The local fashion industry has been continuously thriving this year with designers becoming more accessible to a wider market with the help of e-commerce and collectives like the Soma Stores. Here, we give you a roundup of some of the most sought-after designers whose collections had us running backstage to make a purchase.
Proving that classic romantic styles will forever be a woman’s weakness, Vania hit it big this year with two different collections and the launch of her e-commerce site. Thanks to her demure ladylike pieces, we’ve all been sporting off-shoulder tops all year round.
It was love at first sight the moment we laid eyes on his striped midriff shirts and pleated culottes at the Salon Series 3 show. The months following that, most of us were seen sporting school boy-inspired looks and playing with boxy silhouettes and cropped hems.
Martin’s flowy romantic pieces continue to be a big hit this year as celebrities, socialites, and editors run to him to whip up something chic and easy for weddings, nights out, and other dressy occasions.
The Basic Movement designer and Preview Emerging Fashion Talents alumna had us stocking up on her tired skirts and loose boxy tops from both collections that she’s shown this year at Manila Fashion Festival.
Heart Evangelista’s go-to designer also had a big year, collaborating with the actress for hand-painted pieces and producing a collection for a Mazda showcase, as well.
Taking care of her little bundle of joy certainly didn’t keep this designer from getting back in the game. Her bridal line remains to be the top pick for young brides looking for something sexy and sassy to wear on their wedding day.
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