Illustrado Fashion - In the Mood for Love - Illustrado Magazine : Illustrado Magazine. Ezra Santos: Ezra Enraptured. By Lalaine Chu-Benitez Photos From the Illustrado Fashion Editorial – Amor Vincit Omnia; Haute Couture – Ezra Santos; Creative Director – Michael Cinco; Photography – Jef Anog; Hair & Make-Up – Valentino Montuerto Jasmin; Models – (Luna of MMG Models), Karo and Nikola of The AgenC If Michael Cinco is all about grandiose beauty, Furne One the master of dark drama, and Rocky Gathercole continues to play shock and awe, Ezra Santos’ domain is firmly placed on the altar of refined elegance. Ezra Santos – Photography by Jef Anog for Illustrado Magazine It has been a decade since we started Ezra-spotting – watching and imbibing this Filipino designer’s divine definition of fashion.
If Michael Cinco is all about grandiose beauty, Furne One the master of dark drama, and Rocky Gathercole continues to play shock and awe, Ezra Santos’ domain is firmly placed on the altar of refined elegance. Flawless. That definitive aesthetic is no more pronounced than in his collection this year. Comments comments. Filipino Designers on Fashion's Original Sin. Filipino Designers on Fashion’s Original Sin: Borrow, copy, steal or share? Is there still such thing as a fashion design original? What warrants an accusation of being a ‘copycat?’ And what makes something tiptoe the fine, gray lines of ‘inspiration?’ By Rav De Castro The little black dress. So simple, so straightforward. Yet so Coco Chanel—everyone knows that it was her who designed it. It is hard to wrap one’s head around the fact the Coco Chanel might indeed be the first designer to ever think about creating a short-skirted black dress.
The structure and the overall look of the little black dress has already been going around for quite a time, but it was her version that was published in an issue of Vogue magazine in 1926 that officially crowned her as the official purveyor of the classy and sophisticated women’s uniform. To this day, many designers, both couture and retail, are still selling their own versions of the LBD, with their logos sewn on it, of course.
Comments comments. Filipino Designers: Ezra Santos at Fashion Forward Dubai 2015. Filipino Designers: Ezra Santos at Fashion Forward Dubai 2015 (Illustrado) Fashion Forward Dubai 10th April 2015 Leading international Filipino couture designer Ezra Santos wows the Dubai fashion crowd with another beautiful homage to the Philippines – re-imagining the elegance of 1930s Manila. Congratulations and thank you Ezra for always bringing Filipino talent and elegance to the fore. Filipino Designers: Ezra Santos at Fashion Forward Dubai 2015. Filipino Fashionista: Real Style, Real People. Filipino Designer – Insanity: A Look into the Madness of Rocky Gathercole. They say there’s a very thin line that separates genius from insanity.
And nowhere is the thinness of that line even more pronounced than in the case of FIlipino designer Rocky Gathercole. During a virtual tête-à-tête with the avant gardiste, we unearthed not only the method in his madness, but also the proverbial can of worms… or two. Story By Lalaine Chu-Benitez Photo by Filbert Kung Styling, Hair and Make-Up by: Ginno Alducente Model: Jasmine Maierhofer Experimental, unpredictable, explosive and quite simply – mad. He, of the fantastical creations, whose muses include insect women, gaudy showgirls, and phantasmagoric goddesses who all exist in a warped intersection between total fantasy and hyper reality. Rocky says on his take on style as-a-matter-of-factly, “My designs are, to put it simply, from my weirdest, wildest, wonderful world (www.rg) where I am the ultimate dictator of fashion. Read full article: Filipino Designer: Ezra Santos at Fashion Forward Season 2. After being spoilt for choice year after year viewing the luxuriously elegant and sometimes out-of-this-world creations from what the local press calls Dubai’s couture kings – Cinco-One-Santos – one wonders what else is there within the context of the region’s own brand of decadently detailed couture.
Enter Filipino designer Ezra Santos, at the “definitive opening show” at Fashion Forward’s second season’s first day, with a collection replete with clean details, and pure silhouettes, one could almost hear Dubai’s fashion world giving out a much needed long and cleansing elegant exhale. Entitled Divine Romanticism – Ezra’s new offering inspired by the Art Deco and Art Nouveau movements pays homage to the 1920s golden era where glamour, beauty and art reigned supreme.
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