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Designer Spotlight: Jerome Salaya Ang

Designer Spotlight: Jerome Salaya Ang

Rarely do we come across designers who delve into pseudo-metaphysical concepts for inspiration. It is a treat then, when we come across a profound soul who does. For his latest Holiday 2009 collection, dubbed When Angels and Demons Dance, Jerome Salaya Ang highlighted certain opposing concepts and brought them together in his beautiful designs.

“This collection is about the shift of light and darkness, of soft and texture, of linear and curves; it's a contrast, a balance of good and evil” says Jerome. He executes his vision superbly, resulting in a mishmash of structured silhouettes, origami-like folds and voluminous gathers, bold shoulders and uneven hemlines. It's interesting to note that this particular collection marks Jerome's first foray into mens' fashion, with him sending five menswear looks down the ramp.

Of his clothes, Jerome says “My style is prêt-a-couture; it's prêt-a-porter but with a couture twist. ” Indeed, Jerome's pieces exude a couture, made-for-the-runway flair, but paradoxically, possess a tremendous wearability factor as well. Jerome continues: “I like intricate beadwork, patterns, mixing of materials, I like complicated things. My design style is order in chaos. I like everything mixed up but with a point. You can always see that there is discipline in my designs.”

With such critically acclaimed, well thought-out collections, we can't wait to see what Jerome has in store for us all with his upcoming Spring/Summer 2010 collection he's calling Beyond Paradise. Here's what we know about it so far: the 20-30 piece collection aims to be an eco-friendly one that tells the story of the “end of the world and the start of new beginnings.”

Click here to see the Style Bible editors' picks from Jerome's pieces on display at the Pinoy Chic: A Designers' Fair event.

Click here to watch the video of Jerome showing off his favorite creations at the Pinoy Chic: A Designers' Fair event.

Click here to see pieces from Jerome's Holiday 2009 collection, When Angels and Serpents Dance.

Click here to see pieces from Jerome's past collections.

Click here to view Jerome Ang's contact information.

-Renee Puno, Editorial Assistant

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