Philippine Fashion Week
Ezra Santos' Definiendo El Amor
October 23, Ezra Santos presented a collection entitled Definiendo El Amor – or “definition of love” – which combined cunningly structured creations and idealistic ambiance which he took inspiration from Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. May it be Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia or Casa Batlló that resembled his handiworks on the collection like the wrought iron effect that created scallop armor pieces made up of Capiz shells and the sheer embellished cases on menswear.
The whole time watching the show, you would genuinely feel the romanticism and the modernism in each of the pieces. It has the astonishing structural design quality that gave rise to the marvelously innovation on floor-length gowns like that of a gothic romance high-neck evening dress with incredible edging of ceramic-like floral appliqués.
With his finale, he came up with chalk white assemblage adorned with crystals like what Charlene Almarvez showed off and the last piece with textured leggings and a huge crystal-coated neckpiece. Each one looks remarkable – like everything he designed certainly identifiable with Gaudi’s artworks and of course blended with his Middle Eastern visual. As a result, Ezra Santos gave the audience a luxurious and magnificent show with broadest, bulbous, and invigorating sense.