Ode to a nightingale
Carla Villanueva (The Philippine Star) - September 5, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Clothing with feeling is often difficult to find. In an era of fast fashion, quick trends and a listlessness of detail, emotion no longer seems to play a part in what was once the foremost form of self-expression. Enter Studio.Nueve, the fledgling collaboration between a famous local jewelry designer and a fashion entrepreneur. With its first small RTW collection set to launch later in the year, the partners trace the art form of dressing back to a time of simplicity brimming with sentiment, an antithesis to the casualness that has been watered down by the Normcore trend. Using organic cotton and recycled Indian silk print fabrics, the traditional caftan silhouettes and loose draping both women are so fond of wearing are reinterpreted for the woman who cares about her clothes, but not too much. These are clothes that are meant to be worn down, to be loved, to breathe, to live, to travel and to feel.

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Studio Nueve will be available this Saturday at the Hands On Manila Bazaar at Rockwell tent and Sunday at Legaspi Market.

Clothes from Studio.Nueve and Levi’s | Accessories by Natalya Lagdameo | Bucket hat from The Artisan | Words by John Keats

Photos by Kenji Onglao | Modeled by Samantha Humphries | Makeup by Don De Jesus of MAC Cosmetics | Hair by Margie Celestial of Bench Fix

DON DE JESUS ENTER STUDIO HANDS ON MANILA BAZAAR JOHN KEATS KENJI ONGLAO LEGASPI MARKET MARGIE CELESTIAL OF BENCH FIX NATALYA LAGDAMEO NUEVE AND LEVI SAMANTHA HUMPHRIES
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