Fashion Forward

Fashion  /   /  By Francesca de la Cruz

There are lots of wonderful discoveries when traveling the Philippines, this would include the contemporary, global looks for the fashion-and culture-conscious breathing new life into local textiles from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Oriental chic

Stand out with multicultural references and indigenous patterns in modern silhouettes

Thrice as nice

Embellished separates are nice to wear all together or mixed and matched

Asian flair

Layers and textures are harmonized through an illusion of fit and flare

First lady

The modern Filipina is confident in her own skin, wearing her flag through fashion

Delicate charm

Feminine styles play down rigid textures—proof that natural fabrics are wearable, with the right technique

Straight ahead

Piled-on prints are made subtle with muted tones and sheer elegance

Back to the future

Witness the comeback of butterfly sleeves, now seen in different fabrics and styles of clothing

Then and now

New classics are traditional elements updated with modern hues and proportions

Photographs by Dookie Ducay (New Monarq Creativx)

Makeup and hairstyle by Bea Galimba (New Monarq Creativx)

Model Karina (New Monarq Talent Management)

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