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.
“What inspires me in my design are Chinese and Japanese floral paintings. I’m more into details like heavy beading and flowy materials.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Photography Maika Anthoni Styling Luis Carlo San Juan Co-styling and set design Krista Rodriguez Makeup and hairstyle Jet Babas Model Alaiza Malinao of Mercator Model Management