November 6, 2008
In just one night, Fabric's first show for the month managed to fulfill a dream, relaunch a brand, and revolutionize a fashion house. With clothier Levenson Rodriguez of Rodriguez de Alba Bespoke leading the way, Mary Ty of Very Mary, and Clint Catalan of Worms finally debuted long-awaited collections that each carried a personal story.
First up were the decidedly feminine frocks and vintage-inspired swimwear from Very Mary. Large floral prints, bold colors, girly pearls, and crazy glitter all came together in the after-six line of tube dresses, jackets, maxi-dresses, swimsuits, and cover-ups. Designer Mary Ty, who hails from Cebu, shared that the anything-but-cliché collection—made of “contrasts that work”—was the burst of all the designs she has had in mind since high school.
Next came the relaunching of Worms, short for “Wearing One Really Makes Sense,” by Clint Catalan. Using his roots in visual art and production design, Clint translated his work into a range of designs for fashion. The result was an avant-garde, outlandish collection that took inspiration from the brand's tell-tale spikes.
Finally, Rodriguez de Alba pulled a Viktor & Rolf and introduced “Vanity is My Favorite Sin.” The hip campaign for the brand's ready-to-wear line Ropa de Confecion was presented via a pioneering video presentation. Created as a response to the ailing economy, the RTW pieces are set to retail at around P5000, making them easily accessible to the younger crowd. And indeed, the line's Organized Chaos collection was fresh and modern, with print-on-print designs and colors updating the brand's trademark classic suits.
It's been said before, but the night was truly one to remember. We know you want to see more, so click on to see the show!
- Bernice Bautista, Editorial Assistant
November 6, 2008