UNIQLO to Launch Musée du Louvre UT Collection on February 8

Sunday, January 31, 2021

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UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer, today announces that its UT (UNIQLO T-shirt) brand will launch a collaboration collection with Musée du Louvre on February 8th. 

This commemorative first series is part of a partnership between UNIQLO and the Louvre that will begin from 2021. This collection, which expresses historical masterpieces such as Mona Lisa through the unique interpretations of UT, is refined LifeWear based on the shared desire of UNIQLO and the Louvre to color life through art.

Observing the 'logic' hidden in historical masterpieces

The Men’s UT line, created by English graphic artist Peter Saville, is designed around the theme of "Art and Logic." Saville has focused on the logic hidden in art - such as the inventory numbers assigned to the works held in the Musée du Louvre, or the "golden ratio" used in the composition of numerous artworks - and incorporated these elements into the designs. 

The Louvre exhibits 35,000 works in eight curatorial departments. To showcase the breadth of the men's collection, representative works were selected from four of these departments. Well-known works such as the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo are reinterpreted through Saville’s urbane graphic style.

Commenting on this collaboration collection, Saville said, "I was intrigued by the fact that at the Louvre, the world-famous Mona Lisa is known as painting 'No. INV 779,' which is its internal inventory number. I was inspired by that. Like many people, when I look at works of art I’m also conscious of their constituent geometry. I thought that exploring that viewpoint on a T-shirt would be appropriate for this UT / Louvre collaboration. "

Focus on the female form shown in artworks

A Women’s line with UT original designs is also available. It centers on numerous works with a "woman" motif left by the great masters, such as the Mona Lisa with her enigmatic smile, the devoted Holy Mother in La belle jardinière, and the sensual The Odalisque. 

Paired with floral motifs, the figures blossom vividly on the T-shirts. Sweatshirt items also focus on the theme of "woman," but expressed in simple line art, giving these historical masterpieces a modern touch.

About Peter Saville

Graphic artist and international design legend. As co-founder of the independent U.K. label Factory Records he famously created a series of record sleeves for Joy Division and New Order. His early artwork reached a wide audience through pop music.

About Musée du Louvre

Formerly a royal palace, the Louvre has embraced the history of France for eight centuries. Open to the public since 1793, the Louvre collections are among the finest in the world, encompassing several thousands of years and spread across a large territory from America to the confines of Asia. 

Divided among eight departments, the collections feature works admired throughout the globe, including the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and the Venus de Milo. After the French Revolution, the Louvre was created as a place where artists could admire the great masters and look for inspiration. Even today, the Louvre remains a place of inspiration for the greatest contemporary creators, architects, painters, sculptors, dancers, and musicians.

Musée du Louvre will launch an online store to showcase future collaborations, including the most recent one with UNIQLO. More information on www.louvre.fr

About Inventory Numbers

Little known to the general public, inventory numbers are essential for museums, not only because they allow the identification of an object in the museum's collections, but they also bear witness to the institution's acquisition policy.

Tracking collections' inventory is therefore one of the major tasks entrusted to curators. Certain works held in the Louvre today have several inventory numbers, due to their inscription in successive registers or to numbers which have been directly affixed to the object itself, in various forms such as a label stuck on the support, inscription in ink or pencil, stamp, seal, etc. 

Each of these marks is a clue to a successive owner or event in the artwork's history, and their review allows us to better understand its history and to properly document its provenance.

This inventory number, still in use today, is the only one retained for paintings acquired before the Second Empire.

The inventory number for the Venus de Milo is MA 399. The Venus de Milo was discovered in 1820 on the Greek island of Melos (now called Milo). The Marquis de Rivière, then French Ambassador to the Sublime Porte, gave it to the King of France Louis XVIII, who donated it to the Louvre the following year, under inventor number LL 299. In 1896, the curator of the A. Héron de Villefosse museum assigned it the number MA 399 in his publication The Catalogue of Ancient Marbles (the initials MA stand for "Marbres antiques", Ancient marbles).

About the Partnership

UNIQLO concluded a four-year sponsorship agreement with Musée du Louvre beginning in 2021. UNIQLO sponsors the "Free Saturday Nights" which offers greater access to the Louvre and the educational program "Mini Discovery Tours".

Along with various other activities conducted in cooperation with the Louvre, UNIQLO will launch an ongoing series of collaboration items. This collection is the first in a series to be launched as part of this partnership.

