Practical Brides Looking For Luxury Dresses Will Love Patricia Santos’ RTW Line
From one sewing machine and a mere P30,000 capital, Patricia Santos quickly catapulted to fame, working her way to becoming a household name in the industry. All while beating cancer.
“I had a lot of struggles that made me strong,” shares Patricia in an interview with Metro.Style last January. “Those were the foundation of this business. I went through so much. I am set and determined to be successful.”
Her intricate, Pinterest-worthy creations helped her grow her list of clientele—earning the designer a massive following of 120K followers on Instagram. A favorite among celebrities, A-listers, and brides-to-be, her signature feminine pieces have been worn by the likes of Kathryn Bernardo, Lovi Poe, Anne Curtis, and Kim Chiu, no less.
And just when we thought we couldn’t find more reasons to keep bookmarking photos of the designer-to-the-stars’ sophisticated custom creations, Patricia Santos once again surprises us with a collection worth gushing about.
Just this week, she launched her second ready-to-wear bridal line—which is just as chic as last year’s. “There’s a need for RTW dresses,” the designer quips. “Not all brides prefer fully embellished pieces, so I created simpler gowns with special accents.”
Allie, Patricia Santos RTW 2018
Lilliana, Patricia Santos RTW 2018
Lolita, Patricia Santos RTW 2018
Like her custom pieces, all her RTW dresses are handmade with top quality materials. They come in different sizes, too—only this time, you can get your hands on them at a much more affordable price point. There’s also a piece for every kind of bride—so whether you’re planning on walking the aisle at a church, in a garden, or along the shores, you’re bound to find something that’s truly you.
In an exclusive interview with Metro.Style, Patricia Santos shares us everything you need to know about her 2018 RTW line. Scroll away!
Metro.Style: Describe your style. Do you think it has evolved through the years?
Patricia Santos: I want my dresses to make women feel empowered—I don’t want my pieces to overpower them. That’s why I’m really into simple silhouettes with intricate designs. As I grow older, I understand more about the woman’s figure because I can feel it [the changes] within myself. It’s something I can really relate to as a woman.
MS: Describe your RTW line this 2018. How is it different from your RTW collection last year?
PS: This year, I wanted to make a collection that would fit any kind of wedding [whether they be church, garden, or beach weddings]. My pieces are really versatile and easy to wear.
MS: What is your inspiration behind your current collection?
PS: This specially handmade collection is all about romantic silhouettes and details.
MS: Was there a particular dress that stood out for you the most?
PS: My personal faves are Belle and Celestia. I would definitely wear all of the pieces, though!
Belle, Patricia Santos RTW 2018
Celestia, Patricia Santos RTW 2018
MS: Which dress was the most challenging to create?
PS: Juliet. A lot of materials and sewing techniques were involved in creating this dress!
Juliet, Patricia Santos RTW 2018
MS: Do your dresses come in plus size options?
PS: Yes! Everything can be made to measure.
MS: Why should brides-to-be consider buying RTW dresses?
PS: I’m not discouraging custom made dresses. Every bride must decide whether to get an RTW or have one made—it really depends on the kind of wedding she wants, and how she envisions it to be.
MS: What is the price point of your RTW creations?
PS: They can inquire through our newly launched website, www.patriciasantos.ph.
MS: Finally, what is a Patricia Santos bride?
PS: Classic, beautiful, and elegant!
View the rest of the collection below:
Aphrodite, Patricia Santos RTW 2018
Esme, Patricia Santos RTW 2018
Amorette, Patricia Santos RTW 2018
Giselle, Patricia Santos RTW 2018
Lilliana, Patricia Santos RTW 2018
Scarlette, Patricia Santos RTW 2018
Vivenne, Patricia Santos RTW 2018
Amara, Patricia Santos RTW 2018
Swipe through this gallery for a closer look! For more information, visit patriciasantos.ph.
Photos via Patricia Santos Atelier