INQUIRER Lifestyle’s To Be You regularly features up-and-coming talents in fashion. Meet three from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde’s Fashion Design class, who stood out at the recent “Sinulid: The Threads of Design” exhibit and graduation fashion show.
Dychinco is fascinated by Japanese street fashion and her design aesthetic is heavily influenced by a combination of traditional and modern Japanese art. “What intrigues me about Japanese art is that the ideas are very still and calming yet look dynamic and alive,” she said.
“What intrigues me about Japanese art is that the ideas are very still and calming yet look dynamic and alive,” she said.
Dychinco is also drawn to art movements like surrealism, cubism and abstract impressionism which she injects in her works.
Classic with a modern twist best describes Ong’s aesthetic. “I never lose the aspect of romanticism and sophistication in my works,” said Ong, who demonstrates that in a floral cropped jacket with pleated lantern sleeves paired with white high-waist, floor-length pants.
Now running his own brand, he plans to get into evening wear and pursue a career in fashion journalism.
Laureola leans toward simplicity, elegance amd femininity in her design. These elements were apparent in her graduation collection, an homage to the sea. “Just like corals, I wanted my creations to have a touch of simplicity,” she said. “I also love the relaxing feeling of the ocean, and that became my inspiration.”
Photography Maika Anthoni Styling Luis Carlo San Juan Makeup Sari Campos for Makeup Forever Hairstyle Syd Helmsley Model Alaiza Malinao