Leather, denim, and neon were popular trends.
The recent Met Gala’s showcase of elaborate designs and meticulous detail might have served as inspiration for Vogue Philippines’ another-Monday-in-May party-goers. Musician-designer Johan Kyle was properly boxy, while model Chumason Njigha, styled by his sister Chucel, was adorned with cascading bridal lace.
In keeping with the upcycled theme, there was no shortage of denim—the most popular among the mostly twentysomething crowd. However, another standout trend was set at the event: a balance of re-wear and the future-forward designs of Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton.
Vogue Philippines May 2023 cover stars Juliana Gomez and Siobhan Moylan, content creator Rei Germar, and star couple Kyline Alcantara and Mavy Legaspi hung out together in a velvet booth and had a stylish catchup. See what they wore below.
Siobhan Moylan is mod and monochrome in head-to-toe Louis Vuitton. She wore a mini skirt affixed with leather and a cut-out crop top that is true to her style. “I feel good. I feel luxurious,” the model says, noting that her patent leather boots fit like a dream.
Laidback in a denim vest, heels, and an Epi leather Twist from Louis Vuitton, Juliana paired the designer pieces with her own black sequined slip dress. The effect was subtle and well suited for the fencing champion. “I just wanted to be able to move in whatever it was that I chose to wear,” she says.
The social media star loves a barely-there fashion moment. “I’m wearing a bikini top as an actual top, which I think I got three years ago,” says Rei, gesturing to the monogram piece that was the starting point for her outfit. Over it she threw on a blue bomber jacket, added contrast with a black pencil skirt, and a furry Twist. This look, she tells us, is the perfect amalgamation of her style.
“It’s so me!” Rei laughs. “Showing skin empowers me. I make sure there’s a bit of that in [every] outfit, and, I guess, no one can stop me from doing that.”
Kyline Alcantara and Mavy Legaspi
The best accessory is confidence, according to young actors Mavy Legaspi and Kyline Alcantara. The popular real-life love team lit up the weekday party with their coordinating looks: Kyline in a black puffer jacket and monogrammed skirt punctuated by a hot pink Louis Vuitton purse; beside her, heartthrob Mavy in all-denim ensemble with a shot of neon via his shirt and crossbody Vertical Trunk Wearable Wallet. “You can never go wrong with denim, ever,” declares Mavy.