MANILA FASHION FESTIVAL The Next: Gearing Up for a Stunning Evolution Part 3
Words by U-Ned Algabre
Photos by Ryan Sedan
Here’s the third set of collections by Manila Fashion Festival’s featured fashion designers that will leave you crave for more. Their varied and diverse inspirations brought out an array of silhouettes, a conglomeration of patterns, and a kaleidoscope of colors from the ultra glamorous to the unconventional. They left us in awe and yearning as we look forward to the next season.
Check our third part of highlights from the third and fourth days of the spectacular fashion show.
JUN JUN ABLAZA – ‘Much Madness’ highlighted wearable art composed of hardware pieces as unconventional accessories and a flair for repurposed items. The result is a highly imaginative interpretation of the industrialism trend in fashion.
RENAN PACSON – ‘The Replicants’ transports us to the envisioned dystopian fashion for the genetically engineered creatures that draw inspiration from a post-apocalyptic world.
BRIT TRIPUDIO – ‘Let’s Go To Tokyo’ was influenced by the playful mix of “I will wear what I want to wear” attitude of the Japanese. It explores the eccentricity, punk and faux pas style of the Tokyo fashion culture.
RANDY ORTIZ – ‘In:di:go’ explored the denim, its many possibilities, and its legacy that transcends the boundaries of time. It showcased its shades and textures combined into various sillhouttes and forms inspired by the virtues dignity, integrity, and deep sincerity.
VIC BARBA – ‘Grey Matters’ is a take on muted hues and structured cuts. Through shades of grey, the collection has fragments of cloud and concrete that took cues from ashes and overcast skies to create this refined couture collection.
RHETT EALA – ‘Queen’ is a collection that embodies a true beauty queen inside and out. These are modern “pageant gowns” in a fresh, new look with streamlined silhouettes and tasteful embellishments, worthy of a queen to wear with pride and confidence.