Get those 90’s vibes with the new GUESS Originals collection; and why the new collab with J Balvin is love

History.com describes the 90s as the “Good Decade,” and will be remembered as a time of relative peace and prosperity: The Soviet Union fell, ending the decades-long Cold War, and the rise of the Internet ushered in a radical new era of communication, business and entertainment. It was also the era of MTV,  Spice Girls, grunge music, “Friends” and “Fresh” was the hip word for cool. 

The latest GUESS Originals’ collection references those archival ’90s styles, fusing the collegiate narrative with its vintage heritage. Highlights of the collection include white mesh jerseys with blue GUESS detailing, ribbed crew neck knitwear with contrasting collar details and graphic print short-sleeve button-down shirts. 

We headed over to the GUESS PH official online store to check out the collection and these are some of our picks:

GUESS Originals Lydia Binded Slit Dress

Cool off in this figure-hugging Guess mini dress made from soft jersey. Features contrast binding, a scoop neckline, front logo, sleeveless cut and dolphin hemline. 

GUESS Originals Rebekka Plaid Tennis Skirt

Classic pleated tennis Guess skirt designed in a plaid print with a high-rise fit and invisible back zip closure. Order this awesome Guess pleated skirt today on the official 

GUESS Originals Virsa Track Top

This GUESS Originals virsa track top features details on collar, embroidered Guess logo on the front and the logo patch at the back. It also features button closure and relax fit.

GUESS Originals Jensen Bandana Hoodie

Soft fleece hooded Guess sweatshirt in a paisley bandana print featuring front embroidered logo detail, a kangaroo pocket and ribbed trim.

Visit the official Guess ph website for more choices

True to GUESS Originals, the collection is also outfitted with the GUESS Denims in an assortment of washes.

The Denim Carpenter pants are a collection mainstay featuring a light wash with havana brown stitching, a white pair and a black pair. For warmer days, the Carpenter style also comes in khaki-colored and light stonewash shorts. Elsewhere in the collection are multicolored shirts, checkered pants, a jersey dress and more.

GUESS Originals and J Balvin “The Boy from Medellin”

GUESS Originals and J Balvin have joined forces once and this time collection fuses the GUESS DNA of iconic graphics and elevated fabrics, with Balvin’s journey beyond fame with his mental health.

 “Amor y Paz” (peace and love) updates the brand’s heritage denim with expressive graphics and punchy prints to spread a universal message of togetherness.

In the documentary The Boy from Medellín, José Álvaro Osorio Balvín confronts his persona J Balvin and opens up about the intricacies of navigating his superstardom and mental health. 

At the collection’s inception, Balvin and GUESS were figuring out “how to spread love and peace, and also create awareness about mental health.” “It’s a hard task because it’s not just with clothing that you can do that, but at least you’re giving some tools and some vibes to make people feel better and comfortable knowing that they’re creating a message about love, peace,” says Balvin.

Teaming up with GUESS Originals, the global hitmaker taps into the spirit of community, self-love and self-expression, approaching the 47-piece collection with bright, playful prints.

The new collection remixes signature GUESS silhouettes with electric, festival-style graphics, the collection is infused with ‘70s-inspired motifs and psychedelic patterns. Distorted peace signs and melted hearts repeat on various garments, including a clover motif in reference to the ‘80s GUESS button-down print of hearts. J Balvin worked closely with longtime friend and collaborator Nicolai Marciano, Director of Brand Partnerships for GUESS Originals, drawing inspiration from well-loved closet staples.

The collab includes an assortment of tie-dye-accented T-shirts, halter-style tops, hoodies, denim, cargo pants and shorts, and introduces various accessories like bucket hats, GUESS Bags, socks and summer-inspired apparel like bikini sets and knitted midis. 

With the Amor collection’s mantra of “amor y paz” which means peace and love, this collaboration hopes to embody the revival of positivity and joy. It tries to evoke the feeling of happiness and positivity with the vibrant and pastel colors, and a whole lot of bright hues displayed in swirls, hearts,  stripes, clovers, and other trippy patterns that show playfulness.

“We’ve been collaborating for a couple of years now,” says J Balvin. “The chemistry is great. We have more than a business partnership, it’s a friendship – it’s like my family working with Nicolai and GUESS. This newest collab is all about peace and love – that’s what we need right now.”

“This is what we really need. Throughout all of life but more so now with what is going on in Ukraine and things like that. There are some dark moments in the world right now, but we want to bring the light and the love and the peace and the colour.” J Balvin said in an interview.

Update your wardrobe in time for the chilly months and the Holiday season with all the choices from GUESS Originals, from GUESS Tees, skirts, jeans, hoodies, etc to bags and accessories. The J Balvin Amor y paz collection meanwhile is guaranteed to make you feel happy and positie with the all its vibrant colors and designs– you’ll surely find your next fave OOTD.

The GUESS ORiginals x J Balvin Amor Collection is available on guess.com.ph and in GUESS Glorietta, Trinoma, Robinsons Ermita, SM Megamall, and SM Mall of Asia. You can visit the GUESS’ Facebook page here to stay updated with the latest news from the brand as well.

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