You got the [holiday] look

Published December 12, 2020, 4:05 AM

by AA Patawaran


At least that’s a common refrain from the Filipino designers we have consulted to help us figure out the look of holiday 2020, a historic year, one we would remember as “the year that never quite happened.”

“Since the holiday season’s celebrations are limited to small intimate gatherings, dressing up should be more relaxed,” suggests Albert Andrada. “Boyfriend’s or folk-inspired jackets are nice options for over-layering to make your look more stylish.”

“Practicality and wearability are important,” assents Randy Ortiz.

“Comfort takes a precedence on how we should dress up for the holidays,” Dennis Lustico seconds the motion. “I would suggest lounge pieces like pajama sets or togas. Anything loose and roomy enough to move in.”

ON THE COVER: Holiday 2020, sketches by Albert Andrada

But the pandemic need not cancel personal style as well.

“This holiday season, with everything going on, it’s especially important to keep a bright outlook and surround yourself with people and things you love,” says Chris Nick de los Reyes. “Dressing up lifts the mood.”

Lesley Mobo agrees. “There’s never been a better time to embrace full-on happy colors and some fresh floral prints on skirts.I think flowers have been scientifically proven to make people happy and they definitely lift the spirits,” he beams. And, other than Christmas, we still have every reason to be in a festive mood and express it in our clothing. Puey Quiñones has a clever trick up his jusi sleeves. “Instead of putting ornaments on a Christmas tree, I decided to embroider them on my Buryong barong, which now forms part of my holiday 2020 collection.”