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Afraid to Try Print on Print? This Outfit Will Change Your Mind

Despite the abundance of prints, it comes across as quite subtle.
Afraid to Try Print on Print? This Outfit Will Change Your Mind
IMAGE Andrew Co
Despite the abundance of prints, it comes across as quite subtle.

Somewhere out there an old-school fashion conservative is clutching her pearls at the thought of mixing prints. But at the show presented by Benjie Panizales for Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival 2018, these archaic rules have gone out the window. Here, the prints are layered on top of other prints and it is not unusual to see up to five different patterns in a single look.

One of the crowd-pleasers among the collection is a fit and flare skirt paired with a matching blazer. The look is styled with a black mesh shirt with floral vines snaking across the chest, infusing it with just the right amount of sexy. It is the perfect foil to the rather traditional cut of the garments. The jacket is slim fitting and stops right at the hip, meeting the flare of the skirt to highlight a woman’s natural curves.

IMAGE Andrew Co

The irony in this collection is that despite the abundance of prints, it comes across as quite subtle. The palette is clean—blacks and whites with just the slightest hints of yellow and even less of the blues and reds.

Benjie stuck to what is familiar like stripes and houndstooth and he chose narrow prints that from a distance kind of blend together into one cohesive façade. It just shows the confidence of this collection—make an impact where it matters, show restraint when necessary. 

See his full collection below.

IMAGE Andrew Co

IMAGE Andrew Co

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