Ornate headgear, animal prints and metallic hued suits were just some of the pieces offered by 5 designers at the Solo B fashion show
MANILA, Philippines – Five designers released their highly original design visions at the Solo B show at Philippine Fashion Week held in SMX Convention Center last May 26.
Dax Bayani created a collection of swimwear and outwear in animal-print and neutral fabrics to convey the nomadic lifestyle of desert tribes. Bayani’s impressive menswear stole the limelight with the use of faux fur adorning pale turtleneck sweaters and vests.
Lizanne Cua named her latest collection “Chasing the Timekeeper,” inspired by “the Timekeeper who protects humanity from falling off a downward spiral.” Featuring a array of asymmetrical hemlines, sheer tops and bold prints, Cua created her ensembles for the “woman who wants to make a daring statement.”
The baroque period was referenced in Melchor Guinto’s ensembles for the modern man. Sharp tailoring and metallic hues gave the collection “an elaborate twist to formal dressing.”
Romantic and elegant pieces completed Randall Solomon’s collection, offering pieces “inspired by the dynamic changing seasons with fashion.” The dramatic opening elicited applause from the audience with an intricately crafted headpiece donned by Marina Benipayo.
Raoul Ramirez aimed to capture an amalgamation of 80’s Parisian style and modern royalty themes with a palette of predominantly black, silver and grey. Leatherette knits and pleated fabrics were inspired by Parisian glam and the rich colour palette of navy blue, gold and silver to create a regal look.
Kim Jones is a television personality, hosting Etcetera, ETC HQ and I am Meg on cable channel ETC. Born and raised in Australia, she moved to the Philippines in 2010. When she isn’t surfing or enjoying the sunshine she combines her love of fashion and penchant for writing as a model, events host and blogger (kimcamjones.com).
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