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Pefta 2012

This year’s batch of Emerging Fashion Talents displayed quite the bumper crop of genius.
Pefta 2012 This year’s batch of Emerging Fashion Talents displayed quite the bumper crop of genius.

Bonafide fashion fiends got their annual fix at this year’s PEFTA (Preview Emerging Fashion Talent Awards), held last September 19 at the Rockwell Tent. The awards show—which puts this year’s much-talked-about roster of hot young design talents in the spotlight—showcased a six-piece collection from each designer, who tailored their pieces to this year’s theme, “Reinventing the Silhouette.”

As expected, an abundance of avant-garde shapes and forms were on display for the audience. A visual feast took over the runway as interpretations of the theme—from the simple to the esoteric and from the pretty to macabre—delighted guests, a discerning group comprised mostly of fashion insiders, industry professionals, and even other PEFTA alumni.  From Li-J Eleazar’s metamorphosed-butterfly pieces to the skeleton-bone stunners of Mark Tamayo, the only limit to the evening’s showcase were those of the designers’ imaginations themselves—and with those like Emir Yamamoto helming pieces with references such as “Middle Age battlegear,” everyone could expect quite the show indeed.

Click on to view the paradigm-shifting pieces of each designer.

Click here to view Anj Calvo's collection.

Click here to view Cherry Veric's collection.

Click here to view Emir Yamamoto's collection.

Click here to view Li-J Eleazar's collection.

Click here to view Mark Tamayo's collection.

Click here to view Nina Gatan's collection.

Click here to view Pablo Cabahug's collection.

Click here to view Stefanie Caintic's collection.

Click here to view Vince Tolentino's collection.

Click here to view Yekky Balingit's collection.

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