The 2016 Grammy Awards, Through the Philippine Fashion Lens

Was the 2016 Grammy Awards red carpet a far cry from our homegrown talents?
by Cessi Treñas, Art by Alexandra Lara The Master & The Muse Editorial from MEGA Magazine’s February 2015: Photography by Ron Mendoza 2016 Grammys-megastyle-megastyleph-opener Well within the age of retweets and quotable quotes, we’ve all heard by now that fashion is a universal language. Going over and beyond locational borders, some of the looks at the 2016 Grammy Awards red carpet fell into the current scope of local fashion. With The Master & The Muse, MEGA Magazine’s February editorial as a sartorial reference, we classify some of this year’s Grammys’ most memorable, avant-garde and fashion-forward looks.  

Kehlani in Juan Carlo Obando, Adele in Givenchy, Zendaya in DSquared2, Nicole Trunfio in Zuhair Murad and Justin Bieber in Saint Laurent (with Jaxon Bieber)

JC Buendia, Randy Ortiz, Dennis Lustico and Avel Bacudio represent an irreplaceable demographic in the landscape of Philippine fashion. Local trailblazers, these established designers have pioneered their own distinctive aesthetics. Pieces true to the fashion houses that birthed them made appearances at the Grammy Awards red carpet, with the likes of Kehlani’s red hot number imparting Juan Carlo Obando’s vivid brights and Nicole Trunfio’s plunge-neck embellished jumpsuit representing Zuhair Murad’s signature glitz and glamour.

Florence Welch in Gucci, Miranda Beer, Kaley Cuoco in Naeem Khan, Chrissy Teigen in Yosel Al-Jasmi and Ellie Goulding in Stella McCartney

The very vision of love in its most guiltless form, Jaz Cerezo, Cheetah Rivera and Jot Losa’s works have become symbols of femininity. Cream, blush pink and gentle metallics materialized at this year’s Grammys, as exhibited by the virginal ensembles sported by Florence Welch, Ellie Goulding, and Chrissy Teigen.

Alessandra Ambrossio and Taylor Swift in Atelier Versace, Selena Gomez in Calvin Klein Collection, Ciara and Bella Hadid in Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture

Passion, the ardent flame that fuels the most feverish romances and fervid love affairs, takes form in the bold creations of Anthony Ramirez, Mark Bumgarner, and Martin Bautista. The red carpet delivered similar scene-stealers like inseparable duo Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez, among others.

Wiz Khalifa in Thom Browne, Lady Gaga in Custom Marc Jacobs, Janelle Monae in Jean Paul Gaultier, Giuliana Rancic in Jani & Khosla and Elle King in Christian Siriano

In a league of their own, the local sartorial scene’s outliers have redefined what it means to be fashion-forward. Renan Pacson, Jerome Lorico and Gian Romano form an unconventional trifecta of designers and innovators. Over in Hollywood, household names like Lady Gaga and Wiz Khalifa flaunted newfangled takes on awards show dressing.   RELATED STORIES SAG Awards 2016: Victors, Highlights and Fashion Moments 5 Style Lessons from the 73rd Golden Globe Awards

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