Don Protasio, Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2011

Don Protasio - PFW Holiday 2011

Don Protasio’s Holiday 2011 Collection is inspired by desert nomads, featuring loose, tent-shaped silhouettes in greige fabric tinged in brown and [taupe] grey. The hooded pieces certainly remind me of Jedi knights, particularly the ones donned by the guys. I like the minimalistic, free-flowing feel of the fabric. The trailing and caping add much of the dramatic, and often, mysterious flair of the whole garb. The fabric looks lightweight and comfy (kinda looks like linen to me). I find the clothes streaked in highlighted hues of light and dark grey rather pretty chic.

Pieces exude my personal vision for the wearers of this collection: unbridled freedom that allows for the joy and ease of carefree movement. – Don Protasio

Don Protasio Holiday 2011 in pictures

Don Protasio, Design Fusion - PFW Holiday 2011

Don Protasio, Design Fusion - PFW Holiday 2011

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Bo Parcon, Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2011

Bo Parcon - PFW Holiday 2011

Bo Parcon made quite a kick start with black and gold ensembles, maximising the use of mesh fabric (looked like piña to me, but have to check my facts first :P) which is intricately embellished with metallic gold detailing. Some dresses have ruffled or embossed tulles–like poufs–that make up the bottom (skirt part) of the garb or are niftily placed on the sleeve. Clothes are mostly paired up with black derniere socks embellished with the same scintillating golden accent. The design is a little bit tribal mainly because of the texturised woven-like patterns and geometrical symbols, yet chic and contemporary.

That’s basically what the holidays are all about—effusing a dark, smoky and sophisticated impression without ever losing touch to the glitz and the glamour.

Bo Parcon Holiday 2011 in pictures

Bo Parcon, Design Fusion - PFW Holiday 2011

Bo Parcon, Design Fusion - PFW Holiday 2011

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Design Fusion and Visions & Trends, PFW Holiday 2011

Sony VAIO presented Design Fusion and Visions & Trends last Saturday at the SMX Convention Centre in Manila as part of the recently concluded Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2011. The show featured talented and dynamic fashion designers flaunting their collections in stylish grandeur. I’m so honoured to be a part of the Philippine Fashion Week this year, even just for a day’s event. 🙂

I dragged along an artist friend of mine, I, for the night’s fashionable affair.

I and Me - Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2011
Me and “I”

Designers present were Bo Parcon, Don Protasio, Russel Villafuerte, Veejay Floresca, Xernan Orticio, Aries Lagat, Enrico Carado, Happy Andrada, Jaki Peñalosa, Jan Garcia, Kenneth Chua, Regine Dulay and Oz Go. The collections were mostly contemporary—from having a futuristic feel (think Lady Gaga or Star Trek) to having a classic/traditional touch (think Buddhist Monks, Burlesque Queens or the Byzantine Empire). I will make separate posts dedicated to each of the designers’ collections.

Of course, Sony showcased their ever stylish and colourful laptops with its wide array of C and S series VAIO laptops. When it comes to stylish and aesthetically-pleasing laptops, it’s either Mac or Sony that comes first to my list. 😉

Here are some fashion shots provided by Sony:

PINK VAIO C

WHITE VAIO C

ORANGE VAIO C

BLACK VAIO S (4)
BLACK VAIO S (2)

Here are some of the pics I took during the show featuring Sony VAIO:
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