Xernan Orticio SS2014

Xernan Orticio

Xernan Orticio

Xernan Orticio
Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

“The Ikebana, or the Japanese art of flower arrangements, is my theme for this season. I interpreted this by playing with flower-like origami folds, strategic pleating, and precise-fabric cutting using wool, twill, and silky gazar in neutral hues of brown, tan, khaki, and beige. My evening dresses boast of floor-sweeping trains, risqué side-vents, and fan-like-origami detailing. Completing the Japanese feel are my kimono-like silhouettes, layering of full-skirts on midis, and fabric insets that continue on to the back as capes.”

Fashion Ate The Lawyer

Photos from Celwyn Abasolo and Nelson Villarica at PhilippineFashionWeekLive.com

Philippine Fashion Week, now on its 17th year, is the premier and largest fashion event in the country. Now staged bi-annually by Runway Productions, it is the brainchild of siblings and executive producers Audie and Joey Espino. The event aims to unify the Philippine fashion industry and to celebrate, first and foremost, the ingenuity of the Filipino talent—from the who’s who of Philippine fashion to emerging brands and designers slated to become the industry’s next big names.

With years of trend-setting expertise behind it, Philippine Fashion Week has evolved into the certified launch pad for both local and international fashion, beauty, entertainment, and lifestyle brands. Aside from providing its diverse audience a preview of up-to-the-minute fashion trends that combine style and function, Philippine Fashion Week aims to be the catalyst that propels the country into the global fashion arena.

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