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Thursday, February 7, 2013
IT is that time of the year again when hardest to miss is the hint of romance in the air. For everywhere the eyes wander, there is a reminder of February’s ardor, winning everyone’s heart over, but enough of this business of trying to sound poetic.
Of course, it is only a few days before the 14th formally brings in the anticipated Valentine’s Day. And though not everyone will claim the same level of excitement over the occasion, whoever does not love to get a sense of, well, love in whatever form possible?
All you need is love, as the expression goes. In answer to that, an enthusiastic designer goes out of his way to present an array of clothes that set to capture all affection. Dexter Alazas lauds the color of love through a lovely collection he calls the “Rouge Romance.”
“Red has that fashionable passion behind it,” Alazas said. It goes without saying that red will by and large rule throughout this feature. With strength and boldness innately there in, inspiration was not all that difficult to come by.
In a fervent effort to cobble together a sort of “counterpart to the LBD (little black dress),” Alazas concocted the set of LRD or love red dresses instead. He further shared, “If I could invent a color, then that could have been love red.”
Rouge collection, as Alazas fondly calls it, was realized through a mix of flattering fabrics from silk to silk organdy to soft tulle. Vivid statements were also achieved via complimenting blend of black and red, as if “love is enveloped in a sensual mystery.”
That way, a wearer can afford to stand out amid a stylish crowd, make a grand entrance or a memorable exit.
It comprises of mini inner pieces swathed in volumes of red silk organdy that is draped and tucked in a bias-cut. Rigidly fitting corset insides also pull off a nice pair with the outer layers’ fluidity. Though contrasting in essence, beauty cannot be denied to the cascading transparency. And like a divine curtain, each skirt sweeps off whichever way the wind goes.
A striking piece in the set is a convertible couture original. It consists of a corseted bodice opposite a black-and-red overskirt, where a deliberate slit reveals a “red hot ‘50s inspired bikini bottom.” To make for a fine valentine is a white tuxedo in contrasting black shirt that emanates modern taste and charming youth.
Accents in plain sight include re-embroidered lace appliqués in floral design, which put in a touch of romantic element wherever they are attached. On the other hand, some black numbers have pearls and crystals as if to embody wine and roses along with the pleasurable impressions they leave.
“My advice to all ladies is to keep at least one lovely red dress for luck,” finally shared Alazas. More of the fortunes, these outfits will be up for grabs during Mi Amore: The Love Soiree at Casa Escaño on Jan. 16.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 08, 2013.