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Designer Yves Camingue Drops His Latest Collection at Miz + Moxie

Another reason to go online shopping!
Designer Yves Camingue Drops His Latest Collection at Miz + Moxie
IMAGE Yves Camingue
Another reason to go online shopping!

When it comes to building the perfect wardrobe, quality always trumps quantity—which is why, we’re always tuned in to our favorite local designers’ latest drops. Imagine our delight when we discovered that Yves Camingue (whose Spring/Summer 2017 presentation at Centrestage Hong Kong struck us hard) is slated to release his newest designs online. In collaboration with Miz + Moxie, a web-based boutique for curated fashion items by young designers and entrepreneurs, Yves will be launching a capsule collection that we just couldn’t wait to get our hands on!

In an interview with Preview, the local designer spills the beans on everything you need to know about his shining new collection to be released at mizandmoxie.com on Saturday, January 28—oh, right, that’s today! So yeah, score the details below and get some shopping done, stat!

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Hi Yves! Please tell us about your collaboration with Miz+Moxie.

“The collection for MM is dubbed as Blitz Army, based from my Spring (Club Lotus Bombie) and Fall 2016 lines. This sprung from my penchant for shimmer, function, and still keeping things tailored.”

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Why Blitz Army?

Blitz Army is an amalgamation of reacting to strife and jubilation. ‘The Blitz Kids’ were a group of young people who frequented the weekly Blitz club-night in Covent Garden, London in 1979-80, and are credited with launching the New Romantic subcultural movement. After coming together at Billy's nightclub in 1978, the Blitz Kids had found themselves bored with the whole punk genre. Billy's introduced regular Roxy Music and David Bowie nights and, in an effort to find something new, the denizens took to wearing bizarre home-made costumes and clothing and emphatic makeup, presenting a highly androgynous appearance.”

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What we can expect from this collection?

“I wanted to continue the pastels that dominated my collection at Pilipinas Men's Fashion Week and introduce it as ‘urban wear’ staples. I had the epiphany of softening up and desaturating the edginess of streetwear by adding color, or maybe putting it all in! (Laughs) My pullovers and separates are the core of my brand so I shouldn’t veer away from it, so I married the coverage of these staples with the calming effects of the colors I chose.

“The fits are usually loose and not constricted, so anyone who’d like it can get it. Individuality will be the one in charge! Prices are, of course, a bit higher than the trendy RTW pieces out there, but you wouldn’t find these palettes anywhere else.”

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We've noticed a lot of metallic and athleisure-inspired pieces. What’s the style direction you were going for?

“My clothes are mostly gender-fluid. So anyone who would fit in them and would want them [could] wear them no matter what gender or size! Pink and orange are usually ‘feminine’ colors but here I’m challenging people to look at them in a different perspective. And the shine factor must not only be limited to clubs—that is, if you dare! They’re really just basic pieces but with high impact.

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Who do you picture wearing these pieces?

“I picture people who would frequent speakeasy bars and like to dance and move around at the same time, like, dance to the ‘90s beats and the current trap music. Also, rebel romantics who go from their yoga class to an underground bar. Ambiverts, in other words! (Laughs)

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How about the sizes? And the price range?

“It comes in free sizes; they’d fit small frames who like medium fits and medium frames who like large fits. There’s no fixed sizing since there are elasticized parts. And the prices range from P1499 to P4000.”

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