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Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010: Rogador, Tesoro & New, Reyes

Jeffrey Rogador, Kermit Tesoro and Leeroy New,
and Yako Reyes present their PFW Holiday 2010 collections.
Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010: Rogador, Tesoro & New, Reyes Jeffrey Rogador, Kermit Tesoro and Leeroy New,
and Yako Reyes present their PFW Holiday 2010 collections.

Jeffrey Rogador, Kermit Tesoro and Leeroy New, and Yako Reyes all presented their solo collections for Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010 last May 29, 2010. From one designer's inspiration of an urban countryside to a sci-fi landscape and lastly to the stomping ground of a Hollywood movie icon, the audience was taken on a free ride from one terrain to another.

First off, Jeffrey Rogador: Named Portrait of Peasants, his 60-piece collection is his interpretation of what male and female urbanites would wear if they were to channel the peasant look. We expected to see simple men's lawn shirts and cotton pants, and women's peasant blouses and long skirts updated with a neat, modern twist, but we were treated instead to a very contemporary, very now lineup of casual and sports wear for both men and women. Seems that Jeffrey's country bumpkin inspiration—recalled only by the grass half-heartedly stuck in some of the models' shoes—got left behind in the farms during the garments' production. But don't despair. Regardless of the unrealized creative concept, the clothes are still very much relevant and closet-worthy.

Second, Kermit Tesoro and Leeroy New: These two creative machinists came up with a titillating collection that made us sit up and pay attention. The two paired up again this season (they first collaborated in October 2008 for PFW as well) to present a lineup that was borne out of their proclivity toward sci-fi and all things genetic. Highly structural silhouettes crafted out of unexpected materials such as rubber, thin metal sheets, plaster of Paris, and plastic cable cords provided a unique and curiously refreshing Fashion Week experience. And naturally, Kermit didn't disappoint with the shoes.

Lastly, Yako Reyes: The audience's attention needed to shift from the models' clothes—designed by Filipino brand Azur Lapis Lazuli—to the bags they carried. Yako is a bag designer who turned to the celluloid fount of Hollywood for his inspiration. The dashing Steve McQueen served as Mr. Muse for his 50+ collection of sleek, practical, and functional bags, which Yako can specially customize for you!

Click here to view Jeffrey Rogador's collection for Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010, Portrait of Peasants.

Click here to view Kermit Tesoro and Leeroy New's collection for Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010.

Click here to view Yako Reyes' collection for Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010.

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


—Jae de Veyra Pickrell, Editorial Assistant

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