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Thursday, February 14, 2013
A GIRL, a lady and a woman all have one thing in common—well, besides their gender. At a certain point in her lifetime, a damsel—whether in distress or not—will have that longing for a man to come as her knight in shining armor.
More so, fairytale stories start by hinting at happy endings once the main character—that of the Prince Charming—begins to take shape. With that in mind, while we’re still at the height of February’s romantic mood, what is a prom night without the vision of a gallant date?
An enthusiastic designer strives to offer an array of male ensembles that define at least in three ways what a “Prom Knight” (yes, pun intended) should look like. Yves Camingue is only too willing to show off his concept “of dressing up the modern gentleman.”
Elaborating on the designer’s ideal look of a refined fellow calls to mind an image of formality in the classic cuts, all the while keeping a sense of “eclecticism to it.”
Inspiration was drawn from the 60s fashion bigwigs—André Courrèges and Paco Rabanne—as reflected in the embellishments festooned on formal fabrics.
More specifically, Camingue likes to highlight how these garbs set focus on body fit, which, as he puts it, “is the quintessential element in looking the part and impressing the opposite sex.”
His favorite item seems to be a suit with an Italian cut that underlines a guy’s shoulder line and a fitted waist that serves as a template for modern coolness.
Talking about the lower part of the garment is not a totally different story. For the pants, tapered cuts and low-waists with slide pockets make for very comfortable and
He adds, “Younger guys could play around any patent or colored derby or dress shoes and quirky socks.”
The very statement aimed through this set is to turn up a manly prim and proper look without appearing constricted. It is about dressing up to impress through somewhat quirky means. As Camingue likes to put it, “It is my latest focus on edgy and tailored designs.”
Each piece was constructed in such a way that it remains in adherence to classic tailoring, though added with some interesting twists here and there. That refers to the option of placing objects with shiny surfaces to make for modern eye-catchers.
Embellishments like mirrors, spikes, studs, brooch pins, among the many were faithfully hand-sewn. But the splendor of these clothes does not lie solely within the boundaries of promenade. These can cast equal glory throughout various special occasions and events. Ultimately, Camingue marvels at the thought that “the embellished pieces work separately on their own even without any accompanying outerwear, and vice versa.”
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 15, 2013.