As full-fledged fashion girls, it breaks our hearts to bid adieu to Manila Fashion Fest. We almost found ourselves in tears during the last show. The final evening marked the conclusion of being in constant awe of the designs crafted by the country’s most talented and seeing nothing but clicks and snaps from the audience as they documented everything that sashayed down the runway.
While it may be the end of an era, we are comforted by the fact that the fashionable attendees started out strong and finished even stronger. It made our job spotting styles exponentially easier because everything was worthy of a photo. It was a swarm of loose bottoms contrasted with close-fitting tops, a collection of the most outrageous bags we’ve ever seen, a bevy of basics upgraded with a little cut-out and unconventional hemlines, and a pool of haphazardly worn jackets and coats.
And as the brains behind the event, Ronnie Cruz had said each night, this is fashion, this is the revolution, and this is Manila. It certainly was. And the image of it will forever be etched in our memories. Click through the gallery below and see if the same goes for you too.
Photos by Andrea Beldua