PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK SPRING/SUMMER 2013 DAY 6: Grand Allure Collection - ARIS PICO, BOYET DYSANCO, CHERRY SAMUYA VERIC, DELBY BRAGAIS, EMILY SY, FANNY SERRANO, FREDERICK POLICARPIO, GIL MACAIBAY, JUNE PUGAT, MARC RANCY, NOLIE VIÑEZA, POPO GO, RANDALL SOLOMON
13 designers started Day 6 with a resurgence of diverse, statement-making showstoppers worthy of modern fairytale endings.
FOR THE DEBUTANTE
Young and fabulous is what you may be going for so your best bet would be the feminine saccharine frocks like this two-toned Grecian-inspired number by Boyet Dysanco. Emily Sy also had an offering in pale pink, but if you want a shorter version, you can opt for a cute tutu dress instead. For a tougher look, Frederick Policarpio’s play on structure is a great option. If you want to veer away from cutesy hues, June Pugat’s paint tricklings or Popo Go’s shimmering piece might suit your edgy girl taste.
FOR THE BRIDE
White ball gowns flourished on the runway and among the standouts were Nolie Viñeza’s voluptuous piece and Cherry Samuya Veric’s sweetheart frock with gold embellishments. Randall Solomon preferred his in frosted white, while Aris Pico added dove gray tulle to the mix.
FOR THE PAGEANT QUEEN
Grand Allure wouldn’t be complete without the froufrou creations worthy of pageants and red-carpet affairs. Fanny Serrano’s collection certainly fits the criteria, as well as this red feathered frock by Marc Rancy and Randall’s dress with billowing sleeves.
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PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK SPRING/SUMMER 2013 DAY 6: Magnum presents the Ready To Wear Collection - DAVE OCAMPO, EMI ALEXANDER ENGLIS, JIAN LASALA, JOHN GUARNES, JOHN HERRERA, PAUL HERRERA; Visions & Trends Collection - BO PARCON, ENRICO CARADO, JAKI PEÑALOSA, JAN GARCIA, JOT LOSA, MARK TAMAYO, OZ GO, SANTI OBCENA, XERNAN ORTICIO
Luxe RTW gets a redux thanks to these 15 designers, and the energy was high as hot frocks sashayed down the runway to the beat of party tunes courtesy of Techy Romantics.
Fresh blooms were given different twists this season and among the standouts were Enrico Carado’s floral-and- leather fusions. He even took it a step further by creating a bag that turns into a vest! Jot Losa, on the other hand, took the dainty route by serving up leather floral appliques set against white organdy and silk gazaar, while Mark Tamayo answered back with a red hot floral number perfect for summer date nights.
Workwear was given another round of refreshing takes courtesy of Oz Go, Santi Obcena, and Xernan Orticio. Tapping into the fetish of the letterset, Oz's epistolary/airmail-inspired collection definitely won the hearts of the sentimental. Meanwhile, edgy girls approved of Santi’s sleek and sexy pieces while Xernan’s sharp and frill-free separates got chic ladies hooked.
STRONG AND RUGGED
Straightforward pieces also made waves on the runway, with John Herrera’s collection at the forefront. The designer successfully streamlined complexity and wearability with his impressive take on denim and pleating, while Bo Parcon stuck to his street style aesthetic with his gray-and-black ensembles that are just as stunning.
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PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK SPRING/SUMMER 2013 DAY 6: Menswear Collection - ANTHONY NOCOM, BANG PINEDA, DODJIE BATU, DREI SORIANO, EDGAR BUYAN, HERBERT CUSTODIO, JEFFREY ROGADOR, JINGGO INONCILLO, M BARRETTO, ODELON SIMPAO, ULYSSES KING, ZXANDER TAN
Dapper suits, studs, sports, and a whole lot more—that's what the boys were made of.
Although it’s quite hard to veer away from the classics when it comes to menswear, these designers proved that a little punch of color or a play on proportion could work without losing that dapper vibe. M Barretto, Jeffrey Rogador, Drei Soriano, and Zxander Tan did just so, offering a succinct collection of ideal pieces that guys can rotate the whole year round. Among our favorites were the preppy suits, weekend casuals, and high-street separates that looked superfly from every angle.
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