philippine fashion week’s spring summer collection 2015 (courtesy of



Sidney Perez Sio S/S ’15

Opening with Luzviminda supporters Marie Cunning and Rhonee Rojas walking the catwalks with his new pieces, Sidney Perez Sio’s collection was clearly an homage to traditional Filipino attires. Fusing his penchant for relaxed pieces with a modern take on the barong, Perez Sio worked his design magic into the iconic garment. Opening his show, Perez Sio started with tangerine barongs in modern silhouettes, and then into moved into contemporary womenswear that’s street chic and tailored, but bearing the embellishments of the Filipino garment as digital prints. Continuing to rework the barong in modern ways, Perez Sio delivered piece after piece of suprising elements: a full sheer top and skirt embellished with wooden beading, a bomber jacket done in Pina and Jusi fiber, and a floor-length finale piece in the shape of a black tunic. Styled with fingerless gloves, sports caps, and specs that give it an even more athletic, urban flare, Perez Sio’s collection is ready to run with the trendy take on a traditional garb.


Nardie Presa S/S ’15

Boldly named “Rhapsody of Hue,” Nardie Presa’s Spring Summer offering for 2015 was exactly that: a collection of pieces that had clear overtones of baroque imagery, sudden sparks of brights, paired with slick, sleek lines and embellishments.

Opening his show with a red-hot swimsuit underneath an oversized bomber jacket in vintage baroque graphics, Presa presented a wide variety of different looks, from neoprene dresses in soft pastels, embellished with quirky pompoms; to slinky LBDs in stretch lace, paired with detachable peplums in his choice of historical prints. His menswear was more daring—with blue tunics over slouchy cut-off trousers in nude, as well as printed apron-type coverups.

Closing his collection were sophisticated pieces in black, paired with either quilted baroque-print tops, sequined blouses, or long fringes that sway gracefully as the models sashay down the runway.

Playfully elegant, Nardie Presa’s “Rhapsody of Hue” was a joyful collection that dared the audience to think outside of the conventions of the typical luxe fashion.

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