Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 kicks-off in a few days and we thought of giving you all first-timers a special treat: a quick guide to the country's biggest bi-annual fashion event.
The glitz and glamour you see on social media and, of course, on Style Bible only make up half of what really happens. Because outside the runway, in between shows, the real battle takes place. Don't be decieved by all the flawless-looking posts on social media because we're about to tell you that #PhFW is half as intimidating as you think when you find out what really goes on at the event.
DRESS TO IMPRESS
It goes without saying that your best closet items should be reserved for Fashion Week. Dress up AS yourself and FOR yourself. Keep in mind that something cozy (it can get chilly inside) yet chic, fun yet put together, and fab yet appropriate are your best bets. It can be a bit confusing, but you get the picture. Opt for a trend that you can move around in and a light-weight clutch that can fit your essentials.
Overthink it and you'll get a few eyes rolling.
But if you go with your gut...
You'll unleash the true fashionista in you.
WEAR THE PERFECT SHOE
By perfect we mean the pair that's enough to make a show-stopping statement and at the same time something you know you can walk in the whole day. Yes, guests are seated during the actual shows but once they dim the lights, everyone is asked to hang out or line up outside before the next show commences. Long lines, minutes of waiting, and running from one hall to another for can be extra straining on those feet and calves so we suggest you spare your fashion week experience from crank-fest and sport the finest pair you’ve got. Remember this equation: Style + Comfort = Perfect Pair of Shoes.
It’s best if you consume a hearty meal beforehand because on packed days, you will barely have time to eat. Aside from that, do know that there will be a limited number of food stalls to come to your rescue when your stomach starts growling. In our survival kit, chocolate bars and candies are must-haves to keep us alive until after the show where we'll be allowed to satisfy our tummy's needs.
BE GIRL SCOUT-READY
Anything can happen so be prepared.
- Get good seats by studying the layout of the event and the schedules ahead of time. You wouldn’t want to miss out on an awesome show just because you’re late, right?
- R.S.V.P! A lot of us forget to do this but know that this should be common courtesy. Don't forget to bring your invites!
- Check out our #PhFW survival kit.
Fashion is fun! At the end of the day, this is all you need to remember. Delight on the designer creations, take pleasure in the unique finds, and most of all, relish the experience you get to have with your fellow fashion lovers.
See you at fashion week!
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