VOL . XVIII - MIDSUMMER
THE PRINCE IS HERE GABRIEL PRINCE
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#MIDSUMMER Wow, we already comes to mid year. How is your Summer holiday? We hope that you’re enjoying your summertime. Same here, we are super excited to present with you the young idol who has a very cute and fresh look: Gabriel Prince as our cover muse this month. He is so well-known through Tik Tok and just released a new song: Solicitude (after he refused the offer from SM Entertainment to join their management, yes it’s true!). Read more on our cover story to find more fun facts about him.
To accompany your reading, we have a lot of fresh fashion and beauty news to give you more ideas to enjoy your summertime before it’s too late.
Enjoy our issue and your summer days, folks.
Kreasi UNIQLO Bersama Theory, Merek Kontemporer Basis New York
NIQLO kembali melanjutkan rantai merek dengan penggemar yang terbentang luas di seluruh dunia sebagai kolaboratornya yaitu Theory, yang juga memiliki kecintaan akan pakaian fungsional, inovatif, dan penuh gaya, di mana teknologi merupakan infusi yang menjadi basis dalam mencapai berbagai keahlian tersebut. Kolaborasi UNIQLO yang kesekian kalinya bersama Theory kali ini, melahirkan koleksi LifeWear 2021 Spring/Summer bagi pria dan wanita – A line-up of athleisure looks that coined New York spirit.
Dynamic and visionary
Theory adalah merek yang menjadi kegemaran para profesional New Yorker. Keahlian yang direngkuh semenjak pertama kali berdiri pada 1997, berawal dari sebuah celana yang diinterpertasi ulang performa kenyamanannya, lewat material stretch yang membuat potongannya sempurna tanpa celah saat dikenakan. Merombak cara perempuan Amerika berpakaian yang didorong dari kemampuan celana dalam memberikan rasa percaya diri, smart, dan stylish.
Momentum ini juga yang membuat Theory berhasil membawa American sportswear ke arena pakaian kerja yang terus diselebrasi, terutama di langit Manhattan dimana store Theory berlokasi. Penggabungan sportswear dan workwear dikumandangkan di Meatpacking District, a hip area where art and music in one harmony, dan juga SoHo yang merupakan rumah bagi luxury, high-street, dan streetwear brand. UNIQLO x Theory 2021 Spring/Summer mengoptimalkan material milik UNIQLO yang fungsional dengan menggabungkannya dengan karakter sederhana versi Theory dalam garis desain yang fashion forward. Terdiri dari Utility Parka yang menggunakan UV Cut dengan kemampuan yang dapat memblokir 90% sinar UV dan juga anti air yang melindungi dari hujan dan air yaitu W’s Pocktable UV Protection Oversized Parka dan TPJ Pocketable Parka. Lalu materia DRY functionality yang dihadirkan ke dalam TPJ AIRism Slim Fit S/S Polo Shirt dan W’s TPJ Crew Neck Sleeveless T-shirt, serta juga celana dan gaun dengan material berteknologi Ultra-Light Stretch yang istimewa karena dapat meregang hingga 360 derajat namun memiliki kesan ringan yang nyaman. Teknologi Ultra-Light menjadi sorotan dari koleksi UNIQLO X Theory S/S2021.
Fashion News Dihadirkan pada jaket dan celana yang dapat ditemukan pada TPJ Kando Jacket (Ultra-Light) dan Ultra-Light Relaxed Pants yang dapat dikenakan bersama untuk ke kantor sebagai tampilan profesional kontemporer yang penuh gaya dan bahkan tetap apik saat dikenakan bersama Pocktable UV Protection Parka. Smart and timeless.
Keseluruhan tampilan yang dapat Anda capai, akan membawa Anda bersenang-senang dengan tampilan athleisure yang merupakan salah satu kepiawaian kekal dari Theory.
Tampilan yang ringan dan supple namun secara bersamaan kontemporer, terlihat pada perpaduan antara Pocketable UV Protection Parka dan AIRism Crew Neck Sleeveless T-Shirt dalam nuansa putih dan W’s TPJ AIRism UV Protection Active Soft Leggings
Lini wanita juga tampak istimewa lewat kehadiran W’s TPJ Ultra Stretch S/S Polo Dress berpotongan midi yang fashionable saat ditumpu dengan white sneakers dan sling bag.
