The biggest trend at Manila Fashion Festival? Neoprene. As designers fed us with jackets and gowns in this cool and airy material, we couldn't help but wonder if they had a mini convention and agreed on an athletic-luxe theme. When these sporty looks hit the runway, all we could think about was re-styling them with sneakers for office #ootds and gimmick #ootns. Herewith, 5 designer kicks that capture the spirit of our five favorite collections.
Dolce & Gabbana's Nigeria metallic and patent-leather sneakers go perfectly with Banggo Niu's glittering joggers.
Go for full on nude with these snake skin Jimmy Choos paired with this look from Charina Sarte.
Titas would approve of metallic Saint Laurent kicks that they can use to dress down this red dress from Jaz Cerezo.
Trade those heels for perforated leather slip-on sneakers from Common Projects to dress down this John Herrera jumpsuit.
Who says you can't wear sneaks with a gown? These Pierre Hardy trainers go perfectly with Pablo Cabahug's mesh dress.
Runway photos by Nelson Villarica, Deneb Villanueva, and Ryan Ong
Product photos from Net-A-Porter