For his Spring-Summer 2012 collection, Yves Camingue gamely proclaims that his clothes are more than just personal effects - they are what embody the cool, calm, calculated attitude and the je na sais quois of the modern urbanite.
Perspaxico (a portmanteau of Perspahi & Mexico) takes inspiration from Spahi soldiers, 16th century Ottoman clothing and Navajo weaving traditions and geographic sacredness.
Perspaxico is a sign of the times; a reflection of the need for a daring, imposing, confidently sanguine attitude to better assimilate and confront the intense, everyday life of the city, imbibing an affection for social history and worldwide traditions.
Perspaxico is a pride of two subdivisions: pieces that include the woven fabrics and others that are foulard – formed in printed silk. Yves’ focus is largely on separates and easy one piece numbers. He took on a playful mood with geometry for the tailored pieces and easy pajama looseness for the draped ones.
Basically, what sets these clothes apart from the others is the fabrication. That means the fact that half of the collection used Kantarines and Junggo, a weaving pattern of the indigenous women of Bangued, Abra and Vigan, respectively. These are set in stripes and plains, mixed with special fabrics. The best thing about it is that it keeps an air of reverence to local weaving traditions.
Functionality, modern mobility and hectic rhythms effectuate scarf-like drapes, drawstrings and lounge-ness - emphasizing a dynamic, new primal force.
All garments now available at
ANTHILL Fabric Gallery and at anthillfabricgallery.com
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Photos: Cris Gella
Styling: Eden Villarba
HMUA: Jessie Glova
Models: Jean & Carren (WAFER Models Femme)
Accessories: Trappings at The Maze