STYLE REPORT: Philippine Fashion Week Summer 2017
The Philippine Fashion Week Summer 2017 collections have come and gone, showcasing some of the industry’s finest designers. It’s a known fact that Filipino's are very artistic with a huge love for haute couture, so head turning pieces available all year round is a given! To pay homage we check out some of the hottest trends that graced this exclusive runway...
Now, let your imaginations soar by translating these ideas to your next bespoke piece!
Sidney Perez Sio
Sidney Perez Sio is a Fashion Stylist and Production Designer with international exposure from excelling in mainstream American Fashion in New York. He is reinventing the classic Barong made available as a bespoke and creative athleisure collection for men and women. Sidney’s recent summer collection is all about denim. In essence think millennial x the Victorian Era... truly a modern twist on everyday outfits!
Imagine having your own customized denim dress with lace and floral appliqués. Or if you want to show off your edgy side, let’s personalize it with your favorite emoji!
If denim ain’t your thing, how about having a bespoke jacket using luxe fabric in your liking?
Throw in some expressions on a cap as your headwear and you’ll be rocking out street-wear couture in no time!
Pat Santos cemented his name in the Philippine couture fashion scene, after debuting at PH Fashion Week 2014, which followed with the opening of his atelier. His recent collection is all about the classic feminine silhouettes and with the theme “Romancing with the Butterflies”, expect to see butterfly prints on evening resort wear. Everyone likes that feeling of being in love with butterflies inside.
Flaunt and Flounce!
Strategically placed Ruffles and Fringes, to accentuate curves and add volume. Your bespoke dress inspired by the frills and romance, will make you feel like the loveliest lady at your next event. Perfect for the Christmas social season!
Lace and Beads!
Do you want a show-stopping evening dress? Then opt for a bespoke creation with heavy bead-works and lace material over sequined mesh.
Opt for a full ensemble in your favourite colour. Plus dare to pair it with the slip dress trend, in a delicate dreamy silk fabric to match!
Jerome Salaya Ang
Jerome Salaya Ang is an interior designer turned fashion couturier with a distinct avant-garde style. His summer 2017 collection is inspired by French film Le Planete Sauvage (Fantastic Planet) that redefines urban wear mixed with the whimsical touch.
Let’s be creative!
To rock the trend of Fantasy and Whimsical couture, let’s create your next bespoke outfit using a variety of textured and printed fabrics. Think Gauzed floral prints, in Black, White a or hint of colours to balance the design. We can even customise a digital print just for you.
Flirty & Feminine!
If you want to be experimental, try out laced neoprene fabric (a fresh and unique combo), and the fashion forward in you will sure to come out!
Let’s bring out the inner creative, and take it to another level, with trendy culottes, peplum and kimono inspired pieces. Plus add that urban flair, feathered fabric and personalized patches to the mix, ensuring you scream uniqueness in every piece!
Renowned Filipino designer and National Ambassador for Peace Arnold Galang presented “Narrative”, a continuation from his last Holiday 2016 collection. Inspired by his consistent involvement with the organization I am For Peace (an organization supporting the peace talks between the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front) we can see Arnold’s consistent and cohesive designs in his recent collection opting for black and grey as his colour palette. This is fashion edgy with a cause (so it gets a big tick from us!).
Who said you can only wear bespoke to special events? Try your hand at quality, everyday pieces with a twist! Wardrobe staples that you'll actually wear.
Modern Fashion with a cause!
Imagine talking about your next bespoke evening wear, and we mean really talking about it. From the concept, to design, to fabric treatment, and even the cause you support with. Here in LJS we don’t just do fashion, we do it the ethical way. Follow the cause by choosing designs that incorporates natural sheer sustainable material and fabric treatment that adds texture, such as pleats. All #HandMadeWithLove of course!
Modest to Impress!
Modesty fashion is the next big thing with people showing more skin these days, however a true fashion trendsetter will take the leap ahead of the pack. You can do this by being minimalist in accessories with a high neck line, and a below the knee asymmetric hemline. Get inspired by these Arnold Galang pieces on your next fashion cause!
Philippine Fashion Week is never complete without the haute couture show from the European trained Filipino designer, Amir Sali. His 18-year sartorial occupation for the royal household of Saudi Arabia can definitely be seen in all his creations. With his latest collection, Living Art, get inspired by high-shine materials and theatrical silhouettes
Be inspired by over-the-top Metallic Tribal pieces, donned in a bespoke way. Make it wearable by incorporating it in your everyday outfit, a show stopper top with your office slim cut pants, or a textured pencil skirt with a neutral top!
Dress up like a living art inspired by Amir Sali’s latest collection by opting for textured materials, feathered fabrics, and animal/insect fabric appliqués.
Pop in colors
We do say never be afraid with colours, however limiting it to two-three colours with 2 complimenting, and the other as an accent, can make the over-all look more cohesive and high fashion! Just take a cue from Amir Sali’s colour palette, which focused on moss green, grey, silver, brown , black and gold.
So be inspired by the latest trends from Philippine’s crème of the crop designers, and let us turn those creative ideas into your next piece! xo
Words by Shermaine K.
Images courtesy of philippinefashionweeklive.com and preview.ph