We missed Pat Santos, who skipped the Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2016. But he's back in the runway to showcase his Spring/Summer 2017 collection.
On November 20, we went to Discovery Primea to see Pat Santos' new collection, which took him eight months to complete. Entitled, "Romancing with the Butterflies", Pat Santos' Spring/Summer 2017 collection was inspired by the butterflies and romance. He wanted his muses to feel that they truly are a woman. Pat is usually inspired by the elements of nature such as oceans, birds, butterflies, and flowers. His previous S/S collection was inspired by the oceans.
|with my JCI Manileña sisters before the show|
His clothes were worn on the runway by local and foreign models. Having foreign muses gives his collection a more global look, just the way he wanted it. Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong, whom we've seen wearing Pat Santos' dresses often was also part of his show. It seems like we'll be seeing more of Pat Santos creations on Angelia as she was described by her stylist, Janno Novenario, as someone who embodies a Pat Santos woman.
|sorry, I didn't have much quality photos|
|how about black and white for summer?|
|Angelia Ong on Pat Santos (credits to the owner)|
What exactly is a Pat Santos Woman? Innovative. Consistent. Very Woman. Pat Santos creations showcase simplicity and class, and are not too busy. Dresses that have too many things going on are so outdated that's why Pat chose to have simple yet modern and wearable designs. However, simplicity doesn't mean he would have less attention to detail. The dresses we saw on the runway may look simple but they're actually intricately put together as each dress would have 3 to 5 different fabrics and they are still light.
|photo from PFW website|
|photo from SceneZone Mag|
What's next for Pat Santos? He's planning to have a bridal gala wherein he would create something very modern, very "now", wearable, and affordable. And of course, we're all excited for that!
|with Pat Santos after our quick coffee|
|with Angelia's Manager Farah Ramos, and her stylist, Janno Novenario|
|with the show director|
My apologies to Pat for posting this super late.