What’s wonderful about Philippine Fashion is that we can always wear summertime clothing at almost any time of the year, given that it is a tropical country. Sure, the rainy season is here, but there will surely be days when the sun shines brightly. Hence, the recent arrival of Ellesse’s summer 2014 collection into the country isn't exactly late, considering its styles are fit for a relaxed yet sporty take on dressing for the tropics.
The color palette for the collection is an exercise in contrasts, featuring a mix of clothing in pastel hues and black and white colors. The idea here is to offer wardrobe options that can work casually with weekend ensembles. To illustrate, pastel colors such as mint green, light pink, powder blue, pale yellow, lime green, mocha, and golden rod are rendered into classic, striped polo shirts for men. These shirts can be paired with some knee-length shorts and sneakers. Meanwhile, ladies can match the brand’s plain-colored shirts with a neutral-colored skirt for a sporty yet still feminine look. The key styling cue here is about color-blocking.
Those on the lookout for somber colors can take their pick from the brand’s lineup of black and white pieces. Men’s polo shirts come with details like classic twin-tipping and prints like stripes and small dots (not ostentatious compared to, say, a pattern of polka dots). Ladies’ wear, on the other hand, has cotton pique shirts in plain black or white, while some shirts even have colorful striped trimmings on the collar and the sleeves.
Ellesse is located at Bonifacio High Street, SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall, Alabang Town Center, and available in select ResToeRun and Bratpack. Go to ellesse.com, or like Ellesse Philippines on Facebook