The only thing better than a fashion show is a fashion show where the items which the models have strutted down the runway are available for your taking right then and there. That’s precisely what we got from last night’s fashion-filled SOMA Stores grand opening at the photogenic new building in Pasong Tamo, Green Sun Art Space. Art and fashion connived to stir our sartorial senses and feed our lust for clothes as brilliantly styled pop up stores filled the performing arts venue. After the presentation, there was nowhere else to go but straight to the source to shop!
Banggo Niu opened the show with his spanking(and sparkling) 20-piece collection. When we asked how it felt to put together a show for the first time since he graduated from CSB, his answer was short but sweet, “it was amazing!” The collection, according to him, revolved around the idea that “there is beauty in pain”.
Street favorite, Proudrace, stayed true to their non-conformist aesthetic by presenting a mirror image of their men's collection with a feminine twist via florals and prints that were too cool to resist. Rik Rasos shares that "The collection is about old school hiphop, classic streetwear in the '90s, and youth culture."
Basic Movement’s Esme Palaganas on the other hand swept us away with her simple yet totally appealing collection. She was inspired by "An afternoon Parisian walk with Celine(as in Celine from the Before Sunset movie by Richard Linklater, I loved her easy feel in that movie and her top with that bare back!)"
To stand out in a time where graphic tees are everywhere, one needs to think out of the box. RJ Santos of Randolf Clothing thought about fashion and saw Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, ballerinas, and ice cream(!) and put his own twist to it. "Basically the collection os about being a child; exploruing new things, being somewhat pilyo, and doodling on walls."
Sugar and spice. That's what came into our minds after seeing Willar Mateo's Salad Day. According to him, he makes sure that his collections are always young and chic.
Raw and edgy as always, OS Accessories delivered a creative lineup that are not meant for the fainthearted.
Want to see the collections? Click on the gallery to view the fashion show.