Wednesday July 18, 2018

Irresistible charm

GOING on a trip gives one a chance to see the world in a different light. As the journey draws to a close, one comes home with fond memories and inspiration.

Renowned fashion designer Philip Rodriguez shared that he is often inspired by movies, history, his family, love, people around him and other sort, including his travels. For this year’s summer collection, he takes inspiration from his trip to the French Riviera, also known as the “Coast of Azure” (Côte d’Azur).

“My 2018 Summer Luxe Collection is inspired from my trip along the French Riviera one spring time. The drive started in Marseille, then to the lavender fields in Provence, the medieval town of Saint Paul de Vence, Èze, down to the glamorous Cannes, Saint-Tropez and finally the opulent Monaco,” he recalled. “In this collection, I used various silk brocade in pastel colors highlighted with gold leaf finish, silk illusion tulle with springtime floral lace appliqué and embroideries in wicker patterns,”

Of the collection, he considers the rust and gold shift gown with highlights of deep cowl and bubble back to be one of his favorites which he shared is a tribute to French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy. “Of course my most favorite is the tiered gown with embroideries conjuring wicker lattices with floral lace appliqué,” he added.

Add in the hats, chiffons and feathers for accents; this is a collection that not only expresses femininity, sophistication, beauty and confidence—it gives a glimpse of the famed tourist destination that speaks of glamour and elegance leaving anyone charmed.