The very first season of Project Runway Philippines recently culminated with the top three designers showing off their collection in Philippine Fashion Week.
Philipp Tampus kicked off the runway show with beautiful clothes having a fresh and modern take on crochet. Dedicating his collection to his mom who loved making crochet, Rajo Laurel christened him as a "romantic". His pieces beautifully flattered and celebrated a woman's body. The judges felt that he "needs a leash" design wise. Some of the pieces needed restraint because it had way too much details. Here is a video of Philipp's collection.
Veejay Floresca followed. His pieces were clean and elegant. Rajo Laurel christened him as a "modernist" during the judging. Apples Aberin Sadhwani commented that Veejay will go a far in the fashion industry. All the judges criticized Veejay's wrong choice of fabric for the pieces. This was the collection's main weakness. Here is a video of Veejay's collection.
Aries Lagat was the last designer. According to him, his collection is about a girl from another planet who wanted to adapt to her new environment. This story translated perfectly to his collection. The pieces were cleanly tailored and innovative. Rajo christened him as a "technician" because of this. I personally think it had the best wow factor. However the judges didn’t like the last piece of the collection (a gown). They felt like it was disjointed from the other pieces and this made the collection seem hanging. Here is a video of his collection.
WHO WON PROJECT RUNWAY PHILIPPINES SEASON 1?
ARIES LAGAT of course. His collection made the best impact on the judges and audience. It had the strongest point of view and the best wow factor. His collection will appear in SM Manila’s window display.