Arnold Galang: Prada Spring 2008 is dat chu?

It’s Philippine Fashion Week 2008 and thanks to the very accommodating Joey Espino, I managed to grab a front row seat.  Two of my closest friends were there (one is a journo and
the other was a designer who also showed) so I thought, what the heck,
might as well go, right? I have critics who always give me flak for not blogging about Filipino models, designers and what have you and there are several individuals out there calling me "racist" and such. Puhhhleeeaze!

Now. One of the collections that struck me the most (it was the styling
and the color palette) was Arnold Galang’s collection.

Arnold Galang

Prada Spring
2008 is dat chu? Trembled Blossoms is dat chu? Click click click!

Miuccia Prada is one of those designers that EVERYONE keeps an eye on. Like Rei Kawakubo, Martin Margiela and Marc Jacobs, she’s influential and directional.

She’s so directional that her influence reached the shores of third world.

Check out the styling…

Arnold Galang, Philippine Fashion Week 2008

Arnold Galang, Philippine Fashion Week 2008

Not so much on this one but you get the idea.

Arnold Galang, Philippine Fashion Week 2008

Compare to Prada Spring/Summer 2008.

Arnold Galang, Philippine Fashion Week 2008

Arnold Galang, Philippine Fashion Week 2008
Photo: Catwalking

According to the Philippine Fashion Week brief, Arnold Galang was inspired by "Jean Matteau’s Gilles".

I googled "Jean Matteau" as soon as I got home but alas, it looks like they made a typo. Perhaps who they meant was Jean-Antoine Watteau who made "Gilles"?

Jean Antoine Watteau, Gilles
Photo via Art.com

Right.

Anyway, back to the clothes…

Arnold Galang, Philippine Fashion Week 2008

Arnold Galang, Philippine Fashion Week 2008

Arnold Galang, Philippine Fashion Week 2008

His newest collection "features a green color palette rendered in an
array of materials such as stretch jersey, poly lines and silk taffeta."

More to follow!