Chuck Taylor’s Timeless Edgy Chic Aesthetic Shines at Oj Hofer’s Latest #PanasonicMFF Collection
The metro’s fashion glitterati gathered at the Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival in Edsa Shangri-la Hotel recently to witness the latest collections of this season’s hottest fashion visionaries.
One of them was Oj Hofer, the famed and well-loved fashion designer from Cebu. Oj has been respected in the industry for his two disciplines: tailoring and draping. And his latest #PanasonicMFF collection incorporated a lot of draping and oversized silhouettes into street fashion.
Oj’s street style showcase was all about free-spirited elegance with his oversized street style tops, flowy pants, draped jumpsuits and chic dress shirts in the classic hues of grey, black and white. Each creation would look bangin’ on a male or a female stylista-- be it a dress shirt or a jumpsuit, which gives the entire collection its fashion-forward edge. Hofer paired each of his runway piece with the world’s most iconic sneakers: Chuck Taylors.
Oj has always partnered with Converse Philippines by pulling out footwear pieces to be injected in a number of his fashion shows in the past. Oj Hofer himself has been wearing Chucks from way, way back and that’s his true story. And that’s the fashion designer’s own Chuck Story.
Converse has just launched its global #ChuckStories campaign, which highlights the true stories of people who are just into incorporating Chuck Taylor sneakers into their personal styles.
Chuck Taylor ambassadors also watched Oj Hofer’s show to check out his latest collection. The ambassadors wore Chuck 70—the latest spin-off pair of Chuck Taylor from Converse. Chuck Taylor 70, or CT 70, is then premium line of the classic Chuck Taylor, and is perfect for stylish events like PMFF.
Maxine Medina, one of Chucks ambassadors, shared how she loves the latest Chuck 70.
“I think Chuck 70’s look ultra-stylish. Personally, I’ve always been a fan of Chucks. I’ve been wearing them since I was just 16 years old. I am always about comfortable fashion, that’s why I love Chuck Taylor. I am a jeans-and-sneakers kind of girl and I just think Chucks are chic, classic and stylish. You can rock them anywhere and anytime because they always look cool, even for fashion events like Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival,” she said.
Asia’s Next Top Model’s Jach Manere and influencers Lharby Policarpio, Almira Teng and Mikyle Quizon are also Converse’s Chucks ambassadors who were seen donning the Chuck 70 at the country’s biggest fashion event.
True enough, the new Chuck Taylor’s match well and stylishly with just about any outfit, and it is different from the regular Chuck Taylor. Premium and sophisticated, Chuck Taylor 70 boasts of its details that are a little more intricate, with thicker canvass and chunkier sole. Its glossy details can make for your more elegant yet edgy look. The ambassadors’ Chuck 70 amped up their OOTDs at PMFF.
On the other hand, the classic Chuck Taylor aesthetic has been yet again proven to be stylishly flexible. Oj’s presentation sent the models down the runway on a dress, a jumpsuit, a top-and-pants ensemble and oversized shirts--each of which matched with the classic Chuck Taylor. Oj Hofer’s new #PanasonicMFF collection showed how Chucks are indeed timelessly edgy, classic and stylish, and perfect for any style event.
Indeed, Oj Hofer’s collection forecasts that in fashion, everything is going back to classic, and the trend is always going back to wearing Chucks. One can never go wrong with Chuck Taylor. It is a good pair of sneakers that goes edgy with anything and everything.