It was the Spanish invasion in the Philippines all over again – but this time, it happened on the catwalks at SMX Convention Center. The three fashion brands from Spain namely (Sfera), Uno de 50 and Suiteblanco all made their Philippine Fashion Week debut this month and dominated the opening day with a parade of vibrant animal prints, bold colours and sophisticated silhouettes that made up their Autumn/Winter 2014 collections.
(Sfera) started the show with a slew of smart casual pieces in warm autumn colours such as burgundy, grey, navy and khaki. Cosy knits, statement mohair coats and patterned jackets paired with classic pieces such as slim-fitted trousers, A-line skirts, and collared blouses completed corporate chic looks for women, while more relaxed and casual ensembles were featured for men. (Sfera) marketing manager Patricia Limcaoco stated that the looks were styled to be fashionable yet practical for work and travel.
Uno de 50, an accessories brand famous for creating only 50 pieces of each of its designs, was up next. The versatility of their designs was successfully showcased as belts, necklaces, rings, bracelets and watches made from wrought metal, leather and Swarovski crystals were worn with elegant resort wear, rough and rugged denim and sleek monochromatic outfits.
Suiteblanco ended the show with a bang, presenting a bevy of bold and stylish urban looks that centred on four key trends: Rock N’ Roll Denim, Safari Standout, Black and White Binary and East-Meets-West Eclecticism. The range of looks went from casual to business chic, featuring contemporary prints, faux leather details, tribal patterns and classic lines. Despite the varied styles, all looks carried the Suiteblanco signature of modern sophistication that is popular with the city’s swish set since they opened their first store in 2013.
With such a promising debut on the runways of Manila, we’re pretty sure our Glam girls from the Philippines already have (Sfera), Uno de 50 and Suiteblanco on top of their shopping lists this holiday season.