Opsi kasual datang dari pertemuan antara TPJ AIRism Slim Fit S/S Polo Shirt dan TPJ Ultra-Light Relaxed Short Pants. PIlihan tampilan modern bagi pria yang menekankan sisi elegan dan versatile.
1. Hi, Gabriel Prince, congrats on your debut single: Solicitude. Can you tell us more about it, what inspires you to create this song? And what message do you want to tell to your fans through this song? Gabriel: Hi there, thank you! This is all still so unexpected to me and I am utterly grateful towards all the support I’ve been given ever since the single came out. Regarding my single, it was written by Gayatri Chandra, an ex-idol contestant, and was produced by my mentor Rossa. I chose this song specifically because I felt as though it spoke to me and although the word “Solicitude” may be confusing to the majority of Indonesians, it has such a powerful meaning behind it, which is what inspired me to choose this song. To my fans, I hope this song helps you realize that you are not alone in this world, and although it may feel that way sometimes, and even if you don’t realize it, there is always someone out there who cares for you or loves you. 2. You told us earlier in photo shoot that besides your hair…he he, you are so particular on your music that everything should be perfect. Can you define it? Gabriel: You told us earlier in photo shoot that besides your hair… he he, you are so particular on your music that everything should be perfect. Can you define it? 3. There is a viral news about you that you reject SM Entertainment offer two times, why? (we are truly shocking) Gabriel: It’s a weirdly funny story actually,
I made a Q&A video a while back when I was just starting my YouTube channel and someone had asked me if I ever though of joining SM entertainment, so that’s when I addressed the whole situation. At first, I didn’t think much of it, but a couple weeks passed by and suddenly the news gained such widespread popularity and I constantly got asked about it, so it’s safe to say that the whole situation was definitely unexpected. I’ve explained this before, but I guess I’ve just never really been a fan of K-pop, it’s something I definitely do respect and I do listen to some of the songs, but I just feel as though I wouldn’t fit in. You never know what the future holds, but as for now, I’m just going to focus on the plans that I am currently working on. As the saying goes, purpose fuels passion. 4. Are you not really into K-Pop at all? Gabriel: I’ve never really been into K-pop because I’m not usually a fan of their music, but I have nothing against it and definitely do respect the industry and culture. 5. What is your favorite genre music? And what do you call the genre of your music? Gabriel: I honestly don’t know how to answer this question because I don’t really stick to one genre of music, but I usually listen to R&B/Soul, Pop, or Hip-Hop/Rap music. You can probably tell it’s kind of a mixture of everything, so I’m not really sure what to call my genre of music.
THE PRINCE IS HERE Gabriel Prince has what it takes to be a K-star: his cute oriental baby face, perfect hair, fit body with charming voice. Shockingly he refused the offer of the biggest Korean entertainment management: SM Entertainment twice. The perfectionist guy reveals everything you need to know about why he chose to join Rossa’s (one of Indonesian diva singers) management until released single Solicitude and about his journey in music. Photographer Julian Latif Fashion Editor Caroline Meliala Brands No’om, Zara, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Jackson Shoes
6. Who is your favorite musician? 9. What is your type of a girlfriend? Gabriel: My all-time favorite musician(s) are Zayn Malik, Ariana Gabriel: I get this question quite a Grande, Daniel Caesar, Jaden Smith, lot actually, but I wouldn’t say I’m reTyler The Creator, and Frank Ocean. stricted to any sort of type. “If we vibe, we vibe” is the saying I usually go by 7. Since when do you love music? because In my opinion if you vibe with And what do you think about In- someone it means you both like being donesian music right now? with each-other. A “type” is a preference in attraction, whereas a vibe is a Gabriel: According to my Mom, I feeling or energy surrounding a person have loved music ever since I was a or place. Looks are what catches your kid. Actually, fun fact, growing up as eye, but personality makes you stay. a kid, I was never really that interested in sports or anything of that sort, but music has always been something that I grew up loving. Regarding Indonesian music, I genuinely feel like it’s grown so much these past few years. If I’m being honest, I was never the type to listen to Indonesian music growing up, but I have since gained a broader perspective and even added a bunch of Indonesian music on my playlist. I’m especially proud because so many songs that are written by Indonesian artists are now starting to grow rapidly Internationally, which is a huge milestone because I remember a time when it was so hard for Indonesian artists to get their music out there. Now seeing that so many international individuals are starting to recognize more Indonesian artists is beyond amazing to me. 8. You have so many girl fans. Do you have girlfriend?
