Stylish Runway Report: Puey Quiñones Holiday 2024

By Marane A. Plaza

A private runway showcase by international fashion designer Puey Quiñones at his atelier in Rockwell, Makati gathered the lifestyle press and VIP fashion fans recently, which unveiled the couturier’s Holiday 2024 Collection.

As an esteemed Filipino Fashion designer, Puey’s sense of style is marked by its innovation, femininity, and timeless appeal. After a decade of leading a successful design house in Manila, he decided to expand to Los Angeles. Armed with a love of the arts and a talent for draping, embroidery, and hand-beading, Quiñones brings his prodigious skills and experience to discerning clientele around the world.

The couture presenation was a parade of bold yet wearable gowns in vibrant colors, exuding a modernized version of classic glamour.

“My creations for this collection was inspired by the ’50s golden era of glamour. I wanted to showcase real opulence and luxury,” Puey shared in an interview with STYLISH.

He drew inspiration from the polished waisted glamour of the 1950s, incorporating elegant tailoring and feminine silhouettes. The pieces highlighted quality and rich fabrications, seamlessly blending luxurious new textiles and materials sourced from Italy and the United States with traditional local materials. 

Indeed, some couture gowns featured feathered frills and elaborate classic floral details in neutral hues and bright, ladylike colors– some even matched with fascinator hats with feather details.

Some long dress ensembles featured flowy, sheer features that truly bring out the relaxed sensuality of a woman. The sihlouettes are more mod than the classic glamour, offering a more wearability in luxe fashion. They’re made of silk fabrics and piña textiles from Aklan, Philippines– truly embodying the Filipino fashion design identity with the use of indigenous materials.

Amid the opulent blues and browns of the atelier and its coral-like chandeliers, the designer’s signature sculpted works took centerstage; from fuchsia pink and lemon yellow cascades of flowing silk chiffon and geometrically structured silk taffeta frocks to graceful silhouettes of black and white and delicate classic headpieces, each piece was a testament to Quiñones’ masterful craftsmanship. 

It not only proved Quiñones’ prowess in womenswear but also demonstrated his distinctive taste for menswear.

The latest collection presented 12 pieces. The presentation aimed to introduce the made-to-measure experience of Puey Quiñones, reinforcing his identity as a comprehensive and holistic lifestyle brand, from art to fashion to food.