By Christian Jay B. Quilo
Launched last March 21, Lotus is Rustan’s first resort wear brand that encapsulates the essence of summer: vibrant and carefree. At the helm is Pia Regala-Hebron who also designs Lady Rustan.
Update your wardrobe this summer with tropics-inspired pieces from Rustan’s latest private label, Lotus.
According to Regala-Hebron, “The first collection is inspired by the ocean, sun and sky, with color combinations and pattern play that exude tropical and warm weather vibes.”
The brand’s tropical, laidback aesthetic is evident in the clothes’ color palette, silhouettes and fabric choices. Stylish and versatile, Lotus is perfect for a getaway in the tropics or just a casual day out in sunny Cebu.
With Happy Beach Cebu as the perfect locale, SunStar Weekend shows you how to rock pieces from Lotus’ debut collection during the hottest time of the year.
Some prints can be daunting to wear, but Lotus’ take is unique without being over the top — a tasteful mix of patterns and colors. Case in point: this knee-length frock with a pink motif.
For those who prefer neutrals, this matching set of crisp whites is a classic and effortless take on summer dressing. Wear them together for a striking, monochrome look; or separately and pair them with another color or print for an ensemble that’s more fun.
Easy to slip on and off, this breezy printed maxi with a flattering halter neck is perfect as is on a regular day or as a cover up for your swimwear at the beach.
This smock-style dress in orange packs quite a punch in terms of color with the light blue trimming adding a nice contrast. Keep the silhouette relaxed by leaving it as is, or add the fabric belt to accentuate your waist for a more feminine shape.
The delicate shade of pink has become a staple color in recent months. This dress in sweet blush is made a tad more saccharine with a tie-front detail around the bust.
Photographer: Joseph Ong
Hair and make up
artist: Chady Pantaleon
Stylist: Edward James Castro
Model: Sofia Hansen from Origin Model & Artist Management
Wardrobe: Lotus by Rustan’s
Locale: Happy Beach Cebu