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Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010: Marlon Rivera

The designer showcases his PFW Holiday 2010 collection in a silent short film.
Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010: Marlon Rivera The designer showcases his PFW Holiday 2010 collection in a silent short film.

A sojourn to Beijing inspired Marlon Rivera to create beautiful dresses constructed out of printed fabrics that billowed like gossamer, impeccably tailored jeans and wide- and long-lapelled jackets, and exuberant short dresses cut from brightly printed fabrics. He presented these garments and much more for his solo show for Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010 last May 30, 2010.

However, if not for the work of our intrepid photographer and graphic designer Yayay de Castro, we wouldn't have been able to scrutinize Marlon's precious works. Because instead of making his models strut down the catwalk in the traditional manner, Marlon presented a short film instead. The beautifully shot silent film, which starred renowned model Joan Bitagcol, promptly showcased his works and put them in a dramatic and darkly romantic setting.

It's quite relevant for Marlon to have shown a short film, what with the short film trend that has again been going around in the global fashion scene. A few examples: Karl Lagerfeld's Remember Now for the recently launched Chanel Cruise Collection 2010, and Bruce Weber's Ain't Nothin' Like The Real Thing for Yves Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2010-2011.

But I digress. So if not for Yayay's little trip backstage, we wouldn't have been able to feast on Marlon's dozen designer looks. Click here to peruse Marlon Rivera's vibrant PFW Holiday 2010 collection.

Click here to view our complete coverage of Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010.