A new spin to floral fashion

Designers from College of St. Benilde give the floralscape some fresh air

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9:01 am | Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Floral patterns are a fashion staple, both on the runways and the streets. Bloom-splattered pieces add a dash of nostalgia and femininity to different looks. However, it takes a certain creativity to take foliage fashion out of its dated look and give it a more modern spin.

Student designers from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde have successfully done just that—giving the floralscape a breath of fresh air. From dainty full skirts to silk-satin pantsuits, allow floral fashion to flourish with the help of these talented young artists.

Darwin Soon

“What inspires me in my design are Chinese and Japanese floral paintings. I’m more into details like heavy beading and flowy materials.”

WHITE wooden chair, Crate & Barrel; white sandals, Schutz from Covet, Edsa Shangri-La Mall

WHITE wooden chair, Crate & Barrel; white sandals, Schutz from Covet, Edsa Shangri-La Mall

Noelle Cudiamat

“People have always described my designs [as] ‘simple, classic and well put together.’ I’ve always made it a point to do something that someone can wear five or maybe 10 years from now and still look amazing in it.”

WHITE wooden chair, Crate & Barrel; leather string sandals, Schutz from Covet, Edsa Shangri-La Mall

WHITE wooden chair, Crate & Barrel; leather string sandals, Schutz from Covet, Edsa Shangri-La Mall

Jessica Ouano

“I take inspiration from history, culture, nature and art. I’m a very visual person so I believe that there is inspiration in everything around me. I’m most inspired by nature, though, because there is much beauty and mystery in it. My graduation collection was inspired by nature, how beautiful and unique it can be.”

BLACK wooden chair, Crate & Barrel, crisscross strap heel sandals in black, LZD Premium

BLACK wooden chair, Crate & Barrel, crisscross strap heel sandals in black, LZD Premium

Veronica Chua

“This is a collection inspired by Japanese culture and costume with a ’50s silhouette. Its main inspiration is an Asian plant called the physalis alkekengi or Japanese lantern or winter cherry. It is commonly used in Japan’s Obon Festival or Festival of the Dead, which honors ancestors and others who have passed away. I created this collection in honor of the recent Taiwanese family that died early this year.”

Thea Patricia Rosacia

“I get my inspiration from art, beauty and culture. My staple pieces are clothing with intricate and expensive detailing.”

GOLD sandals, Schutz from Covet, Edsa Shangri-La Mall

GOLD sandals, Schutz from Covet, Edsa Shangri-La Mall

Photography Toff Tiozon
Styling Luis Carlo San Juan
Co-styling and set design Krista Rodriguez
Makeup and hairstyle Jet Babas
Model Alaiza Malinao of Mercator Model Management

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Tags: College of St. Benilde , Crate & Barrel , CSB , fashion , fashion design , Schutz , student designers , young designers

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