The advent of February can mean a lot of things to different people. The romance of Valentine’s Day, of course. The dead of winter, for those in the northern hemispheres. And then there’s that month-long event that will dictate how we dress in the months to come–it’s time to kick off the series of Fashion Weeks.
If you follow as many “fashion people” as I do (and I say that with utmost love for the editors and personalities on the coveted front row), then your Instagram feed has been blowing up. New York Fashion Week has kicked off the festivities, and it’s brought with it a plethora of content. There are the obsessively staged candid shots, close-up photos of accessories, and IG stories of models walking down the runway in slow-mo or Boomerang, whichever the preference.
Although the crowds at the shows are just as Pinterest-worthy, the best inspiration is still on the runway. The Fall-Winter 2018 looks might not fit too well with our tropical climate–although I’ve seen many shearling jackets I am dying to wear–but we’ve found more than a few details that could spruce up our closets.
The Pink Ranger
If last year’s color du jour was the sweet and subtle Millenial Pink, this year is all about fuchsia. The hue is unapologetically feminine, and gets a nice visual contrast in a tailored pantsuit like at A.L.C. Tory Burch and Oscar de la Renta embraced the girliness with A-line skirts and flowy fabric. A fun favorite, though, is the Jem and the Holograms-esque looks at Jeremy Scott–we’re totally getting purple tights now!
New York felt more than just an urban jungle on Fashion Week, where a slew of animal prints hit the runway. The look is more Vogue than va-va-voom though, with head-to-toe looks done in more boxy silhouettes–the Victoria Beckham coat is on our must-have list! One look we’ll definitely be copying though is from Bottega Venetta’s menswear collection. A hint of a tiger print under a monochrome pantsuit serves the perfect peek of the animal inside.
It seems our cold weather favorite is finally fashionable. We’re loving the oversized sweater and ultra-feminine skirt combo for its cute, cozy and completely wearable appeal. There’s nothing wrong with going for a dark-colored ensemble (the all-black Grey Jason Wu look is perfect for the gloomy days of typhoon season), but floral details as in Oscar de la Renta add a certain sweetness factor.
The Perfect Puff
True, there’s really no need for thick coats when you’re in the Philippines, but that’s what our year-end international exoduses are for. If you’re traveling to colder climes this year, make sure you’ve got some statement outerwear to keep warm but look cool. New York Fashion Week saw some exaggerated shapes, such as the super poofy long coat from Norma Kamali. Tom Ford’s patched jacket might be more up my alley though–it’s the perfect way to add some personality to our basic travel looks.
Line We Love: Diane von Furstenberg
We don’t have to explain why DVF is a fashion icon–the wrap dress remains one of the most flattering and chic shapes today. This season, though, we’re raving about the pantsuits. The fashion house sent out a series of printed coordinates that somehow look put-together and effortless at the same time, and I’m thinking this could easily be my new work day uniform. Who else is with me?
CEBU KALEIDO: A Night of Fashion and Celebration at Crimson Mactan Resort and Spa
Miranda Konstatinidou’s beautiful beach wear and jewellery worn by her guests at an intimate beach party at Crimson Resort in Mactan. Konplott is Miranda’s luxury fashion accessory brand sold in Europe, worn by fashion icons and celebrities (no, it’s not sold locally) while her exclusive beach wear in silk are fabric designed by her, are also sold in high end resorts around the world. Meanwhile, Crimson Resort in Mactan will officially close temporarily for a makeover as most of their beachfront villas were damaged heavily by last December.s super typhoon Odette. Here’s to a great reopening of Crimson in a few months. (photography by Steffen Billhardt)
Take a Closer Look at the Stunning Couture Wedding Dresses of The Brides At Triton Fashion Show
photography by Ephraim Basbas
The wedding industry, together with twenty of Cebu’s leading as well as emerging fashion designers just made a glorious comeback in one magnificent fashion show, The Brides at Triton last March 12, 2022 at the Triton Grand Ballroom of the only 5-star premier resort & water park in the Philippines, Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Cebu, in partnership with Danny Villarante, Emi Ayag and Cary Santiago.
Let’s take a closer look at the exquisite bridal couture dresses showcased at the fashion show:
How to Manifest Pantone’s 2022 Hue “Very Peri” in your Daily Deals as Listed by Fashion Editor Oj Hofer
Winkling the Blues Away with Veri Peri
by Oj Hofer
Very Peri Pantone 17-3938 is the color of the year 2022. Pantone’s dynamic Periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying red-violet undertone symbolizes “transformative times’, displays carefree confidence, and daring curiosity. Its presence in fashion and accessories encourages inventiveness, creativity and optimism. It is the new happy, neutral color and here’s how to fashionably manifest it in your daily deals.