Look forward to a fashionable holiday with Plains & Prints and R.A.F., as the local women’s work wear brands continues its highly anticipated series of previews featuring its Holiday 2012 collection at Ayala Center Cebu.

The highlight of the Plaints and Prints Holiday 2012 anthology is City Series-Manila by Rhett Eala, featuring pieces that pay homage to the beautiful metropolis of Manila via modified cityscape graphic prints made in tasteful modern and minimalistic pieces. The collection makes its wearer reminiscent of the distinct Filipino Christmas; that no matter how much she’s traveled the world, she’ll always go back to where her heart belongs—home.

“I love Manila,” said Rhett. Hence, the inspiration. We met with the Philippine fashion designer along with the other writers in Cebu media and the owners of Plains and Prints Cebu over merienda at Cafe Laguna and chatted over the fashion blogging industry, the fashion industry in Cebu and how Rhett will miss Queen of Cebu that night because he was flying to Manila on the same day.

“I didn’t know!” he gasped. “It would have been fun.” Next year, Rhett!

RHETT EALA PLAINS AND PRINTS 2012 CEBU

(above) Gillian so animated! (below) Me with Rhett and Joyce, the owner of Plains and Prints Cebu

RHETT EALA PLAINS AND PRINTS 2012 CEBU
I just realized I’m a RAF girl! I love the style and pieces and everything that is in here!

RHETT EALA PLAINS AND PRINTS 2012 CEBUFriends from the fashion blogging community in Cebu – missing a lot here though. Hoping for that overdue meetup soonest! From L-R: Alexa, Vanessa, Gillian, Rhett, Gizelle, Eden and Yours truly

RHETT EALA PLAINS AND PRINTS 2012 CEBU

Check out more of my top faves from this collection after this.

RHETT EALA PLAINS AND PRINTS 2012 CEBU

Also to be showcased are other holiday anthologies, including Japan, China, Modern Art, DNM 24/7, Workwear II and Holiday Dresses. The Japan collection conveys oriental sophistication and feminine grace, while the China collection embodies Eastern influences with an urban twist via elegant designs.

There’s also Modern Art, which presents colorful separates inspired by pop art and the modernist movement of the early seventies; DNM 24/7, which brings versatile pieces that are easy to mix and match; Workwear II, which makes wearers exude class and confidence through tailored, contemporary pieces; and Holiday Dresses, which showcases evening dresses perfect for parties and get-togethers during the Season.