

As a matter of fact, our first lady even wears retail brands like what any normal lady would pick while going shopping at Macys or ASOS.

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Let’s start the list of some of her most fabulous looks by revisiting her 2015 ensemble during the China State Dinner at the White House.

The ever classy first lady wore a black V-Neck Vera Wang gown with her hair swept to the side. This can seem a bit adventurous for Mrs. Obama as there’s a hint of hip mermaid frills at the hem. Still, she rocked the dress with total grace

The first lady is best at rocking her elegantly designed dresses. From roaming around for state visits, lightning ceremonies and television appearances, Michelle Obama has been consistent in epitomizing a powerful woman with good taste and substantial personality.

From wearing florals, cutout patterns and even pastels, this first lady surely knows which works for her best.

See More:

Michelle Obama’s Best Looks Ever:
http://www.instyle.com/fashion/clothing/michelle-obamas-best-looks-ever

Best Michelle Obama Fashion Pictures:
http://www.popsugar.com/fashion/Best-Michelle-Obama-Fashion-Pictures-21361172#photo-21361172

Aira Algado

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2016 collection stays true to its signature aesthetic

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He may have been around for just a couple of months, but Peter Copping made it clear that he understands the core style Oscar de la Renta exudes as it is very evident from his 2016 Resort collection assembled for the said fashion house. Clearly, the resort collection for this year is a testament that the current creative director did his homework by showing the brand’s essence in style.

The great Oscar de la Renta himself handed Copping the responsibility of the brand’s design direction before his passing. The Oxford-raised fashion executive released his first collection back in fall of 2015 and his reign continued since then.

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See embroidered evening dresses that embody intricate detail and femininity, much like de la Renta, so to speak. Let us not forget the florals, laced creations and applique patches as they too complete the actual de la Renta style.

The recent collection is a total blow-out as each piece is attractive to modern and fashionable women. See a bunch of suit skirts that can go from regular to formal settings.

Bright colors also have their piece of the spotlight as the collection is generously adorned by marigold and hibiscus. Traditionalists might think twice when it comes to being adventurous, but the dresses will make the wearer exude class and elegance.

Talk about the flawless fit of midi-dresses styled with alluring hues and flowery prints.

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More than anything, the brand garnered its prominent stance in its evening wear.

Continuing the tradition of delivering crisp styling that A-listers swear by, the 2016 resort collection also has its pieces of taffeta gowns that are a cult favorite among de la Renta loyalists.

See More:

Oscar de la Renta Resort 216:
http://www.vogue.com/fashion-week-review/13263742/oscar-de-la-renta-resort-2016/

Peter Coppings Shows His First Resort Collection For Oscar De La Renta
http://fashionista.com/2015/05/oscar-de-la-renta-resort-2016

Aira Algado

Kristen Stewart is the latest muse for Chanel makeup

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Chanel has been Bella-fied as the prestigious company announced the arrival of one of the most famous stars on the red carpet as the new face of their eye makeup set to be released in March.

The beautiful American actress Kristen Stewart is to be the brand’s face representing their latest campaign in 2016.

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Her eyes are brooding, like a secret that hints to reveal itself to anyone looking. She may be known as someone who always has a poker face on the red carpet and other media appearances, but there is no denying that this actress has a certain aura fully exuding what many would notice.

This characteristic is one of the reasons why Chanel picked her to be the person on their ads for their eye makeup. She, along with other great beauties like supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Kiera Knightley will grace covers and billboards in the coming months once the campaign is finally launched.

“CHANEL is pleased to announce that American actress Kristen Stewart is the new face of its 2016 EYES COLLECTION campaign, photographed by Mario Testino and scheduled to break in March 2016,” from the press release last February 2 by the fashion brand itself. (Cited: http://hollywoodlife.com/2016/02/02/kristen-stewart-chanel-makeup-face-beauty-ambassador/)

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The actress is no rookie when it comes to working with one of the world’s best fashion labels. As a matter of fact, she has always been present in their fashion shows. She even appeared on a short film titled ‘Once and forever’ that the legendary Karl Lagerfield directed himself.

The long standing relationship between Stewart and Chanel can be traced back a few years when she appeared in their 2013 Paris-Dallas Métiers d’art collection. The rest is history as she has been seen in Chanel’s important gatherings since then.

