Philippine Fashion Week always gets exciting as we see new creations from local designers; this time zoom in on Anthony Ramirez, Chris Jasler, Lizanne Cua, Melchor Guinto, and Randall Solomon who showed their designs on the fourth day of PHFW. Their creations range from sleek and sexy black dresses, to raw denim and draped and loose dresses, to tailored and fully textured evening wear.
Anthony is known for creating pieces that highlight the female form and this season he revealed another exciting collection that featured little black dresses with the most interesting cutouts and detailing. He played around with candy colors like bright pink and blue to complement his designs. No other than Rufa Mae Quinto, his muse closed his show in a stunning long black dress.
“I have always believed that our life is a blank canvas and we are the artists who put colors on it. And this principle is what I’ve applied while making my Spring/Summer 2014 collection, DenimART. My latest offering is raw denim repertoire presented in black and silver, as well as bright colors, which I designed specifically for those who want to express themselves through my creations.”
“My collection this season takes inspiration from the classical mythology in the Sibylline Oracles. From the vibrant gold, aqua blue, fire orange, and deep red tones to the neutral bronze, silver, and gray hues, I used delicate chiffon and textured metallic fabrics embellished with ruffles and bows for a touch of femininity and finesse. The result is a thought-provoking collection that’s sublime, sophisticated, but simple.”
This season, Melchor Guinto displayed prints and color blocking incorporated with his tailored silhouettes—he had checks and floral prints along with solid colors like red, blue, and yellow. Even his sleek white suits had quirky details like the dragon and tiger embroidery. His models, including the tall and handsome Vince Ferraren, walked down the runway in traditional pair of Japanese sandals.
“For Spring/Summer 2014, I chose to capture the fresh allure, energy, and captivating colors of a paradise of flora and fauna, hence my collection title, Floradise. I wanted to bring out a vibrant yet stylish and classic feel in my short dresses, gowns, palazzo pants, and suits so I chose bright colors such as green, blue, pink, yellow, lilac, and white, and decorated them by playing with texturized materials, beaded lace, tulle, and chiffon.”