PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK Day 2: (this is for Phillipe and Juan - Goth Gods)
Usually my wardrobe approach during fashion week is more directional tailored pieces. This day however I decided to wear something aggresively rock. I cant do tailored suits because it would be too teddyboy ish. So its leather and jeans this time. I looked upon images of bikers with their metal hardware and leather as inspi for the day. One thing is for sure the final output should never look safe. Fashion week is about new propositions and new styling methods.
I started off with the accessory(and a short story of the pieces):
I met Diane Espera( a good old friend from college who is having a huge succes with her accessories line called SEPA) few weeks back in Cebu during the Preview 15th Anniv Crystal party. She wore this incredible chunky pyrite with stainless steel sculptural neckpiece which blew me away. After that event I told her i wanted to get pieces from her.
Days after we discussed what pieces will work for my looks. I told her I wanted to wear pieces that are chunky and irreverent. So she designed this one piece multi linked chains filled with tight exquisite multi crosses. To die for. To create visual interest on the outline of the piece she placed strategic silver pearl shaped drops.
It was already amazing but i wanted to push the piece further. I used my own designs of silver necklaces with multi crosses and created a cascading effect to elongate the overall look of the neckpiece. The more crosses the better.
Then came the shoes.
I bought these single pair of hybrid hiking boots recently in Korea and they were perfect for that biker look. I opted this pair because its not contextualized in that manner before. Usually Japanese guys wear this to create a Heritage look paired with cargo pocketed chinos, lumberjack shirts and parkas but I wanted it to look punky not country.
Then there was the It Jacket:
Its a vintage Gianni Versace moss green leather jacket with that rounded shoulder and narrow cropped at the waist cut with fantastic chainmail detail on the shoulders.This is my most prized vintage piece from my collection. If you know the story behind thie piece you would want to kill me because I got it almost no charge. (Let me know if youre interested to hear the story). Its been with me for years but I realized this was the right time to wear it.
I wanted to wear this piece I acquired from Jerome Lorico (who by the way won Grand Prize on the recently concluded Japan Fashion design contest- kaya im so proud to wear his creations. Love ya teh!) Its a classic tuxedo shirt but modernized with that blunt edged collar and jersey tuxedo bib joined onto a sheer body( Love the subtle sheer effect showing my belly in the photo hehe).
So there you have it a postmodernist approach to dressing punk without really literally looking like one.
Last but not least:
I opted for a braided side section for my hair to go with my favorite beehive coif for that grungey meets hip hop vibe. Finishing off are these chunky art deco rings from Astolia to create a silver accessories reiteration on my fingers.
Thanks to Cheka for the pic:)