Fashion, shape in black and white
MANILA, Philippines - Evening wear shouldn’t be limited to little black dresses. Clean lines, texture, layers, prints, patterns and movement are factors to consider when putting together a night-out ensemble.
This fashion editorial is photographed by Paco Guerrero, host of travel show "What I See" on Solar News Channel and an international travel photographer. He also photographed actress Cherie Gil for the November issue cover of Esquire Philippines.
Paco feels the need to do fashion shoots from time to time as it gives him the chance "to hone my skills in one genre.” According to Paco, what differentiates a travel shoot from a fashion shoot are the tone and emphasis.
“Travel is all about making the model complement the location or the experience of the place,” he says. Fashion on the other hand, is the complete opposite: “The location and mood all have to be subservient to the clothes. Even the model has to work for the clothes. The background or location, lighting and model are all parts of telling the story of the clothes.”
This fashion editorial's shadows and contours are all meant to enhance model Luisa Beltan’s athletic build, especially her well-defined arms. “Black and white was just the natural choice to make the images more about geometry, shape and texture," says Paco.
1. AC+632 (Os Accessories) - 2/F Filipino Zone, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City
2. Alchemista - 184 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
3. Bonne by Bonsai Fojas - https://www.facebook.com/bonnehandmade
4. Danilo Franco - 0916-4184283
5. JÔ Joyce Oreña - G/F LTA Building, 118 Perea Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
6. Pristine de Guzman - 0922-8165416
7. Risqué Designs by Tal de Guzman - 0917-8934868
8. Tan-Gan / L Manila Indigenous Couture - 2/F Filipino Zone, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City
Guada Reyes is a fashion stylist, consultant and costume designer. Viewing fashion as art, she aims to exhibit images with a twist featuring a mash-up of wearable and fashion-forward pieces by our country’s talent. See what else catches her eye at her blog, An Eye for An Eye. Follow her on Twitter: @helloandgoodeye.