I first heard of the name Louis Claparols in one of the infomercials of ABS-CBN’s Magkaribal. I have to be honest that I am not really updated when it comes to the fashion trends in the Philippines, although I am quite familiar with the clothing line ENSEMBLES (Thank you, Carmina Villaroel for being an effective product endorser!). It is a line specially for women who are in the corporate world. Their designs are simple yet sophisticated and ready to wear.
This month, Ensembles welcomes Louis Claparols, who is the current Â president of the Young Designers Guild (YDG). He collaborated with Ensembles for the Louis Claparols Holiday Collection. Read the interesting interview below:
Q&A with Louis Claparols
What is your inspiration for your Ensembles’ Collection designs?
It was inspired by a lot of things from architecture to graphic art to my favorite movies. I played with a lot of lines and shapes & cutout prints to make it really graphic & playful.
What is your favorite piece from the entire collection?
I love the diamond collection, I love how beautifully graphic it is.
How do you feel about this collaboration for a capsule collection with Ensembles?
Well I always wanted to collaborate with a local women’s label and I’m just so flattered that I was invited to do a capsule collection.
Carmina Villaroel is the official celebrity endorser of Ensembles for many years now. Here’s what she has to say about the Louis Claparols’ Holiday Collection:
Q&A with Carmina Villarroel
â€¢ What is your favorite piece from the entire collection?
I like the geometric patch pieces. I find strong yet feminine.
â€¢ How would you describe your personal style?
Classic. But sometimes I can be experimental too! I can be trendy and stylish. But what’s most important to me is I am comfortable in what I’m wearing.
â€¢ What do you do during rainy days? How do you spend time with the kids?
Either we stay at homeâ€¦ and play! PS3, board games, watch DVDs and sometimes we go to the mall and eat out.
â€¢ How will your spend your Holidays?
We don’t know yet but definitely we will spend Christmas and New Year here in Manila. We can’t leave because Zoren and I have a daily show. We also make it a point to spend holidays here with our families and friends.
Here’s a sneak peak on the Louis Claparols’ Holiday Collection as worn by Carmina Villaroel:
For more designs, just check my Flickr album here.
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What about you? What can you say about this new collection?