3 KENZO Couples On How They Celebrated Valentine's 2021 In Style
In case you haven't heard, KENZO's first store has opened in Manila and we're wasting no time in heading out to grab our favourite pieces—but obviously, we aren't the only ones with the same idea. Real-life couples BJ Pascual & Mike Lavarez, Mito Fabie & Leila Alcasid, and Daniel Miranda & Sofia Andres have been seen sporting the fashion house's iconic looks lately, and as it turns out, KENZO's become a staple in their closets and on date nights.
Photographer, BJ Pascual, and significant other, Mike Lavarez, admit to always looking like a "coordinated cool couple". Lavarez playfully describes his partner's style as "butch-femme extravaganza", while Pascual comments that Lavarez' preferences are more neat, relaxed, and comfortable. "But I love the oversized fit on him," Pascual adds. "It's not his usual silhouette but it suits him well!"
The couple, who wear KENZO's embroidered oversized black cotton shirt (Pascual) and an oversized hooded sweatshirt (Lavarez) add that in whatever they wear, comfort is a top priority. "Confidence follows if you're comfortable in what you're wearing," Lavarez observes; and truly in KENZO, they are just that.
Power couple, Sofia Andres and Daniel Miranda look the perfect tandem in KENZO. Miranda's oversized hooded sweatshirt features the Chest Valentines' embroidery on the chest and the brand's Amour signature crest at the back. Meanwhile, Andres' striking hooded sweatshirt showcases the Be My Valentine motif alongside the kangaroo pocket. The young couple will be celebrating their daughter's first birthday in June.
Leila Alcasid has always been known for her comfortable and straightforward style. As her boyfriend, Mito Fabie (also known as Curtismith), puts it, "She wears it like she would wear it – not how she would want people to see her wear it.” And in her oversize cotton KENZO T-shirt, Alcasid stays true to her simple yet chic style.
Meanwhile, Fabie wears an oversized T-shirt with a pigmented "Valentine's flowers" print. "It looks great on him," Alcasid says of her partner. "His style is typically relaxed, functional, minimal." The couple, who are both focused on their own endeavours—Alcasid with school and Fabie with his music—are both each other's muses this month of February.
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Shop the looks at KENZO MANILA Ground Floor, The Shoppes Solaire Resort & Casino, 1 Aseana Avenue, Parañaque 1709, Manila Tel: +63 926 693 4754.