A year at Samsung wouldn’t be complete without a slate of limited-edition partnerships with the world’s top designers. In the past, the company partnered with Thom Browne to deliver premium editions of their flagship phones. Now, Samsung has announced a partnership with independent fashion house Maison Kitsuné for two special-edition wearables.
The partnership infuses the Galaxy Watch4 and the Galaxy Buds2 with the fashion house’s playfulness. Both devices will now come in the brand’s Moonrock Beige color. Besides the new color, they will also incorporate a few design elements to help them stand above the rest.
Besides the Moonrock Beige leather straps with fox-shaped holes, the Galaxy Watch4 Maison Kitsuné Edition will come with an additional Space Gray strap to offer users an alternative look. In contrast, the gray strap will have the fashion house’s lettering emblazoned across its length.
On the flip side, the Moonrock Beige Galaxy Buds2 will come housed inside a Space Gray leather case. The case will have Maison Kitsuné’s fox logo front-and-center. Further, the left bud will have a fox head logo, and the right bud will have a fox tail logo, signaling continuity whenever wearing the earpieces.
To add more style to a user’s Samsung ecosystem, the Galaxy Watch4’s box and the Galaxy Buds2’s case will have an NFC tag linking to an exclusive Maison Kitsuné phone theme.
Both devices will ship starting on October 20 with only a limited number of units available in select markets. The 40mm Galaxy Watch4 will sell for US$ 399.99. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Buds2 will sell for US$ 249.99.
Uniqlo celebrates individuality with its latest UT Collection
Wear your world
Express yourself and be who you really want to be. That’s what Uniqlo encourages with its latest UT Collection launched during the UT Convention 2022. The collection draws inspiration from pop culture. This includes the realms of art, music, film and more.
The different UT designs are available starting May 2022. You can wear what you love based on your personalities and hobbies.
Wear your world
Everyone feasted their eyes on the launch of the Final Fantasy 35th Anniversary UT which features different shirts designed according to your favorite Final Fantasy main series.
The Final Fantasy craze was even hyped up by cosplayer Zack. He perfectly portrayed Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII during the event.
Anime lovers were also treated to UTs featuring beloved Japanese titles such as Gundam, Doraemon and Pokemon. There were also collections spotlighting popular and iconic concepts from Lego and Mickey & Friends.
Art aficionados also will get to enjoy the collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), one of the largest and most influential institutions of its kind, which feature art masterpieces.
Another art-inspired collection is the partnership with Magnum Photos. This is international photographic cooperative that has documented most of the world’s major events and personalities since the 1930’s.
And there’s also The Brands Car collection which features automobile designs from legendary automakers.
Lastly, winning designs from the UT Grand Prix (UTGP), a design competition that uses t-shirts as a creative medium, were showcased during the convention and the theme of this year’s competition was Peanuts.
Shop for the latest UT Collection at Uniqlo’s online store or at UNIQLO stores nationwide. You can also purchase items through the UNIQLO App that you can download via Google Play Store or Apple Store.
Samsung collaborates with Filipino handbag brand Aranaz
Korean tech giant Samsung has collaborated with luxury handbag and accessories maker, Aranaz. The Filipino brand is known for its chic, handmade bags using local materials.
This partnership launched special pieces of Aranaz’ best-selling signature style, the Charlie Mini Bag, inspired by expressive hues and the compact design of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip3 5G in green and lavender.
Following the trend of micro-sized purses which became popular in the last few years, both varieties of the Charlie Mini are able to comfortably fit a folded Samsung Z Flip3 5G and a few other things – a tube of lipstick, a couple of cards.
A release from Samsung referred to Aranaz as a Filipino handbag brand known “for their craft and local artisanship in everyday life, making Filipino tradition relevant to the modern woman”.
The Charlie Mini Cube bag comes in Lilac and is made with handwoven solihiya rattan and trimmed with real Philippine leather. It comes in the shape of a cube, measuring 4.25 inches X 4.25 inches with a depth of 1.5 inches.
Meanwhile, Aranaz’ bestseller is transformed into a fashion-forward piece in a dramatic green hue for this collaboration. Made with the same material as the lilac bag, the green variant is in the bag’s signature shape, measuring 6 inches X 4.5 inches with a depth of 2.5 inches.
Both bags are available for preorder via the Aranaz website until the 27th of February and will be shipped within the month of March. The Charlie Mini Cube Bag in Lilac and the Charlie Mini Handbag in Green are priced at PHP 6,500 SRP. Starting February 28, 2022, ARANAZ will launch the collection in their stores in Powerplant Mall, SM Aura, Greenbelt 5, and Rustan’s Makati.
The Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is one of Samsung’s latest foldables, currently priced at Php 52,990 SRP for the 128GB variant and Php 56,990 SRP for the 256GB variant on the Samsung Online Store. The phone comes in four colorways: cream, green, lavender, and phantom black.
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Stylish bags and accessories for your iPhones, iPads, AirPods, Apple Watches, and more!
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From smart lights and fitness equipment, let’s head over to stylish bags and accessories you can use for your iPhones, iPads, AirPods, Apple Watches, and more!
There’s even another earbuds in the wishlist for those who want something more affordable.
Head over to our Part 2 of our Best Tech Gifts of 2021 – which will still be relevant as presents for the year 2022.
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