To girls like us, runway shows are never just a mere trend-spotting event; it is a walk-through of items that we’ll be shopping in the not so distant future.
This season, Philippine Fashion Week came up with the big idea of making designer goods more accessible to the public by selling their pieces right at the venue after the shows. This, of course, made purchasing one-of-a-kind pieces easier for those who have wondered where and how to score designer creations while flipping through glossies and browsing the web.
And now that you know where and how to get these items, it’s time you incorporate them into your wardrobe. Most people think that designer pieces are to be reserved for special occasions like weddings and debuts. We think otherwise. More and more designers are coming up with collections you can easily wear for your nine to five affairs. Here, we show you how you can rock these pieces as we mix and match them with a few pieces from retail brands to give you that proudly locally-made #OOTD. Scroll down and let’s get started.
The great thing about this Arnold Galang dress (aside from the fact that it aims to raise peace awareness) is that you can wear it under a skirt like this one from Suiteblanco and it totally transforms into a different piece. No one would suspect that you repeated if you wear it as it is the following week.
You may tend to overlook pieces like this pair of jodhpurs from Jun-Jun Cambe because of the eccentric top that it’s paired with. But if you wear it with something much more simpler like a white cropped top from Pat Santos, then you end up with a look that is very much wearable for lounging about on lazy days.
The best part about wearing separates over a dress for a night out is that you can actually repeat the pieces to create a different look for the next time you hit the scene. Pairing this Jeffrey Rogador top with this Jerome Salaya Ang skirt shows just the right amount of skin while giving your look a sporty touch with its active wear materials.
Sidney Perez Sio and Lyle Ibañez are just some of the designers who make clothes that can be worn for the most mundane activities. Wouldn’t you want to be dressed in something comfortable and functional yet stylish and unique while taking care of a few chores?
Don’t you just love basic pieces that have those unexpected elements? Take this Arnold Galang top for example, without the colorful appliqués on the shoulder, then it would be just like any other striped top. But just because it has those added details doesn’t mean you need to stash them in your closet until something big happens. Fashion is and should be fun! Go ahead and rock them with a pair of jeans as you head out to the mall to chill with a couple of pals.
Photos by Stan de la Cruz