Ipanema and five fashion mavens joined forces in creating vibrant Resort Wear Collection 2012 for Philippine Fashion Week. Anthony Nocom, Lyle Ibanez, Raoul Ramirez, Catherine Cavilte, and Dave Ocampo derived inspiration for their creation from no less than - Ipanema's stylish flip flops.
At last year's Spring-Summer fashion week, Ramirez created a collection defined by foil safari prints. His garments were sweeping floor-length gowns with billowy ombré trains and various close-necked jackets, square-leg shorts, vests, and trousers for men. For Ipanema Resort Wear Collection 2012, he created a look that based on the metallic characteristics of the Ipanema New Trance Fem and the floral accents of the elevated aesthetics of the Ipanema Ritmos Ad.
Ibanez’s look for Ipanema Resort Wear Collection 2012 was inspired from the Ipanema Ritmos II Ad, a sling back flip-flops that has flowers appliqués and subtle geometric patterns. Inspired by his numerous travels abroad, matched with his personal style philosophy of always staying comfortable, Ibanez’s designs can be worn on the beach or on fabulous night-outs. “It’s very structured, and yet still soft. I also went crazy with colors from pastels to brights, with lots of interesting silhouettes and rich fabrics like silk dupione, chiffon and jerseys,” Ibanez shares.
Ocampo's clothing designs feature a lot of tailored cuts, geometric shapes and figures. He said when designing, he considers class, glamour and elegance. He is drawn to Victorian and Wall Street fashion as well as corporate looks. His contribution to the Resort Wear Collection 2012 highlights a more relaxed look with more skin and very light in terms of fabric, complementing the floral accents of the Ipanema Ritmos Ad and the Ipanema Ritmos III Ad. “My collection celebrates the colors of summer and feminism to emphasize the silhouette of women. With that I used spandex and stretch tool material with floral and circular prints combined with bright and vibrant colors that are very comfortable in terms of cuts and designs,” Cavilte describes, “and with that, only a footwear like Ipanema can match my collection for this season.”
Cavilte was hailed as one of the "12 Young Designers To Watch Out For" by a local fashion magazine. She is the youngest of the bunch that were chosen to create a look inspired by an Ipanema flip-flop. She said her designs for Ipanema's Resort Wear Collections complement spring/summer elegance that features earthy tones and animal prints mounted on plain silk satins. She said the Ipanema Appliques Ad II and Ipanema Classica Envolvente can be easily paired with her flowy dresses that ladies can wear casually on the beach or at dinner parties.
Also known as “Tonichi,” Nocom has been designing men's wear since the 1980s. For Ipanema's Resort Wear Collection, he said that it is the kind that one would wear from dusk to evening at a resort for a night of partying.