Celebrating its 55th year of academic excellence in fashion design, SLIM’s Fashion and Art School pays tribute to the era of mini skirts, A-line silhouettes, and all things mod with its annual Best of Student Work exhibition. As an homage to a decade of the school’s inauguration, the students were given a simple brief: to create unique pieces of clothing inspired by different elements from the era, but with an added modern twist.
Abby Andales' ode to Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mistique.
Karen Gail Olaño creates a minimalist shift dress with a high leatherette collar and jacquard A-line skirt and bodice.
Irma Raquedan's takes inspiration from the struggles of racial discrimination in the '60s with heart-shaped seams that hold the dress together.
As a result of this challenge, the students showcased their skills on fabric manipulation and pattern drafting—a trademark of SLIM’s—that took form in short and sweet ternos and cylindrical shift dresses currently available for public viewing at the SM Mega Fashion Hall.
Ernz Huiso makes use of Marilyn Monroe's iconic lips as the focal point of his cropped jacket and pleated skirt combo.
Iviane Santos creates a trapeze shaped cape using PVC and adorns it with grommets.
Ray Ann Gutierrez gives the classic terno a new look by drawing inspiration from the rising popularity of sneakers in the 1960s.
If you don't have any plans for the weekend yet, head over to SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall and see these garments for yourself. You’ll find something worth Instagramming for sure.