10. As a Cancerian, are you a type of soft and melancholy?
Gabriel: As a cancer, I have my soft or melancholy moments for sure, but I feel as though I have a pretty tough mentality the majority of the time. Fun fact, I sometimes feel like I’m not a cancer because I’m so hard-headed when it comes to most things. 11. Instagram or tik tok? Gabriel: If I had to choose one, I would choose Tik Tok because I feel like it’s a lot more diverse, and I also feel like I can express myself a lot more on there because you can pretty much do anything you want. Not to mention, it’s a good app to get yourself out there since the videos can land on anyone’s FYP, which in my opinion, makes the app a lot more fun. 12. What is your life goal?
Gabriel: Yes, the majority of my Gabriel: My goal in life has always fans are girls, but as for my dat- been to create something that helps ing life, I am currently single. :) people be, think, and live better, and I am thankful enough to have been given the chance to do so through my music and through my amazing supporters.
Jacket, personal own by Top, skirt and belt, Dior Gabriel Shoes, Rodo
Dress, Kate Spade Shoes, Rodo
13. Lastly, how do you define your relationship with your mother, since we go over your instagram and catch your closed relationship with your mother (momager). Gabriel: I’m blessed to say that I have a pretty healthy relationship with my mom, we do have our ups and downs and we do fight from time to time, but at the end of the day she’s my support system. My mom is quite literally the strongest person I know and even when she’s at her lowest she never fails to put a smile on her face. It’s cheesy to say, but she’s definitely my role model.
Jacket and pants, ZARA Shoes, Jackson Shoes
Jacket, personal own by Gabriel
Top, No,om from Central Dept. Store Shoes, Jackson Shoes Dress, Kate Spade
Jacket and pants, ZARA Shoes, Jackson Shoes Dress, By Gail
Top, Uniqlo Pants, Zara Shoes, Jackson Shoes
Top, Uniqlo Shoes, Jackson Shoes
LOCAL BRAND, GLOBAL TASTE The attitude of kindness is everyday stuff like a great pair of sneakers. And you can feel it with Jackson sneakers.
neakers are many things to many people — from professional athletes who need the latest tech to the sneakerhead who stacks boxes high just to have a few pairs on ice. But one defining aspect is that they are the most comfortable shoes in a field full of uncomfortable footwear. But finding a perfect one is not an easy task. With that in mind, however, we’ve reviewed the trendy sneakers with comfortable feeling from Jackson Shoes which your feet will thank you for. If you read our cove r story,youcanseethatGabrielPrince
is wearing cool sneakers. Yes, it is from local brand: Jackson Shoes. Their collection is not only has a stylish yet edgy style with a sporty vibe but also a high quality material. One of our favourite collections is the pair of Tear series. Besides you could get an instant “stylish look” with its graphic art and laceless feature, these shoes are enhanced by a very comfy insole which can make you comfortable to walk in a long hour. Or if you are more into “minimalist style”, Silo collection is the perfect one. It’s white, stylish and elegant. With premium synthetic leather and comfy sole, this look is perfect to fit your urban and daily style. So, if you are searching for a sneaker that stays secure without being overly tight, offers all-day support that won’t fade, and doesn’t feel like a sweatbox go visit their instagram @jacksonsh.id.
