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[Fashion] Blockbuster bests

Rappler.com
Cinema can influence fashion, too

BEJEWELED FROU-FROU. This little girl channels her inner Snow White in a dress that made her look — and feel — like a princess.

MANILA, Philippines – They say music influences fashion. Think ska, mod, hip-hop, and grunge. The only genre that has yet to have a fashion ‘proprietary look’ is pop, actually.

Edsa Shangri-La Mall debunks this believe, though, by showing that cinema can influence fashion, too. Maybe not with style per se, but with styling — yes.

In a fashion show dubbed ‘Shang Blockbuster City’ held at the mall atrium last May 5, stylish sneak peeks of this season’s most popular summer trends inspired by soon-to-be-shown movies walked the runway, in a parade of kid, tween, and teen models.

Ice Age 4 and Madagascar

Pastels, pink, and prints clashed in styles inspired by the two animated movies for the young and young-at-heart. Tropical brights, layers of light fabrics, and a mix of different textures opened the show. 

READY FOR THE RAIN. Animal-inspired fashion is fun for kids to wear.

 

CITY SAFARI. Layered neutrals in cropped lengths are perfect for the season and suit the climate.

Men in Black 3

Monochrome, streetwear, and club wear perfectly represented the 3rd installment of the alien movie starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Josh Brolin. Harem pants in cotton jersey are back. Sporty styling with an urban edge is back in. 

PUNK ROCK RESURRECTED. This style is not just perfect for hanging out in your favorite bar, but also for school when it opens in June.

MODERN FRENCH CHIC. Bench shows that it's possible to combine preppy and sporty.

G.I. Joe Retaliation

Military green dominated the collection inspired by the hit movie otherwise inspired by a hit cartoon series in the ’90s. Printed scarves, socks, and camouflage gave soft and girly outfits a touch of tough. 

THE STARS HAVE IT. The spangled scarf gave this little girl's otherwise girly dress more edge and character; a true little fashionista.

ARMY CHIC. Military and rock combine in this ensemble. Who would have thought that chunky clogs can complete the military look?

Snow White and the Huntsman

Just like the movie, the collection is a combination of glam and tough. Children’s wear was dominated by bejeweled frou-four; ladies’ wear was laced with sophistication.

SPUNKY LITTLE PRINCESS. There was a time when the princess look was only possible with a costume. Today's fashion, however, allows little girls to be the princess they really are anywhere, anytime.

Brands that participated in ‘Shang Blockbuster City’ were Zara, Plains and Prints, Kids of Bayo, Mint, Lush+O, Una Rosa, Gap, Debendrams, Naf Naf, Folded & Hung, Fletcher, PJ Sleepwear, Crossings Department Store, Human, Converse, Bench, Osh Kosh B’ Gosh, Mothercare, Space, Bayo, Rustan’s Department Store, Gingersnaps, R.A.F., and Periwinkle. – Rappler.com

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