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This Collection Is Proof That Grunge Is Both Cool and Contemporary

Check out Renan Pacson's work for Arin!
Featuring blacks, grays, browns, and a mishmash of patterns and textures, Renan Pacson's collection for Arin exuded mystery at the Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival 2018. Sporting '90s inspired makeup and grunge silhouettes, Arin’s pieces take its cues from contemporary and abstract art

This Vibrant, Colorful Collection Is Feeding Our Eye Candy Cravings

Check out Herbert Custodio's pieces for Junca Salon!
Herbert Custodio's collection for Junca Salon at the Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival 2018 was bright, vibrant, and whimsical, daring one to quit playing safe and just go for that adventure already. After all, isn't fashion about breaking rules?Boasting of a myriad of

This Sporty Menswear Collection Is Inspired by Mathematics

Spy cool backstage snaps from John Magsaysay's first Manila Fashion Festival show!
Notebooks out, 'cause you're about to get an education. John Magsaysay came to conquer on his first day of school—that is, his debut collection at the Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival 2018—with Sacred Geometry, a calculated yet colorful menswear line inspired by classic

This Local Designer's Collection Is a Modern Tribute to Mindanao

Stylish and wearable patriotism, according to Aztec Barba.
Often, when patriotism is the subject of art, it comes in the form of vibrant and vivacious colors to represent the life and culture that inspired it. However, designer Aztec Barba makes a case for the contrary: He proves that one can

Miyama Uno's Latest Collection Uses the Coolest Vintage Magazine Prints

Japanese design meets Filipino craftsmanship.
Karen Abigail Ono, the one-woman force behind label Miyama Uno, is not to be reckoned with. The Japanese designer graduated from the Vantan Fashion Institute in Tokyo and has worked with American brand Ralph  Lauren—and now, the newest notch in her belt is the interesting, textured, ultra-graphic collection she

This Local Designer Is Making a Case for Wearing White and Sheer

Take cues from Emi-Alexander Englis' latest collection named Sol.
Following his collection The Circle Is Not Round from last season, Emi-Alexander Englis is now looking on the bright side (literally) with Sol. Dominated by a palette of white, cream, and gray, his designs are inspired by the blinding glare of the sun.He expressed this

Here's How to Update Your Wardrobe with Local Weaves

Because details are everything.
Unexpected combinations seem to be a trend this season at this year's Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival, and Windel Mira's collection was no exception. According to the designer, he was inspired by the geometric patterns of the inaul fabric, the traditional woven cloth of

This Local Designer's Collection Is Bewitchingly Chic

Wilbur Lang's pieces are all about femininity with a dark, witchy twist.
This season, Wilbur Lang was out to prove not only his versatility as a designer, but also his ability to build a bridge between two unrelated, albeit oddly complementary muses. He challenged himself to make feminine pieces à la Katharine Hepburn (think The

This Local Designer Wants You to Wear Philippine History

Edgar Buyan give us a history lesson in style.
It's not an Edgar Buyan piece if it doesn't have a young vibe and a dose of color. However, what sets the designer's fashion philosophy apart from the rest would be his constant references to Philippine culture and history. The designer says

This '50s-Inspired Collection Will Make You the Life of the Party

Chris Diaz’s hip new designs send us back to a rockin’ era.
When one thinks of Chris Diaz, what immediately comes to mind would be his signature feminine looks with a touch of romance. In his Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival 2018 show, the designer proved that such an aesthetic is never cookie cutter and

Patrick Lazol's New Collection Fuses Grunge With French Rococo

His latest collection, right here.
The Breakfast Club meets Marie Antoinette in local designer Patrick Lazol’s showcase for the Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival 2018 as models strutted on the runway in elaborate, feminine updos and French Rococo-inspired makeup.Patrick’s designs were characterized by contrasts, featuring an elaborate play on volume and

KC Pusing Mixes Utilitarian Streetwear With Tailored Silhouettes

Check out her latest collection, right here.
Tailored, edgy, and with a hint of whimsy, KC Pusing's collection showcased sartorial wonder at the recent Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival 2018. Fragments, in a nutshell, mixes utilitarian fashion and silhouettes inspired by Japanese streetwear.Featuring structured pieces with a play on neutral tones,

Renan Pacson’s Versatile Streetwear Is Future-Ready

Wearable pieces you can incorporate right now.
For Renan Pacson, inspiration can come from anything—everyday objects, emotions, and even moments. However, his most recent collection is anything but reminiscent of the banal and the mundane. In fact, it is teeming with a strong sense of identity, one that’s distinctly

These Are the Perfect Dresses to Wear to Summer Weddings

Check out Veejay Floresca's latest collection here!
We're calling it: Veejay Floresca's glam, breezy pieces from her recent Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival show will be your new go-tos for all the beach or garden weddings on your calendar. Thing is, you'll want to wear these everywhere, not limited to special

These Dreamy Gowns Will Remind You of a Modern Fairytale

Wear one and write you own.
The pieces in Steph Tan's At the Stroke of Midnight look like they came straight out of a modern fairytale. You wouldn't really expect that she pulled inspiration from something so haunting—the rainforest at midnight. And yet, she produced garments so sophisticated yet

This Australian Label Has Romantic Pieces Fit for a Modern Woman

View the entire collection here.
Lucia Josephine is an Australian label headed by Filipina-Australian designer Lucia Hatten. Despite being a three-man team, they successfully launched their first collection in the country at the Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival. Titled Renascence, Lucia Josephine's collection signals the reawakening of a