by Vicky Herrera (Published April 16, 2011 in Inquirer 2bU)
Photography: Art Alera, Styling: Maureen Manuel, Makeup: Al de Leon, Art Direction: Vicky Herrera
26-year-old designer Alodia Cecilia creates easy-to-wear, relaxed clothing anyone can wear
IT’S EASY-TO-WEAR, relaxed clothing. That’s the best way to describe 26-year-old designer Alodia Cecilia’s creations. As opposed to her peers in Philippine fashion, whose creations bring out the “Cinderella” in you, Cecilia keeps her eye on designing very comfortable, wearable items for the average fashion lover.
“No matter how pretty the dress is, if it doesn’t suit the person wearing it, it’s no good,” says this young lady, whose design sensibilities cater to her clients.
She believes a designer’s responsibility is to create clothes that don’t overpower the wearer. “If the design is too grand, and all you see is how fabulous the dress is, it’s no good, either. The garment should compliment the wearer,” she says.
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Designer Sassa Jimenez is a woman of style. Not only does she create beautiful clothing for women to wear, she also lives by her own rules when it comes to dressing up day to day. She defines her style as “relaxed, playful, and light,” which coincidentally mirrors her lovely personality perfectly.
After studying fashion at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, Sassa returned to Manila to become one of the busiest young fashion designers. She is always seen dressing the top local celebrities and creating inspiring collections for Philippine Fashion Week, which she started joining since 2008. (Fun fact: Her love for fashion is so intense, she once sprained her wrist because of too much sketching!)
miss-match takes a peek into her closet and discovers her favorite items, her very own creations, and her tips for finding your style identity.
What is the best thing about dressing up?
The best thing about dressing up is how unpredictable it can be in the end. It’s always a fun challenge to throw something together by yourself, and if that doesn’t work out, tomorrow’s another day to make up for it.