Known for his divine bridal gowns and intricate couture pieces, Melvin Lachica has been adored by the fashion glitterati for many decades, more so when he launched his notable brand Casa Lachica in 1996.

For this season’s Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival, we get to see a more playful and colorful dailywear collection from the Cagayan de Oro-based fashion designer.

“My inspiration for my collection is the 1960s mod fashion, which is why I called the collection ‘In Mod We Trust‘,” Melvin shared with us.

“I used Jusi or raw silk fabrics for my latest creations,” he added. The colorful tops boast of big ruffles and unique striped prints. Accessorized with retro stylish sunnies in cute colors and huge handbags with fringes, the ensembles in this runway showcase were a delight to watch.

The mod subculture kicked off in London, England in the late ’50s before spreading around the world throughout the ’60s. The super-loved mod fashion is bursting with bold colors, striking cuts and a rebelliously youthful attitude– and with Lachica’s new spin, an updated mod fashion comes to life with his more dazzling, modernized designs:

Melvin Lachica is indeed a versatile fashion designer, surprising us every time with his eclectic offerings on the runway.

To get in touch with this fashion designer, you may contact him on Facebook at Melvin Lachica, or via his email address His studio is located at Olive Suites, Velez Mabini St., Cagayan de Oro City 9000, Philippines.