While we gave out picks for the perfect party dress and day to night outfit, we’re also on the hunt for statement pieces. It can be a colorful jacket, an embroidered dress, or a flowy cape—basically anything that you can add to a basic outfit to make it more interesting. They’re also worthy of hashtagging it with “#EXTRA” on social media.
Every Cebuano designer from Manila Fashion Festival Beyond gave their versions of these for their respective collections. Here’s how they pulled it off so you know where to find the pieces you’ll need.
Jul Oliva didn’t shy away from using bright colors, and to contrast them she also made dark statement boleros. This one in particular has fringed details and pleated oversized sleeves. You can pair this with a dress or a jumpsuit.
Patches continue to be a trending element in fashion as proven by Marichu Tan. One of her ensembles included a white jacket with embroidery and patches. This was also paired with a white skirt with multi-colored floral embellishments.
Yvonne Quisimbing seamlessly incorporated geometric shapes onto tops, pants, and dresses for her collection. These beige pants have a colorful pattern on the hem. So if you want to change up your usual denim choices, go for this one.