Last January 25th, the designers launched their second collection. This quarter’s collection caters to
young professionals, who value work-life balance. There's fashion for work, play and the beach! They desire to have an ensembles that they can wear from day to night (or in my case, night to day ;))
Sneak peak of the collection. I love that the collection is a collaboration of not just designers but also photographers and make-up artists! Very nice pictures!
Inspired by the New York City lights, the line showcases Spring 2012’s trend on glitz and glamour with flashy pieces that consists primarily of all party dresses bedecked with glitter, sequins, and metallics. The silhouettes include fit-and-flare sleeveless mini-dresses, slim-fitting party dresses with open slit sleeves, and sleeveless dresses with a v-shaped neckline and cascading ruffles. All dresses were built around contrast materials such as crepe, and chiffon, creating a sheer feminine texture throughout the collection. Party the night away with Klart Lim's "Hello, Sexy!" Collection!
|Would love to wear this!|
Bailey’s second collection is inspired by the fashionable people who chill on the different beaches. La Playa de Moda, or “The Beach of Fashion” has different fabulous swimwear and cover-ups, as well as dresses one can wear while lounging at the different resorts. These dresses can be worn too outside of the beach while chilling with your friends. One would definitely be a glamorous and fabulous fashionista when wearing any of these pieces from Bailey’s La Playa de Moda collection.
|Would make a good dress for beach wedding, you think?|
As Renan puts it, my collection is called Mama Carine. Irreverently chic! I drew my inspiration for this collection from Carine Roitfeld, former editor-in-chief of French Vogue. That tousled hair and dark smoky-eyes, she is one of the most powerful women in the whole of “fashiondom”. She evokes power and authority. She’s unapologetically subversive with her usually sex-induced ideas. Influential, dominant and highly-significant for most designers, eternal muse of Tom Ford, and for my second collection for Hot Young Designers, she is my woman- clad in my fetish-inspired multi-buckled corset belts; zip-up miniskirts; body-hugging stretch dresses…this collection is power dressing with lots of female charm.
|This is love!! Would like to wear this in the office ;)|
Except that our temp is always freezing cold
For my 2nd Collection, I was inspired by my friends from the Fashion Institute if the Philippines. Since I knew that New Year was coming, I thought of using colors and prints for my collection. I was never really a “color” fanatic. I was inspired by Mikee Andrei and Paris Bagasao's use of color, and I was inspired by the movie "Fatal Attraction", a 1987 American Thriller starring Glenn Close. I was so inspired by her character that I made my own story. Pink and Violet are the main colors in my collection - colors that I never imagined using.
|Love the colors!|
“The Unusual Marauder" by Jackie Maronilla Abueg puts emphasis on minimalist feministic ideals. Her design philosophy of simple and effortless brings out a subdued glow to those caught with any ensemble. By playing with materials that would usually suit trousers, Jackie's collection this quarter decides to go unconventional and transform them into practical, effortless and chic apparel. Jackie believes that her designs should bring out the essence of a woman, this second collection "The Unusual Marauder" focuses on defying the typical image of what a woman should be and how a woman should dress. It's about time that these unusual marauders are set on the loose!
|Love tube maxi dresses!|
Bugsy’s, The Grove by Rockwell and The Bulb Studios for providing the venue. HD Make Up Studio and Academy for providing the hair and make up for some of the shoots. Evita Peroni Philippines and Officine for providing accessories and shoes for the shoot.
Real treat for buyers, to start the New Year right, HYD will be raffling off 5 HYD pieces from the 5 designers for all those who have purchased from January 25 to February 25.
Check the collections at http://hotyoungdesigners.com/shop Visit http://hotyoungdesigners.com and create your account. Shop and submit to a photo of yourself in your new HYD attire! You might win a gift pack from Pond’s Philippines.
The designers were also present to sell their collections at the Friday Fashion Fever last February 3, 2012 (Friday). Check out the pictures here.
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