This Fashion Show is a Revelation and Celebration of One’s Self
by Sherry Tadeja, September 19, 2019 10:15am
Art by Dani Elevazo
Fashion shows always come with a theme where designers could follow suit. And it’s only a matter of creating theme-appropriate designs or breaking the norms to create a design fit for the runway. But what happens when the theme is one's self?
We can only expect unique designs for sure.
To look at one’s inner self as the ‘mood board’ for inspiration is what SoFA Design Institute believes in. According to the fashion institute, in all forms of design “the inspiration should be, must be, the student himself/herself.”
It’s only fitting for the 2019 batch of the two-year and four-year graduates at SoFa to conclude their experience through a graduation fashion show featuring a collection inspired by their true selves. See the collections below:
Patricia Samulde’s “Dulce Belum Inexpertis” translates to“war is sweet to those who have never experienced it.” The collectionbrings the color red color to its rightful pedestal—in high fashion.
Belle Villanueva’s “COMPLACERE” showcasessheer and floral details remind us of how love can be a prison of fantasies. The drunk blush completes each look in this collection, and we’re living for it.
An empowering collection, the “Epitome Of Igorota Warrior” is a homage to the indigenous people of the Igorot tribe. Highlighting woven and terno styles in each piece, Eloiza brings to the runway a culture, this time, appropriately.
Denesse Ramirez’s collection is a beautiful marriage of geometry and dainty. The acrylic, crystal and feather embellishments make a fragile, ethereal-like impression as if it’s straight out of a fairytale.
The “Storge” is a straightforward homage of the designer, Tricia Ferrer, to her parents.
She seamlessly incorporated the infinity sign throughout the collection—and if that’s not a declaration of love, we don’t know what is.
Aurea Vinluan’s “Sinta” collection makes a romantic statement for whites. We won’t be surprised if some of these designs end up in high-profile wedding celebrations.
The light colors in Joanna Ngo’s collection displayed elegance in the midst of a maximalist, exaggerated structure. The design is the designer’s manifestation is a reflection of growing up in a family yet somehow ‘feeling complete’.
Looking into your inner self for inspiration doesn’t come off easy—and to make a collection out of it is more than facing the elephant in the room, it’s materializing it. But the students of SoFa prove one’s self holds no bounds—and more than anything, being your self will never go out of style.