Fashion with a purpose
Cary SantiagoAs one of Santiago’s muses, Wroblewitz looked like a goddess in a knee-length see-through dress that represented the elegant pearls in the Philippines, as well as the collection’s theme that celebrated women’s fluidity and femininity. No less than Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach drove the couturier’s message to home as she appeared on the catwalk in an effortlessly beautiful white ball gown.
Ito CurataVibrant, regal colors were spotted in Curata’s collection--there was an emerald off-shoulder top, a soft gold gown, and royal blue gowns embellished with sequins. Curata had successfully showed to the crowd how eclectic colors exude positivity and make a person happy. His Holiday collection have also incorporated ribbons in support for ICanServe Foundation's advocacy of raising awareness.
Vania RomoffKnown for her romantic and feminine pieces, Romoff chose to put emphasis on feminine lines and silhouettes in order to showcase the strength of women. She incorporated ribbons in her white dresses to show support for the foundation’s advocacy. Lace and satin A-line dresses in hues of blue were also present in her collection to showcase the simple elegance of women’s figure.
Rosenthal TeeThe young designer who’s been making waves in the fashion industry, opted to feature women's flirtatiousness and youthfulness. Tee played with Eastern Asian influences such as the use of eye-catching colors of gold, cherry pink, and Chinese red. She also incorporated nature’s vitality by showing the fluidity of the sea through her cyan dress, and the beauty of leaves and flowers through her see-through number with hints of fur.
JC BuendiaFinally, Buendia who marks his 30th year in the fashion industry this year, opted for black with hints of pink embellished with cherry blossoms and peonies as his major design elements. His collection portrayed women’s strength based on the ‘70s revolutionary fashion era where women had the freedom to express themselves with whatever they wanted to wear whether it was a pair of bell bottoms, maxi skirt, or sharp jumpsuits.