See More:

Kristen Stewart Named Face Of Chanel Beauty:
http://hollywoodlife.com/2016/02/02/kristen-stewart-chanel-makeup-face-beauty-ambassador/

Chanel Names Kristen Stewart Its New Face of Makeup:
http://wwd.com/beauty-industry-news/beauty-features/kristen-stewart-chanel-makeup-new-face-10336910/

Aira Algado

2016 Oscars gave us real deal red carpet moments

Just before the awards are given and the speeches are uttered, let us not forget another important part of any award giving bodies. The fore chunk of any important awards night that’s as major as the program itself – the red carpet.

We get it, the hangover of DiCaprio’s first win of the best actor award is something that will not disappear any time soon and we can understand why. And as the long wait finally reached its lingering end, let us stop for a while and take time reviewing some of this year’s best acts when it comes to dressing the Oscars way.

We know how tedious the preparation for an awards night can be. These good looking stars, especially their glam team do not just wake up the very same day and work in magic.

Thanks to The Rachel Zoe Project show, we have come to appreciate that the planning stage of how our fave stars would look like takes longer than of the awards nights itself. Now let us start the countdown of who nailed it and made it big during the red carpet.

Lady Gaga. This whole reimaging is working pretty well for this performer. Enough with the eclectic fashion statement as Mother Monster arrived at this year’s Oscar flawlessly muted and regal.

This Brandon Maxwell creation can even replace Gaga’s controversial meat dress back in 2010. This is something that we can look back years from now and still get the same impression of timelessness and class.

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Cate Blanchett. This red carpet royalty is always, always on point when it comes to providing red carpet moment.

Can this woman ever go wrong? Ageless and classy, Blanchett is a breath of fresh air from all the muted and somewhat predictable gowns we have seen in the majority.

This textured Armani Privé dress is definitely a show stopper as it is feminine and chic.

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Charlize Theron. Thank you so much for wearing red. Miss Theron is another best dressed royalty that never disappoints.

In a sea of emeralds, pastels and metallics, her deep neck Dior gown is trendy and timeless all at the same time.

This queen right here once again schools us how to style in an effortless yet an exquisite way.

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Brie Larson. She didn’t only win the best actress award, but she also made a considerably good fight on making it to every best dressed lists out there.

This Room lead star may have created a buzz as she was able to get all the best actress trophies on major award giving bodies including SAGA Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards but her styling is also undeniably on point and fitting for a true Hollywood winner.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (5599371cb) Brie Larson 88th Annual Academy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, America - 28 Feb 2016

Saoirse Ronan. Another contender for the best actress award, this used to be a child star arrived at the red carpet looking all glammed up with her sparkling emerald gown dress that demanded a second look from everybody.

This gown from the Calvin Klein collection was not only beautiful in front as it also gave some serious back detail that’s sexy in a tasteful way.

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Rooney Mara. Another interesting presence on the red carpet who gave us some sleek and neat look that ladies should learn to master whenever they attend an important event.

What’s more interesting about this Givenchy Haute Couture dress is the fact that there are several detailing going on but each perfectly complemented one other creating a very polished look.

The sleek bun is another winner itself. This allowed the eyes to focus on the beautiful face of the wearer and the dress itself.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Rooney Mara attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Priyanka Chopra. The naked dress trend may have been fading its prime but this Quantico cast in Zuhair Murad is a look of perfection in each and every inch.

There is a thin line to looking bridal whenever someone would the take risk of wearing white during the red carpet, but Chopra’s look definitely veered away from the feared fashion miss and arrived with so much allure and elegance.

With a beautiful face, rocking body and a Zuhair Murad creation, how can you ever go wrong?

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See More:

Oscars 2016: Fashion – Live From the Red Carpet:
http://www.vogue.com/slideshow/13407509/oscars-2016-fashion-red-carpet/#15

Best Dressed at the Oscars 2016: Priyanka Chopra, Olivia Munn, Lady Gaga & More!:
http://www.eonline.com/news/743366/best-dressed-at-the-oscars-2016-priyanka-chopra-olivia-munn-lady-gaga-more

Aira Algado

Reem Acra’s 2016 RTW takes you to his beginnings

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The designer that brings royalty back to life through the dreamy gowns she creates has returned, but this time leaning on a more laid-back direction as she launches her 2016 ‘Ready to Wear’ collection.

