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Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010: Jun Jun Cambe

Dark Middle Eastern and Latin American vibes dominate his collection.
Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010: Jun Jun Cambe Dark Middle Eastern and Latin American vibes dominate his collection.

A somber commingling of Middle Eastern decadence and Latin American romanticism marked Jun Jun Cambe's solo collection for Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010.

Voluminous evening gowns richly textured with sequin appliqués, ruching, intricate floral embellishments, and sloping pouf sleeves dominated the collection, while a few sleeker, quieter gowns tempered the overall pageantry. Highly stylized ensembles comprised of sequined or feathered bustiers paired with harem pants of tinsel-textured fabric or a satiny paisley print also made the cut, underlining the collection's Middle Eastern vibe.

Jun Jun Cambe's men also contributed—albeit discordantly—to the show's spectacle by strutting in monochromatic, markedly punk outfits. Ensembles of tailored jackets and trench coats paired with glittered mesh shirts and leather pants served as dissonant accompaniments to the dark frills and flounces of the collection's feminine pieces. The dash of male delinquence would've better suited the collection had it been more thematically streamlined to complement the women's darkly romantic regalia.

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—Jae de Veyra Pickrell, Editorial Assistant

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