The Collections That Caught Our Eye At Manila Fashion Festival S/S17 | Clozette

Fashion is always changing; and leading that change is Manila Fashion Festival as they returned for a 5-day stylish Spring/Summer 2017 affair at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel. By highlighting the landscape of Philippine fashion and spearheading the concept of ‘see now, buy now’, they partnered with Asia’s Online Fashion Destination, ZALORA, to bring each designer collection from the runway, straight to your wardrobe.

But that’s not all. Manila Fashion Festival also collaborated with Samsung to incorporate the new and innovative Gear S3 Smartwatch; allowing the designers to wear and flaunt it; and the Gear VR and Gear 360 to bring together established and emerging designers to feature their collection in an exceptional experience.

However, amidst all these new technologies and innovations that bridge the gap between brands and consumers, are the collections themselves. Each designer presented their best pieces, bringing forth new fashion trends that perfected the combination of art and clothing – wearable, yet insanely edgy and chic.

So take a look at what’s to come for fashion by reading below the 7 Spring/Summer 2017 collections that caught our eye!


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Sari Lazaro: Classic meets edgy



Sleek colours mixed with classic silhouettes. Don’t be fooled by Sari Lazaro’s collection because their designs pack a punch when it comes to details. From scrunched up sleeves to feminine necklines; those who love timeless designs or opt for more bold and daring ones will find their perfect dresses here.


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Randy Ortiz: Artworks transformed



Think of paintings transformed into clothes. Randy Ortiz’s line fuses timeless silhouettes with the styles of Asian contemporaries with its unique prints, eye-catching shades, and chic layering. Once you wear one of these, heads will turn wherever you go.


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Esme Palaganas for Basic Movement: Soft clashing



Blue and white will be the new ‘it’ colours for Spring/Summer 2017 thanks to Esme’s cool-yet-wearable collection that highlights the city lights on dark nights, and early mornings with the light haze. With detailed beading and soft frills, the collection beautifully captures the clashing of the two.


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ARIN: Strong pastels



Minimalist and undeniably feminine, ARIN’s youthful and luxe clothes will speak to every woman with its strong structures paired with pastel shades such as crisp whites, girly pinks, and muted blues. A collection that is certainly a must-have in every minimalist fashionista’s wardrobe.


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Brit Tripudio: Diverse streetwear



Clothes that are worth being worn by the likes of Kylie Jenner and Amber Rose; inspired by LGBT subculture, Brit Tripudio's spunky and experimental collection maintains the brand’s signature style of deconstructing formal and casual wear and turning it into something that’s so diverse and sensual that the clothes literally speak for themselves.


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Azucar by Arleen Sipat-Sutton: Bad romance



Ruffles and lace dominated the Azucar runway, and we love it. By combining the sporty vibe of the sheer fabrics with the 'old world' look of lace, Azucar created a stunning contrast between the two materials that make each piece suitable for both day and night.


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Joanique: Youthful queen



Sheer, pastel, and with lots of tulle; Joanique’s line looks like it came straight from a chic candy factory. Each outfit looks delectable enough to wear for whatever occasion as its loose and soft material is perfect for our humid weather!

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What are your favourite designer collections from Manila Fashion Festival S/S17? 

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It may just be October and the only day you’re planning for is Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start thinking about the holidays. Before you know it, Christmas is here and you don’t want to rush purchasing gifts for your loved ones, right?

But if you’re having a hard time thinking what gifts to get, you're not alone. We, too, often feel stumped whenever we have to think of meaningful presents for our closest friends and family. 

So if you're looking for a little gift inspiration, we’re here to help by letting you in on our 5 favourite pieces from Coach’s Holiday 2016 collection – from lovely dinosaur-themed wristlets, to fashion forward shoes that will pair well with all holiday ensembles – that your fashionista friends, colleagues, mothers, and sisters will absolutely love!


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Burnished Swagger Shoulder Bag

Since many of us will be busy around the holidays, anything that can go from day-to-night is a must-have. And this versatile Swagger Bag will look always look magnificent whether it’s paired with jeans and a T-shirt or a glamorous cocktail dress.

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Hologram Medium Zip Around Wallet


We all need a little colour in our lives. So what better way to do that than with a hologram wallet? When worn with monochromatic ensembles, this beautiful wallet will instantly stand out to give a sophisticated pop of violet, blue, pink, and yellow.


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Colorblock Tricky Coin Case

Don’t you just hate it when you need a coin and have to dig through your purse to find one? That won’t be a problem anymore with this incredibly adorable red coin case! With its bright hue, cute design, and spacious silhouette, you’ll never lose a coin again.


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Denim Coach Beasts Small Wristlet

Heading out for a few errands? Or maybe you don’t want to bring a bag wherever you’re going? Then easily stuff your cards, phone, and other essentials in this stylish wristlet! We love its smooth material and chic design; making it easy to mix and match with all our looks.


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Metallic Lace Up Sneaker

Sneakers just got a major upgrade with this metallic lace-up version. We know that holiday parties call for extra special heels, but when comfortable shoes look this good, why would you want to change your footwear?

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Learn more about the Coach Holiday 2016 collection by clicking here!

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Halloween is just around the corner, and we have to admit that it's the next big thing besides Christmas that we look forward to, every single year. Of course there are the candies and the spooky decorations, but one thing we absolutely love about it are the costumes and the horror films playing non-stop on our TVs.

So whatever your plans are for October 31st, we decided to give you the best Halloween movies that you can get your costume inspo from -- and maybe add to your binge-watch list if you're simply up for some chilling this Hallows Eve!

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Hocus Pocus 



Any Halloween-themed article is never complete without a Hocus Pocus reference. This 1993 classic starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker enchants us with the story of Salem witches, trick-or-treating, and all the basic love for Halloween! If you're looking for a bewitching look (see what we did there?) minus the pointy hat and the all-black outfit, you can use the Sanderson sisters' colourful and gypsy-like dresses as your style peg. 

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Suicide Squad


This movie undeniably owns this year's Halloween. If you're in the mood to go mainstream, Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn is your best bet. From her signature "Daddy's Little Monster" shirt to that stunning gold dress she dons during that pole dancing scene, you can mix and match her look to make the character your own. But if you're not feeling Harley's look, you can also win the crowd if you decide to go for Katana, The Enchantress, or even Amanda Waller.

Plus, you can even make it more fun if you can convince your own group of friends to go as the entire SS team! 



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Almost Famous



A great coming-of-age movie that's all about exploring the world of rock and roll, this film showcases iconic looks from the 60's to the 70's. One of the standout characters from the movie is Kate Hudson's Penny Lane, who wears a Shearling Coat, a crop top, and her aviator sunnies -- fully embracing the stereotypical superstar look. Easy to create with your wardrobe staples, the nostalgia will feel just right if you take this early 2000s film as your Halloween look. 



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Nancy Drew


Oh, vintage! From the books to the 2007 movie adaptation, Nancy's look combines classic leather pieces and structured dresses that are simple and chic. If you're a huge fan of loafers, headbands, and plaids, just grab a magnifying glass and your notebook filled with cases and start your sleek sleuthing!



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Mean Girls


High school can be a horror story to some people. And what better way to bring on the spooks than gathering a bunch of Plastics and their Burn Book? That's right! From Regina George's spine-braced prom dress look to Cady's zombie bride costume, this movie not only brings on the laughs and the feels but also gives tons of style inspos for and even after Halloween. 

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Are you going for a movie-inspired character this Halloween? Let us know the deets about your costume in the comments below!

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