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Kermit Tesoro On London's Runway

The Pinoy fashion ingenue works with French designer, Florian Jayet, for his London Fashion Week collection.
Kermit Tesoro On London's Runway The Pinoy fashion ingenue works with French designer, Florian Jayet, for his London Fashion Week collection.

Those awe-inspiring heel-less platforms we first saw at Kermit Tesoro’s Holiday 2010 collection, have just walked the runways of London Fashion Week, no less! Kermit provided shoes for the Spring/Summer 2012 collection of French designer, Florian Jayet.

Kermit showcased his shoe line of mostly nude and off-white hues to complement the whites and florals of Florian's collection. Some pairs were embellished and the others, came in solid colors. Simple can be used to describe them but then again, there's always something fashionably extraordinary in Kermit's design aesthetics. These pairs were not just ordinary platforms; these were actually wearable sky-high, heel-less shoes.

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On another note, Fashion Mode UK had this to say about Florian Jayet: “Infusing concepts and gathering inspirations from experience in textiles, tailoring, photography and art Jayet developed a collection that landed him an internship with Alexander McQueen, a man whose vision and ideas complemented Jayet’s aesthetic perfectly.”

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Kermit tells us more about his experience. Read on!

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How did you get into London Fashion Week? 

Florian's team and the Fashion Mode, which is one of the numerous segments in London Fashion Week basically asked me if [I would be willing] to collaborate with one of their designers, Florian Jayet in particular. Divine Lee got the details for me first then we started working on it. 

It's partly commissioned work, since I was invited to make something, but since both parties were exchanging thoughts about the designs, it can also be considered a collaborative effort.

What was the experience like?
Fulfilling and [I'm especially] excited for what comes after the show.

Do we expect you to see you in more international runways?
Yes, there's a line-up. We're organizing things already. 

Who's your dream collaboration?
Matthew Barney 

What was the feedback you received about your shoes after the show?

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We got a call from MTV UK who wants to feature them. And as of now, I think they were pulled out for editorials, too.

What was the most fun part of the experience? What was the most challenging?

The most fun would be the idea of learning other people's method and how they let you take so much liberty. No restrictions, whatsoever. It may be detrimental or confounding to others, but that's the most fun—by knowing what you're capable of. The only challenging part is that time can really burn patience. It does hinder everyone's convenience.

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