STYLE TREND | The Harem Underground

(Right after I finished my Fashion Photography class at the School of Fashion & the Arts (SoFA) , I was approached by a couple of students asking to have a snapshot. I didn't clearly get what it is for, until an email was sent to me with this link. Key Notes: Mint Hair + Studded Bag + Hints of Vivienne Westwood look SS201)




Harem pants hark back to Turkey, India, and Thailand captivating the fashion world through the test of time. Like the fascination for the kimono, it was French designer Paul Poiret who introduced harem pants in the 1910’s. Spring ’10 pushed designers Roberto Cavalli, Dries van Noten, Versace, Lanvin, and Bottega Venetta to feature the trend. Galliano followed for the fall, and the season aroused Dolce and Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Yves Saint Laurent. You think it seasons past? The trend prevailed at Vivienne Westwood spring 2012 as well.

This Fashionisto clearly understood the meaning of trend and individuality combining orientalism with the underground. There was contrast to the laxity of the harem pant through the use of hiking boots and studded accessories. Horizantal stripes were paired with a beanie, but the pop of green hair pushed boundaries beyond.

Harem pants are fashion’s commodities, but the ability to individualize style is profound. Take a cue from this Fashionisto, who translated the trend to his own style. You can easily morph the trend as a substitute for skinny jeans as it can be paired with boots or gladiator sandals. Accessories can set the mood, but hair can move the look to another level.

Style On, 

School of Fashion and the Arts (Philippines)
 
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PORTRAIT | Lorreine 'Yappie' Espiritu





Photos I took of my good friend Lorreine Espiritu(more known as Yappie) during our trip two weeks ago(February 10, 2012) at Cagbalete Island, Mauban, Quezon Province with Eric Poliquit and Sheila Alfafara.

Yappie is a fashion stylist and a designer for a local brand here in the Philippines. An avid traveller, you can see her adventures at her travel blog linked on this post. Cagbalete, known as the 'mini-Boracay' is a calm and quite getaway, that beach lovers from Metro Manila can enjoy.

Known for it's long stretch of ankle-deep waters, high tide goes up just after the sun sets. If in need for a location to shoot for a wide-stretch of shoreline, this island may be one of the few choices I can suggest. With inviting clear waters and serene seascapes, it is a great destination for beach lovers who like solitude and relaxation. Power goes out by day, and when night comes, a generator supplies the electricity for the whole island. 

WILD ROMANCE | ILLUSTRADO MAGAZINE DUBAI - February 2012 | Issue 60





FASHION – FEBRUARY 2012

Engage in a feral affair with nature.
Bask in the languid colors of the earth while tempering the rush of fierce textural details in animal prints, ethnic and floral patterns. 




Leopard print maxi dress from Details; Malena and Sangre del Mar Necklace by Bosquejo; necklace used as belt (stylist’s own)




LEFT: Paisley blouse by Robin Tomas for MYTH

RIGHT: Floral chiffon tent dress with denim collar matched with checks and French lace, topped by a headpiece, all by Gerry Katigbak


 


LEFT: Crimson hand-painted silk gown by Edwin Tan

RIGHT: Wooden necklace by Gakuya; snake print palazzo by Details; native hat from Ilocos and woven sling bag from Baguio (stylist’s own)




Tribal knit pullover and trousers by Proud Race for MYTH; bonnet and wooden bangles (stylist’s own)


 

Flowing Bohemian skirt by Gakuya; Martina and Cascabel necklace by Bosquejo

 

STOCKISTS:

GERRY KATIGBAK FDCP
254 Menlo corner Donada Street, Pasay City, Philippines
By appointment: 63 918 941 7189
Email: gerrykat_3@yahoo.com
DETAILS
2nd Floor Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Makati City, Philippines

GAKUYA (House of Fashion) by Kim Gan
Corinthian Gardens Clubhouse
Ortigas Avenue, EDSA, Philippines
Telefax: 63 2 632 1311

EDWIN TAN
71 Araullo Street corner Hoover Street, San Juan City, Philippines
63 2 726 7521
Email: designer_edwintan@yahoo.com

BOSQUEJO
www.bosquejobazaar.com

MYTH
2nd Level Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines
Telefax: 63 2 757 0162





IMPASSION

ILLUSTRADO FEBRUARY 2012 ISSUE

FEATURES:
Uso pa ba ang Ligaw?
If the Skirt Fits: Tales of Andres de Saya
Emotional Sin
Fashion: WILD ROMANCE
Illuminati: Date a Girl
My Pinoy Life in Norway
Sharks, Fire & Sun On-Board a Banca
Illustrado Runway - Furne One at The Bride Show Abu Dhabi
& Couture Gallery Featuring Aris Pico, Rocky Gathercole, Leo Caleza Almodal, Nelson Buhain & Jules Quirante

