PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK HOLIDAY 2011: PREMIERE A
Five designers close Day 4 of PFW Holiday 2011.
The Premiere A leg of Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2011 shone and sparkled in all sorts of persuasions courtesy of designers Kristel Yulo, Michele Sison, Philip Tampus, Ralph Ng, and Roland Lirio. Sequins and fussy beadwork made a glitzy appearance in all but one of the collections (with the sporty and street Ralph Ng as the exception), presaging a season chock-full of glitteringly garbed women.
Kristel Yulo presented a lineup of her usual cocktail- and floor-length dresses in her usual feminine, very wearable style. Her golden dresses that are geometrically embellished with bugle beads are a standout, as well as her lime green and gray chiffon confections, which we can see on the some of the "it" girls in the party circuit.
Michele Sison collaborated with Jun Jun Ablaza for her show, presenting a slew of both casual and dressy pieces cut from one-tone, animal and floral print fabrics heavily accessorized by Jun Jun's extravagant ornamentations of feathered headdresses, cuffs, and neckpieces, and even animal hides slung across the models' shoulders. Tim Yap, Marco Lobregat, and Carla Abellana walked the show.
Philip Tampus had yet another frilly outing of lace and bead-embellished gowns for Premiere A, echoing the ruffly femininity that the two previous designers have shown thus far. Tempering his collection are a few easy menswear looks. Noteworthy is this beaded crimson gown with a high front slit; perfect for some stylish celebs for high-profile events, perhaps? Minus that too-high slit, of course.
Breaking apart from the flashy pack is Ralph Ng, who showcased urban outfits for both men and women. Opening with uncomplicated, casual silhouettes of mens- and womenswear garments, he ended with rag-tag short dresses with peek-a-boo details in an array of sorbet colors.
Closing Premiere A is Roland Lirio who underscored the sexy, feminine leanings of the entire segment, presenting gowns cut from chiffon, lace, and sequined fabrics that represent his ultra-feminine design aesthetic.