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


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


Mad about Cambridge Satchels!

I’m mad–pretty mad about getting one of these yummy Cambridge Satchels! They look so chic and classy, yet roomy enough to store books, stacks of paper and even a laptop!

Each bag is made of 100% genuine leather, and comes in a variety of colours.

As for the sizes, they come in 11″, 13″, 14″ and 15″.

They’re available locally in Madison (in Archaeology Wing, Rockwell Power Plant Mall).

Cambridge Satchel in Navy
I’m thinking of getting a satchel in yellow, dark brown or navy.

Cambridge Satchel in Purple and Yellow
This two-toned batchel (satchel with a top handle) in purple and yellow is such an eye candy!

Cambridge Satchel in Vintage and Navy
…but, I’m digging this classic piece in vintage and navy.

Chuvaness is giving away Cambridge Satchels to 4 lucky winners. Click here for more info.

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