It will not be Reem Acra without the flares and the beadings. The intricacy of craftsmanship and the modern take on classic designs are some of the qualities why this Lebanese designer has captured the attention of the international fashion market. Her company which is known for making unique bridal gowns has evolved ever since it started back in 1997.

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If dressing two of the most powerful women in the world like Madonna and Angelina Jolie isn’t enough, then royals from all over the world will attest to how fine and beautiful her designs are. And as the New Year comes in, the RTW line that the brand started in 2008 will continue to flourish in the closets of tasteful and elegant women all over the world when it comes to picking the clothes that reflect them.

The latest RTW collection is a confession of where this designer came from. See Middle Eastern inspired prints that grace each piece from jumpsuits to dresses. Busy designs as they are, the designer successfully incorporated jovial hues while respecting a woman’s body as they fit well to define a woman’s curves. Embroidery will still be present – as this is the main characteristic of garments found in the region where she was raised.

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Belts also dominated the show. The inspiration is simple – it is derived from the people that the designer comes across whenever she pays a visit to flea markets all over the world.

The low and deep V-necks are in line with current trends making waves everywhere. Overall, more than a tribute to Lebanon and its neighboring countries, the collection essentially has a bohemian vibe in a cool and classy way.

See More:

Spring 2016 Ready to Wear Reem Acra:
http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2016-ready-to-wear/reem-acra

Reem Acra RTW 2016 Spring Gallery:
http://wwd.com/fashion-news/shows-reviews/gallery/reem-acra-rtw-spring-10224945/#!24/reem-acra-rtw-spring-2016-24/

Aira Algado

Kate Spade goes squad on their 2016 campaign

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Kate Spade sets an all-star cast as the brand scouted not only the beautiful Jourdan Dunn but other interesting personalities as well. The always favorite brand decided to go with groups in their most recent campaign tapping Iris Apfel, Anh Doung, Karley Sciortino, Anh Duong and Robert W Richards.

Kate Spade went groupie because the latest theme pays tribute to the vibrant and busy city of New York. Dunn, who has always held a place in the brand’s line up of models once again proved that she is worthy of her spot in Forbes’ top earning models as she rocked the theme so flawlessly.

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Each photo embodies the distinct life found in New York. People who have spent their lives here will definitely relate to the campaign as it features New York staples like hotdog carts, newspapers, pigeons, flowers and dogs. Fashion wise, Kate Spade went semi-classic as each piece hints a touch of 60’s fashion.

The girly flare is always present on every piece that Kate Spade creates and their Spring collection did not disappoint as floral prints graced their current theme.

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See maxi coats and multihued stripes steal the show as well. The overall vibe is not only chic and stylish but laid-back as well. This is definitely the same style that New Yorkers exude in their everyday clothes. Known to be the cult favorite of ladies with ultra girly fashion, the brand’s latest ad will surely cling to the minds of women with the same fashion sense as Kate Spade.

It will not be surprising if racks will be sold out as they have already established a solid clientele that’s always true to the style that the brand embodies. The campaign was photographed by Emma Summerton.

See More:

Jourdan Dunn Stars In Kate Spade New York’s Spring 2016 Campaign:
http://www.harpersbazaar.com.sg/24555/jourdan-dunn-kate-spade-new-yorks-spring-2016-campaign/

Kate Spade’s Spring Campaign, With Iris Apfel, Jourdan Dunn, and More, Is Quintessentially New York:
http://www.thegloss.com/2016/01/29/fashion/kate-spade-new-york-spring-2016-campaign-jourdan-dunn-iris-apfel-photos/

Aira Algado

Braving a Brand New Year with Stylish Risqué Nets

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Lately, we have been seeing a lot of fashion icons and celebrities donning the legendary always-stylish fishnet tights.

The very sexiness and sultry aura that fishnet tights give off has always been a craze for a lot of women, and there are more ways to sport it like a pro.

Some might think that wearing these kinds of stockings would somewhat result in being vulgar, but when worn fashionably, fishnet tights might even put you on top of the fashion food chain.

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Usually made up of interlocking and weaved mesh of black net, it really does resemble the tool used for fishing and the only variation you’d be able to notice is how wide the weaves are. Women succumb to the power of this garment when they feel playful with their outfits but shockingly, fishnet tights can be worn in more ways that would channel your creative side.

