Category Archive: Erroll James Dela Cruz

Balenciaga Fall 2009 Editorial Review

The quintessential Parisian Trope: Nicolas Ghesquire opted for a more feminine hand in this particular collection, consisting of fluid yet structured draping interspersed with embroidery, print and astute tailoring. Taking elements from 40’s… Continue reading

The Arduous Task of Analyzing Colors (Is Worth It)

I am not a fan of color theories though this exercise really pushed me to be more aware about colors. Here are some of my finds ­čÖé (IMAGE CREDITS: STYLE.COM) Here is a… Continue reading

Crooked Lines

I wanted to write but ┬áI guess my mind was not generous with words today. Nevertheless, I was feeling inspired by many things today, but particularly, with a song by Corrinne May entitled… Continue reading

How to Carve Your Name in a (Niche) Designer Market

Establishing your name in the cut-throat world of fashion design can be arduous especially if you do not have a strong point of view or a particular purpose. More importantly, if your template… Continue reading

Exploring the Relationship of Fashion and Art

A compelling quote from Alexander Fury (of Show Studio and The Independent) struck me in my pursuit in exploring the┬árelationship between Art and Fashion. According to Fury: My feeling is that art, design,… Continue reading

Tradition with Future: Haute Couture for the 21st Century

Who says Couture is dead? The Fall-Winter 2013 Haute Couture collections in Paris have already concluded. What are we expecting from the once-Pinnacle of design and creativity? Chanel’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld said… Continue reading

The fe-MALE (?) Persuasion- The new codes of menswear

Time and time again, the notion of menswear continues to be challenged by its female counterpart, with the idea of power dressing a few decades back, the Smoking Suit a la Saint Laurent,… Continue reading

Clothing: My Pre-Modern and Postmodern self

Clothing speaks a lot to the individual and the immediate society he or she belongs to. In that sense, fashion can be considered as a cultural product, unique from other basic needs such… Continue reading

Great Passions, Great Expectations

Words to live by: “Only Passions, Great Passions, can elevate the soul to Great things.” – Denis Diderot Quick Fact: An important figure during the Enlightenment, Denis Diderot authored “Encyclopedie”, a book that… Continue reading