October 30, 2008
Despite the late start, Style Warehouse's little Fashion Parade presented three Australian retail lines that piqued enough interest to make the wait fairly worth it.
Fil-Australian designer Pia Gladys Perey is the Manila rep for the clothing lines on show that night—only a fourth of the brands in her roster—which included her own line of women's wear, White Kitten.
First up for show was One Teaspoon by Jamey Blakey. Save for a cotton, kitten-bow blouse, which was tucked into neat pencil skirt, the collection gave off a very young, boho vibe. Powder blue tees with overt neon pink images silk-screened on them; layered, oversized tanks with their own bit of graphics; and tunics in tie-dye or tribal pattern. It was styled street with what curiously looked like Freeway's current crop of colored leggings, high-waisted shorts, and suspender-laden waist corsets.
Click here to see the tees and tunics of One Teaspoon.
One Teaspoon Clothing is available at Nothing But Water.
See Nothing But Water at the Store Directory for details.
Skinny Nelson and Friends
The dark gray and black palette of Skinny Nelson and Friends sealed in the brand's urban street cred. This androgynous line of “stylized sweats” is made of 100% organic cotton mixed in with a small percentage of elastine to ensure a great fit.
Top marks go to the drop-crotch jodhpurs, worn by the male models that night but a great substitute for the leggings women have been living in since last year. Cute and easy poncho and tent dresses; long vests and hooded, buttonless cardis; and layer-able tanks and henleys make for pragmatically hip additions to an existing wardrobe. Best of all is that you and your beau can share, if he's that sort of dresser of course.
Click here to view the organic line of Skinny Nelson and Friends.
Skinny Nelson & Friends is available at Theodore's The Store.
See Theodore's The Store at the Store Directory for details.
Pia Gladys Perey's bi-coastal label White Kitten—it's stocked both in Manila and in Sydney—may have made its catwalk debut in 2007, both in the Philippines and Australia, but it has already gained quite the following. Her ultra-feminine frocks bear a fluidity of movement in the studied draping.
The look for her current line is elegant but still edgy, thanks to off-kilter asymmetry, and solid belts garnished with (cool surprise) painted microscope slides that whittle the waist for a womanly silhouette. Look out for a great fitting body suit with a ruffled, one-shouldered neckline. It'll go beautifully with anything from the loose palazzos and circle skirts that are reappearing to the slim structured pants and pencil skirts that are hot for Fall.
Click here to see the latest from White Kitten.
White Kitten is available at The Ramp.
See The Ramp at the Store Directory for details.
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—Isha Andaya, Managing Editor
October 30, 2008