Season after season, the designers included in the Visions and Trends show never fail to bring excitingly new fashion concoctions to the table. This time around, the lineup supplied stylistas with an abundance of diverse creative energy to feast on ranging from dramatic black, cotton candy pastels, piña abacas, dreamy silvers, and Japanse origamis. Marrying the designers' different aesthetics with modernity and the soul of Spring/ Summer 2014, read on to know what inspired the five talented designers in making their collections.
"Eclipse, my collection this season, is interpreted via dominantly black creations, in fluid and sexy silhouettes and dramatic shapes and cuts, that overall give off an edgy street-style allure. Using chiffon, cotton knit, and jerseys, I made long and short dresses with sheer overlay to imitate that feel of mystery exhibited by an eclipse."
BLACK MAGIC. The dark tint makes an appearance for summer via Bo's street style sensibilities.
"Blushed is a feminine mash-up of light pastel fabrics tied up in bows and tailored elegant silhouettes. I've used hand-woven local fabrics such as abaca, pineapple, pineapple silk, pineapple crepe, Philippine dupioni, jusi, bamboo, and waterlily, which all have been treated with natural dye."
SUMMER FLING. The quirky styling of Happy's collection fit her designs like a glove.
"The Spring/ Summer 2014, I made use of local fabric, such as piña abaca. I combined this with unique linen, preserving the unique qualities of the local material, crafting chic day-to-night looks for the modern filipina."
LOCAL CHIC. The tricky piña abaca fabric transforms into a mini dress perfect for the modern Filipina.
"Taking inspiration from the story of a boy who fell in love with the star, Astra, my Spring/ Summer 2014 collection is an exploration of teh basic shapes and silhouettes, interpreted through different textures and patterns. In shades of white, gray, black and silver, each ensemble is reminiscent of the beauty of the cosmos."
PUNK CROP. We can think of a way or five to wear this cropped leather vest.
Oz Go's inclination to prints transitions from his Holiday 2013 collection to his Spring/ Summer 2014 line. Crop tops and breezy silhouettes in summer hues tailored perfectly for the season make up his latest offering.
VEST TO IMPRESS. The oversized vest takes on a new form with laid-back colors and graphic prints.
"The Ikeban, or the Japanese art of flower arrangements, is my theme for this season. I interpreted this by playing with flower-like origami folds, strategic pleating, and precise-fabric cutting using wool, twill, and silky gazar in neutral hues of brown, tan, khaki, and beige. My evening dresses boast of floor-sweeping trains, risque side-vents, and fan-like origami detailing. Completing the Japanese feel are my kimono-like silhouettes, layering of full-skirts on midis, and fabric that continue on to the back as capes."
FAN BAM. Crop tops made interesting with origami inspired design application.