Monday, October 31, 2011

Jun Jun Cambe SS2012

Jun Jun Cambe is one show that is always sure to be opulent and grand. Titled as Xianzai which means now, it featured Oriental inspirations combined with Cambe's signature style. Opulent pieces ranging from sexy minis to full length dresses worked their ways down the runway as crowd ooh-ed and aaah-ed with each piece. Some pieces featured prints in traditional China colors while some were Pucci-esque with floral prints. It was like see Shanghai under Ecstasy or LSD. Purely euphoric and undoubtedly an experience that will get you high. And with Maria Benipayo closing the show in her ever graceful and majestic presence, Jun Jun Cambe's show will leave you addicted and wanting for more.

Gerry Katigbak SS2012

Gerry Katigbak's new collection comprised of blocks and stripes: all in different sizes and colors! It was very sporty and and included some pieces that are sure to catch the attention especially when worn in the beach. His collection somehow reminded me that of Prada a few seasons back. Both played with stripes and colors. However, Gerry's version was translated in sporty pieces which would definitely fit in my closet full of stripes. And the white blazer with the seal was just summer perfect! And the bakya shoes are sure winners too. There were roomy bags perfect for those lazy days were you can just stash all the essentials into one roomy bag. This collection definitely made me feel so excited for summer!

P.S. the chicken shoes were just so cute! Very quirky!

Arnold Galang Spring Summer 2012

If you watched Arnold Galang's show last season, you would know that his direction for this season was a far cry from his last collection. Turning from tribal prints and fringed accessories, he concentrated more on form and structure and chose black and white as the main colors of his collection. Though obviously minimal, he included some pieces that incorporate large fish scale-like sequins in gold yellows and blacks. Furthermore,  the first pieces with the leather details reminded me of a Rad Hourani collection back then. Nevertheless, his collection is still proof that he can do something different and distinct from what he has done in the past few seasons.