My Philippine Fashion Week S/S 2015 Fashion Faves and Fun!

It’s just more than a month away before the celebrations to welcome 2015 but the Fashion World was recently in wonderful whirl and a totally festive atmosphere in advance as usual! It’s that time of year again when the Fashionable Crowd gather once more in a frenzy to get a glimpse of the hottest must haves and the trends-to-be for the next season through a string of runway shows across the globe! And of course I am still experiencing that Haute Hangover from the collections presented on the runway from the Philippine Fashion Week / Spring – Summer 2015 last October at the SMX Convention Center.

                                             FASHION FAVES 

Now here are some of the fabulous and well applauded collections at the fashion designers’ shows a few weeks ago at the PhFW S/S 2015.  I kept reminiscing (literally) those creations that made an impact to me out of each designer’s collection.Those that in my opinion are attention grabbing and retained in my memory. Its really tough to just choose one as my most fave among all the really beautiful and remarkable designs! Each is unique, but then after a long visual and mental deliberation I was able to decide which became my top picks, which I bet could be yours too!. 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤

Here are MY FAVE FASHION DESIGNERS for PhFW S/S 2015 in Alphabetical Order: 

CHERRY SAMUYA VERIC    “Svelte”

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Fashion Designer CHERRY SAMUYA VERIC

 

JEROME SALAYA ANG    “Girl In the Water: A Siren’s Lullabye”  

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Fashion Designer JEROME SALAYA ANG

 

JUN JUN CAMBE    “La Filipina” 

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Fashion Designer JUN JUN CAMBE

 

NARDIE PRESA   “Rhapsody of Hue” 

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Fashion Designer NARDIE PRESA

 

PAT SANTOS   “Mythology of Color” 

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Fashion Designer PAT SANTOS

Runway Photos Courtesy of: ADRIAN GO
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AdrianGoPhotography
Website: http://www.adriangophotography.com
Instagram: @adriangophotography

 MORE PHFW FUN PHOTOS! 

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With the fab fashion designers Jun Jun Cambe, Nardie Presa, Bong Prada Lim, Jonathan Aligada, Jenny King Sibulo, stylist Aldrin Ramos, the artistic events/artcessories maven Luis ‘ Jun Jun’ Ablaza, Manhunt International/model June Macasaet and Mr. Philippines 2014 Mark Del Rosario.

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With celebrity stylist Andre Chang, highly acclaimed hair/makeup guru/entrepreneur Lourd Ramos, my friends Rei Lopez and Alexander Oh, stylist Austin Cortiguerra, and fashion designer Cherry Samuya Veric.

 

                                             PHFW POP UP STORE   

This season Philippine Fashion Week changed its usual setup by opening a popup store for the designers to sell their pieces totally fresh straight from the runway. Guests could now immediately oogle, sift and shop through racks and racks of their favorite designers and collections which they saw earlier on the show and get to bring them home right away!. 🙂

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         MEGA MAGAZINE / PHFW FASHION PARTY & ROYAL RUMBLE

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During the Philippine Fashion Week, MEGA Magazine held an exclusive Fashion Royal Rumble Party featuring the giant global brand H&M where the launch of fashion designer Alexander Wang in collaboration with H&M was revealed . The event was hosted by the lovely Bianca Valerio and featured DJ’s Mia Ayesa, Callum David and DJ Euric.
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With the pretty MEGA’s Editor in Chief Peewee Reyes Isidro, and beauteous host Biance Valerio in a Jeremy Scott top oh wow! loveeeeit! And of course my dapper friend Hacket 🙂

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Havin’ fun at the MEGA Fashion Night with blogger Miguel Alomajan, photographer Mark Neto, stylist Austin Cortiguerra , and my friends A’e and Hacket. 

