Last week in Makati Shangri-La Hotel was the Leonardo Salinas Show put together by Nokia Philippines and Inquirer Lifestyle, first of the Lifestyle Series which will launch the Nokia 6700 Classic.
Beautiful juxtaposition, they said. Minimal but stylish, they said. Salinas style against the Nokia 6700 Classic.
Just like Salinas’ stunning fashions, the Nokia 6700 classic speaks of fluidity, sensuality, and sheer elegance. The device is the latest style essential that is beholden with both beauty and brawn – a 5-megapixel camera that allows you to capture your fashionable flights of fancy, quick web browsing, and encased in a beautifully designed chrome, matte silver, or in an elegant black body. It is a mobile phone that complements any outfit.
Uh-oh, I said.
The show was co-hosted by yummy Footballer Phil Younghusband. I have to say that seeing him that night made them mojitos taste even better. LOL. Go Chelsea! (Sorry Kuya J and C, hehe!)
Reason for the uh-oh is that I was asked on how I found the clothes and I honestly told them I wasn’t impressed. Sitting front row, I was able to examine them up close. Apart from lovely colours and fabrics, most of them (gowns in particular) looked too unfinished. It seemed like they came fresh off the sewing machine. Can’t appreciate the ruffles, the fabric scraps on the gowns. I can see the Edwardian influence but poor choice of material to work with. The clothes photograph well though. That much I can say.
I can show you the ones I liked, most of them are in the casual RTW range and can only mention a piece or two on the formal dresses. Note that I love the skirts. They took my breath away.
About Leonardo Salinas
Leonardo’s design career began in 1995 when he graduated with distinction from Sydney’s renowned Whitehouse Institute of Design. He worked with Australia’s top designers like Alex Perry, Nicola Finetti, Willow, and Lisa Ho before launching his own ready to wear fashion label at the 2008 Spring-Summer show of Australian Fashion Week. He has since risen the ranks to becoming one of Australia’s most promising fashion designers.
Photo © 2009 Sasha Manuel