StyleBible Preview

The Young Designers to Watch Out for From Slim's Student Exhibit 2017

See their designs here!
The Young Designers to Watch Out for From Slim's Student Exhibit 2017 See their designs here!

For this year's exhibit, Slim's Fashion and Arts School students looked back to their founder, Salvacion Lim, Higgins as inspiration. Fondly referred to as Slim, she was one of the country's most respected fashion designers who also championed young talents through intensive trainings in her school. And so, this year, Slim's students continued to echo her signature dramatic silhouettes, unique color combinations, and intricate construction techniques. 

This year's tribute to Slim also coincides with the school's launch of the Salvacion Lim Higgins Education Fund aimed to support talented but financially challenged students. The clothes were also recently showcased at Slim's student exhibit in SM Mega Fashion Hall. Below, see how this year's batch translated Slim's vision as a designer into contemporary fashion. 

Barong by Hannah Adrias

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

Inspired by Slim’s tendency to mix Oriental and Western influences, this barong with trench coat references is finished with handbeaded epaulettes.

Barong by Genesis Alcantara

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

Unpredictable colors mark this barong, with its strategic placement of three-dimensional embellishments; sometimes exposed, sometimes partially hidden.

Dress by Irma Raquedan

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

One continuous piece of fabric draped, slashed, and tucked asymmetrically to form a flower. Inspired by Slim’s penchant for creating from a whole piece of fabric, with very few seams.

Barong by Jack Hernandez

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

Inspired by Slim’s precision in constructing garments, this barong underlines the value of measurements and the scientific methods of creating blocks and patterns.

Barong by Jane Ochoa

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

Slim’s love for asymmetry and fluidity, in a barong with a draped accent remindful of a katipunero’s neckerchief, subtly peppered with pearls.

Dress by Jomar Saldo

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

Cocoon-shaped coat dress with references to the Japanese kimono. Slim was fond of incorporating exotic influences in her work.

Barong by Julles Salazar

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

Street wear meets formal wear, echoing Slim’s unusual color palette.

Dresses by Kay Areño and Lulu Abuan

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

Kay Areño's draped short terno with strategically random ruching on the top and a bow detail on the skirt. In the background, Lulu Abuan combines a modern top referencing the polo shirt, with a classic pencil cut skirt layered with pleated organza.

Barong by Kevin Del Poso

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

Inspired by Slim’s draped gowns, this piece is a marriage of structured tailoring and fluid draping.

Barong by Lee Reyes

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

Intrigued by Slim’s headstrong personality, the creator of this barong has an affinity towards people, portraits and abstract ideas. The embroidery is a portrait of Slim herself.

Terno by Lelie Arroyo

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

A structured yet feminine terno, tastefully embellished with three dimensional flowers in a sophisticated color palette.

Barong by Marikov Regalado

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

Combining the masculine and the feminine, this Baroque-inspired barong incorporates pleats, embroidery, and a classic rose.

Gown by Mario Santos

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

Flirtatious but not too revealing, a pleated gown with floral touches at the back, inspired by Slim’s ability to balance sensuality with refinement.

Dress by Mark de Luna

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

A striking silhouette in pink gazar, embellished with subtle organdy pleated ribbon.

Terno by Myka Dominado

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

Inspired by Slim’s love for dramatic silhouettes and unexpected colors, a sculptured terno in chartreuse and burgundy.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Gown by Nela Fornier

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

An interpretation of Slim’s iconic 1954 caped gown, embellished with black roses and lace applique.

Terno by Niv Lagman

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

A modern take on the classic terno: structured and architectural.

Gowns by Noel Martin, Madelaine Barlao, and Leo Cadete

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

Inspired by Slim’s fondness for drama at the back of a dress, this red gown (left) by student Noel Martin has a gradiating pouf. The black gown (center) by Madelaine Barlao is of ruched chiffon, with a fringed skirt and feather accent sleeves – a mixture of different textures. The black dress in gazar (right and image below) by Leo Cadete is reminiscent of Slim’s structured silhouettes and intricate approach to embellishment.

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

Pantsuit by Rusanne Casela

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

A pantsuit with a softly draped cape, embellished with three-dimensional birds in flight.

Terno by Rusanne Casela

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

Inspired by Slim’s creation for First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, a dramatic terno embellished with embroidery and velvet ribbon.

Dress by Vanessa Pinlac

IMAGE Slim’s Fashion & Arts School

Fully embellished dress combining components of sequins and feathers, inspired by Slim’s attention to detail.

Dress by Cielo Cervantes

IMAGE Slims Fashion and Arts School

Bouffant-skirted short terno, incorporating Slim’s idea of hand drawn and cut velvet appliqués.

Gown by Arvymar Martin

IMAGE Slims Fashion and Arts School

Theatrical draped gown incorporating Slim’s ruching technique.

Garment by student Keisha Bandiola

Constructing with seams: a top continuing down to become a train, adorned with hand-cut velvet rose petal appliqués.

Gowns by Vangie Cruz and Marivien

IMAGE Slims Fashion and Arts School

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Red crepe dress (left) by Vangie Cruz, made with a continuous piece diagonally draped fabric wrapping the body – inspired by Slim’s practice of having very few seams. Hand-painted jumpsuit (right) Marivien, with a flash of red peering out from a structured collar.

MORE FROM PREVIEW.PH

COMMENTS