Looks We Loved At MFF Beyond | Clozette

Once again, the Manila Fashion Festival showcased the country‚Äôs top designers and rising talents. Although we spotted some minimalist and structured pieces, this year, elaborate designs featuring delicate colours, ruffles and bows were more prominent. The theme called "Beyond" centres around the idea of power translated in fashion.

With that said, here are the looks that we're sure you'll fall in love with like we did. 

Peach Off-Shoulder Ruffle Dress From Yong Davalos

Yong Dalavos' inspirations for her current collection are the fictional socialites of Manhattan like Blair Waldorf and Carrie Bradshaw. Each piece was designed to evoke power and style. We thought this particular dress perfectly encapsulates the essence of the collection. The off-shoulder feature gives an elegant vibe to the overall design of the gorgeous ruffled dress. 

Rose-Coloured Ensemble From Rica Rico

Rica Rico shared that a particular line from the 1954 film Sabrina led to the creation of this collection. The collection called La Vie En Rose features dreamy romantic pieces with a touch of practicality. Just look at how this ensemble is flamboyantly embellished and pleated yet the main structure is still wearable.

Shirt Dress From KC Pusing

KC Pusing's collection is an homage to Japan's girl gangs and inspired by Jean Marie Syjuco's Enigma series and Sukeban subculture. The colours utilised were on the muted side, but there's a hint of playfulness through the different cuts and fabrics used. We're loving how grey and yellow are a seamless pair in this beautiful shirt dress with asymmetrical details.

Daryl Maat's Two-Piece Dress

The fluidity and innovative designs in this collection are inspired by the ballerina paintings of Degas. With this particular dress, at just a glance, the textures and layers will pique your interest. However, when you look at it closely, what sets it apart is the two-piece design that looks so chic and fashion-forward.

Halter Maxi Dress From Harvic Dominguez

Harvic Dominguez shows off some cowboy-inspired designs with his collection called Drifter. We'd say that the allure comes from the balance that results from using feminine cuts and soft fabrics to juxtapose the rustic, raw vibe of the collection's concept.

Check out our favourite looks at Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week, too!



We know the weather in the tropics can be very moody. One moment it's very hot and dry, then rainy and humid the next. So it's best to be prepared and always bring an umbrella with you. Although lugging around an umbrella can be considered unfashionable, there are still some ways that you can look stylish with it. Take a cue from the Community on how to make umbrellas work with your outfit.


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Traditional Umbrellas

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One thing that we've learned from Legally Blonde is that you should never underestimate the power of pink. It may not be the fiercest shade in the colour wheel, but it's still powerful in making you look polished and presentable when doing business. Here are some ways you can power dress in pink. 

Match It With White

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If there's one colour that you can safely pair with pink, it's white. The combination of the two shades is timeless and it will make you look sleek and professional without coming off as overly intimidating. For shoes and other accessories, make sure that it's still within the colour palette to streamline your look. 

Experiment With Different Shades Of Pink

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If you're going for the head-to-toe pink look, you can create more depth into your ensemble by incorporating different shades of pink. For example, you can have salmon pink for your shoes when you're already in a baby pink outfit. 

Play With Different Textures

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Choosing a dress with simple accents is a great way to give your overall outfit some interesting layers. If you're up for some elaborate styling, then mix and match tops with different textures like pink denim, fur tops and more. Even something as simple as tops with textured sleeves can really amp up your look.

Choose Deep Shades Of Pink For Cocktail Events

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For formal events in the evening, deep shades of pink are your best bets for power dressing. It adds a more glamorous vibe than wearing baby pink hues. Pair with statement earrings and shoes, but choose a simple handbag.