Fashion shows are a feast for the eyes. The 9th season of Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival was no exemption. From extravagant looks that maximalists would fawn over to clean, crisp ensembles perfect for a minimalist, this season — which called for a fashion movement — was sartorially outstanding. Ahead, trends that emerged from the runway and will soon invade our wardrobes.
Say it with sleeves
Protacio, Patrick Lazol, Benjie Panizales
You can't shrug your shoulders on this trend. Let your sleeves do the talking and make sure what they're saying is groundbreaking. Those are perhaps what motivated these designers to put the spotlight on this part of a garment. Puffed, ruched and embroidered was Protacio's choice. Meanwhile, Patrick Lazol did not hold back when it comes to volume. And Benjie Panizales's creation reminds us of life under the sea.
Take it to the streets
Kwak Hyun Joo, Miyama Uno, Kaye Morales
Get ready to up your street style cred with pieces from these collections. The standout hue of the season appears to be red, and we saw a sprinkling of it in these looks. Kwak Hyun Joo, who came all the way from South Korea, gave us a taste of what Seoul street style is about. Miyama Uno makes us want to wear street in the office, too. And Kaye Morales threw it back to the '00s and had us feeling like we can look like J.Lo in one of her music videos.