Twiggy special-A A +A
Thursday, March 7, 2013
EVERY day can be a celebration of women’s glory.
In simple or great terms, there is no question about the statement above. But does everyone know that there is a specific day each year when the world officially observes International Women’s Day? Yes, that is on March 8 of each year.
The core of celebrations varies between wide-ranging honor of respect, appreciation and love towards women, to revelry for their economic, political and social empowerment. While the progress of gender equality has been in motion, advocates strive to stay vigilant about relevant matters.
Year after year, the United Nations declares a theme and for 2013 it is “A Promise is a Promise: Time for action to End Violence against Women.”
To act upon the challenge, Live! saw it right to place the spotlight on some clothes that do not only rave about a woman’s dainty features but lauds the talent of a woman designer as well. Barbie Alvez shares her take on “Twiggy dresses.”
It goes without saying that this set took inspiration from Twiggy, an English model, singer and actress whose stardom was one of those that held sway in the mid-1960s.
Reigning on the screen, stage and television, Twiggy had become an epitome of style, success and consequently, empowerment.
Twiggy also went as far as describing herself as an ardent supporter of breast cancer research among other advocacies. That makes this feature even more in keeping with championing women.
This set can be called the Twiggy Special. Alvez created this three-piece collection for the 2012 Look of Style awards in Manila. These pieces may also be considered the amalgam of two other insights: fashion of the ‘50s and the mod look. Over all, the outfits go by the “retro nouveau theme.”
Three shift dresses were shaped into varying styles. The main material used was silk gazaar fabric. To hype up the splendor in each piece, laser cut swirl appliqués and crystals were attached in varying spots.
One is a plum-colored dress that flaunts of a halter neck and ruffled details in front. It has matching pants, the length of which reaches just a couple of inches below the knee. It speaks well of formal allure.
Another piece is a yellow dress that sports a front-pleated skirt and sizeable turtle neck. It can go a long way with a pair of black leggings. It exudes prim appeal.
Last, but not the least, is a green dress that boasts of chic long sleeves. This number can also work wonders with a pair of leggings. It emanates an air of reserved thrill.
These outfits may effect such a throwback sensation, but they also serve as reminder of how it has always been something to look forward to—having all women realize their greatest potentials, just as Twiggy did.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 08, 2013.