THE KENKOY COLLECTION by SOLO

In the present, Solo has provided online clothing site for those persons who has the passion and aspirations about collection and fashion in the nation.

When Solo launched its first ever Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia featuring Larry Alcala’s Slice of Life last year, it was a show stopper. Many people took a trip down memory lane remembering the witty and playful comic characters of Alcala’s Slice of Life.  Young and old remember their Sundays looking for the iconic caricature face of Larry Alcala among his cartoon drawings at the Sunday magazine.  It is refreshing to see how Alcala’s Pinoy Cartoons are being celebrated and re-introduced to today’s youth as part of Filipino pop culture.

This creative collection has got us all hooked! Due to insistent demand, SOLO is brings out another innovation, its 2nd installment of the well-loved Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia series. This time it features no less than the greatest work of the Father of Philippine Cartoons, Tony Velasquez’s KENKOY.

Antonio “Tony” Velasquez, the Father of Philippine Cartoons, created Kenkoy way back in 1929.  Long before the era of the movie stars and showbiz celebrities, there already was a Philippine pop icon named Francisco Harabas, more popularly known as Kenkoy. As Tony Velasquez described him, “He is always pusturyoso”. He was a debonair and his trademark fashion sense was Western influenced: decked in suspenders, charol shoes, double breasted suit, baggy pants, a sailor hat, and a slicked back hairstyle.  Kenkoy is considered the most influential comic strip in the Philippines and most successful because of the wittiness and humor, as well as his antics, colonial way of thinking, and carabao-english. Kenkoy gained massive following that he was adapted into movies in 1950s-60s and musical act in early 90s.

This year, old meets new as Solo Pinoy Cartoonist Memorablia takes timeless Kenkoy comic strips and mixes it up on trendy silhouettes and fabrics with different treatments such as foil printing, embroidery, embossed printing, flocking, high density printing and washed effect.   The collection consists of His&Hers graphic tees, polo shirts, woven tops and dresses, men’s long sleeves, shorts and accessories such as stainless necklaces and slingbags, gift sets like watches, vanity sets and lighters and will hit Solo stores in September.  Each Memoriabilia Series item will have its own bio-tag of Tony Velasquez as well as its own unique packaging. To view the entire Men’s collection, click here and Ladies’ collection, click here.

Catch more exciting things happening online for the launch of our Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia collection.  Join us in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/mySoloOnline and Twitter https://twitter.com/MySoloOnline.

TOMATO’S BAGS and WALLETS: Trendy and Great Value with Attitude

BEING FASHION-SAVVY AT GREAT VALUE is what sets Tomato bags and wallets distinctly from others. These items, ranging from P250 to P650, are style upgrades that are durable, dependable and trendy.

Checkbook Type Wallet

“Bags and wallets are essential items. We simply can’t go anywhere without them. Bags are also accessories that complete our total look—and this is what Tomato bags are designed for. There’s a Tomato bag that fits every look and every occasion. Our wallets, on the other hand, are trendy as well as functional,” says Karen Espiritu, Tomato marketing manager.

Tomato managing director Lennie Dionisio also points out that the variety of styles available in their line of bags and wallets give consumers many options.

“We understand that women prefer to combine fashion and functionality. That’s why we have created stylish bags and wallets that match their lifestyle and activities. We have bags that they can be used for work or leisure, as well as pouches for their personal care products,” she says.

Shiny Balck Casual Bag with Gold Zipper

Tomato’s tulle bag, available in gold and orange, is adorned with a huge floral décor that gives a summery vibe. The medium-size shiny black bag with gold zippers can be used at work, while Tomato’s green fabric handbag with multiple compartments is ideal when running errands or having a quick trip to shops or supermarkets. Tomato also offers sporty bags and backpacks, which you can use when traveling or going to the gym, as well as purses for a flirty and sexy look.

“Bags and wallets are not just pieces of utility. They are also fashion staples and you can use them to express your individuality. With Tomato’s bags and wallets, you can definitely boost your style and show off your personality,” Lennie explains.

You can never go wrong with Tomato’s wallets and pouches. Tomato’s burnt orange leatherette wallet and checkbook-type wallets function not only as a clutch for your cash and other valuables—they are expressions of your moods and delicious persona. There are studded wallets to highlight your funky rock attitude. Tomato’s stylish and versatile pouches function as coin purse, kikay kit, or cell phone case. These tiny bags are available in mustard, orange and green colors.

NEWS RELEASE by:

Chris Cahilig Consultancy
Contact Persons:    Chris Cahilig / Liza Vicente / Judy Ann Teo

Contact Numbers:     (02) 687-2649 / 687-2692 0920-9797922 / 0932-2453779