Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fashion Watch: Patrice Ramos Diaz

Fresh, young, casual chic is the statement presented by Patrice Ramos Diaz for her 2012 Spring/Summer Fashion Watch collection held at the Shangri-La Makati.  A different perspective from all the formalities, the optimistic take on informal dressing brings forth the rise of modern sportswear.  Practical pieces in slouchy silhouettes were seen in a range of trendy ribbed crew neck shirts and leisure wear type dresses.  Fashion plays as color experimentation touched on basic neutrals such as grey, black and white with a pop of bright. Reinventing casuals and the art of dressing down is chic with a more laid back, unpretentious feel of street wear dressing.  Sportswear seems to be making a style comeback in this visionary narrative of Patrice Ramos Diaz. The look which has been on hiatus from the fashion world for years is slowly finding its way back into the trendsetting arena(check out Alexander Wang's Spring-Summer 2012 collection ). Complimenting the pieces were must-have accessories by Joyce Orena and shoes by Melissa. Upbeat music and youthful energy with a free spirited vibe was felt  throughout the show.  Patrice Ramos Diaz's successful showcase of her endearing artistry defines with clarity that evolving design can bring out the child and youth within us.

Fashion deigner Patrice Ramos Diaz with Accessories desginer/fashion
 journalist Joyce Orena.

Completing this season’s Fashion Watch are Francis Libiran and Dennis Lustico (September 29), OJ Hofer and Jerome Lorico (October 6), Joey Samson and Len Nepomuceno (October 13), Ferdi Abuel and Norman Noriega (October 20), Lulu Tan-Gan and Ito Curata (October 24) and Ivar Aseron and Philip Rodriguez (October 27).
Media partners The Philippine Star, Preview, Style Bible, and Star World, together with distinguished designers, and models, along with Patrick Rosas and team as the force behind hair and makeup, Grace Molina as Project Coordinator and Director and Manila’s Prince of Fashion himself, Inno Sotto as Creative Director, make up the famed Fashion Watch as it shows off the industry’s homegrown talents.
As Fashion Watch Quartet makes its comeback, it continues to raise the bar for how today’s fashion show series should be. Fashion Watch 2011 is at the Lobby Lounge of Makati Shangri-La from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Fashion Watch 2011 is presented by Olay, Makati Shangri-la Hotel, Philippine Star, Preview Magazine, Starworld and in cooperation with major sponsors BMW and Metro Pacific Investments.

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