I have always been proud of my Pinoy roots. And this September, I am more proud that one of my favorite clothing brands, Ensembles, released their 4th installment of its Young Designer Series featuring the collection of Chris Diaz. The past collections featured James Reyes, Debbie Co, Louis Claparols and Choc & Yvette Religioso. And today there’s no better way to show this beautiful line than to be modeled by one of the premier actresses in the country, Ms. Carmina Villarroel. Two such talented Pinoys in one collection is definitely a celebration of success.
The Ensembles by Chris Diaz Holiday 2012 collection attributes to the wearability and artistry of the clothes. Diaz’s design is primarily made of lace, soft fabrics and color blocking. Starting from flattering tops in chiffon and poplin to the dresses and skirts, this 17 piece collection shows femininity and a little romanticism that definitely suits any Pinay.
As Carmina Villarroel shows us how a strong Filipina is, raising up to life’s challenges, having a rocking career from talk shows to primetime soap opera ( I just love her in Lorenzo’s Time), while juggling being a mother to her beautiful twins. Like Chris Diaz’s collection, Carmina Villarroel fits to the bill of empowerment and fulfillment.
Chris Diaz definitely is the best choice for the Young Designer Series since he is well-known in the Manila fashion industry after becoming a finalist in the 2002 MEGA Young Designers Competition. Labeled as a “Romantic” Designer, his trademarks for his work are feminine frills, lace and florals. He said, “I’m very excited with this collaboration! There’s a lot for everyone – a balance of feminine silhouette and use of romantic element and a smart range of color blockings that will flatter everyone!”. And with that, I’m pretty sure more Filipinas would well embrace his style.
Here are the signature pieces that will make you feel chic and fab:
|L-S Lace Dress Beige 1995|
|Color Blocking Workshirt purple white 1395|
|S-L Lace Dress Black Beige 1795|
|S-L Zipper Top Black Green Red 1295|
|S-S Chiffon Top Green Beige 1295|
|Sabrina Color Blocking Dress Rust 1895|
|Three fourth Color Blocking Dress 1795 red white|
|Spaghetti Strap Lace Dress Black 1695|
|Three Fourth Zipper Dress Navy Blue 1695|
|Vest Gray black 1495|
The Holiday 2012 capsule collection for Ensembles is perfect for the coming season. They will hit Ensembles stores this September so be sure to check them out! For more information about Ensembles by Chris Diaz Young Designer Series Holiday 2012, please visit www.ensembles.com.ph. Like on facebook.com/EnsemblesOnline and follow on Twitter twitter.com/EnsemblesOnline, Pinterest pinterest.com/EnsemblesOnline and Instagram @EnsemblesOnline.