Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012
Lizanne Cua

Back to my Philippine Fashion Week post...haha...I know it is so late but I just would like to warn you, I think I am still at the middle part of my PhFW post...and there are so much more :D

Good friend and talented Designer Lizanne Cua showcased her Holiday collection dubbed as "ENTANGLED FATES" derived from the Three Fates of Greek Mythology wherein due to god intervention, humans have to endure the imperfect and entangled threads of fate and make the best out of it. I just LOVE how she transformed the stretch jersey material into silhouettes that looks very young and contemporary. And my personal favorite are the "entangled" accessories that she has designed and has a wide variety from jacket, neckpieces, tops and so much more. Something that I haven't seen on the runway.


"Congrats Zanne for a wonderful Holiday collection!!!"
 
 

Behind-the-Scenes
Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012

After every Fashion Week, I have a segment I would like to call "Behind-the-scenes" of a SHOPAHOLIC MONSTER (Chos...feeling celebrity) and I would be posting this as my last blog to conclude my post for PhFW...however I will change things up a bit this season, since it would take me a gazillion years to finish everything again.

I would like to share photos I have gathered; in the RUNWAY, in the HALLWAY, with FRIENDS, with IDOLS (Yes...). Just a little warning though...HUGE PHOTO DUMP AHEAD!!! :D

I really...really missed Philippine Fashion Week as I have mentioned previously I opted for a Viking Buffet Dinner over watching the finale shows...(normally I would go for fashion over food but it is my best friend's birthday) so I kinda have the "bitin" feeling and would definitely make "bawi" next season. In fact, I already have inspirations for my next seasons look.

Anywho...enjoy the photos!!!

NOTE: I still have a lot of Designer Collection Posts...stay tuned!!!
Fanny Serrano's show stood out for me the most due to the use of "traditional  materials in a non-traditional way."
Cherry Veric's work has a lot of "pasabog!!!"
Of chors!!! I have to inject these....uuhhmm...well toned models from the ESAC show.
"Pwede ka ng maglaba!!! LOL"
Runway accident: Nice flowing dress however was upstage by a "nip-slip"  (good model was wearing that thingy)
"tubig...!!!" (Chos) :D
Outfit Post...of course we just have to take LookBook shots.
PhFW Day 3: Print on Print
Me: "Lion Tamer"
Yen: "Flower Power"
PhFW Day 4: Blue's Clue or "The Magician and the Assistant" :D
Me: "Blue Ranger"
Yen: "Tuxedo Mask...(daw)"
PhFW Day 5: Ashes to Dust
Me: "Black"
Yen: "Army-inspired"
Of course I have to take photos of wonderful shoes that I have seen during Philippine Fashion Week. Here we have THE RED PUMPS...chos...it is Kermit's Red Pumps with Skull Heels
Kermit's Horse Shoe
Looks "amazingly-painful" I think the platforms and heels were made of metal
Used my "ninja skills" to take this shot...and to find out in FB that this is Nereku's design. A different take on heeless craze.
2 must-have shoes for Manila's Fashionisto: Heeless/ Wedge
or Creepers.
Philippine Fashion Week is also the perfect venue to bump into your friends and colleagues...say "Hi" and do power catch-up. Here we have Matt Valeriano who owns ANONYMITY and designed the reversible hoodies that he and his gang are wearing. :D
Shoe Legend and now TV host Brian Tenorio. He saw us "posing" for our LookBook shots. Ahehe. It was nice seeing you. :D
(L-R) Yekki, Karl, Me, Gelo and Mike
"Paparazzi" bit...saw D + V to give support to Veejay Floresca
SUPER HIGHLIGHT of my Fashion Week. Personally meeting and having my photo taken with Mother D!!! When I saw her, I was the first one who said, "Hello!!!" and (wala ng hiya-hiya) requested for photo to be taken with them. Just not my best angle though...I feel so ugly beside her. She is so pretty and super humble...just like in her blogs. Next time promise, "I will hug you Mother!!!" :D... V Took an outfit photo of Yen and I was supposed to go next but the crowd when ballistic (chos) afterwards :D
Super "Pasyon" people. Nice seeing you guys there. :D (L-R) blank (sorry I wasn't able to get her name), Mark Crawford, Daryl and Anna
with Jonver
I am watching shows to show support to my designer friends. (L-R) Chris Diaz, Lizanne Cua and Me. Will post their collection soon.
(L-R) Cherry Veric, me, BFF Sherry and Joana
with Chris Diaz
good friends Sherry and Joana
Now I am "hypnotizing" you to buy shoes from THE RED PUMPS...(Chos...may commercial)

Whoaaaa....too many photos...even for myself. LOL. I hope you guys had fun last PhFW as I did. Hope to see you guys next season!!!

