FOR HER 2019 holiday collection, Criselda Lontok showcases her bold colors and designs for the sophisticated woman.

The fashion show, held at Rustan’s Makati’s The Gallerie, featured gowns and separates were adorned with the designer’s signature elements of nature such as leaves and flowers.

The models including Joy Rustia, Marga Nograles, Jojo Ocampo, Liza Chan Parpan, Penny Lopez, and Ria Fernandez, began the show with vibrant outfits of hot pink, lime green, and royal blue. The designs are fit for everyday wear, special events, or a night out.

The second half of the show was a lineup of Christmas and New Year hues of bold red and green, as well as sparkling silver and gold.

“It’s [about] nature. As usual, I’ve always identified with flowers,” Ms. Lontok told BusinessWorld shortly after the fashion show on Aug. 8, of her undying inspiration for her designs.

Besides her usual clientele, Ms. Lontok has explored styles for the young, with cocktail dresses, bomber jackets, and halter tops.

Much like spirited women she dresses, the new holiday collection is for, as Ms. Lontok puts it: “The usual, but younger.”

Criselda Lontok is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La, Alabang, Gateway, and Cebu. — Michelle Anne P. Soliman