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Gucci's Latest Runway Show Took the Guests Backstage and We Think It's Genius

Alessandro Michele gave them a peek at what happens behind the scenes—literally!
Fashion shows are often considered a huge spectacle, and this rings true for Gucci, which opened Milan Fashion Week this season. Upon entering the venue for the Italian fashion house's runway show, the guests were momentary confused—"When backstage is the main stage," Liz

Alter Ego by Pablo Cabahug

See the full Fall/Winter 2016 collection here.
“Classy, sassy, and carefree” is how designer Pablo Cabahug describes his muse.  The show opened with a bright red asymmetrical dress with a low peek-a-boo neckline and was followed by dresses with the similar body skimming silhouette in hues of olive green,

Tapis by Esme Palaganas

See the full Fall/Winter 2016 collection here.
From last season's cotton candy colored confections, Esme Palaganas goes back to black with her signature layering of loose silhouettes that mix ballet aesthetics with street sensibilities. Sheer skirts and dresses were paired with wide leg trousers and culottes to create cool,

Fury by Arin

See the full Fall/Winter 2016 collection here.
Art Personas' in-house label, Arin, opens day four of Manila Fashion Festival with its utilitarian-meets-tailored take on safari dressing. Jumpsuits, dresses, cropped jackets and tops in hues of olive, sand, blush, and pale blue with fringed and zipper accents made their way

Oral Fixations by Tipay Caintic

See her full Fall/Winter 2016 collection here.
It wasn’t until that heavily embellished sheath dress with sequined sushi and koi fishes came down the runway that we realized how hungry we were. Putting up sweet confections of chunky cable knit sweaters and lazy sweater dresses on next season’s menu,

Formations by Mark Bumgarner

See the full Fall/Winter 2016 collection here.
When it comes to silhouettes that flatter the female form, trust that racer-turned-designer Mark Bumgarner knows what he is doing. Opting to focus less on his signature corsetry, which we’ve seen in almost all his previous collections, he now plays with the

SEE: Day 2 of Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016

View the complete collections of Pat Santos, EsAC, Arnold Galang, Randall Solomon, and Jerome Salaya Ang.
Herewith, the complete designer collections from the second day of Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016: Pat SantosDay 2 opened with a blast from the past as Pat Santos served up bishop sleeve tops, pleated maxis, and tiered skirts that were reminiscent of the

SEE: Day 1 of Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016

View the complete collections of designers Jeffrey Rogador, Kaye Morales, Erwin Tan, and Sidney Perez Sio.
Herewith, the complete designer collections from the first day of Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016:Jeffrey RogadorFor a split second, we thought this designer was going to pull a Rick Owens on us as he sent out contemporary ballet dancers to open his

Androgyn's Take on Nowness

See the full Spring/Summer 2016 collection here.
Breaking away from the usual model lineup, Androgyne by Seek The Uniq gives us a star-studded cast that had the crowd cheering and applauding throughout the show. From Angel Jacob and Manu Sandejas who opened the segment hand-in-hand dressed in loose-fitting mismatched

The Craziest Trends at Paris Fashion Week

Plus, ways to actually wear them.
One thing is certain: the creative minds that showcase at Paris Fashion Week sure know how to keep us on the edge of our seats. From frothy frocks that make us go “ooh  la la” to the most bizarre accessories that make

Flower Crowns at Atelier Versace Fall 2015

It's never going to go away.
Right when we were talking about forest nymphs, Atelier Versace unveils its Fall 2015 collection with a parade of chiffon clad fairies. Inspired by forest flora and fauna (no duh), Donatella lays out a runway of 26,000 orchids beneath a glass panel

Raoul Ramirez's Hound Dog

Cruella de Vil approves of this.
While Raoul Ramirez references Odette, the Swan Princess, as his muse, all we could think about after seeing the endless parade of houndstooth and off shoulder capelets is Cruella de Vil. Sure, there might have been no sign of fur but with

Randall Solomon's Blossoming Garden

Florals for spring?
Randall Solomon’s Holiday collection couldn’t be more literal. Taking inspiration from Greek goddesses of flowers and floral wreaths, Khloris and Antheia, he adorns his peplum dresses and tulip skirts with embellishments that remind us that florals will always be in for spring. Click

Roland Alzaté's Ode To Hedy Lamarr

Old Hollywood becomes new again.
With his robust colors of red, blue, green, and orange and muti-textured fabrications of furs and jacquards, Roland Alzaté pays homage to iconic actress Hedy Lamarr for his Holiday 2015 collection. But in the overwhelming display of vivid prints and fabrics, what

Noel Crisostomo's Lock and Key

Lock and load it.
Oversized metal zippers and chunky studs are juxtaposed in calculated designs to create unique embellishments on Noel Crisostomo's printed trenches and shell tops. With a bit of a '60s flavor, he blends sporty and industrial aesthetics to create tailored pieces that are sleek

Anthony Nocom's Urban Man

Time to suit up!
Anthony Noncom goes back to the basics of tailoring with his Holiday 2015 collection. Sticking to traditional shapes, he plays around with colorful stripes and and checks to give menswear staples an urban edge. Head to the gallery to view the full collection.Photos

EsAc's Swinging Frock Ties

Nostalgic music for a '60s and '70s inspired show.
AudieAE, Mixy Dy, and Lyle Ibañez kicks off another season of Philippine Fashion Week with an interesting soundtrack to go with their respective collections for EsAc.Daniel Padilla breaks the ice with his rendition of the Pangako Sayo theme song as models in color blocked shifts made

SALON SERIES 3: Lulu Tan-Gan's Sheer Beauties

Crop tops and skorts all year round.
Cosmopolitan Philippines’ Editorial Director Myrza Sison-Wisniewski once said, “Certain items of clothing are a privilege, not a right." Translation: If you got it, then freaking flaunt it. And designer Lulu Tan-Gan certainly has “it.” Our eyes went agog when she came out after

SALON SERIES 3: Dennis Lustico's Colorless World

Black and white is how we like it.
As much as we love getting dolled up in a poufy pink dress (a la Gwyneth Paltrow circa 1999), nothing beats the ease and comfort that a good pair of trousers provide. In comes Dennis Lustico with his troop of leggy models. Swapping