Herewith, the complete designer collections from the second day of Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016:
Day 2 opened with a blast from the past as Pat Santos served up bishop sleeve tops, pleated maxis, and tiered skirts that were reminiscent of the ‘70s with their soft, billowy silhouettes and watercolor-like prints.
Making a strong graphic statement with a collection that only made use of black and white, Arnold Galang had us rushing backstage right after the show, eager to cop those cargo skirts, neoprene shell tops, and apron dresses that could easily match pieces in our existing wardrobe.
A sure standout in a sea of neutrals and monotonous silhouettes, Randall Solomon’s collection was a breath of fresh air with his play on prints and texture for his Spring/Summer 2016 collection. From the ribbed shift dresses to the print on print combos, each look had its own unique character yet still tied together with the other pieces.
Lyle Ibañez, Mixy Dy, and Audie E for EsAC
From Lyle’s satin shifts to Mixy’s ode to Maria Clara, no season of Fashion Week can ever be complete without Runway Prod’s in-house brand, EsAC, showing us it’s latest offerings. And if you’re wondering, yes, those red hot jockeys are still present. *wink*
Jerome Salaya Ang
By the looks of it, Jerome Salaya Ang must have tapped into his inner child as he drew up the sketches for his Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Here we saw gowns embellished with zebra patches and vivid flowers, denim jumpsuits splattered with paint, and vests and jackets made of crumpled jacquard fabrics and tweed. When the models went down the runway, they looked like something ripped from a fashion coloring book.
Photos by Charles Rodulfo