:D
 
 

Philippines Fashion Week Holiday 2012
June Pugat

Holiday Collections are mostly made of shiny, sparkly things that always reminds you of Christmas or Holiday season...This is what drew me to June Pugat's collection. The color palette that he has used has more of Earth Tones and veered away from any sparkly/ shiny material. I love the "ORGANIC" feel of his collection mostly evening gown that uses modern silhouette. If you would look closely, the treatment that he used in dyeing the fabrics + the (i'm guessing) hand drawn artwork are so amazing and captivating at the same time.

Whoever said that you can't be glamorous without any sparkles??? :D
 
 

Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012
Philipp Tampus

When the name Philipp Tampus flashed on the screen, there was some sort of a vague recollection and somewhat "familiarity" about the the name. When the show ended and he walked the runway, it made me smile since this confirmed that he was from Project Runways Philippines Season 1 and was a runner-up. I was pleasantly surprised with his collection.The most striking about this is his "taste level" certainly improved from his contest days. Honestly, I wasn't his fan before however after this collection...everything changed.

I love how he has grown up and I can tell his strong points in designing are in evening gowns. I love the romantics , sophistication and the "regal grandeur" of his designs. It certainly reminds me of Red carpet looks from Marchesa or McQueen-ish. Congratulations Philipp Tampus!!! You certainly have gone a long long way from your previous days and hopefully will be a start of a very wonderful career.
 
 

Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012
Cherry Veric

I have always been a fan of Cherry's work since I respond well to his "pasabog" moments when he releases his collection. Last FADAL party, we got to talk and he showed a sneak peek of what we can expect in his Holiday Collection. The moment I saw it, I knew I would die not seeing it. Alas...when Danica Magpantay opened the runway for his collection "PAK" it was truly to die for. Intricate heavy beading on seamlessly evening gowns paraded the runway clamored in headpieces created by Van Cleefus. My only regret was, since I don't have size 9 or 10 shoes with us at THE RED PUMPS on-hand we were not able to work with him...

But nonetheless, "Your creations Cherry are truly magnificent. Congratulations, till next Holiday Collection!"
 
 

Lissa Kahayon x THE RED PUMPS

Our Fave Fashion Blogger and Style Icon Lissa Kahayon wearing our Jackie Snakeskin Platform Mary Jane Pumps last Phil. Fashion Week.

We LOVE her so much!!! Thank you very much Lissa. :D

Check her Blog: SceneStealer
 
 

Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012
Fanny Serrano

One of my favorite show this season. I was totally blown away with this collection as Fanny uses "traditional" materials in a "non-traditional" way. The Barong Tagalog has always been our National Costume and I have always been  intrigued how many more ways we can re-interpret the material...and yes Fanny  did it in his ethereal holiday collection.

I love the contemporary silhouette that he has used and how elegant how our  native "barong tagalog" look so elegant and chic. I would really love to see  this collection in Paris or Milan as this would be a great way to showcase
Philippines indigenous products and was used intelligently by our home grown  Fashion Designer.

"Congratulations Fanny!!! can't wait to see your next collection. This is  truly breath-taking!!!"
 
 

Philippine Fashion Week: Menswear
Herbert Custodio

Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012 has just ended...and I can't think of a better way to revamp my entire blog. Honestly I have been back and forth in making my blog more simpler, I feel that my past blog has been so cluttered and with all the new post (PhFW) I will need a better and easier way to upload.

This is the same blogspace, I just hid my previous blog and and can still be accessed...for me specially since the main reason I can't leave my previous space was because of all the memories/ time and effort i have put into my first blog. Anyways, finally my SHOPAHOLIC MONSTERS...I did it!!! This space is still currently WIP (work in progress) as I will still make this more "ME"

For my 1st post here would be some collection that intrigued me on the Menswear part of Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012. First would be Herbert Custodio. What I liked the most would be the grapchis that he has used on his designs....although there were a number of designs (pixelated prints) which strongly reminded me of a collection that was shown in Japan Fashion Week.

Some photos below...enjoy.

More photos of other collection soon!!!