This 2016, Abreeza Mall strengthens its commitment to be a bastion for fashion in Davao by holding Scandi-lous, an exclusive mixer and mini-fashion show attended by members of the city’s fashion, publishing, and blogging communities.
Held on January 24, Scandi-lous treated guests to a peek at the trends that are set to take over 2016, particularly Scandinavian style, from which the event takes its name.Models showed off Scandinavian-inspired fashion from Abreeza Mall merchants; namely,Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins,GAP, Mango, Marks & Spencer, and Promod. (Don’t tell anyone, but my favorites from this list are Mango and Dorothy Perkins for casual wear, and Marks and Spencer for intimates!)
Another highlight of Scandi-lous was a talk by editor-in-chief Pam Quiñones of L’Officiel Manila, the Philippine edition of the Paris-based fashion magazine and the country’s first locally franchised international fashion title.Before landing her job at L’Officiel Manila, Pam was a top celebrity stylist whose clients included Anne Curtis, Judy Ann Santos, Charlene Gonzales, and Sarah Geronimo. Besides touching on the year’s trends, Pam also shared her impressive journey growing up in Cotabato to becoming one of the most respected names in the Philippine fashion industry. Joining her onstage for the talk was Philippa Andrén, a fashion consultant involved with L’Officiel Manila’s styling team and a Scandinavian herself hailing from Denmark.
At Scandi-lous, guests also got to marvel at a vignette exhibit by local fashion design collective Davao Elite Fashion Group.Inspired by the Pantone Color Institute’s Color of the Year for 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity, the exhibit featured pink- and blue-toned creations by Andi Amora, Aztec Barba,Bamba Limon, Benjie Panizales, DodjieBatu, Edgar Buyan, EgayAyag, Emi Englis, Junie Artajo, Lala Luz, Lauren Arriola, TzardyTombo, Windell Mira, and Xioti Chiu.The exhibit was on display at Abreeza Mall’s Ground Floor Fashion Hallway and Activity Center from January 20 to 24.
Aside from light coffee table talks, the guest speakers also opened the floor for questions. Some notable questions were about the inspiration for this year’s color of the year, wearing Scandinavian-inspired pieces for the Asian height and complexion, and what accessories are new (or back!) for 2016.
Pam said that there are basic fashion rules for certain body types and heights. Just do a little reading on your free time and RELIGIOUSLY stick to the clothing items that flatter your figure. Everything else will follow. She also hints that chunky and plastic accessories are back this year. With Philippa, they also shared that the inspiration for the relaxing hues picked for this year’s Color(s) of the Year are brought with the desire to provide something soothing on the eyes, despite loads of stress we all have to lug around. Everybody gets a bit stressed. And everybody needs a patch of cool colors once in a while. So bring out your rose quartz pieces and serenity blue accents and prepare to show them off the streets! 🙂
Here are my favorite pieces/ sets:
Scandi-lous is a special edition of the Abreeza Fashion Forum, a regular convergence of press, bloggers, and fashion insiders that aims to discuss and promote trends, projects, brands, and ideas in the field.