Oops! MINT did it again!
Last July 27, eighteen denim looks made it on SM City Bicutan’s runway show for its “Denim Month”. Together with MINT School of Fashion, six students wowed shoppers with their creations. Nostalgia to the 90s was perfectly captured in each ensemble.
First to walk the runway are tees sporting unraveled cassette tapes, weaved-in colorful cloths, and slitted jeans held together by chains. Angelica Gonzaga’s collection, “The Ties that Bind Us: The 90s is Now” incorporated 90s motifs like mixtapes, metal chains, and native weave designs.
Next is Louise Anog’s “Shape It Up” denim mix-and-match in popping solid colors, laces, and die-cut shapes. She also added some of the decade’s famous lingos painted in her own calligraphy.
Ideas at play has always been Mygel Edoloverio’s signature. He perfectly executed this through his “Grunge Meets 90s Pinoy Lingo". Philippine pop culture took centerstage in his work as denim jeans and shirts were painted with classic 90s Pinoy street slang.
Nixx Gayanelo took the ‘grunge’ aesthetic by heart. His designs for his "90s Prints and Patches" recreates the decade’s music genre through splashes of red, black, and sharp prints.
As for Nikki Albert, her take, “DIY Minimalist Grunge,” on the genre is reflected through her inventive remakes of the denim jeans. She created a two-toned pants, a romper, and ripped jeans patched up with fishnets for an edgy look.
Lastly, making a bold statement through denim is Paul Olgiva with his “Live and Dye Hard” collection. Fully utilizing the tie-dye technique, he tried it on jeans and solid colored tees that achieved the trendy ‘washed-out’ visual young people are into nowadays.
The denim artworks made by these student-designers were innovative, awesome, and strong. Look out for more of MINT School of Fashion’s passion projects soon! W