ON THE COVER:
Cristal Mendoza in a crimson hand-painted silk gown by Edwin Tan

Photographer: Enzo Mondejar
Stylist: Eric Poliquit
Hair and Make-Up Stylist: Mauri Estrada
Model: Cristal Mendoza at Yeoh Models
Assistant Photographer: Apple Marie Villalobos
Assistant Stylist: Mark Tunay


Shot at the Calatagan Mangrove Conservation Park, Batangas, Philippines

2012 | If It's Not Exciting, You Are Not Doing It Properly





SPOT ON Make Up Trend in 2012
for our Fashion Editorial cover shoot for Illustrado Magazine Dubai January 2012 editorial,
Dazed and Confused just released one of their March 2012 covers.

Great Job to
Eunice Flores (Hair and Make Up Artist)
and
Eric Poliquit (Fashion Stylist)

... Truly... If it's not exciting, You're not doing it properly.

COVER : ILLUSTRADO MAGAZINE - DUBAI | February 2012 Issue 60





IMPASSION

ILLUSTRADO FEBRUARY 2012 ISSUE

FEATURES:
Uso pa ba ang Ligaw?
If the Skirt Fits: Tales of Andres de Saya
Emotional Sin
Fashion: WILD ROMANCE
Illuminati: Date a Girl
My Pinoy Life in Norway
Sharks, Fire & Sun On-Board a Banca
Illustrado Runway - Furne One at The Bride Show Abu Dhabi
& Couture Gallery Featuring Aris Pico, Rocky Gathercole, Leo Caleza Almodal, Nelson Buhain & Jules Quirante

ON THE COVER:
Cristal Mendoza in a crimson hand-painted silk gown by Edwin Tan

Photographer: Enzo Mondejar
Stylist: Eric Poliquit
Hair and Make-Up Stylist: Mauri Estrada
Model: Cristal Mendoza at Yeoh Models
Assistant Photographer: Apple Marie Villalobos
Assistant Stylist: Mark Tunay

Shot at the Calatagan Mangrove Conservation Park, Batangas, Philippines



STUDENT FEATURE | Basic Portraiture Activity


Here is the first of my weekly feature from my class in SoFA, brought to you specially by my awesome Fashion Photography students!

I have asked them to show me a photo/series of photos that would best describe their work as a Photographer.
I can already see some promising talents! 

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!


Photo Series from KC del Rosario

 Photo Series from Nerissa Chambers 

 Photo Series from Hazel Kris Fernando
 
 Photo Series from Joy Dauz

Photo from Eunice Sason



THE RAFFLES DESIGN INSTITUTE - MANILA X ERIC POLIQUIT | A FASHION STYLING WORKSHOP COLLABORATION




Don't fail to miss out on the Fashion Styling Workshop with Eric Poliquit this summer 2012.

The fashion workshop is comprised of interactive learning activities, discussions on the vital fashion industry practices and knowledge from the talk of industry experts who ranges from representations of local fashion brands, established Filipino designers and other people who hold valuable industry designations in understanding the fashion business.

You will never know who might come/visit and share best practices in the duration of the workshop classes! It's a front row seat to the local fashion scene!

Few more slots available for the Pioneer batch!



THE RAFFLES DESIGN INSTITUTE - MANILA


Now in collaboration with RAFFLES - DESIGN INSTITUTE - MANILA.

It is a dynamic workshop to be held in an international school of design which offers courses in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Management, Visual Communication (Graphic Design) and Interior Design.

Established in September 2010, The Raffles Design Institute's high-tech campus, located at the prestigious Accralaw Tower in trendy Bonifacio Global City, jump-starts its student's design careers through learning from the diverse academic team of professional practitioners renowned internationally. 

The Raffles Design Institute, or RDI - Manila is Part of the Raffle's Education Corporation Ltd. - an undisputed leader for design education in the Asia-Pacific region that currently operates 38 colleges in 34 cities across 14 countries. It sets its students to become ready for the real world, by learning at their global networks, real-life working environments and industrial internship programmes.

With Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Empowerment as the RDI- Manila's tagline, each participant of their courses can surely hone and shape-up their talents and skills, ready for global competitiveness.







Units 18-01/19-00 Accralaw Tower
 2nd Avenue and 30th Street
 Crescent Park West
 Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 1634
 Metro Manila, Philippines

Landline: +632 846-2888

Fax: +632 846-0999



LIKE them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rdi.mnl



FREE AS MY HAIR | FEBRUARY PORTRAITS





FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEbruaryy Portraits!!!

Eric Poliquit | Enzo Mondejar