The country’s most thought-provoking designers came up with highly dramatic clothes for the coming holidays. Devoid of color and embellishment, these pieces rely on their creators’ unparalleled construction skills and aesthetic vision.
on Jonielyn: Faille silk suit with shoulder and hip details, Nine West satin pumps. Silk Shantung coatdress with deep V front. Peep-toe heels from CMG.
Wool suit and striped cotton shirt. Sandals from Nine West.
cubism in a dress of lamé and suede over tulle body suit. Sandals, Nine West. JAMES REYES
Silk crepe chasuble over chiffon blouse and skirt with origami neckpiece.
dark romanticism in two manipulated-knit dresses. Knit cardigan over cotton vest and pants.
stylist ROXANNE IMBOY photographer JAN GONZALES hair and makeup ROMERO VERGARA models JOANNE AMONPON, JONIELYN ALBURO, GIL WAGAS (M.A.C.)
LONDON IN FULL BLOOM: An Exclusive Look at the recent Chelsea Flower Show
The Chelsea Flower Show in London, one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the world, returned in full glory in May 2023, captivating visitors with its stunning displays and landscape designs. Held annually on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, this year’s show proved to be a true feast for the senses, showcasing an array of breathtaking gardens, vibrant floral arrangements, and innovative landscaping. The 3-day event showcased 36 outdoor gardens, including four balcony gardens for small spaces. Inside the giant pavilion, blooms compete with each other, exotic flowers, roses, and many more.
The 2023 Chelsea Flower Show embraced a Nature’s Harmony theme, with a strong focus on sustainability and mental health. The show’s organizers emphasized the importance of sustainable gardening practices and biodiversity conservation, inspiring attendees to create beautiful outdoor spaces while preserving and protecting the environment.
What’s Cebu got to do with the Chelsea Flower Show in London? One person. James Doran Webb (https://www.jamesdoranwebb.co.uk), an Englishman working with driftwood, has been displaying his artworks for several years. James collects cast-off driftwood and shapes them into beautiful animal shapes that find places in some of the most iconic gardens. Leaping horses, owls, reindeer, and the occasional dragon, James Webb’s creations are avidly collected by landscapers to add accent to gardens in all sizes, using cast-off wood, fitting perfectly with the sustainable element—something Mr. Webb has done quite well for the last decade.
The Philippine International Flower Festival will be held at the PICC in Manila from January 14 to 18, 2024. Watch out for more info from our website!