Collaborations between brands and designers have been popular these days as it makes popularly-conceived high priced designer items within reach. This philosophy is true but more than being affordable, the general public is given access to the designs, art and ingenuity that designers are born with. This summer, Folded and Hung teams up again with two of the most sought-after Filipino designers Eric de los Santos and Jerome Lorico. The partnership of Folded and Hung with the designers has lasted for 2 years now as it proves to be effective and well embraced by the market.
Eric de los Santos counts that his summer collection is greatly inspired by the colours of the beach where the sun shines brighter and the people enjoying the breeze. Orange, Blue, Turquoise and Pink compose of the pieces of the collection, perfectly fit for the season. Cover-ups, dresses and tops and bottoms complete the much anticipated designs of Eric, each accentuating the body of a woman by using flowy and soft materials. Eric recounts that every woman is her muse for this collection. Women come in different forms and sizes and the best thing is that it does suit everyone. The idea is to make the woman feel confident, empowered as well as sexy whenever she wears my clothes. She can spend the day strolling at the beach while getting her tan or shopping at the mall but remain to be the eye-catcher that she is.
On the other hand, menswear designer Jerome Lorico takes a different direction for summer. He combines both the tailored look with the laidback vibe of this season. Jerome created tailored and structured long and short sleeved polos with leather accents highlighting the masculinity of the gentleman. Browns and blacks are the dominant colours for this look. The laidback slant of the collection is the sando that are inspired by the Brazilian rainforest. Green, Red and Brown with watermelons and parrots as print summarize what the collection is. He says the summer is the season I enjoy the most because people are allowed to play with colors, allowing men to experiment and explore on fashion. This is quite challenging especially for most boys who try to stick to the tried and tested, so this hopefully this becomes an avenue for them to be more comfortable to different things.