High twists on classic glamour

Unveiling his first ever collection at Philippine Fashion Week, New York-based Filipino designer Robin Tomas spins the glamour and allure of the big city into a rich, sensual collection that remarks both the inimitable romance and exquisite rawness of modern urban sensibilities. Unapologetic about his classic-wearable approach, Tomas marries the practicalities of ready-to-wear design with the opulences of couture treatments in a seemingly effortless articulation of contemporary style. From very feminine, flowy cuts to tempered occasions of voluminous play to strong shoulders and sharp tailoring, his is a remarkably well-composed, mature first collection that demonstrates how fashion can be an intelligent, informed, and tactful negotiation of art, market, economy, and trend.

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