Shop These 3 Local Designers For Your Tropical Holiday

Shop These 3 Local Designers For Your Tropical Holiday


From sleek separates to fun, colorful day dresses, discover the hottest beach-bound holiday dressing.

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Holidays in paradise call for looks that exude a sexy, celebratory vibe. One local brand that does exactly that is élan wear by Pamela Andres. “There was a hole in the Philippine market that doesn’t cater luxury resort wear. I was always inspired by many things that revolve around the summer season, nature and the women who thrive in this environment. That eventually became the direction of élan,” shares Andres. With a new collection inspired by the youthful beauty of Juliet Capulet, élan is set to capture a new set of women who love chic cut-outs, dainty ruching and delicate chain details.


When it comes to festive dressing, no one comes close to the frothy pieces of Sassa Jimenez. Delicate ruching and sheer layers are juxtaposed with striking colors. What was once an exclusively made- to-order and wedding gown business has expanded into an RTW line. “The pandemic made me realize how we can, as a brand, be part of the Sassa Jimenez woman’s daily life. We wanted to bring something new and something uplifting that our customers can wear and look forward to once everything is opened up again,” shares Jimenez. The range of whimsical designs has taken up space in the Sassa Jimenez universe and with the brand’s fans, old and new alike.


The whole idea behind La Oceann is to give a chic style option to women who want to dress up sans the constraints of a brassiere, a concept that is yet to be embraced by many Filipino women. An act of liberation, the brand embraces freedom through the bra-less movement and also through body-conscious silhouettes. La Oceann also prides itself in its ethical processes, using eco- friendly materials, fair trade and ethical labor practices. The brand’s fresh, wearable designs and minimalist feel are eternally appealing.

This feature on local designers to shop from for holiday wear is also seen in MEGA’s December 2021 issue now available on ReadlyMagzter, Press Reader and Zinio.

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