Captivating Collections From Panasonic Manila Fashion Fest Season 10 | Clozette

Last week, designs from up and coming local and international talents graced the Panasonic Manila Fashion Fest runway for their 10th Season. With the theme "Fashion Formation Decoded", the art and craftsmanship of fashion attempt to go beyond its limits. Read on to find out which collections dazzled us.


Yong Davalos

A collage of 3 all-pink outfits. The first is a tweed blazer slightly removed to reveal a pink bra, all paired with a pink cargo pants; the second is a pink plaid power suit, paired with a pink tweed coat with furry sleeves; the third is a glittery pink dress with a low v-neck cut.

The eye-catching collection of Yong Davalos brought us to the scenes of Legally Blonde. With ensembles that mainly consist of pink fabrics, this line-up brings glitz and glam to the utilitarian aesthetic and power dressing.

Kaye Morales

A collage of 3 bold outfits. The first featuring a black leather crop top and snakeskin high-slit skirt; the second a yellow tube top made of strings that says "reborn", which look like police yellow line, paired with a black leather jacket and matching pants; the third a navy utilitarian zip-up polo worn as a dress, with glittering sleeves and pockets, paired with thigh-high leather boots.

Everything’s bold and edgy in Kaye Morales’ REBIRTH. Leather pieces, harnesses, glittering fabrics, and serpentine details are only some of the recurring details in this hip collection that caught our attention. 



A collage of 3 vintage-inspired outfits. First, a two piece, white paint-splattered a-line sleeveless dress with a turtle neck; second is a black long-sleeved buttoned jumpsuit with ruffled striped cuffs; third is a flowy colourful loose bohemian satin maxi dress, cinched in the waist by a yellow satin belt.

The collection, courtesy of the Japanese brand, is a throwback to beloved vintage silhouettes. From pieces reminiscent of the mod era, to psychedelic bohemian looks, you’re brought along on a ride back in time with a much, much colourful twist.

Egay Ayag

A collage of three outfits. First, a black leather blouse, paired with a colourful satin striped slacks, and a green scarf tied around the waist; Second, a powersuit-shorts combo made out of pink native-looking fabric; third, a red poncho with native details, paired with a black leather skirt.

Tradition marries modernity in Egay Ayag’s En Route collection. Featuring native-looking textiles integrated with black leather pieces, the collection gives our favourite everyday clothes a powerful twist.


Dino Lloren

A collage of 3 outfits. First, a white sleeveless long vest paired with white elephant pants; second a bright yellow sleeveless maxi dress paired with a transparent oversized visor; third, a navy collared blouse, paired with a huge white belt and a skirt with black and white feather-like details.

With Dino Lloren’s craft, the runway was greeted with sunny hues, lightweight yet semi-structured silhouettes, and geometric feather-like details. Aptly titled “Urban Isle”, the collection transports you to a relaxed modern tropical island.

(Cover photo from: @manilafashionfestival)



This April, we're all about discovering innovative picks and gadgets that fit our tech-driven routines. And to be honest, finding products that can keep up with our busy schedules and many roles in life can be quite challenging. Still, that doesn't mean it's unachievable. From trust-worthy beauty products, new wardrobe must-haves, and reliable gadget matches, find out which picks we have our eyes on this month that promises to excel and keep up no matter where the tide is taking us. 


Deputy Editor

Mamonde Vital Vitamin Essence


"This summer, I'm all about hitting the refresh button. From doing digital detoxes to revamping my skincare routine, I'm all about feeling fresh and zen. That's why I'm all about the Mamonde Vital Vitamin Essence and its refreshing texture and five essential vitamins (Bitter Orange Flower Extract, Vitamin B3, C, F and E) that will help firm up and brighten up my skin." 


Features Writer and Campaign Executive

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"One of the things that I would definitely want to get behind is following a fitness routine. I try to squeeze gym sessions whenever I don't feel mentally and physically fatigued but I just can't find the right motivation when contrasting it with... well... just sleeping. However, when I found out that Fitbit and Snap are launching their first-ever Bitmoji Clock Face Integration, I knew that it was the sign I needed. Aside from dynamically keeping track of my health and wellness progress, just having that extra touch of fun with a Bitmoji to celebrate my wins — and remind me when I feel like procrastinating — definitely adds to the appeal."


Features Writer and Community Specialist

 Adidas Don’t Rest Primeknit LUX bra

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"These days, I'm feeling a little sluggish and I have a good feeling that it's because I don't exercise as much anymore. Well, I guess it's time to get up and move it! To help me get a good kickstart, I'm thinking of getting the Adidas Don’t Rest Primeknit LUX bra. It's made with revolutionary knitting technology that's engineered to create the perfect fit so I don't have to worry about adjusting my bra when I'm already in the zone. Talk about awesome clothing innovation."


