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Phfw Holiday 2013 Day 4 Review: Visions & Trends

Take a closer look at the collections of Happy Andrada, Oz Go, Russell Villafuerte, Santi Obcena, and Xernan Orticio.
Phfw Holiday 2013 Day 4 Review: Visions & Trends Take a closer look at the collections of Happy Andrada, Oz Go, Russell Villafuerte, Santi Obcena, and Xernan Orticio.

Fresh from her back-to-back wins in various international design competitions, Happy Andrada makes a comeback this season with a natured-inspired collection using our country’s very own organic materials such as abaca, pineapple silk, and jusi. Veering away from her signature pleated creations,her holiday offering was more laid-back with a dash of British sensibility, as seen on her layered outfits topped with finely crafted hats and fascinators.

READY FOR TEA. Happy made use of lightweight fabrics in muted pastels.

FLY AWAY, FLY AWAY. Her pieces were soft and delicate with an English flair.

If last season was all about letters, envelopes, and stamps, Oz Go’s latest offering took us back in time with his holiday collection called “The Librarian." Nostalgia filled the air as outfits printed with maps, sundials, and books sashayed down the runway. 

'20s REVIVAL. Check out the details on this super chic drop-waist dress.

VINTAGE DRAMA. This dress is every time-traveller's dream.

Strong and rugged were Russell Villafuerte’s core messages for the show, using leather as his medium of choice. Strips of black leather fused with buckles and studs were artfully put together, resulting in a collection fit for fly girls and bad girls alike.

SPIDER WEB. As Anne Hathaway once said, "Business at the front and party at the back!"

TOUGH GIRL. Russell's take on an edgy leather top.

The show took a Japanese turn as designers Santi Obcena and Xernan Orticio served up kimonos and frocks with origami accents. Santi’s take wasn’t exactly all-Japanese though, as he also presented sequined frocks and menswear with interesting paneling details.  

MODERN KIMONO. The textured printed fabric gave his kimono suit a contemporary appeal.

Xernan’s Japanese influence was more evident with his collection titled “Nuhi," the Japanese term for slave. Known for his sharp cuts and precise folds, his 10-piece collection featured black frocks with white origami accents made for the chic and daring. 

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SHARP AND SLEEK. Xernan's pieces were all polished to perfection. 

To view the entire Visions & Trends collections, click on Happy Andrada, Oz Go, Russell Villafuerte, Santi Obcena, and Xernan Orticio.

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