MANILA, Philippines — Last month, Uniqlo unveiled its newest store in the Philippines at the Glorietta 5 mall in Manila’s central business district of Makati City.
The founder and president of parent company Fast Retailing Co. Ltd., Tadashi Yanai, flew into Manila for the by-invitation-only preopening party. The event included a sake barrel-breaking ceremony and the introduction of Uniqlo’s local brand ambassadors — among them former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach — who appear in the campaign “Future Heroes” with the tag line “Our Future Is Here” and billed as “a celebration of Manila’s flourishing and forward-thinking culture.”
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the best party photos of the year. First up, newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra in black tie at Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show in September.
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“Sand, summer, sea,” is how designer Sarah Staudinger describes of the beginnings of her latest collection for Staud, writes @elmercer.
Summer was encapsulated through an array of adorable picnic inspired garb in poppy hues like tablecloth gingham compact knit playsuits and matching sets and plenty of crudite-emblazoned offerings. The best foodie-looks included a salad printed waffle minidress with matching cardigan or a matching neon green knit set with fringe made of mini glass lemons (and matching croakies). #wwdfashion
With a litany of sold-out collabs, a history-making debut show for Louis Vuitton men’s and armfuls of awards, Virgil Abloh is WWD’s Newsmaker of the Year. 📸: @lexieblacklock .