Malaysian vogue designers have definitely made their mark on the purple carpet, carving out a distinct segment on the earth of international haute couture. Ghana Rising fave, Erzumah Ackerson designer of Bestow Elan gave us sexy, grown-up lady in art gallery stylish with touches of contemporary day Grecian goddess -and I find it irresistible. With it delicate splashes of starlight art-attack colours, statement dresses and to-reside-for printed Capri pants (I’m predicating the Bestow Elan capri pants are A/W12 it-trousers du jour) – this collection is one of my favourite from AMFW and I see it stocked around the world.
Platinum Style mall do have very low cost but nice outfits by native designers too! I believe nowhere else in the Philippines that designers just like the Ilonggos are so enamored with their own textiles. Local clothier, Madelain Clark confirmed off her magic at this year’s Vodacom Durban July.
Max & Jan is a Moroccan brand with a Belgien designer and they have a tribal contact to every part they do, we simply love their stuff. The occasion will be a hometown preview of runway fashions in downtown Albuquerque, with local bands Tear Strain and Pink Gentle Cameras.
Aside from Iloilo’s pioneering nice ideas in trend events which ripple off for Ilonggo designers to return to promote our very personal handloom textiles akin to hablon or patadyong, which are the fabric focus for Ilonggo designers for its gala show, the city turns into a busy factory of constructing clothes and accessories.
We’re within the tropics and the Philippines is a serious tourist destination, I feel, this is a big market Filipino designers can fill in. Though there are 4 global trend promoting seasons- spring, summer season, fall and winter-the new omni-current season is resort which can be called as holiday or cruise.