LUXE WEAR COLLECTION B
Dark brown seems to be the forecasted color trend of summer 09 as seen in a lot of collections this fashion week. And Eric Delos Santos is one of those designers, but that's where the similarities end. His collection, inspired from the beauty of muscles and veins translated into a play of surface texture.
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Pintucks with a sprinkle of beadworks, formed sinewy patterns that created original fabrication. This fabric was then molded into bustier dresses, shifts and maxis. Pieces also came embellished with strips of pleats formed into some sort of structured chaos or uniformed tiers. Overall, the shapes were classic, which Eric is a big proponent of, but made contemporary with the fabric treatment and detail. It does come off as elegant and chic which was what the designer was really aiming for. Though the consistent use of the same dark shade, interrupted once in while by plum proved to be repetitious, it didn't lessen the fact that Eric knows what women wants, because as the highly constructed and sophisticated clothes went down the runway, the women obviously liked what they saw and I'm sure at the same time, pictured themselves in it.