Blacks, whites, and reds were the primary colors for Manila Fashion Festival day two (click here to see our picks from day one), where designers played to their strengths by using lines, lace, denim, and patent leather to give their own take on what the (near) future of fashion looks like.

Marrying striped utilitarian pieces with lace, Renan Pacson’s latest collection is another proof that contrast is a good ingredient to keep things interesting.

Mark Tamayo’s neatly tailored pieces gave us darkly romantic elegance, served in full reptilian effect especially with the full-on print coordinates.

Dark, sexy, and almost erotic—Kaye Morales’ Rebirth collection awakened my dormant fetish for mesh and patent leather.

Another key piece from Morales’ collection is this finale piece that featured wearable art from Hermitism, and it gave us major phoenix feels.

Avel Bacudio and Matteo Guidicelli have continued their collaboration with a new collection that shows off side-striped, painted, and ripped jeans worn withcream and white outerwear.

All images from Manila Fashion Festival