Tuesday, October 28, 2008

FWQ: alex bitong

fashion watch quartet is back with the last installment starting with alex bitong today. alex bitong is one of those designers who's been around forever, but if you ask us what he's known for, we're, er, stumped. he does a lot of gowns, as well as bridal dresses for clients whose weddings don't often get featured in maurice or tessa. which is not a bad thing. it just means that maybe the innos and the rajos can't accommodate you because they're fully booked. or mahal. alex is one of those under-the-radar old reliables who can deliver. so it's nice to see him participating in a high-profile show such as this. this was a happy collection that reminded us of chickens (feathers) and eggs (shape) in basic black and bright confident colors. his use of material was quite extravagant in creating volume, but still restrained in maintaining a ladylike silhouette. shades of the original balenciaga from days of yore and more recently giambattista valli. we kinda like it...

HAPPY EASTER EGGS:
FROU FROU FOR ALL:
BIRDS OF DIFFERENT FEATHERS:
LITTLE BLACK DRESSES:

2 comments:

Nikki said...

it's very ladies-who-lunch with a modern twist. i love those long tops with textured skirts peeking under! sayang naman i hope he gets more coverage.

Anonymous said...

Alex Bitong's clothes are elegant. But some of his designs here made the skinny models look fat. I love Bitong's designs though. He has been in the business for a long time and I wonder why he hasn't been given the right exposure with his nice creations.