Community Executive

G-Shock Carbon series GA-2000


"Because I have an active lifestyle, I was thrilled when G-SHOCK launched their latest Carbon series GA-2000 that has a tough yet lightweight shock-resistant carbon core guard structure and carbon fibre reinforced resin case. With its exceptional shock resistant structure, I no longer need to be extra wary of my movements while cross-training. What's more, it's an everyday watch which comes in handy with all its functions."


Creative Lead

REVLON PHOTOREADY CANDID Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation


"In this digital age, we are constantly on our phones and our laptops. The blue light from these gadgets are actually harming our skin and this is something that I would like to prevent. The REVLON PHOTOREADY CANDID Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation has anti-pollution and anti-bluelight ingredients to protect my skin from technology."


Features Writer

Lancome Advanced Genifique Light Pearl concentrated eye and lash serum


"I've always been conscious of how fragile and sparse my lashes seem to be so when Lancome announced it's releasing the Advanced Genifique Light Pearl concentrated eye and lash serum, I couldn't help but take notice. It promises to smooth fine lines and depuff eye bags while at the same time strengthening and thickening lashes. It's basically having two essential eye products in one and it can't get any better than that."


Features Writer

GoPro HERO7 Black


"As much as possible, when we travel, we want to capture the best of each moment. Still, if you’re the type to do a lot of activities like me, it can be annoying (and literally back-breaking) having to lug around a DSLR camera around your neck to get those high-quality photos wherever you go. That’s why I’ve been eyeing the new limited edition GoPro HERO7 Black. It’s such a tiny device, yet with its SuperPhoto function, it helps me capture professional-looking shots. Also, isn’t it incredibly sophisticated in that Dusk White colour?"

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Fashion is truly unpredictable, isn't it? Just when we thought that minimalism will be completely overshadowed by the unapologetically loud and colourful aesthetic of maximalism, we're proven wrong. While it's true that bright colours and fancy prints are on the rise, the beauty of elegant styling is still not lost and remains in vogue. We guess opposing trends can actually co-exist! These days, beige is the colour of choice for minimalist dressing. And what's not to love? It's versatile and totally chic. Ahead, some fresh tips on how to wear beige without being boring.

Shades of beige

Beige comes in many shades: cream, nude, tawn and so on. To create depth and make your minimalist ensemble more interesting, play with the different shades of beige. A foolproof way to mix and match beige is to select outerwear that's in a light hue and a bottom piece in a darker colour. Then, wear a top that's in black or white for a clean, visual break.

Pastel pairing

Remember when we said that contrasting trends can co-exist? Well, here's the evidence. Basic beige can look really good with subtle pops of pastels or even brighter shades. The key is to not overpower the beige. Think of additional colours as the seasoning to your ensemble rather than the main dish. As a rule of thumb, choose only two hues to add. For example, you can wear a bright top and a shoe or bag in another eye-catching shade.

Accessorise with metallics

A more elegant way to dress up beige is to incorporate metallics into the mix. Don't limit it to just jewellery; you can also explore using metallic belts and pinafores for light layering and shoes. For ideas on what metallic colours to use, we say gold and pearl cream colours with a light sheen are always great matches for beige. 

Don't discount prints

It's a common misconception to think that flamboyant prints such as leopard can make a minimalist outfit look tacky or offbeat. But that's not really the case at all; it's just a matter of learning the right placement. Usually, prints can look good as trimmings. This means wearing thin printed belts, layering printed tops or wearing detachable printed collars. All of the above will add pizzazz to your beige outfit without taking away its elegance.

Choose the right shade of beige

The best thing about beige is also its Achilles' heel. Yes, there are several variations of this hue, which makes it very versatile. But if you fail to choose the right shade for you then it would become a definite disaster. The wrong beige hue can easily wash out your complexion or make you look naked from afar. So it's a must to determine which shade is the best for your skin tone. For those with fair complexions, darker shades of beige like tawn and caramel are safe bets. And for those with neutral to deep skin tones, you can go for creams and sands. Experiment and see what works best for you.

Brands to shop from

Since beige is a wardrobe staple, you should only shop for quality ones that can last you for years. There are many brands out there that offer great options. Some popular ones include Japanese clothing brand UNIQLO which has wide selections of minimal beige clothing that are at an affordable price. If you want to splurge, we recommend checking out collections from Jil Sander and Issey Miyake who are both known for their clean and crisp designs made for the chicest of the bunch.

(Cover photo from: @songofstyle)

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