Last month, the Manila Fashion Festival 2015 hit the runway with couture cuts, feminine frocks, tailored clothes and colorful gowns from the country’s leading fashion designers.
With so many beautiful creations displayed on the ramp, it would be so hard to stay focused on the common denominators local designers want to go big this year, which is why we spotted the top 5 trends during the 2015 Manila Fashion Festival just for you.
If you think leather only belongs to westerners, these designers proved you wrong and showed you how to wear this uncompromising fabric in an equatorial setting.
Paulo Cabahug incorporated leather into this sexy sport mesh top that looks edgy and high fashion.
Banggo Niu made leather work in all kinds of outfit, whether it was for a maxi skirt or a pair of joggers like the one pictured above.
A leather top? No problem, Arin created a uniquely shirred top made of leather that looked perfect with a pair of skinny jeans.
It’s not surprising that red is getting more attention this year after marsala, a color that belongs to the red family, was announced by Pantone as the color of the year. Check out the designers who didn’t miss the chance to paint the runway red in the recently-concluded Fashion Festival at the capital.
From embroidered textiles, sheer gowns and bird prints, Cheetah Rivera made it a point to integrate red to her collection.
The queen of the night, actress Heart Evangelista-Escudero was all smiles as she walked the runway with a stunning off-shoulder Chantilly lace dress created by Mark Bumgarner.
Formula racer turned fashion designer Mark Bumgarner also created Heart’s wedding reception dress and the bridesmaids’ gowns a couple of months ago.
YAY Clothing turned sophisticated jackets, fur covers and twisted tops into romantic pieces by choosing blood red hues.
It was predicted that the mesh trend will be bidding goodbye this year. However, the Manila Fashion Festival 2015 showed otherwise. Below are the strong evidences that proved mesh is here to stay.
Tony Evans made a wonderful parade of mesh outfits on the runway. The unique cuts on his artful creations gave evidence to the fact that the mesh trend is not going anywhere yet.
Mark Tamayo’s mesh creation dazzled on stage with this bejeweled cover-up dress.
Esme Palaganas made a set of sheer striped ball gown that looks casual, but stylish.
Ruffles All Over
Furs are for artics and ruffles are for the tropics. When you were bashed for having worn ruffled sleeves and necklines last year, the tables are going to be turned this year because the Manila Fashion Festival brought them back with modern twists and contemporary designs.
Mark Bumgarner strategically used ruffles in the sleeves of his creations, and made the hip lines stylish with ruffled peplums and unique cut outs in the hemlines.
Veejay Floresca also proved that you could not go overboard with ruffles. Her nude disheveled creation is giving this trend a 21st century touch.
This navy blue floral dress from Jerome Salaya Ang defines the future of ruffles. The cutouts are perfectly put into strategic places and the dress is simply magnificent.
Leave Romy and Michelle’s high school reunion metallic getup in the nineties because this year, it’s all about metallic elegance and cutting edge pieces.
John Herrera made metallic sequence phenomenal with his sheer black and silver creation.
Michael Leyva had an array of silver and black metallics on the ramp and they all looked fabulous, especially this ombre long gown.
Banggo Niu fused sports luxe and metallic trends into one and the result is high fashion. Who would know that a varsity jacket is perfect for metallic front slit skirt?
Get ahead in the fashion industry with these top trends from this year’s Manila Fashion Festival and bring your personal style into the next level.5 of the Hottest Fashion Trends at the Manila Fashion Festival Fall 2015 by Holly Bissonnette