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MetroWear Fantasy

November 27, 2012
Last Sunday, Metro indulged in a touch of whimsy and fantasy, inspired by favorite Christmas stories and characters. Metro Magazine, together with Metro Society, takes on this festive spirit with a holiday couture presentation by Philippine fashion’s next wave of couture designers — And what a show it was!

Before the show began, my boyfriend/girlfriend Cams and I decided to snap photos at the photo booth, who could resist? I swear, she and I love these photo booth sort of things. If you follow me on Instagram then you’ll see the Purikuras we took! HAHA!

After the fun at the photo booth, we decided to stay by the waiting area of the event and bumped into a friend — The gorgeous Vanessa Matsunaga! She was wearing the most gorgeous dress (I need to get the name of the designer, swear) which was made by the designer! Look at that detail — Spectacular!

After a few minutes the show began. This was my view from where I was sitting, what a good angle for blog photos if you ask me! Btw, at the lower left portion of the photo you can spot Metro Magazines December cover boy Sam Milby next to fellow cover girl Bea Sorianos boyfriend and her as well! Just so you all know, the collections were done by young designers who were given the opportunity to work with and be guided by their chosen mentors.

The first collection was by Joel Escober. He created elaborately designed pieces with the support of senior designer Noel Crisostomo! Joel was inspired by Hark The Herald. If you notice the details one the dress Wendy is wearing (second photo), those are zipper pulls! How innovative right? Very cool!

The second collection was by Martin Bautista who showcased his beautiful feminine aesthetic as inspired by his mentor, top designer Rajo Laurel. This was his interpretation of the Snow Queen. Such simple yet incredibly chic looks! I love the colours he used as well as his fabrics!! Ahhh! LOVE!

Proud sister moment! x

Next up was The Nutcracker collection by Mak Tumang with the guidance of couture master Frederick Peralta. You can clearly see what inspired him with his collection. Loved the hats and BTW, did you know that his shoes are from Parisian which they embellished? Smart idea, right?!

And last but definitely not least: John Herrera’s 12 Days of Christmas collection who took inspiration from his long-time mentor internationally-acclaimed designer Cary Santiago for his elaborate gowns. This collection left me speechless. Amazing. What talent!!

The show ended with each designer allow their muses to take the final catwalk and show off their final looks. What talent we have here in the Philippines — I’m definitely proud!! Each designer gave their own interpretations of each theme given to them and surely made it their own.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the designers, to everyone behind the event and of course to Metro Magazine and Metro Society!! Amazing event, you never fail to impress me with the amazing stage, show and program. Kudos! Till the next MetroWear event!! x

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Pinky dela Merced permalink
    November 28, 2012 5:03 pm

    I love your photos!!! Looks like the show was superb! Thanks for sharing…sayang no shot of your whole outfit? 😦

    • Patricia Prieto permalink*
      November 29, 2012 1:28 am

      Thank you! Will post a look post soon, no worries 🙂

  2. November 28, 2012 10:48 pm

    What a brilliant runway!

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    For affordable arm candies and clothing.
    Thank you!

    • Patricia Prieto permalink*
      November 29, 2012 1:28 am

      Totally!! x

  3. November 28, 2012 11:26 pm

    Like the collections! Great show! Thank you for sharing your photos with us:)

    • Patricia Prieto permalink*
      November 29, 2012 1:28 am

      I agree! Aww, you’re most welcome, Honey!! x

  4. November 29, 2012 12:22 am

    Extraordinary event, thank you for sharing so we could get a glimpse!

    • Patricia Prieto permalink*
      November 29, 2012 1:29 am

      But of course! x

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