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Tweaking The Terno

Dubai-based Ezra Santos reprises the terno for his first solo couture show.
Tweaking The Terno Dubai-based Ezra Santos reprises the terno for his first solo couture show.

A serpentine gown with its closed neckline has sleeves that extend from the butterfly flare down to the hands like a glove. The fabric used resembles reptilian scales, made even fiercer with large stone embellishments.

Another figure-skimming gown took references from the Orient and Russian Royalty, with tassels dangling from the angular butterly sleeves and a lace-like ribbon work that concluded with a fur hemline.

Tailored, voluminous blouses and jackets bore a sort of space-age architecture that could take power-suiting to the next level.

All this was presented with the same grandeur and theatrics as a couture show you'd expect from the likes of John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, and the late Alexander McQueen.


And how was this Philippine-inspired collection received by the Emiratis? “Interestingly enough, my Imeldific collection was widely appreciated by the fashionistas in Dubai,” remarked Ezra. “So much so that we have already received orders from this collection straight from the catwalk."


View the photo gallery to see excerpts from Ezra Santos' couture collection.

To learn more about Ezra Santos, visit Ezrafashiondesign.com
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