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We’ve Found the Best Collection for the Rainy Months Ahead

Aztec Barba’s oriental hippie collection is a chilly summer confection.
With the summer heat still on and the rainy season upon us, it may be difficult to find just the right outfits to transition from one season to the next. Lo and behold, Aztec Barba’s collection for the Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival

This Collection is All About the Sensuality of Conservative Dressing

Ministry of Silk redefines seductive through simple silhouettes and straight cuts.
When the words ‘sensuality’ or ‘femininity’ come up, some sartorial images would probably include skin-baring outfits that expose the decolletage (and maybe more) or high-slit skirts that give us “legs for days.” However, Ministry of Silk’s presentation at the Panasonic Manila Fashion

Give Life to Your Black & White Outfits with This Cool Collection

Veejay Floresca presented shapely pieces that make black and white larger than life.
There’s a reason why black and white ensembles are deemed wardrobe staples: they’re easy to mix and match, and they’re always pleasing to the eye. If you think that black and white are a tad bit boring, well, think again. Veejay Floresca

This Brand’s Future-Ready Collection References Previous Fashion Decades

Local brand Billy says that to be fashion-forward means to take a few steps back.
Nowadays, the battle of the brands seems to be about “the bolder the better.” Brands tend to distill all their energies into creating the next big disruptive thing, and this goes for minimalists and maximalists alike. However, Billy goes the opposite direction

This Dainty Collection Can Easily Be Transitioned from Desk to Dinner

Local designer Bessie Besana's collection mixes the old with the new.
Bessie Besana reminisces yesteryears' fashion in his collection, titled Abaniko, for Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival. Infusing modern design with timeless silhouettes, the designer's nostalgia is apparent in his clothes, rehashed through intricate laser trimmings and pleated finishing. Despite the vintage theme, Bessie's elegant designs are certainly accessible by all ages. It

Utilitarian Pieces for an On-the-Go Lifestyle

Perfect for layering, too!
KC Pusing’s presentation for Manila Fashion Festival 2018 scaled back on the glitz and overdosed on attitude. You can see it even in the styling of the models, with their heavily lined eyes and pulled-back hair. This collection means business.With a very

3 Things to Look Forward to at the Manila Fashion Festival

Innovation and fashion coincide.
Manila Fashion Festival (MFF) has been around for some time. It’s a bi-annual event that celebrates Filipino fashion and craftsmanship. Partnering with over 60 designers and creatives from the Netherlands, this year’s fashion festival is bound to get even more exciting. Apart

Style Spotting at Manila Fashion Festival F/W 2016: Day 4

Check out the latest (and the last) batch of fashionable attendees here.
As full-fledged fashion girls, it breaks our hearts to bid adieu to Manila Fashion Fest. We almost found ourselves in tears during the last show. The final evening marked the conclusion of being in constant awe of the designs crafted by the

Bejewelled by Azucar

See her full Fall/Winter 2016 collection here.
Whatever event you’re going to, Arleen Sipat-Sutton of Azucar has something for you...and your mini-me. A touch of glitz here and a dash of glam there, her Bejewelled collection boasts of luxury in all forms. From the choice of embellishments, prints, cuts,

Tapis by Esme Palaganas

See the full Fall/Winter 2016 collection here.
From last season's cotton candy colored confections, Esme Palaganas goes back to black with her signature layering of loose silhouettes that mix ballet aesthetics with street sensibilities. Sheer skirts and dresses were paired with wide leg trousers and culottes to create cool,

10 Celebrities Who Walked the Runway at Manila Fashion Festival

These celebs can be ramp models if they want to.
Over the weekend, people have been talking nonstop about a certain dress—the one both Maine Mendoza and Kim Chiu wore. And to set the record straight once again, Kim modeled the dress when she walked for Francis Libiran’s Bangalore Collection fashion show.

Randy Ortiz's Play on Prints

See the full Spring/Summer 2016 collection here.
The last night of Manila Fashion Festival was packed with an impressive display of tailoring prowess, thanks to Randy Ortiz's Spring/Summer 2016 Collection. Redefining the art of suiting up, he injected his designs with fun prints and bold colors. The runway was

Pablo Cabahug's Modern Filipina

See his full Spring/Summer 2016 collection here.
Taking us back to the 1920s where donning the terno was the norm for society belles, Pablo Cabahug gives us another re-interpretation of the national costume as he turns the barong into shift dresses made for today's woman. Here, we see him make

Mark Bumgarner's Lady Ophelia

See the full Spring/Summer 2016 collection here.
Opening his segment with a parade of floor-sweeping dresses in airy hues of white and powder blue, Mark Bumgarner gives us another collection of hyper-feminine frocks that would make any woman swoon. Gradually transitioning into darker tones, he sends out his models dressed

The Front Row Mvps Of Manila Fashion Fest

Find out who gets a medal for perfect attendance.
We’ve said it time and again, if shopping were a sport, we’d be gold medalists. To be clear though, this is not limited to mall runs, because showing up at fashion shows is definitely the third leg of the tournament. Four days

Mark Tamayo Presents His 50 Shades Of Grey

And it looked like grunge glam.
From the get-go, Mark Tamayo was bound to come up with something dark yet romantic when he chose Lana Del Rey’s ballads as his main inspiration for Dark Paradise, a collection of playful silhouettes in serious shades of grey. Think: a trench coat over a

Tony Evan Goes Back To The Future

This designer dared to redefine the meaning of classic.
Drawing inspiration from robotics and sportswear, Tony Evans goes futuristic in his latest collection featuring models with braided locks, dark lips, and washed out brows who walked down the runway in skin tight frocks. Sheer cut-outs dominated the style game with the

Esme Palaganas Makes Geeky Look Chic

The school librarian just got a makeover!
Esme Palaganas writes a love letter to Jane Austen by substituting paper for pleated organza, stained in bloody reds, midnight blues, and mossy greens. Picture a chic librarian, with her long loose low pony and cat eye specs, walking down the runway

Bea Samson Goes Up And Beyond

She's on a high and theres no bringing her down.
Inspired by aviation and the world beyond our stratosphere, Bea Samson presents a collection that is out of this world. Roughing up her take on the jumpsuit (which has been a runway staple these past couple of days), she straps down her