In case you missed it, fashion designer Avel Bacudio teamed up with actor and triathlete Matteo Guidicelli to design a jean collection. Avel x Matteo 2020 was featured at the Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival where ripped jeans were sported by every model on the runway. What’s so great about this collection would be how they intelligently incorporated distressed denim into chic outfits—just the kind of collection to make you think twice about the marginal utility of your beloved jeans.
How did the collection do so? Well, by juxtaposing the casual jean with sophisticated separates that came in delicious colors of cream, camel, burgundy, with hints of blue, gray, and black for extra oomph. The nonchalance of the jean was balanced with the understated glamour of structured shapes in supple fabrics that consequently upgraded the jean into the level of luxe. Moreover, the recurring sartorial power of the collection seems to lie in the use of clean lines and strong geometric shapes.
For example, utilitarian jackets came in large lapels, as seen on Ella Pangilinan. Origami-like collars and subtle triangular shapes were also sported on tops, more jackets, and even in the cone-like structure of the classy nude bras. What’s more, this collection wants you to jump into a layering frenzy by going light. Yes, models strutted down the runway in double layers of light jackets in what seemed to be the standout color combo: gray and burgundy.
Basically, Avel Bacudio and Matteo Guidicelli suggest you elevate your distressed jean outfits (with their jeans of course!) via simple items in bold, boxy silhouettes. With their cool collection at the ready, that doesn’t seem like much of a daunting task now does it?