With his signature of marketable designs, Randy Ortiz’s audience already knows to expect the most from him, and his Manila Fashion Fest – The Next 2017 collection, In:di:go, was no exception.
Randy Ortiz’s creativity is unquestioned this season as his mind roams around the direction of chic dappery. He nails every aspect of his offerings, from the color palette, to the architecture of the pieces, and the holistic aesthetic of the collection.
The show started with a chic suit, a combination of blue hues and a sleek fit. And from then, the show continued to deliver astounding ensembles. Patterns, textures, and the architecture of the pieces stayed true to the theme of denim reconstructed. A rich denim bodycon dress with soulful puffed sleeves stormed the catwalk with a character so subtle, yet formidable, much like a beautifully structured temple in the middle of the sea. The intricate embroidery and contemporary cutout left the audience in awe, with words such as “beautiful,” and “stunning” being uttered all around.
A standout piece was an embroidered polo with ruffled sleeves and a long train. Its elegant collar resembles that of an oriental design, but with a whimsical play on texture. Decorated with silver bead appliqués and partnered with dark blue slim fit pants, the construction of this outfit is timeless. It seems to tap on to so many different generations of style and expression.
When all the offerings made their final appearance and rested in the middle of the catwalk for a last gaze, it was like the ocean and the sky meeting together to create the perfect spectrum of blues — from light, to indigo, and to dark. The color palette was a feat in itself, let alone the elegance and sophistication of the assemblage of a beautiful collection.
The designs ranged from casual to evening pieces, all innovative in their simplicity and craftsmanship. The overall flow and direction hit every aspect with a resounding and undeniable type of beauty. The collection, with an architecture so well thought out, was a marvel to behold.