Esteemed Filipina fashion designer, Criselda Lontok, celebrates 35 years of transformative style with this year’s Holiday Collection. Featured are statement pieces, Maria-Clara inspired tops with contemporary structures, long gowns with traditional silhouettes and bright colors and prints, which show the integration of modern yet classic designs. All pieces are made for The Criselda Women—women who are beautiful, stylish and feminine.
This month, the clothes will be displayed during Lontok’s anniversary event celebration, in partnership with the Peninsula Manila, Ralph’s Wines and Spirits and NARS. There will be special participation by Carlo Evaristo and Gerry Sunga, whose accessories will complete the ensembles.
Lontok, a former model, who worked under Rustan’s matriarch and founder, Gliceria Rustia-Tantoco, has dressed generations of Manila’s most fashionable and influential women. She is high society’s favored ready-to-wear designer. She looks forward to delighting the next generation of young influential women who regard their own mothers as their own personal icons.
With her Holiday Collection, Lontok endeavors to show the merging of style and comfort, fluidity and structure, the modern and the classic, saying: “The most precious lesson I learned all these years as a designer is that style and comfort should never be a paradox but a fusion. That customer satisfaction should be first and foremost, together with the elegance and practicality of the designs.”
The Criselda Lontok Holiday Collection 2018 will be available by the first week of September at Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-la, Alabang, Gateway and Cebu.