1. Media Pass 2. With Nicky Roa and Ingrid Roxas 3. SMX at Night 4. DJ Sanya Smith 5. The Dollhouse 6. Ingrid’s Camera 7. Polka Dots and Sparkly Heels 8. Rafa Ayuyao, Nicky Roa and Shen Jarlega 9. SMDC Show 10. Nicole Ramos, Bella Tanalgo and Jezl O of ROME Shoes and Nicky Roa 11. Ruffa Gutierrez’s Boobs 12. Outfit photo by Ingrid Roxas. 13. Outfit photo by Kaloy Apolinario 14. Outfit photo by Kenneth Banda.
First thing I thought about Oxygen’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection was androgyny. It’s like the boys and the girls have been swapping clothes and they still look good regardless. The collaboration with Spanish artist and fashion designer, Marcela Gutierrez was perfect. This is also the second time I got to see Marie Digby in the flesh. Still as beautiful as ever. The photos above are some of my favorite looks from the show. On a more personal note, their men’s clothes really fit my style to the tee. Also, thanks for the tickets Ed!
This was the last show I’ve seen during my entire stint at Fashion Week. And I’m glad I ended it with this very beautiful show.
These are some of my favorite looks from my favorite designers from the the Luxewear Spring/Summer 2012 show.
These are some of the photos I took at the SMDC show featuring Chris Diaz, Lizanne Cua and Eric Delos Santos. It had a very posh cocktail party before the show started which is always a good thing. So I was literally in the middle of all the beautiful fashion chaos that night. The photos below are some of my favorite looks and highlights from the shows.
Chris Diaz. I love the fringe, the shells, the flowers and the colors. It had touches of Native American Influences without taking it too far. It wasn’t as perfect as I hoped for it to be, since the entire collection wasn’t really at par with the intro video, which was super high fashion.
Lizzane Cua. I’ve never seen this much jersey in my entire life. I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it as well. I really don’t mind the use of jersey, for as long as it was used in an unexpected or in a more innovative way. But to be fair, there were a few stand outs. I just wish it was more daring and cutting edge.
Eric Delos Santos. This collection was edgy and ladylike at the same time. The clothes were very empowering. If goddesses walked down on earth, they won’t mind wearing an ensemble from this collection.
And of course, Anne Curtis’ appearance is always a welcome sight.
These are some of my favorites from the Design Fusion and Vision & Trends shows from Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012. It’s a little collage of some sorts of my 3 favorite looks from each designer.
Fact, the little details dangling on the model’s arms and dresses along side the fringes are actually rosary beads and a whole bunch of crucifixes. I’ll just leave it at that.
This collection was made with eco-friendly material, raw textiles and natural fabrics which were chemically untreated. I just wish the designs were as innovative as the material used.
One thing that comes to mind from Lim’s collection was texture. I love the neutral colors and how well this was put together.
Peñalosa made use of hand woven abaca for this collection which she beautifully integrated with her design by creating patterns from it. It’s very Filipino without making it too cheesy.
This is really showed off great dressmaking from Losa. Real talent really resonates despite doing the entire collection in one amazingly beautiful color. Red is the new Black! Whatever that means.
Xernan Orticio’s Japanese inspired collection was structured, precise beautifully tailored. It was one of the most exciting collections to watch. 10 pieces were not enough. I’m really looking forward to see more of his work next season.
I’m sorry but the Jojo Comendador shoes really stole this show. The shoes really made the collection, as it went very well this Carado’s bondage inspired dresses.
This was a very sleek and a very sexy collection. The oriental touches added the extra flair without making it too obvious and cheesy.
I really like the deconstructed, unfinished and unconventional silhouettes. It’s edgy and it’s definitely thinking-outside-of-the-box done well.
Veejay Floresca’s collection was a breath of fresh air during the Premiere group show for Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012. The photos above were some of my favorite looks from the collection. I was hard to choose my favorite because I loved every single one. I personally love the lace glasses. It was inspired, it was well thought of, and it was cutting edge. Veejay really set the bar high for the rest of the shows. I don’t know how he can top this off next season. Definitely one of my favorite collections from Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012.
Russel Villafuerte’s collection is the result of the juxtaposition of soft feminine fabrics with the tough and hard. It was a balancing act that he executed very well. Above are some of my favorite photos I took from the Premiere group show for Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012.
Michael Cinco definitely knows how to put on a good show. The photos above are some of my favorite looks during the show. The collection was ethereal, luxurious and it was very well executed. Anne Curtis’ appearance at this show was a very pleasant surprise. The last few minutes of the show was one of the best I’ve seen in the entire Fashion Week so far. Mr. Cinco really has a flair for the dramatics.