Collection overview

Launch date: February 8, 2021
Lineup: "Musée du Louvre: Art and Logic by PETER SAVILLE"

Men's T-shirts 6 designs Php 790.00 (available in ALL UNIQLO stores)
Men's Hoodies 4 designs Php 1,490.00 (available on UNIQLO.com/ph only)
"Musée du Louvre: Blossom of Diversity"
Women's T-shirts 6 designs Php 790.00 (available in ALL UNIQLO stores)
Women's Sweatshirts 4 designs Php 1,490.00 (available on UNIQLO.com/ph only)

Availability: Select UNIQLO stores and the uniqlo.com/ph online store.
Special site: https://www.uniqlo.com/ph/en/spl/ut-collection/louvre-museum

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Over ₱2M Worth of Prizes is at Stake at Shopee’s 2.2 Shopee Milyonaryo TV Special

Saturday, January 30, 2021

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Tune in to GMA’s Tutok to Win this February 2 to win plenty of cash giveaways, score flash deals, and catch your favorite celebs!

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, announces its 2.2 Shopee Milyonaryo TV Special on GMA’s Tutok to Win this February 2, 5:30-6:30 PM. 

Viewers can look forward to one hour full of non-stop giveaways such as up to ₱1,000,000 in cash, ₱10,000 ShopeePay credits, and other big cash prizes. Shoppers can also enjoy flash deals from top brands.

Beauty queens Michele Gumabao and Ariella Arida are set to co-host alongside Tutok to Win’s Willie Revillame. There will also be performances by Wowowin’s official dancers.

Key highlights of Shopee’s 2.2 Shopee Milyonaryo TV Special:

Viewers can win up to ₱1,000,000 in cash, watch exciting performances, and enjoy flash deals from the best brands this February 2. Key highlights are as follows:

● Tutok to Win: Six Watch and Win contestants can win ₱50,000 in cash and an additional ₱10,000 worth of ShopeePay credits each.

● Shopee Shake: Two Shopee Shake players get a chance to win ₱100,000 each. Tune in to Tutok to Win at 5:45 PM and 6:15 PM to play.

● Shopee Milyonaryo Spin-a-Wil: Want to win up to ₱1,000,000 in cash? Enter Shopee Milyonaryo Spin-a-Wil by claiming a raffle code from the Shopee app from February 1, 6:30 PM until February 2, 4:00 PM. Only one contestant with the winning raffle code gets to play. A consolation prize of ₱50,000 will be awarded if the wheel lands on bokya.

● Flash deals: Watch Tutok to Win to avail of flash deals from top brands on Shopee Mall. Get up to 76% off on Tigernu, up to 52% off on Alaska, and discounts and vouchers for Lactum, all available during the TV special!

Shopee 2.2 Cashback Sale

Shopee 2.2 Cashback Sale runs until February 2, 2021. Users can get up to 20% coins cashback on the best brands such as Nestle, P&G Beauty, Abbott, Enfagrow, L’Oreal Group, Unilever, Infinix, Mikana, and Shigetsu.

Users can earn more Shopee coins by using a coins cashback voucher, shopping through shops on Shopee Mall, clicking the Daily Check-In button on the Coins Rewards page, playing Shopee Games, referring a new user to Shopee, and leaving product reviews.

For more information on the Shopee 2.2 Cashback Sale, visit https://shopee.ph/m/22-2.

For more deals, don’t forget to top up your ShopeePay! Top up your ShopeePay wallet with at least ₱300 from February 4 to 10 for a chance to win ₱10,000. Learn more here: https://shopee.ph/m/shopeepay-lucky-draw.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

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UNIQLO U Spring/Summer 2021: Quality and Comfort in Sophisticated Contemporary Styling

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Future LifeWear essentials, designed with the highest precision and in pursuit of a simplified, modern wardrobe. 

Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire and his team in Paris reimagine everyday clothing using innovative materials and contemporary silhouettes. 

The Spring/Summer 2021 collection is the 10th collaboration between Christophe and UNIQLO, representing an evolution by pairing subtlety and comfort with the Uniqlo U signature neutral tones and classic looks. 

New this season is a refreshing contrast between black and white with clean, cosmopolitan styling. Setups with the same fabrics and denim-on-denim, and off-white layered styling keep wearers looking and feeling relaxed under the bright sunlight of this time of the year. 

