With the help of her model friends and top lensman Doc Marlon Pecjo, designer Charina Sarte unveiled her Holiday 2011 collection through a live photoshoot in Opus for Fashion in the Mix. Inspired by her recent trip to Shanghai, this latest outing is Charina's take on the city's fusion of tradition and modernity, of the old world and the new.
"It's sexy, glamorous and luxurious," Charina says. "It's very glam, which is my trademark, but it's different because I've never done a chinoise-inspired collection."
Among the party-ready pieces, she likes the cheongsam the most. "It's oh-so-sexy," she enthuses, and we definitely agree. Other choices in the lineup include sequined kimono-style dresses, gold jersey jumpsuits, and Charina's usual set of seductive maillots.