A flurry of silk dresses with predominantly modest jewel necklines defined Ministry of Silk's collection at the Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival 2018. The brand essentially made use of simple, classic silhouettes elevated by their signaure fabric to showcase the elegance of smooth textures and reserved designs, as accentuated by dainty embroidery. As a brand generally inspired by works of art, this collection is also a subtle yet smart ode to a timeless opera classic.
Rendered in minimalistic, dramatic colors, Ministry of Silk took inspiration from the 1904 opera Madame Butterfly for their design. "She's a very powerful woman that's why we chose to make the collection based on her," Ministry of Silk tells Preview. Set in war-torn Japan, the opera's influence rings true throughout the collection's color scheme of white, black, and vermilion red, along with the models carrying traditional Japanese oil-paper umbrellas as they walked down the runway.
Check out the rest of the collection below!
Produced by Yanna Lopez and Steph Sison
Photographed by Karlo Torio