H&M Released Skate-And-Surf Collection and Empowerment Campaign Dipimpin oleh anggota dari Black Girls Skate: se-buah organisasi non-profit yang didedikasikan un-tuk menciptakan kesetaraan, visibilitas, dan kea-manan untuk semua skater yang mengidentifikasi diri sebagai wanita dan/atau non-biner, berkulit hitam, Afrika atau kulit berwarna
FASHION NEWS H&M telah mem-buat koleksi yang dipengaruhi oleh gaya hidup skater dan peselancar. Koleksi ini merayakan kebebasan, pemberdayaan, dan kebersamaan dengan mengangkat anggota Black Girls Skate. Terinspirasi oleh dua budaya santai, dicampur nu-ansa jalanan dan ombak menghasilkan koleksi ba-rangbarang dinamis yang menampilkan pakaian sehari-hari dan pakaian renang, semuanya seba-gian terbuat dari bahan yang lebih ramah ling-kungan. Perlengkapan handuk dan kaus oblong cropped serta celana pendek co-ords adalah pa-kaian utama untuk koleksi ini, termasuk salah satu pakaian statement paling trending musim panas ini: celana pendek Bermuda. Warna biru cerulean, merah muda, dan sedikit nuansa hijau jeruk nipis dipadukan dengan mudah dalam pola tie-dye dan motif keren.
H&M telah mem-buat koleksi yang dipengaruhi oleh gaya hidup skater dan peselancar. Koleksi ini merayakan kebebasan, pemberdayaan, dan kebersamaan dengan mengangkat anggota Black Girls Skate. Terinspirasi oleh dua budaya santai, dicampur nu-ansa jalanan dan ombak menghasilkan koleksi ba-rangbarang dinamis yang menampilkan pakaian sehari-hari dan pakaian renang, semuanya seba-gian terbuat dari bahan yang lebih ramah ling-kungan. Perlengkapan handuk dan kaus oblong cropped serta celana pendek co-ords adalah pa-kaian utama untuk koleksi ini, termasuk salah satu pakaian statement paling trending musim panas ini: celana pendek Bermuda. Warna biru cerulean, merah muda, dan sedikit nuansa hijau jeruk nipis dipadukan dengan mudah dalam pola tie-dye dan motif keren.
© Provided by South China Morning Post BTS wore outfits by Louis Vuitton to the Grammy Awards earlier this year.
LUXURY BRANDS ARE CHOOSING ASIAN AMBASSADORS, WHY? Julia Roberts baring a toothy grin for Dior and Cate Blanchett looking sultry for Giorgio Armani. Keira Knightley gazing at the Eiffel Tower for Chanel and Rihanna lounging on a trapeze for Balmain.
ntil recently, the highly lucrative role of celebrity ambassador has largely been reserved for a particular type of person. Luxury brands tended to pick actresses and singers who are household names in the United States and Europe to be their global ambassadors.
They command a far higher fee than their regional peers, and their faces are displayed on billboards and in magazines around the world, not just in their home countries. Doyouhavequestionsaboutthebiggesttopics and trends from around the world?
Lifestyle News Get the answers with SCMP Knowledge, our new platform of curated content with explainers, FAQs, analyses and infographics brought to you by our award-winning team. In a move that illustrates just how much culture has changed in the last year, K-pop group BTS became house ambassadors for Louis Vuitton last month. They will work with the brand to promote its clothes and accessories around the world. “I am delighted BTS are joining Louis Vuitton. I am looking forward to this wonderful partnership which adds a modern chapter to the House, merging luxury and contemporary culture,” Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s men’s director, said. “I can’t wait to share all the very exciting projects we are working on.” Abloh’s use of the word modern is interesting. BTS has a huge Gen Z following but, more than that, they represent a move away from traditional Hollywood standards of beauty and they show that Abloh has a new vision for the label’s future. The label’s global Instagram page is now filled with BTS photos, including images of the group wearing the brand to the Grammy Awards earlier this year. BTS are far from the only K-pop stars to join the luxury fashion world in this way.
© Provided by South China Morning Post Jackson Yee in an Emporio Armani campaign.
Yes, says Rocky Chi, a luxury expert at London-based Melody Communications. “Without Europe’s largest luxury buying demographic – Chinese visitors – able to travel to Europe and buy from their bricks-andmortar stores, sales have plummeted and brands have had to confront the fact that their biggest proportion of customers come from Asia.”