Classic shirts and dresses employ elegantly lustrous, sheer fabrics for a more refined look. Debuting this season is a kid’s collection that retains the Uniqlo U ethos in perfected designs. 

Paris R&D Center The research and development facility in Paris is a place for experimentation, a space to try, innovate and create. The Paris R&D Center complements counterparts in Tokyo, Shanghai, New York, and Los Angeles. The world-class designers and pattern makers in the Paris design team are contributing significantly to the ongoing evolution of LifeWear through their advances with Uniqlo U.

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Maxene Magalona Calls on Filipinas for Herbal Essences’ Plant Power Revolution

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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With the rise of the plantito and plantita trend last year, Filipinos have definitely fallen in love with plants not just as decor but also as a holistic part of being able to go through 2020. 

Now that the new year is here, the need to incorporate the power of plants to your daily habits is crystal clear. Plant-powered products like Herbal Essences have definitely proven its position in the haircare game – with its power of plant-based ingredients and plant power solutions, it can give you the best version of your strands. 

Herbal Essences recognized how more and more people are taking interest in nurturing plants. So, to celebrate the powerful impact of plants, not just to the surroundings, but also in how people take good care of their hair, the brand concluded 2020 with the #PlantPowerInEveryShower giveaway. 

Check out the amazing foliage and poses from some of the best entries for Herbal Essences #PlantPowerInEveryShower giveaway.

Alexandrea shared on her Instagram post that the absence of hair care treatments has made her notice how dull and dry her hair is. “Thankfully, I discovered @herbalessencesph on @lazadaph, and it miraculously changed the way I take care of my hair.

After weeks of usage, my hair looked and felt hydrated, smooth, and shiny. Not only that, but I also received a lot of compliments on my hair — what I use, and how I take care of it. My answer is simple, Herbal Essences Coconut Milk! I truly appreciate that it does not contain harmful chemicals that damage one's hair! This will surely bring the #PlantPowerInEveryShower.” 

Though 2020 has enhanced the growing community of plantitos and plantitas, taking care of plants have since been a lifestyle for many. The #PlantPowerInEveryShower giveaway has unfolded numerous entries that showed how modern Filipinas are living testimonies of the plantita life, and it’s more than just a tita thing. 

Plant Power Revolution with Herbal Essences Last December 21, 2020, Herbal Essences held an insightful livestream on their Facebook page with Maxene Magalona, and the Principal Scientist for Scientific Communications of all P&G’s hair care brands across Asia Pacific, Saint where they talked about three main points on how humans have benefitted from the power of plants: In the home, for the body, and in the shower. 

From her first plant to now a collection of foliage inside her home, Maxene shared how plants have brought an element of life and uplifted her spirit when she faced tough times.

Now that more people are invested in giving back to nature, Maxene shares she’s delighted with the piqued interest, “When we take care of ourselves, our hair, our skin, its' just like how we take care of our plants. We need to take care of our well- being as well, starting from our hair down to our toe. 

That's why I’m grateful for Herbal Essences because it puts me into that good mood [whenever I take a shower]. Saint also demonstrated a quick experiment where he applied the Herbal Essences White Strawberry & Sweet Mint Shampoo to one side of a leaf. He proceeded to blow dry the leaf to visualize how damaging heat can be to the hair. In just seconds, the bare leaf side immediately dried up, while Herbal Essences protected and kept the other side look untouched. 

You can watch the rest of the Plant Power Revolution here

More Filipinas are investing in a more holistic and sustainable self-care by investing in products like Herbal Essences that don’t sacrifice with the overall experience in the shower and still have minimal impact to Mother Earth. 

Be it with their moisturizing conditioners or their fragrant natural shampoos — you’re not only going to feel fantastic with your plant-powered shower experience and satisfied with your hair condition, but also grateful for making Mother Nature proud. 

Herbal Essences is the real deal when it comes to clean beauty and product transparency in the hair care game. As the leading naturals hair care brand, all the high-quality botanicals and REAL plant extracts used are harvested sustainably and responsibly through various partners from all over the world. 

Their partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, ensures that when they mention a plant on each bottle label, those ingredients are really there. It’s plantastic! 

Taking care of your hair is just as much of a commitment as having plants. With Herbal Essences, you’re sure to experience the plant power not just as a décor but also in the shower. 

Give yourself the chance to experience the best of nature and science by starting your clean beauty journey this 2021 with Herbal Essences #PlantPowerInEveryShower. You can shop online through the official stores at Lazada or Shopee.

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