The red dress is an essential. Much like its darker cousin, the LBD, it's timeless and dependable...but where they differ is that the LRD is, in itself, a statement—Philipp Tampus' pieces at the latest Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival, in particular, refuse to be mere backdrops. Done up in frothy, ruched, ribboned lace, these frocks tiptoe between fiery and fairylike, made from hues that scale from a bright scarlet to the deepest, most romantic old rose. Here, see what we mean and check out the designer's bloom-strewn runway!
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