Mango held a fashion show featuring their Fall/Winter 2011 collection and they tapped by five stylists to put all the pieces together following five different themes. The fashion show was held at Resorts World, gathering the fashion philes in one place.
Each stylist was given a theme to work around: Bianca Santiago-Reinoso styled Modern Mystique, Patrick Galang for Alluring Androgyny, for Nudes and Neutrals it was Myrrh Lao To, Teej Nepomuceno for Glamorous Getaway and finally, Ortiental Opulence styled by Preview's own Anna Canlas.
Style Bible was able to take a peek backstage, roughly nineteen models getting all dolled up headed by the power duo—Jake Galvez and Buern Rodriguez. Meanwhile, the stylists made sure all of their outfits were prepped for the show, also a little nervous because of the time constraint for changing the models in between segments. Three minute-intervals, said Myrrh when I asked him how much time they had to dress them up. Nothing compares to backstage energy, that's for sure!
We also took the chance to catch up with the stylists, asking them about the trends that they worked into their line-ups and even tips on how to pull it off!
Bianca describes the Modern Mystique woman as a fashionable working girl, the collection was all about outfits that one can take from work straight to drinks after. The outfits are made up of basic pieces like tank tops, trousers, blazers and hints of animal prints. It's all about adding more drama for Fall/Winter, she says. It's easy for a woman to pull it off because it consists of basics, you can tweak your outfits and look polished by simply wearing a blazer or if you are more daring, perhaps a trench coat and of course, scarves.
Patrick came up with different looks for the Alluring Androgyny collection. What he did was he got pieces on the darker side of Mango's collection basically sticking to black. He worked on tailored pieces and incorporated texture and a lot of leather for his outfits. He also did a lot of layering, loading up on accessories like say wrapping three belts around the waist of one model. It's easy to pull off this look because it's very wearable, stick to dark colors and tailored pieces, at the end of the day it's all about your attitude and mood.
Myrrh, on the other hand, focused on a nude color palette. It was fresh and monochromatic but composed of different textures like lace, knit, cotton, silk and linen. When it comes to the nude and neutral look, it's okay to pile on pieces and layer but make sure you stick to one color pallete, like mixing brown with lighter shades of brown or dusty pinks.
Teej went all out glam for his collection; he described it as rock and roll meets gypsy with a lot of animal prints. He used heavy cover-ups in dark colors also making sure to incorporate neutrals and a little bit of rust. In one word, he described it as savage.
"I worked on looks that focused on separates and dresses. For everyday wear, you can wear animal print in small dosages like maybe a nice bag, a scarf and even your shoes. Perhaps pair it with a nice luxe coverup to achieve the look. If you are feeling a little more adventurous, maybe opt for a short little dress. A lot of people would think that this is more of a night look, but it really depends on how you style it!"
Anna interpreted the Oriental Opulence look by using a lot of jewel tones, they're all about solid blocks of color so it was more tone on tone rather than color blocking. She injected zebra prints and for texture and she used fur and snakeskin for a more luxe feel. Anna used a formula that you can use; she stuck to one color and stayed on the monochromatic since color blocking is soon going out. Start with a rich color like ruby red, sapphire blue or emerald green and work your way from there!
Click on the photo gallery to check out all the photos from the runway show!