 

ESAC THANKSGIVING PARTY / PHFW AFTER PARTY PHOTOS @ PRIVE 

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PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK Online Sites
Website: http://philippinefashionweeklive.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PhilippineFashionWeekLive

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ABLAZABLAZE 2014: Dining With The Gods

Any celebration when hosted by the respected and well loved familia Ablaza will always be something to look forward to for its uniqueness and glamour. But more than that is the feeling of importance of an occasion through a setting that is very well executed, luxurious and yet very welcoming that gives a good lasting impression. And who else is responsible for such awe inspiring celebrations than the warm hearted, stylish and of course artistic Luis ‘Jun Jun’ Ablaza III who recently held his exhibit / birthday gala at the Manila Polo Club in the posh Forbes Park in Makati.

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ABLAZABLAZE 2014: Artwear, Artcessories, Art de Fete, Grand Exhibition and a Celebration of Life Gala

It was truly an event to remember, and one for the books which could definitely be called as the Party of the Year.
On that wonderful evening all the well heeled and stylish guests who came in full force wearing their creative black ensembles were treated to a whole new world far beyond to what one’s imagination could grasp and conceive. After the birthday ceremonies, Ablaza who was impeccable in white, silver and diamonds led the opening of the curtains that revealed a hall from another place and another time. Even the most hardened veterans of Manila High Society’s extravagant soirees were still amazed at the visual feast and fantasy that was given life by Ablaza to be enjoyed. Upon entering we definitely felt as if an otherworldy kingdom sprouted right in the heart of the city! We’re not only in another grand soiree but on a journey in Ablaza‘s unfathomable and seemingly boundless mind full of innovative ideas and BLAZING imagination. And that journey led us to a dimension where we wined and dined in the presence of mythological beings whose enclaves and legendary feasts could only be heard through stories passed through generations. And yet those kingdoms whose existence are only in legends came to being in the form of innovative three dimensional table decorations and settings with one of a kind accessories giving us a wonderful make-believe experience of DINING WITH THE GODS.

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The table of the god of air

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Despite the grandiose and impressive tableaus, I never felt that this was made by anyone whose sole purpose was just to impress but rather to INSPIRE, to SHARE, and to LIVEN UP the occassion. These are made by a true artist whose heart is to transform his visions into reality and whose thirst and passion is to create the impalpable to be felt. This is the creation of someone whose eloquence is through his skillful planning and production to transform an intimate event or a gala into a fascinating place with interesting conversation pieces and an atmosphere of enchantment that could linger in one’s mind. Years before I met him, I have already seen many of his works featured in different publications. And through those years I have not seen one or any of his works to be unvaried and usual.                                            Ablaza definitely is a trail blazer, his ideas and concepts are far beyond his time! More than just having a good taste and an eye for what is exceptional and of excellent quality, he also has an inquisitive mind that explores and tests the unusual making him a maven of the decorative arts. His insatiable curiosity led him to create something eclectic, extraordinary and non conforming rather than trendy. His works are a depiction of a story rather than just a colorful visual treat put together. The diversity of materials, and every single decorative elements that he combines together interestingly creates not just simply a centerpiece but a scene that could be theatrical or amusing and sometimes elegant yet poetic that could tickle the imagination or awaken the senses.
What Ablaza has created for numerous events are just proofs of his sensibilities as an artist whose aesthetic is guided and inspired by his travels and passion as a collector, as well as his sensitivity to the art of entertaining that has proven time and time again to be essential to the success of an occasion.

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The table of the god of fire

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The table of the god of water

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The table of the god of lightness

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The table of the god of darkness

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The table of the god of earth

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The table of the god of ice

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The Celebrant and the Ablazing Artist Luis Romero Ablaza III

Photos Courtesy of: MJ Balatbat
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More Photos:  (from MJ and my iphone) 🙂

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ABLAZE ARTCESSORIES by Jun Jun Ablaza 
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G/F, PEARL MARKET, GIFT MARKET, MARKET! MARKET!, FORT BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, Manila, Philippines
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