In the spirit of Fashion Month this September, #PreenFashionSeries stitches together stories on trends, bygone names, storied brands, and the next big things here and abroad.
Fashion month is on full swing right now. While we’re still in the process of rounding up the best trends to try for spring/summer, nothing’s stopping us from trying out New York, London, and Milan’s best looks right here, right now.
No need to wait for these pieces to hit the stores next season, and the hefty price tag that comes with them. Get first dibs and shop our top looks with these runway-inspired pieces you can already buy from retail stores.
Dip your toes in these five trends and looks. No, scratch that. Dive in; head first.
DKNY’s sporty minimalist
The Public School boys did a total 360-degree turn for DKNY as clean lines and sporty neutrals reigned supreme in the show. While the looks seem more complicated than what they really are, the trick is actually just in mixing and matching then, surprise! You don’t need a lot of pieces to achieve this new DKNY look.
Tunic (P3,850) and shirt (P3,650), both from Harlan + Holden; shoes (P3,850) from Charles & Keith
Harlan + Holden. Available at Adora at Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall, and Shangri-La Plaza Mall. For more information, visit their website.
Charles & Keith. Available at Greenbelt 5, Eastwood Mall, and SM Aura. For a full list of branches and for more information, visit their website.
Michael Kors Collection’s easy neutrals
When in doubt, wear full on brown—at least for Michael Kors. This weekender look shows you the ropes of monochrome dressing with just brown. The secret to looking chic is sticking to one particular shade and wearing pieces in that hue.
Top (P2,199) from Sfera; skirt (P4,250) from Cortefiel; shoes (P3,995) from Zara
Sfera. Available at G/F SM Makati, Hotel Drive, Makati City. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Cortofiel. Available at 2/F Central Square, 5th Avenue corner 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. For more information, visit theirwebsite.
Zara. Available at Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall, and SM Mega Fashion Hall. For a full list of branches and for more information, visit theirwebsite.
Burberry Prorsum’s leather with lace
Burberry breaks down the textures you should invest in come summer. Pair tough leather with delicate lace to achieve the sweet middle ground of heavy and light, hard and soft. This pairing serves a purpose: to beat the midday heat by wearing just lace and fight the evening chills by whipping out a light leather jacket.
Coat (P3,199) from Sfera; dress (P2,2,95) from Zara; shoes (P2,199) from Charles & Keith
Gucci’s new boho prints
The Renaissance maps-turned-prints on clothes are one of Gucci’s main talking points for spring. When done in a mash up of bright colors, the clothes step into a new kind of chic. Pair with equally colorful accessories, say this olive ankle boots with chains.
Dress (P1,298) from Plains & Prints; bag (P3,250) from Cortofiel; shoes (P4,199) from Pedro*
Plains & Prints. Available at Glorietta 5, Trinoma Mall, and SM Megamall. For a full list of branches and for more information, visit their website.
Pedro. Available at Greenbelt 5, Trinoma Mall, and SM Aura. For a full list of branches and for more information, visit their website.
Altuzarra’s military officewear
Joseph Altuzarra’s tall order is quite simple: contrast tough, utilitarian pieces with easy, languid pieces for a new take on military dressing. His prime example is this tailored toggle blazer paired with a pleated, white sheer skirt.
Jacket (P6,950) and skirt (P3,250) both from Mango; shoes (P2,199) from Charles & Keith
Mango. Available at Power Plant Mall, Glorietta 2, and Eastwood Mall. For a full list of branches and for more information, visit their website.
Art by Dorothy Guya