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Fashion roundup: City-style collections to look out for this September

By Madeleen Saguid Published Sep 07, 2023 3:53 pm Updated Sep 30, 2023 11:59 pm

As the -ber months roll in, the fashion scene buzzes with excitement, offering us a glimpse of what’s hot and stylish this September. Whether you’re navigating the urban jungle or attending fancy events, these fashion releases have you covered!

This month, several fashion brands are seizing the opportunity to redefine the city chic style for the modern Filipino, and PhilSTAR L!fe has gathered exciting updates to keep you in the loop. From essential collections to groundbreaking collaborations, here's a glimpse of what's in store for you urban fashionistas this September. 


Adidas just introduced a revolutionary running shoe designed to propel athletes forward with Switch FWD. With an EVA compound midsole featuring intricately designed voids, this shoe converts weight into forward motion, providing a smooth running experience for athletes of all levels. It also offers enhanced breathability with strategically placed windows in the engineered mesh upper.  

You can get the Switch FWD for P8,500 on the adidas app, website, or in stores. 

Sperry’s House of Prep



Known for its carefree and adventurous aesthetic, Sperry has found the perfect ambassador in actor Joshua Garcia.

They recently launched Joshua as Asia’s first representative for their House of Prep fashion collection. It offers a range of preppy styles from country club elegance to private school-inspired academia prep and a touch of 1960s retro vibe. 

You could opt for the classic base like the Men’s Authentic Original Lug 3-Eye Boat Shoe (P7,405), dapper up and go for the Upper East Side look with the Women’s Seaport Two-Tone Penny Loafer (P5,995), or get groovy with the Women’s SeaCycled Crest Sneaker (P3,995).

Love, Bonito’s collection for all seasons 



The Singaporean-owned brand understands that the modern woman’s wardrobe should be versatile, and their latest collaboration is a testament to that. 

Collaborating with Pinoy influencers, Kryz Uy and Coleen Garcia, Love, Bonito presents a curated collection of thoughtful pieces that promise to journey with you through various seasons.

From classic foundational pieces, like the Thalie Tailored Wide Leg Pants (P2,222) to trendy must-haves like the Lolly Tailored Tweed Blazer (P3,134) paired with the Albertha Tweed A-line Skort (P1,994), this collection is a tribute to timeless fashion.

You can shop for Kryz Uy’s now on their website, but stay tuned as Coleen Garcia’s collection will be released on Sept. 11!

Mango returns to the city in style 


Get ready to embrace the city buzz with Mango's September lineup for fall and winter! They have whipped up this collection specifically to make your return to urban living a whole lot more exciting.

Their latest versatile lineup offers a blend of formal and casual wear, striking a perfect balance between work and leisure. Inspired by the 90s with a contemporary twist, the collection features tailored jackets, leather pieces, and suede garments.

Danish stylist Alex Carl's irreverent aesthetic adds a unique touch to the collection, making it perfect for navigating the daily routine with style. 

UNIQLO and KAWS Collaboration



UNIQLO announced an exciting collaboration with contemporary artist KAWS. This collaboration includes the launch of a definitive book on KAWS and a new UT T-shirt collection featuring the artist's designs.

KAWS, known for his wit and irreverence, has previously worked with UNIQLO on successful projects such as the PEACE FOR ALL charity project in 2022.

The UNIQLO Manila Global Flagship Store will have a special display for the UT collection starting this September. This collaboration is a fantastic fusion of art and fashion that you won't want to miss!

Michael Cinco’s Metaverse

Prepare to witness the fusion of fashion and technology as internationally-renowned Filipino designer Michael Cinco brings his iconic designs to the Philippine Blockchain Week's first-ever Metaverse Fashion Gala on Sept. 18 at the Marriot Grand Ballroom, Newport World Resorts Manila.

This groundbreaking event will redefine how we perceive digital fashion. Cinco's signature pieces will be showcased both on physical models and their avatars in the Metaverse.

Furthermore, fashion collectors will have the opportunity to own these digital couture creations, complemented by special edition digital collectibles. Part of the proceeds from this gala will support wildlife conservation and youth opportunities.

Get your tickets and reservations for Michael Cinco’s Metaverse Fashion Gala here. 

Nike opens a bigger store in TriNoma


Nike Trinoma in Quezon City reopened with a bigger space, offering an extensive range of sporting footwear, apparel, and accessories for men, women, and children.

Aside from sports, the store offers tailored services such as expert styling sessions, bra fitting, personalized product recommendations for the sports you play, and of course, fitness classes!

Ray-Ban brings innovation and tech to its classic styles 

Ray-Ban Scudera

Ray-Ban Reverse Wayfarers

Ray-Ban Scudera

Ray-Ban Reverse Wayfarers


Ray-Ban released its newest collection last Sept. 5 at the SM Makati, and they included two exciting additions: Ray-Ban Reverse and Ray-Ban Ferrari. The Ray-Ban Reverse collection turns eyewear on its axis with a unique lens design that shifts from convex to concave, providing a universal fit tailored to diverse needs. You can get a free Ray-Ban Duffle Bag with any Ray-Ban Reverse purchase at SM Department Stores.

The Ray-Ban Ferrari collection embodies precision and exclusivity, using advanced materials like Liteforce and Carbon Fiber for superior comfort and durability. If you buy from this collection, you might get a chance to win a trip for two to the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix in November 2023. 

Levi’s and NewJeans celebrate 150 years with 501 Fits

NewJeans might just be the perfect ambassador for anything denim-related! This year, Levi's is celebrating the 150-year enduring legacy of the iconic Levi's 501® jeans.  

Teaming up with the South Korean K-pop girl group, the campaign is all about self-expression. With a fresh selection of 501 fits and seasonal looks, fans are encouraged to customize their Levi's 501 jeans at Levi's Tailor Shops, adding their own unique embroidery, patches, pleats, and embellishments. 

This campaign is a vibrant tribute to individuality, igniting the spark for fans to transform their Levi's into unique masterpieces that truly reflect their personal style.

Fenty x Puma returns with Rihanna's Avanti

Fenty x Puma is back! Global superstar Rihanna returns as the Creative Director of Fenty x Puma, launching a groundbreaking product franchise, the Fenty x Puma Avanti.

This collection blends PUMA's sports heritage with Rihanna's unique sense of style, creating a fusion of the King football boot and the heritage running shoe, Easy Rider.  

The Avanti is not only fashion-forward but also unisex, catering to both adults and kids. It's a celebration of sport and fashion, inspired by legends and reimagined by Rihanna herself. 

Merrell’s Normcore Sandals - Hut Ultra collection 

Merrell's Hut Ultra collection showcases their most comfortable sandals to date. These sandals feature a Floatmax Foam footbed for enhanced comfort and an eco-friendly EVA outsole. With a variety of color options available for both men and women, they effortlessly align with the latest seasonal trends.  

For those looking to make a style statement, channel your inner outdoors Barbie with their Women’s Hut Ultra Wrap in Burlwood (P4,095). Or create a striking contrast by pairing your bright-colored pants with a classic white sandal with the Women’s Hut Ultra Wrap in White (P4,095).