Editor's PickStrong on style

Strong on style

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Angular jackets, crisp suits, and tasteful layering, updated with prints and full-on color, are the keys to power dressing.

All the right angles

On Danica: Oversized jacket, Joey Samson; dangling pearl earrings, pearl necklace, and gold clutch, all
Ann Ong; shoes, model’s own; On Eddi: Light tan suit, Randy Ortiz; checkered shirt with black collar,
Joey Samson; shoes, stylist’s own

Forget Dynasty shoulder pads! Opt for broad, angular shoulders and a relaxed, contemporary fit for comfort and, at the same time, stature. Put on heels for added poise and posture.

Color wash

Cobalt blue suit, Joey Samson; beaded necklace, Koket at Rajo!; pearl earrings and gold cocktail rings,
all Ann Ong

Give your corporate ensemble a head-to-toe color evaluation to make a good impression.

Borrowed from the boys

On Danica: Embroidered white suit with drop-crotch pants, Randy Ortiz; statement mother-of-pearl and
pearl necklace, earrings, and ring, all Ann Ong; On Eddi: Three-piece black suit, Joey Samson

A pantsuit is not just smart and sleek, but a practical and equally sensual fashion option you can take from desk to drinks.

Modern retrospect

Black cropped blazer and paperbag trousers, both Ivarluski Aseron; pearl earrings, Ann Ong; necklace
with beaded oversized pendant, Koket at Rajo!

Power suits, now free of the clichéd ’80s silhouettes, are best matched with a daring state of mind.

Like a boss

Graphic print coat and culottes, both Randy Ortiz; gold chain necklace with stone pendant, Ann Ong;
shoes, model’s own

The new boardroom fashion is far from dull. Mix and match trends, prints, cuts, and more fluid lines for a fresh and current take on corporate chic.

Power of two

On Danica: Floral jacquard trench coat, bustier, and pleated maxi skirt, all Rajo Laurel; leather and gold
necklace, Ann Ong; leather top-handle bag, Fino Leatherware; On Eddi: Black coat with blue stripe,
tuxedo shirt, and black trousers, all Randy Ortiz; shoes, stylist’s own

Lush brocades and metallic hues are not for timid wallflowers. Multifunctional trench coats juxtaposed with bold details bring your office style to the top.

Dressed for success

On Danica: Brocade peplum blazer and trousers, both Randy Ortiz; silver floral choker and silver cuff, both Ann Ong; shoes, model’s own; On Eddi: Polka-dot suit and white tuxedo shirt, both Randy Ortiz; shoes, stylist’s own

Suits are good investments, which you can maximize and combine with different sartorial options while keeping a polished approach. Play with prints and cuts to add interest.

Cutting edge

On Danica: Black tuxedo jacket and shorts, both Joey Samson; necklace, Koket at Rajo!; round gray leather bag, Fino Leatherware; On Eddi: Black, backless blazer and trousers, both Joey Samson

Higher hemlines and cut-out details mix masculine and feminine—modern and androgynous tailoring for the fashion-forward corporate warrior.

Greater heights

Two-piece silk suit with belt, JC Buendia; layered pearl necklace and ring, both Ann Ong; pumps, model’s own

This is not your average suit. Take your style to a whole new level with unconventional details, like an exaggerated collar and slick hair.

Photographs by Mau Aguasin
Styling by Luis Espiritu Jr.
Styling associates: Bang Martinez, Diane Lasam, and Tara Subaldo
Makeup by Sari Campos
Hairstyle by Kierlo Velasco
Models: Danica Magpantay and Eddi Mataj (IM Agency)
Shot on location at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. For inquiries and information, contact tel. no. 7720-7777,
book online at www.marcopolohotels.com, or email manila@marcopolohotels.com

This article originally appeared on Asian Dragon Magazine’s June-July 2017 issue, available for download on Magzter.

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