Catch-up Mondays: April 25, 2016


TUNE OF THE WEEK: “I REMEMBER” – ALUNAGEORGE
VICTORIA’S SECRET WILL NO LONGER SELL BIKINIS

Victoria’s Secret is almost as well known for swimsuits as it is for lingerie. For the last two years, the brand has even produced a splashy TV swim special for CBS to showcase the collection. That’s all over now, though.  READ MORE.

BEYONCÉ DROPS “LEMONADE,” A FASHION-FILLED VISUAL ALBUM

With cameos from Serena Williams, Amandla Stenberg, Zendaya, Quvenzhané Wallis and more. READ MORE.

MAC COSMETICS IS RELEASING A TROLLS TOYS MAKEUP COLLABORATION

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“The Good Luck Trolls have evoked love and joy since the 1960s,” says MAC Cosmetics SVP James Gager. “We are so happy we can put the spotlight on them again. M·A·C Cosmetics celebrates pop culture and fantasy—and brings these enchanting characters to life—through this eclectic, bright-hued collection. READ MORE.

THE 1975 IS COMING BACK TO THE PHILIPPINES FOR IN THE MIX MUSIC FESTIVAL

The alternative rock band from the U.K. is one of the six international artists who will be part of “In The Mix” which is happening on August 18 at the Mall of Asia Arena. READ MORE.

MAXINE MEDINA IS THE NEW MISS UNIVERSE PHILIPPINES

Twenty-five year old Maria Mika Maxine Medina won the title at the 2016 Binibining Pilipinas coronation night on Sunday held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. READ MORE.

THE EVIDENCE IS MOUNTING THAT HEDI SLIMANE COULD LAUNCH HIS OWN LINE

The rumor mill surrounding Hedi Slimane’s next move is heating up. According to WWD, the designer was recently spotted at the Mayhoola for Investments offices in Doha, Qatar. Currently, Mayhoola controls Valentino, has a stake in Anya Hindmarch and is reportedly eyeing Balmain — all fashion houses with successful designers already in place, which makes it unlikely that Mayhoola is courting Slimane to handle an existing brand. READ MORE.

FRANCISCO COSTA IS LEAVING CALVIN KLEIN

After 12 years designing the womenswear collections, Francisco Costa will be leaving Calvin Klein Collection. Italo Zucchelli, men’s creative director, will also depart the company. The brand said that the changes are part of an effort to “unify all Calvin Klein brands under one creative vision,” which began with the reacquisition of its jeans and underwear business in 2013.  READ MORE.

HALO-HALO WITH RED BULL A HIT AT COACHELLA

A hybrid of the Filipino shaved ice creation made an appearance at the annual music and arts festival, and the crowd went wild for it. READ MORE.

GUCCI’S SALES SLOWLY BUT SURELY CONTINUE TO RISE UNDER ALESSANDRO MICHELE

It’s hard to believe Alessandro Michele’s first womenswear designs for Guccionly hit stores last fall, as the brand has already become so closely associated with Michele’s quirky, romantic, vintage-inspired vision — a vision that has obviously brought a lot of excitement (and press) to the brand, and more importantly, a lift in sales. READ MORE.

PRINCE CREMATED AS DEATH BAFFLES THOSE WHO WITNESSED A CLEAN LIFE

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Healthy in his habits, tireless at work and an energetic creator who friends said avoided alcohol and drugs. Prince’s death has left investigators piecing together his final hours and mourners grappling with how the musician’s life could have come to such a sudden end. READ MORE.

PRINCE GEORGE STAYED 15 MINUTES PAST HIS BEDTIME TO MEET BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA

Extremely busy 2-year-old Prince George of Cambridge squeezed in an important meeting this week — and after his regular bedtime, too. READ MORE.

BALENCIAGA TO STAGE FIRST-EVER MEN’S SHOW THIS SUMMER

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While the brand maintains a menswear collection, and even a standalone menswear store in New York, this marks the first time the French house has presented menswear show. READ MORE.

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