Filipina designer launches award-winning collection at Fashion Week San Diego

Filipina artist and 2020 Style 7 days San Diego (FWSD) Top rated Designer Bea Cruz adds to her recognition the Ashley Nell Tipton Best Designer Award as she introduced her newest collection at Trend Week San Diego in California.

2020 Manner 7 days San Diego (FWSD) Top rated Designer and Benilde Manner Layout and Merchandising alumna Bea Cruz

Labeled Shiny Young Things, a nod to the 1920s phrase that usually means youthful types, the 20-piece collection encapsulates just one of the most glamourous many years in the historical past of style.

Handcrafted tender tulle ensemble with two kilos value of gold crystal seed beads

The assemblage features silhouettes and significant glowing hand-sewn beadworks that mark Cruz’s brand name of aptitude, which includes a delicate tulle ensemble that dons two kilos well worth of gold crystal seed beads, glittered organza garbs with shoulder trains, white sequined peplum best, skirts and frocks, godet sequined tulle costume and black gowns with acrylic chain straps, detachable trains, and beaded bust cups, hem tassels and floor-length robe. 

A beaded sheer top with mulberry silk broad-leg pants with chain belt

The line also will come with a sheer top rated matched with huge-leg trousers, a gold costume with a superior slit, as well as similarly subtle accents and accessories these kinds of as fringed ostrich feathers, mulberry silk scarf, sheer gloves, and chain belts to total the seems. 

Sequined gown with fringed ostrich hem depth, mulberry silk scarf, and hand-beaded gloves

As a result of Vivid Young Issues, Cruz looked back at the dashing era of alluring skirts, feather headbands, rhinestone items, extensive pearls, jazz, and overflowing booze as she dreamed of a amazing long run. 

“It is reminiscent of the time when persons, soon after being struck by the Good War and the world’s deadliest pandemic, the Spanish flu, craved for light-weight, velocity, and celebration of lifetime. This is so fitting for what we are battling in the existing,” she expounded.

“This selection is about my vision – the sort of existence we aspire to get back immediately after the coronavirus,” she additional. “I want this will drop a very little ray of hope we can hold on to in these making an attempt instances, as we have a whole lot a lot more roaring centennial several years to arrive.”

Cruz was identified with the particular top emerging designer award named immediately after the guest decide, designer Ashley Nell Tipton, the very first in addition-sized trend specialist who triumphed at the prestigious Undertaking Runway series.

Cruz is a 23-calendar year-aged designer from Victorias Metropolis, Negros Occidental, who honed her creative talent underneath the Manner Structure and Merchandising Program of the De La Salle-Faculty of Saint Benilde School of Style and Arts. 

The artist very first turned heads by clinching the Artwork & Splendor Behind Style Crew award at the prestigious 14th International Digital Artwork Renewal Center (ARC), the premier realism artwork levels of competition hosted by the leading auction residence Sotheby’s New York. She was the youngest and the sole Philippine agent at the celebration.

Her global debut at the 2020 FWSD furthermore bagged the Top Designer title for Vivirá, a 10-piece autumn sequence that brought a new dimension to the basic baro’t saya, panuelo, and barong.

Cruz also introduced Philippine craftsmanship back at the 15th ARC Salon Exhibition, whereby she translated the oil and aluminum artwork Certain to Hinderance (2020) by American-Iranian oil and figurative painter and art professor Pegah Semaie into a totally-sequined lace applique she meticulously hand-sewn for 72 hours.