This surprising trend from the Vogue Philippines Anniversary Gala is the new mark of effortless cool.
Manila’s brightest luminaries came together to fête Philippine fashion and Vogue Philippines‘ one-year anniversary. With a roster including musician Jason Dhakal, DJ and journalist Sai Versailles, and content creator Hannah Pangilinan, it was only natural that the makings of new style inspiration emerge from within the crowd. Among them, the surprising common thread was contrast stitching. Its effect is subtle, but it’s one that imbued guests’ ensembles with a sense of effortless cool. Below, see the fashion-forward guests of the Vogue Philippines Anniversary Gala who styled the new trend.
Jason Dhakal wore a crisp black cropped jacket and white slacks, paired with square-tipped loafers. While his jacket’s oversized lapels harken back to the seventies, the white stitching along the buttons, shoulders, and pocket gives his look a cool, contemporary feel—just fitting of his suave music persona.
DJ, journalist, and Vogue Philippines May 2023 cover star Sai Versailles attended the gala wearing a dress by Prince Padilla’s NOVEL, which is among the featured brands featured in Vogue Philippines’ September 2023 cover story. It features white stitching that trails down in organic waves, as well as a cheeky high-slit. She pairs the dress with a pair of JOS mundo white mules lent to her from their archives and a silver bag.
Content creator Hannah Pangilinan was all smiles with her siblings at the Vogue Philippines Anniversary Gala. Her dress, also by designer Prince Padilla’s NOVEL is pinched and sewn over with pink stitching all across the length of her dress.
Ken Samudio & Seph Bagasao
Last Tuesday night, designers Ken Samudio and Seph Bagasao hit the red carpet together, celebrating their collaborative piece featured in the Anniversary Gala’s “Common Threads: Re/Creating Fashion” exhibit. They wore traditional suit silhouettes, albeit playfully interpolated by white stitching—dispersed in strokes across Samudio’s jacket and in a zigzag pattern along the back and shoulders on Bagasao’s.