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Thursday, January 31, 2013
CONSIDER that while having the canvas in mind. At one glance, it would appear to be just another piece of fabric with only its noticeable trait of being durable and tough to account for its worth. But after a while of musing this over, a wonderful art cannot be hindered from coming out of its unfussiness. Thus, not all that is bare will always be boring.
A twist or two, here and there, could be all that is missing to give it a new wave of glow. An innovative designer rounded up his latest collection of couture articles in this direction.
“Plain white can be transformed into a beautiful piece of art,” starts Philipp Tampus. While coming up with a staggering count of 40 outfits—for both male and female—he likens the venture to the making of a lovely painting. So he saw it only apt to entitle his Spring/Summer 2013 Collection as Canvas.
Taking off from the object of inspiration, visible in each outfit is the effort to reflect raw splendor. The way a painter makes it possible to draw a scenery on a canvas, so was it with Tampus who brought to light a design of lovely vision. Simply put, “the silhouette and construction imitates the stroke and flow of an artist’s brush.”
A sweet marriage between romance and elegance is the very statement that this collection aims to make. As the collections walked the runway during the Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013, it started out by showing off an array of long and short dresses that all evoked various renditions of sheer softness.
Feminine figure is celebrated as suggested through the exquisite draping and patterns achieved through Moulage techniques. Supple materials of different textures like lace, French tulle and stretch mesh were employed to ensure the coming of a desired end. Male luxury is also exemplified through a number of men’s wear that exude somewhat candor taste, more so leaning towards classic and light tailoring. Soft, light, candy and pastel colors are still evidently dominant throughout the set.
As glorious as it began, the collection ends with a range of pieces that show off architectural hints, specifically in detail and construction all the while remaining faithful to the concept of lightness, richness and fluidity. Sheerness is still present without evoking vulgarity.
Outfits were crafted to look as if shaped with volume though actually light and easy to wear. Some pieces were fashioned to suggest mosaic out of laces, as Tampus fondly calls it, “lace made of lace.” He also shared that 90 percent of the collection are hand stretched.
Who would have thought canvas can be so exciting?
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 01, 2013.