"This is the softest collection I have made to date," local designer Seph Bagasao tells Preview. The PEFTA alum, who had also previously presented his collection at the Amazon Fashion Week in Tokyo, showcased a collection that strengthens the brand's ethos and known penchant for fabrication play and muted colorways. Blur, as Seph titles his collection, is an homage to feminity. He pulled inspiration from the landscape paintings of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. The result was an array of special everyday wear pieces made "with different weights of denim, earth-toned linens, and washed silk finished with hand-stitched details in electric primary colors"—Bagasáo's signature elements.
But Seph found the need to balance the fluidity of his pared-down collection with some structure. He says that women cannot be portrayed or celebrated in her softness and resiliency alone. In fact, he wanted to highlight the "paradoxes of feminine strength." For this, he juxtaposed his clothes with sturdy accessories. Seph created a line of handcrafted maroquinerie or handmade leather pieces to balance the pieces. Bagasáo presented an asymmetrical handbag that features geometric lines that curves into an architectural basket shape. Meanwhile, for shoes, pairs of pointed block-heeled mules completed the looks.
See Bagasáo's full collection below.