Kermit Tesoro‘s 2011 Holiday collection was the designer’s introspection on death and its relationship with the human body. How he translated design sketches to the runway? Read more to find out.
If Kermit Tesoro‘s S/S 2011 collection last year was filled with earthy rattan, this season was a whole other thing. On the last day of Philippine Fashion Week, the show started off with a series of bodycon dresses in geometrical patterns with the colors sticking to the theme of the human body, I saw flesh and nude colors contoured with shades of red and pink–flesh and blood indeed. The material used on the clothes takes the shape of the wearers body really well, which all the more enhancess the designer’s vision. In the other half of the show, he took us all by surprise as the models walked on the runway clad in clothing delicately adorned with what was made to look like the innards of a human body. Deriving inspiration from the dark identities of anthropology professor, David Hurst Thomas, and fictional character, Dr. Lecter Hannibal (Silence of the Lambs), Kermit Tesoro related these concepts to how he perceived life and life after death.
From muscles and rib cages, to capillaries and nerves, Kermit Tesoro‘s designs were nothing short of spectacular. –CECE
Photographed by Bruce Casanova