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Old Hollywood Gets a Revival Through This Urban Collection

We love how Bessie Besana embraced the nostalgic in a cosmopolitan way.
Think that Old Hollywood is a blasé sartorial reference? Well, we think that it’s all a matter of execution—and Bessie Besana did it well in her Fall/Winter 2019 presentation at the Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival.She proved that the retro theme remains relevant

This Brand’s Future-Ready Collection References Previous Fashion Decades

Local brand Billy says that to be fashion-forward means to take a few steps back.
Nowadays, the battle of the brands seems to be about “the bolder the better.” Brands tend to distill all their energies into creating the next big disruptive thing, and this goes for minimalists and maximalists alike. However, Billy goes the opposite direction

Matteo Guidicelli, Ella Pangilinan Walk the Runway in Distressed Denim and More

Avel Bacudio and Matteo Guidicelli’s jean collaboration graces PMFF 2019.
In case you missed it, fashion designer Avel Bacudio teamed up with actor and triathlete Matteo Guidicelli to design a jean collection. Avel x Matteo 2020 was featured at the Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival where ripped jeans were sported by every model on

This Splashy Menswear Collection Defies the Urban Uniform

Gable and Grant inject carefree American spirit in their recent PMFF 2019 collection.
In fashion, where trends reign supreme, it’s unavoidable for people to start dressing like one another. Even for menswear, outfits in the metro nowadays have become a kind of uniform, thus reducing fashion as something cookie-cutter. However, Gable and Grant wishes to

We’ve Found the Perfect Collection to Take You from the Beach to the City

Stylia’s classic summery confections are your new year-round go-tos.
Ever think that the globetrotter feel of international cruise collections is from your reach? Well, it seems like Stylia might have had this in mind in creating their collection for the Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival. The brand captures the traveler within our

This Designer Defines Streetwear with a Fiery, Punchy Collection

The designer mixes battle-ready silhouettes and unexpected details for a new look.
Kaye Morales does it again. For this year’s Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival, the designer was able to prove that streetwear can always be redefined. And her latest collection suggests that streetwear could be more than just the usual binary of rebellious or

This Collection is Proof That Grunge Isn’t Dead

Mark Tamayo’s MFF 2019 collection shows how you can sport the ‘90s in a current way.
With the comeback of ‘80s fashion in today’s runway trends, do the ‘90s still have a place in our wardrobes? Mark Tamayo makes a case for it. In this year’s Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival presentation, the designer showcased an obviously ‘90s inspired

This Menswear Collection is Perfect if You Love Quirky Prints

The lineup was a modern rendition on retro Geometric patterns reminiscent of the ‘60s.
To tantalizing and tessellating effect, geometry and Rorschach inkblots get a psychedelic upgrade with Dodjie Batu’s Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival collection. Drawing inspiration from the six-sided shape, the hexagon, and the Rorschach test, the designs are making a serious splash when it

This Sparkly Collection Was Inspired by a Disco Song

Daryl Maat is turning the spotlight on sparkle and glamour.
All that glitters may not be gold, but they are looking really hot and right on-trend. For this season, Daryl Maat is turning the spotlight on sparkle and glamour. If you believe sparkles are only reserved for the festive season, then you’re

This Collection Marries Fashion and Art Together

Fashion has been very much entwined with art for a very long time.
Art and fashion have overlapped for many decades. From Yves Saint Laurent’s dress inspired by Piet Mondrian to modern-day collaborations with Keith Haring and Uniqlo, fashion has been very much entwined with art for a very long time already. While it’s definitely

This Collection Was Inspired by the Lavender Fields of Provence

Philipp Rodriguez's collection is right in time for the summer season.
The beauty of the lavender fields in Provence has definitely fascinated Philipp Rodriguez. Fresh blooms are the first-degree inspiration of choice for any summer collection. Obviously, the flower fields were reimagined like a fantastical dreamland. Projecting the beauty of spring blossoms, Philipp

This Collection Is Perfect for the Woman Who Loves Pink

Check out all the looks here!
On Wednesdays, we wear pink! Then again, with a hue so fabulous, we ought to be wearing it for everyday of the week. Over the recent years, the color pink has risen into the mainstream. This sprightly hue has made its way

This Collection is a Glimpse of Paris After Midnight

The city of love!
A certain kind of dark romance has taken hold with Chris Nick’s collection with silken gowns and suits in somber shades of scarlet, muted gold and classic black. He drew inspiration from two things—Paris, undeniably his favorite city in the world, and

This Collection Has All Your Summer Must-Haves

Right this way!
Having launched earlier this year in the Philippines, Zilingo, a Singapore-based lifestyle fashion e-commerce platform has landed on our runways as well. With styles sourced all over Asia’s bazaars and indie brands, Zilingo aims to make bargain finds as well as pieces

This Collection Strikes the Perfect Balance Between Work and Play

Prints, patterns, and everything nice!
Benjie Panizales takes tiny specks and trivial details and turns them into a unifiied print for a slew of garments tailored for strong and empowered ladies. This summer collection features cool patterns and bold prints that translate to "relaxed but polished soft

This Davao-Based Designer Makes Clothes Fit for Royalty

Bamba Limon looks to home for his latest collection.
One thing we learned from this season's presentations is that one doesn't need to look too far for inspiration. The best ideas are drawn from home, from our own shores, and from our own rich and colorful culture.Take Bamba Limon, who looked to

This Collection Is Proof That Every Girl Needs a Red Dress

See Philipp Tampus' latest pieces here.
The red dress is an essential. Much like its darker cousin, the LBD, it's timeless and dependable...but where they differ is that the LRD is, in itself, a statement—Philipp Tampus' pieces at the latest Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival, in particular, refuse to