The battle of the brands and local retailers goes full speed in 2014 with new labels, stores and malls being unveiled within weeks of each other, in a scale that this town hasn’t seen in years.
Days before the State of the Nation Address last year, TV reporters had been camping out of designer Paul Cabral’s workshop, hoping to get sound bites about how he was going to dress up President Benigno Aquino and his sisters.
There was a time when every other woman wore a charm bracelet full of dangling golden charms. Each charm represented a special moment in her life, whether it be her first foreign trip, her engagement or the birth of her child. After a while though, charm bracelets seemed to lose their favor, and many of them were tucked away.
In a world dominated by Swiss luxury timepieces, the presence of a high-end German-made watch brand seems like an oddity.
The 59th edition of Manila FAME, a biannual showcase of craftsmanship, design innovation, eco-sustainability and artisanship in Philippine products, will take center stage at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, on March 14-17.