Seeing through the lenses of edgy-cool Marc Nicdao, we witness fashion pandemonium as the future stars of design pair with fashion's freshest faces. Each designer was given cultural tribes as inspiration.
"Don strikes us with his deconstructed aesthetics and with his fidelity to couture principles. Now based in Cambodia, we will surely miss this ingénue's bold interpretation of forward yet ultra-functional fashion.
What was your inspiration and how did you choose to interpret it such that readers are able to respond and relate to your vision?
The inspiration was the people of the Andes region and the Incas. I interpreted the knits and fabric of their garbs by enlarging the thread that I used. It was just a simple knitted top paired with a slim cut pants. It's modern but slightly ethnic flavored at the same time.
How did you fuse the inspiration assigned and your personal design sensibilities in this outfit?
I'm a ready-to-wear designer. I like the versatility of clothes that can be incorporated into one's existing wardrobe. I think I design pieces rather than singular outfits.
What look or attribute best describes your designs?
They are quirky.
What is a non-negotiable in design?
Quality should not be compromised.
Who is your ideal client?
Everyone who wants to consider my vision and proposition when it comes to dressing.
How is this particular editorial an ideal platform for you to showcase your abilities as a designer?
This editorial allowed me to show that I can do wearable clothes inspired by powerful concepts.
Mega December/January 2007-2008 issue
Photographed by Marc Nicdao of Wildbunch
Styled by Patrick Ty, Assisted by Camille Sison
Hair by Nante Alingasa for Kiehl's
Make up by Barbie Chan for Maybelline, Bobby Carlos for Make Up Forever
MEGA Magazine December 2007-January 2008 Issue
(thanks to martin bautista for the scans)