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The 8 People You Meet At Manila Fashion Fest

Rub elbows with a top fashion photographer, creative director and more.
The 8 People You Meet At Manila Fashion Fest Rub elbows with a top fashion photographer, creative director and more.

Preview Magazine is taking over one day of the Manila Fashion Festival next week. As always, it’s an instant party.

On March 20 at Green Sun Makati, Preview’s editors, together with a panel of well-respected personalities from the local fashion industry, will be sharing their insights and experiences via the following sessions. Read on to find out which eight amazing industry peeps you’ll run into, and perhaps snap a selfie with.

“How I Started in the Fashion Industry” [10:30am-12:00pm]

1. Fashion Photographer: BJ Pascual

Genius photographer. In just a short time, BJ Pascual has worked with the crème de la crème of the fashion industry, shooting buzzed-about covers, editorials, billboards and print ads. 

2. Make-up Artist: Owen Sarmiento

Now a freelance artist, Owen Sarmiento worked with MAC Philippines for six years and has done numerous editorials and covers for Preview.

3. Designer: Francis Libiran

One of Manila’s leading fashion designers, and a red carpet favorite with a strong celebrity base.

“Editorial Fashion Styling” [1:00pm-2:30pm]

4. Vince Uy


Creative Director, Preview

5. Daryl Chang


Fashion Director, Preview

“How to Build a Brand” [3:00pm-4:30pm]

6. Georgina Wilson


Model and host of Asia’s Next Top Model, social media phenomenon with over 1.1 million followers on Instagram, entrepreneur and partner in Sunnies Studio, a local eyewear brand.

7. Rissa Mananquil


Co-founder and partner of Happy Skin Cosmetics, a homegrown cosmetics brand of complexion-nourishing makeup.

8. Jappy Gonzales


Managing Director of H&F Retail Concepts Inc., the local franchise holder for Carven, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Comme de Garçons, and distributes Jil Sander, Rick Owens, Marni, APC, among other brands through their boutiques Univers (in Rockwell) and Homme et Femme (in Shangri-La Plaza).

Preview will also be conducting a Portfolio Review Program for aspiring models, hair stylists, makeup artists, designers and stylists. Schedule below:

Modeling and Hair and Makeup: 12 NN to 2 PM

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Fashion Design and Styling: 4:30 to 6:30 PM

Those who secure a slot on www.manilafashionfestival.com/previewreg will be prioritized. 

Email info.preview@summitmedia.com.ph for queries.

Green Sun is at 2285 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Images via @bjpascual @vince_uy @darylchang @ilovegeorgina @owensarmiento @rissamananquil on Instagram

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