Watching anything heavier than light cotton on a woman may sound excrutiating given our current thirty-something weather, but for a few hours this week we have the liberty of being transported to a much cooler time in the near future: Holiday 2012. Now two days in, we dissect the emerging trends we spotted on the Philippine Fashion Week runway thus far.
The Ramp started us off with their signature trendy pieces and an equally trendy hair style we can't wait to try: a diagonal part. Reminiscent of the Etro Spring/Summer 2012 'do, models' hair was sleekly swept back to avoid anything distracting away from the graphic line. The Premiere A designers on Day 2 didn't stray far from the trend (except switching which side the line skewed) with the exception of Jeffrey Rogador and Roland Lirio, who stuck to a classic pulled-back pony with a smoky eye and pale lip combo. Xernan Orticio gave us a treat with his all red collection, which got an added boost with his silver-specked lip gloss and barely there eye makeup.
SM Ladies gave us an unapologetic orange lip and faces illuminated with generous highlighter, the particularly glossy Parisian ladies making us wish we all had transparent capes to tote around in the rain.
The final three womenswear designers of the night ran with the same look of sunset eyelids paired with varied orange hues ranging from a light apricot to a full-on tangerine, but each with a distinct spin: Arnold Galang’s ladies had ‘20s flapper finger waves; Ronaldo Arnaldo went sophisticated with a tight ponytail; while Jun Jun Cambe added bling in the form of a bindi.
To see each look up close, click on the photo gallery.