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Trend Watching For Office Outfits, Party Dresses

What trends should you look out for when shopping fab new outfits for work and play? Get hints from these local designers' latest collections.

Fashion shows are there to help you visualize the trends for the coming season. We know runway clothes are not always wearable, but they help you see what details would look good together and what you should watch for when you go shopping for your new set of trendy outfits.

When Cosmo checked out Fashion Watch Quartet Holiday 2011 at Makati Shangri-La Hotel, featuring local designers Arcy Gayatin and Norman Noriega, we saw some of the upcoming trends that can guide you when you pick out fab new outfits for the workplace, for gimiks, and for formal affairs from the racks of your fave stores:

Arcy Gayatin's Collection

Overall look: A play on textures and prints, pops of color on monochromatic ensembles
Fall "it" colors: Black, gray, and white with pops of red, blue, and yellow
Key details: A contrasting mix of mosaic-prints and lace, leatherette and florals, and delicate sheers in bold splashes of color.
Best for: Office parties, dates, and nights out with girlfriends


Norman Noriega's Collection

Overall look: Rock-glam, edgy
Key details: Basic pieces were given a twist with black and white tie-dye, zipper details, and asymmetrical necklines and hemlines.
Key pieces: Channel New Yorker fashion with his and hers blazers, vests, and pantsuits that can take you from the office to after-work cocktails.
Best for: A hip workplace, concerts, parties

Launch the gallery to see runway photos for inspiration and let your fashion imagination run wild on your next shopping trip!

With reports from Trixie Reyna

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