|Photo by Alex Suarez|
MANILA, Philippines - Thirty one (31) of the most talented young designers showed how spectacularly world class Filipinos is during the Philippine Designers Gala 2018.
Focusing on silhouettes, the 11th designer of the evening, Marko Philip’s design is not just neutral. It also shows radical expression through fashion. The inclusion of the head accessories on the designs made every collection more powerful and eye catching.
The richness and colorful culture of Cordillera has been manifested to the collections of the 12th designer of the night, Julienne Paran. The fabrics used and the designs were very Cordilleran. What makes the collection more special is the millennial touch to its designs.
Alex Ganda Anore
The 13th designer of the evening is Alex Ganda Anore. His designs were emphasizing confidence, maturity, femininity and vividness of a woman. Every creations presented on the runway will make a woman like a precious gem. On the other hand, his collection of men’s wear shows masculinity with gentleness.
DC de Castro
One of the most effective and practically fashion forward designs this year was brought by Sir DC de Castro. He is the 14th designer to slay the runway. Sir DC’s designs were beyond your everyday basics, a more hip and fashion forward everyday attire. The creations are more on dark colors, focusing on silhouettes with sophistication in style.
Sephy Seneres Bartolo
A very young talented designer shows his electrifying creation on the runway. The 15th designer of the evening, Sephy Seneres Bartolo. His design focuses on women’s femininity. The designs were soft and light in color that can emphasize women’s grace and femininity. In my personal opinion, Sephy’s collections are perfect to wear in the everyday activities of Miss International pageant. There is no doubt that one day; this young designer will dress beauty queens here and abroad.
A feminine millennial style is shown by the 16th designer of the evening, Marie Rodeo. The playful combination of blue, black and white made the creations sophisticated and elegant.
A playful earth colors was presented through the creations of the 17th designer of the evening, Frhyne Danan. The designs were light to neon colors making the collection lively to wear and on stage. The inclusion of some neutral color designs and masks brought some power to the collection.
Richie delos Reyes
A pageant inspired collection was showcased by the 18th designer of the evening, Richie delos Reyes. The casual and evening wears created by Sir Richie are perfect in a pageant scene. The creations shows elegance, romanticism, and crowning of a beauty queen.
Timelessness, colors and hand painted designs was evident on the designs of the 19th designer of the evening, Jolaida Nicolai. The colors of the collection are ranging from neutral to light colors, a proof that this designer doesn’t play safe on colors. The hand painted prints made the collection more interesting. The blue head dresses and animal prints brought power to the collections.
The 20th designer of the evening is Sir Jhune Angeles. It’s like you were in a nature tripping upon seeing his collections. The designs embrace nature in a very unconventional sophisticated way.
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About the author:
Dale is a public school Science teacher. who has an ultimate passion in pageantry and in fashion. He is a food lover. His dream is to travel the Philippines and the world to taste the different cultures has to offer.