I just had to blog about this because top designer and personal friend Eric delos Santos just finished showcasing his Holiday 2014 Collection yesterday during Philippine Fashion Week at SMX.
In Eric’s own words, the “title of the collection is RETURN for my PHFW Holiday 2014…details cut out laces & re-embroidered and laces to laces..colors are mostly black metallic gold with some unexpected colors like red orange and red…its feminine..luxe and wearable.”
He adds, “the story behind my collection is about a woman who was infected by a disease. She was under coma…it means she’s already a living dead…after 50 years, she woke up and asked everyone about her mom and grandma…they’re already dead. As a tribute to them, she wore all of the clothes but in her own style…if you noticed, most of the pieces are mismatched…”
Eric acknowledging the applause from the audience at SMX.
There is a sense of beautiful macabre in his inspiration for all twenty-five (25) pieces, much like the kind of feeling I get whenever reading a book by English author Dame Daphne du Maurier. And I’m loving every single one of them.
FYI, even before Eric dressed up Miss World 2013 Megan Young during the pageant finals in Bali last year, I was already a fan of his design aesthetics. He always knows how to make a woman feel queenly and elegant, but still maintaining a distinct wearability that brings out the ease in getting into one and flaunting it with pride and elan.
Kudos, my dear, for another fabulous collection.
Here’s looking forward to the next burst of creative outputs, or perhaps, the next queen who will wear your creations.
I suppose we’re thinking on the same wavelength for this one. 🙂
All fashion images in this post are courtesy of stylebible.ph