Last summer, Rose from K-pop girl group Blackpink starred in a global campaign for Saint Laurent and this year has been appointed a global ambassador for Tiffany & Co. Fellow band members Jisoo and Lisa have followed suit – Jisoo is now fronting the Dior Cruise Collection for 2021 and Lisa has been appointed a global ambassador for Celine. However, although the South Korean doll-like aesthetic has made beauty brands around the world a lot of money,
it’s not just Korean stars who are being made celebrity ambassadors. Armani Beauty has named Chinese actor and singer Jackson Yee as its new global ambassador for make-up and skincare, while Japanese model Koki was recently made one for Estee Lauder. Given such a rapid change in a short space of time, could this slew of new Asian-fronted campaigns be related to the pandemic?
© Provided by South China Morning Post Rose from Blackpink starred in a global campaign for Saint Laurent last year.
© Provided by South China Morning Post Lisa from Blackpink in a Celine campaign.
With the rise in popularity of Korean beauty routines and the dominance of Chinese customers in the luxury world, it makes sense for brands to focus on what Asian clients want, and simply hope the West cfatches on. “The global appeal of K-pop and the growing recognition of Asian talents in Hollywood might have also contributed to this new phenomenon,” adds Gu. “This year’s Academy Awards were indeed a groundbreaking year for Asian talents.
Given that these Asian celebrities tend to attract a young audience, selecting them as global ambassadors might also help bridge the age gap of luxury spending in the West and help brands expand their appeal to a younger demographic.” Adding to this is the push in the US to move away from Caucasian-centric advertising. Anti-Asian hate crimes have skyrocketed during the pandemic – such as the horrific shooting of eight people (including six Asian women) in Atlanta in Georgia on March 16.
“Growing up, there wasn’t a lot of Asian representation in fashion,” said designer Jason Wu in an article in March for fashion magazine Vogue. “It is more important now than ever that we stand up as a community to push for change and acceptance.” Hopefully, with Asian celebrities finally fronting a diverse range of campaigns, that time has now come
The rise in hate crimes has led to the hashtag #StopAsianHate trending on social media. In solidarity with the Asian community, prominent figures in fashion including Anna Sui, Phillip Lim and Susie Bubble have spoken out on the importance of promoting Asian designers and models, and have been pushing for more diversity and inclusivity in advertising.
© Provided by South China Morning Post Japanese model Koki was recently made an ambassador for Estee Lauder.
THE CROCS SHOUT “PEACE OUT”
rocs mencoba menggabungkan unsur gaya dan petualangan dalam koleksi terbarunya bernama “Peace Out”. Crocs telah mengeluarkan dua model iterasi berkonsep tie-dyed yang dibagi menjadi dua desain—berwarna gelap dan terang—dari Classic Hiker yang menjadi bagian dari Spring/Summer 2021 merek tersebut. Koleksi terbarunya tersebut kabarnya diberi nama “Peace Out”. Siluet terbaru Crocs tersebut terlihat solid dengan te-bal midsole mencapai 10 mm, “Peace Out”
merupakan upaya merek ter-sebut menggabungkan gaya dengan unsur petualangan. Pada bagian atas dilengkapi fitur busa Croslite ™ yang bisa disesuaikan dengan kebutuhan dan keinginan penggunanya melalui tali velcro. Warna dari siluet ini terinspirasi dari desain psikadelik, dilengkapi dengan beberapa buah Jibbitz™ yang menurut Crocs “to spread the love,” beru-pa kucing dan bunga. Outsole-nya berbentuk gigi gergaji untuk mendukung pemakaian di alam terbuka.
THE SYMBOL OF ROYAL The magnetic vibe of Royal family from Eurepean Kingdoms is undeniable especially with their chic- elegant and regal style at the same time. Are you dreaming to become one of their Prin-cesses? With Princesse Marina De Bourbon Paris eau de parfum, you can at least smell like them everyday of your life. With its sensual, intense and disarming notes, Princesse Marina De Bour-bon Paris injects a mysterious gourmand and oriental scent with the formula of orange blossom, jasmine and violet notes. You can smell the sweet raspberry and peach at the top notes, orange flower and peony in the heart notes and parline, patchouli and ambery on the base notes. Be ready to feel like a Princess from Royal Kingdom with your sophisticated and passionate person-ality enhanced by the royal scents of Princesse Marina De Bourbon Paris from day to night.