MANILA, Philippines - Philppine Fashion Week's 'Luxewear' collection—presented by ice cream brand Magnum—was designed for the fashion forward, with pieces that will transition from day to night with ease. Check out each of the designers' collections.
Harley Ruedas was "moved by the smoothness of satin, the fluidity of chiffon and the versatility of lace" to create an elegant collection of evening gowns and skirts. Utilizing vermilion with flesh tones and elegant black, Ruedas created pieces that were feminine, fashionable and timeless.
BLACK LADY. This gown by Harley Ruedas puts together sleek lines and ruffles for an ultra-glam look. All photos by Reynard Juanir
Julius Tarog kept in mind both form and function, using tulle, stretch jersey and wool in black and grey to produce "chic yet utilitarian outfits that address just about every need of the modern woman."
Melvin Lachica approached his collection with sheer fabrics draped loose yet flattering under abstract cutout shapes. The result was classic and romantic, with effortless styling.
Peter Lim designed a collection that imagines today's independent woman -- "feminine, ultra chic, and fashion-forward"-- with tailored trousers, fluted and full skirts in diaphanous silk, taffeta and hand woven fabrics.
Edward Steichen's photograph of silent movie star Gloria Swanson urged Roel Rosal to create a collection that exemplifies the delicacy, sensuality and lavishness of women. Rich copper and chocolate hues mixed with shades of yellow, pink and green, resulting in strong pieces that allow a woman to "appear sultry but approachable."
Roland Lirio experimented with the juxtaposition of "hardness and softness, masculinity and femininity and leather and lace" to produce a collection that is abstract, edgy and sophisticated.
The effortless styling of Parisian women inspired Ronaldo Arnaldo with his loose fitting maxi and short dresses in woven silk and brocade. Arnaldo created sophisticated pieces using pastels, navy and black with pops of bright blue and teal. Using "unconventional details, patterns and shapes such as geometric blocks, as well as Rembrandt-inspired prints" he designed a collection influenced by the film "A Midnight in Paris."
Sidney Perez Sio used East African references to create his Holiday collection. Crocodile and bone accessories are integrated with exaggerated silhouettes present ensembles that are fresh and edgy for the "women ruling the concrete jungle."
SYDNEY PEREZ SIO
SYDNEY PEREZ SIO
Simon Ariel Vasquez created well-tailored ensembles for formal social affairs. His collection plays with varieties of satin in black and white, creating both structured and fluid silhouettes.
SIMON ARIEL VASQUEZ
SIMON ARIEL VASQUEZ
Tina Daniac tells a story of "strong, willful and 'armored' characters" as she presents figure hugging dresses, bouffant coats and voluminous sleeved blouses to personify modern heroines in Philippine literature.
Fascinated by "femme fatales in film noirs," Vania Romoff aimed to encapsulate their look with the use of heavy draping, high necklines and exaggerated sleeves.
Metallics, rainbow hues and rich velvets made for a pleasantly unconventional combination in Veejay Floresca's collection. Heavy coats, A-line skirts, asymmetrical hems and fluted sleeves were emphasized by a bold, veiling black headpiece.
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