Fishnet tights also have the capability of making your legs look shapely and defined. The visual treat that the nets provide also obscures any imperfections on your torso, without adding bulk or using any type of covering material. The real question when a woman decides to don fishnet tights is why exactly does she want to wear them in the first place?

Though always connoted as part of lingerie than daily clothing, a woman must be able to establish that can add pizzazz to her chosen ensemble. If you’re tempted to wear fishnet tights in the office, make sure to get a micronet so that it will look as if you’re wearing a glistening pair of stockings instead. Aside from black, it will also be best if you pick colors such as slate gray or navy blue for an office setting.

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For girly night-outs, try to experiment by wearing a couple of fishnet tights with different or contrasting colors. The playful color and the unassuming design would definitely work with tattered denim shorts to give you a more carefree yet fashionable finish.

When going out for a date, you can also patronize this garment by pairing it with a dress. This look will exude a vintage feel as if you’re part of the movie Great Gatsby.

Feel more regal by pairing fishnet tights with the right dress type such as wraparounds. If you want to hint on sexiness without going over the top, put fishnet tights into play with a knee-length skirt and boots that are below the knees. This would definitely serve its purpose of hinting at being sultry yet fashionable at the same time.

See More:

How to Wear Fishnet Stockings | Alpha Mom
http://alphamom.com/your-life/beauty-style/how-to-wear-fishnet-stockings/

How Do You Wear Fishnets? – The Fashion Spot
http://forums.thefashionspot.com/f58/how-do-you-wear-fishnets-9958.html

Paul Intalan

An Impressive Commitment from Uniqlo through LifeWear

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In every grand outfit lies an inspiration that leans on a very simple and basic form. While most of us adore the fad that ‘being over the top’ has, we’d still have some mundane moments when we just want to slip into our staple white shirt and torn jeans.

There’s no denying that wearing these basic clothes is sometimes the best feeling in the world because your fashion sense does not need to prove anything.

Your raw go-to cover-ups, your old sneakers and your hand-me-down sweaters are just so difficult to resist that you wish to be with them every single day.

While many it is common knowledge that fashion is always changing, everyone just knows that these staples are here to stay no matter what.

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Uniqlo, a world-renowned clothing brand, has gone beyond the intrinsic sciences of textile and fashion to offer their clients the best staples that they’re accustomed to.

Despite the luring concept of innovating into something new, the brains behind this successful fashion name have known better to just stick with the old because the world asked for it.

They started out with the smallest things in fashion and evolved them into things that a person would use, or be endeared to, for a long time. Be introduced to Uniqlo’s latest achievement in clothing: “LifeWear.”

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LifeWear is another way for you to enjoy your favorite garments for a longer time, as the company used only the finest of materials for them. While many would find LifeWear pieces a little bit expensive, the ‘service’ provided to a consumer will definitely be worth every penny.

Uniqlo leaked materials such as merino wool and cashmere as components of their collection, which have a dual purpose of controlling your body temperature amid heat or cold, while looking dashing due to their creative designs.

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For those who are sporty, LifeWear takes pride in another innovation called ‘AIRism’ which efficiently uses fabric to absorb sweat. Uniqlo’s LifeWear boasts ultra-fine fibers that can generally be found in their sports shirts, and even sports underwear; something that’s never been thought of before.

Truthfully, Uniqlo is still on the verge of creating clothing innovations like the ‘HEATech’, which will certainly be part of the LifeWear series. Contrary to AIRism, this wondrous feat will supply its future clients with the warmth that everyone loves during those seasons when the temperature drops.

HEATech will cross the borders of mass-producing clothes and would not have a bulky feel, ensuring that while you enjoy its warmth, it won’t compromise your look.

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Uniqlo is one of the few retail brands that truly puts their customer’s convenience first, instead of satisfying their own self-righteousness.

Despite the hefty price tags, LifeWear items are said to provide with companionship that garments have never done before.

This innovation would pave more ways for other clothing lines to follow suit so that in the near future, we would all be finished with just pleasing the eyes alone, and focus more on the functionality of wearing an outfit. Uniqlo and their LifeWear philosophy is truly a great leap for the whole fashion industry.

See More:

Uniqlo LifeWear
http://www.uniqlo.com/sg/lifewear/about/

John Moeller | Uniqlo: This is LifeWear
http://johnmoeller.info/uniqlo/

Paul Intalan