Summer has arrived, and I couldn’t be happier. Yes, it is finally time to bring out the beachwear (hello, swimsuits) and store anything that’s too warm or fuzzy (that’s you, sweaters, cardis and jackets). It is also shopping season–I think now is the best time to shop because most spring collections are starting to make appearances in our favorite stores.
Rustan’s was ahead of the pack, as they recently held a summer fashion presentation showcasing the best of their brands. It was held at the Loft at Manansala, and wow–the place was transformed into a fabulous gourmet food and flower market. There were gorgeous blooms everywhere, and great eats as well (a true mark of an awesome party). The highlight of the evening for me though was the fashion show. The coolest and most in-trend outfits walked the runway and made me want to shop, big time.
Here’s what caught my eye. For the ladies: embellished caftans and silk dresses from Josie Natori; vibrant colors from Pedro Del Hierro, Adolfo Dominguez and Marina Rinaldi; bright accessories from Carolee, elegant jewelry from Akoya, and pearl earrings in white and rose gold from Majorica; eye-catching bags from Longchamp, Loewe, Fendi and Rebecca Minkoff; and amazing shoes from Christian Louboutin and Sergio Rossi. For the men: classic pieces from Pedro Del Hierro and Adolfo Dominguez; new summer styles from Faconnable, Ascott Chang and Thomas Pink; timepieces from Tsovet; and accessories from Miansai.
Scroll down to see photos of the show.