One can argue that there’s a seismic shift in fashion. Many individuals are witnessing a widening acceptance of style with no boundaries.
Continuously responding to social and cultural shifts, fashion is the first language of an evolving culture. Embracing what is considered contemporary and off-kilter, it can be playful and disrupting all at once.
A mirror to the times, this notion is a reflection of the way younger generations are dressing. Tapping into their creative energy, fashion takes on a new mood. Prizing individuality and uniqueness, it embodies a striking view of what the future can look like.
Embracing the classic languid silhouettes of traditional menswear and injectingmidriff-baring basics, we subvert traditional sartorial codes. Quirky glamour takes on a new meaning with breezy frocks coupled with a pair of Air Jordans, breathing new life into “comfort dressing.” Meanwhile, sharp silhouettes are overturned with soft tailoring, resulting in a reinvigorating balance. When rooted in the abundance of choice and freedom, fashion demonstrates that there’s always more than meets the eye.
Through unconventional dressing, ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, and transformation are brought to the forefront. Fashion becomes a way of communication, revealing the poetry of contrast: we are both gentle, yet tough and bold, yet polished.
With an approach to dressing that’s meticulously offbeat, style revolves around identity and unfettered self-expression. Style can be fluid and flexible. Fashion is a force for liberation.
By viewing pieces as neutral and style as multifaceted, people are given the ability to choose how they want to dress. Clothing embodies a new ethos of openness. The line between gendered dressing continues to blur. By showing more identities, fashion offers people a reason to connect to the future: an exuberant riff on the traditional style codes, we envision a world that is full of optimism.
Exploring the concept of duality brings depth and contrast to clothing, revealing the essence of fashion: creating a safe, but ultimately, unique space. It reminds us that putting on a beautiful garment can be an exhilarating stretch of the imagination. It doesn’t have to fit neatly into boxes or definitions. By celebrating individuality, perhaps we can cast our gaze on a more authentic, encompassing idea of fashion.
Photographer: Sharif Hamza. Fashion Director: Pam Quiñones. Makeup: Robbie Piñera. Hair: Raymond Santiago. Model: Daniela Szpejna, Jasmyn Palombo. Art Director: Jann Pascua. Producer: Anz Hizon. Multimedia Artist: Gabbi Constantino. Production Assistant: Bianca Zaragoza. Photographer’s Assistant: Artu Nepomuceno, Lourenco Narciso, Shiela Mae Gonzales. Stylist’s Assistant: Renee De Guzman, Adam Pereyra, Karina Swee. Video: Kenneth Tan, Ashley Yee, Andromeda Tan of Chapters PH. Shot on location in Batangas and Sta. Rosa. Special thanks to Okada Manila, Anton Mendoza and Carol Karthe.