A personal insight on origins, perspectives, inspirations and views in the ever-evolving Philippine fashion and style landscape from an industry insider who's been in the business for 20 years.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Emerging Talent: Noelle Llave
Young fashion designer Noelle Llave is the new talent to watch out for. We were shooting a couple of days ago at Hyatt Hotel and Casino in Manila and I was mesmerized by the amazing pieces the designer came up with. A graduate of the prestigious School of Fashion and the Arts(SOFA), Paula ( as I fondly call her) delivered beyond my expectations. I commisioned her to create a capsule collection (5 pieces) and accessories inspired by the Spring-Summer 2011 global trends to be featured in my fashion column Multiple Choice of the Allure section of Philippine Star( it comes out on Sundays). The idea was to infuse denim (classic fabric) with leather to form minimalist pieces that define the latest in fashion today. The result was a fantastical display of structured and linear masterpieces channeling the new directions of contemporary design. What really blew me away was the ingenious and practical creation of accessories.
Mad about leather.
The season's chic neutral finds.
The shape of things to come.
Roughly finished leather cutouts and scraps in updated tones were outstandingly formed into modern cuffs and neckpieces. Chic, young and now, the uncoventional accessories present a fresh perspective with refreshing global appeal. Raw and unpolished, the look is an artistic insight on shapes, texture and proportion. The designer's visionary point of view is an insight of brilliant design creativity in progress. I will be posting the capsule collection as soon as the shoot has been published. In the meantime, feast your eyes on these style worthy one-of-a-kind accessories that's definitely of-the-moment.
Photography by Mau Aguasin, fashion styling by Rudolph Leanor, makeup by Ria Aquino and modeled by Dindi de Leon(PMAP). For more info you can reach Noelle Llave +639175023617