From 2 brands, magic realism and a Palm Beach perspective you can wear
WHAT’S as abundant as rain during the wet season in Cebu? Well, sunshine, quite surprisingly. And will all that sunshine, Cebu, one of the world’s best islands according to an international travel magazine, offers that resort vibe all year round. To complement this resort vibe is the arrival of two brands from the Americas: Maaji Swimwear and Lilly Pulitzer.
Maaji Swimwear brings with it Colombia’s magic realist aesthetics in each collection, the result of a long, creative process perfected by sisters Manuela and Amalia Sierra who pursued their dream of creating a brand that would enchant with its unique inventiveness. Made real by an ingenious design team, an unexpected mixture of prints, textures, cutting-edge silhouettes, plus the lovely details, defines the Maaji signature that results in unique, artistic products. Each garment is enchanting as it is comfortable, and most suits are reversable, so one can imagine all the possibilities when it comes to bringing styles to life.
Lilly Pulitzer brings with it the Palm Beach lifestyle that inspires its creations of colorful women’s resort clothing, beach dresses, outfits and accessories. Days filled with sunshine and bright prints (and perhaps knowing the rules of love and the desire to break them) — this is Lilly Pulitzer’s vision of the world, a vision that all began with a juice stand she opened to keep her busy in Palm Beach. The need to camouflage the stains from all the juice she was squeezing led to a brightly printed dress she could wear every day, and soon enough, the everyday became iconic. Each Lilly Pulitzer season starts with a Palm Beach color palette and the resulting prints and patterns bring the brand to life. For added surprise, “Lilly” is painted on each delightful dress.
Maaji Swimwear and Lilly Pulitzer are available at Rustan’s Ayala Center Cebu at the Cebu Business Park.