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Chris Diaz for Ensembles

September 7, 2012

I only get to see Chris Diaz’s collection during Philippine Fashion Week (like this recent one I attended).

Now, we can see more of Chris Diaz in Ensembles stores, as he is the featured artist for the Young Designer Series. This is Ensembles 4th installment, the previous ones include James Reyes, Debbie Co, Louis Claparols and Choc & Yvette Religioso.
And who else better embodies empowered and fulfilled woman, but Carmina Villaroel..
The collaboration aims to create something truly unique but will still be very much Ensembles – a perfect balance of wearability and artistry – versatile and timeless pieces that can be worn to work or on the weekend, just as easily. I think I am nearing this point in my life that I need to wear something more classic and timeless – and forget those flirty skirts. 😉

To see more of the collection (I already have favorites!), click Read More..

Chris Diaz was first catapulted into the Manila fashion industry after becoming a finalist in the 2002 MEGA Young Designers Competition. He has been labeled as a “Romantic” Designer because of his trademark fascination with feminine frills, lace and floral (I looove!).  
These are my favorites!
Color Blocking Dress Php1795

Lace Dresses Php1795

Spag Strap Lace Dress Php1695

3/4 Color Blocking Php1795

On this collection, I am seeing feminine, soft, classic and romantic pieces. I can wear them in the office and just put a blazer on, or wrap a scarf for dinner date 😉

Here are more pieces:

“I’m very excited with this collaboration! There’s a lot for everyone – a balance of feminine silhouette and use of romantic element and a smart range of color blockings that will flatter everyone!”, Chris Diaz shared when asked to talk about the collaboration.
This 17 piece collection includes standout dresses and blazers, flattering tops in chiffon and poplin, dresses and skirts all grounded in different treatments such as lovely laces, colorblocking and soft fabrics .
Visit to view the entire Ensembles by Chris Diaz Young Designers Series Holiday 2012 Collection . Like on and follow on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram @EnsemblesOnline.

What is your favorite from the collection?

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