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My Top 10 Collections From The Philippine Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014!

So here I am again with my Top 10 collections from the Philippine Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014. These are my ten favorites from the herds of talented Filipino fashion designers who showcased their genius in the recently concluded fashion week.

Perhaps, my favorite local clothing brand!

Perhaps, my favorite local clothing brand!

The best thing about Penshoppe is that they follow the trend and they set it at the same time. Penshoppe’s my number one choice amongst the local clothing brand because they have sleek yet very hip designs that not only cater to a certain demographic but serves to just about anyone. This season, they certainly delivered to a whole new level.

9. M Barretto

9. M Barretto

After a sleek Holiday collection, here we see a preppy one that burst with colors you’d love to see in your man’s garbs. M Barretto created a phylum of pieces that shares the same appeal that’s so NOW.

8. Raoul Ramirez

8. Raoul Ramirez

This is elegance at its finest. Raoul Ramirez use of chiffon and lace materials collates the whole vibe of a resounding luxury that speaks volume about his collection.

7. Yako Reyes

7. Yako Reyes

His maxi flowy dresses are just to die for and its muted color made ’em like the most expensive dress to ever walk them runways this season!

6. Arnold Galand

6. Arnold Galang

Who will not be impress with Arnold’s artistic take on his collection. Amongst the collections this season, his has got to be the chic-est ever!

5. Chris Jasler

5. Chris Jasler

The creativity of Chris Jasler is at a different dimension when he created his pieces. There was mystery, there was darkness and there was beauty. Cmon’ it isn’t fair that he’s that good!

4. Ulysses King

4. Ulysses King

It’s no secret that I’m an avid fan of Ulysses King. The man’s a genius for jeez sake! Here, we see his signature prints and colors. It looks almost the same from his collection two seasons ago but it’s still different. That my friends is how you innovate fashion.

3. Philipp Tampus

3. Philipp Tampus

There’s something magical about Philipp Tampus creations this season. The Summer Safari team roars the loudest with his distinct style of combining one piece to another.

2. Norman Noriega

2. Norman Noriega

I am so loving the minimalist approach of Noriega here. The androgynous look of the collection adds up to his pieces’ overall feel of a rather relax and laid back summer.

and my most favorite collection this season goes to…

1. Jun Jun Cambe

1. Jun Jun Cambe

Jun Jun Cambe’s attack on each piece are a work of a true artist. The combo of black, white and multicolored pieces are synonymous to a signature classic look. This is Jun Jun Cambe at his best!

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My Top 10 Collections From The Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2013

A rather swift yet stylish week went by with the best Filipino designers showcasing their genius in the recently concluded Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2013 Season. Models, celebrities, fashion bloggers, the media and all shape and sizes of fashion lovers marched on at the SMX Convention center taking the time to witness the presentation of our world-class talents. With the heat of the summer (night and day literally,) our designers took the runway like hurricane enthralling the audience on the future of Philippine Fashion. With that being said, here are my 10 favorite collections of the season!

No. 10 Magnum’s LUXE WEAR collection by Sidney Perez  – Sio

This collection may have been the most cohesive collection presented this season. The minimalist attack of Perez-Sio  dramatically captured the essence of its somehow lucid soft grey pieces that may work well in casual to formal occasions! Also, it is very pleasing and fresh to the eyes!

Sidney Perez Sio

No.9  Grand Allure Collection by Mark Tamayo

Using black, red and white sheer, Tamayo essentially dressed up her models to showcased their heavenly feminine figures. Bravo!

Mark Tamayo

No.8 Michael Cinco’s The Impalpable Dream of Russia”

Dreamy and royal! THE Michael Cinco never fail to impress me! REPOST: The Dubai-based designer presented his newest collection which he calls “The Impalpable Dream Of Russia” and the pieces are just to die for. From the crystal embellishment of each dress to the cuts and intricate artworks – these pieces are something we’d only see in our dreams but Cinco’s genius gave us the pleasure of experiencing this into reality! Bravo!

Michael Cinco

No. 7 Zxnader Tan for Menswear

Military inspired pieces were strutted by Zxander Tan’s warriors (models) and they are just oozing with appeal. Comfy, hip and just pure stylish! These are happening NOW!

Zxander Tan

No. 6 Katutubo Collections by Gerry Katigbak

Using fabrics out of local Pinya and Jusi, the gothic feel of his take on the old barong tagalog may have been a bit too much for some but I just loved it! Katigbak’s take on our national costume is modern, provocative and still is, conservative enough. These are for modern Filipino men.

Gerry Katigbak

No. 5 Ulysses King for Menswear

I literally got chills watching this collection in the ramp. Ulysses King is an innovateur that doesn’t run out of ideas – ever! These somewhat religious-inspired pieces are creepy yet fascinating (that’s how they made me feel ). The well-tailored lining are the works of a master and Ulysses yet again delivered!

Ulysses King

No. 4 Magnum’s LUXE WEAR collection by Anthony Ramirez

While I’m not a fan of his ladies collection, I reckon that if he did “menswear” this season, it would’ve been one of the most lauded. His suits are to die for!

Anthony Ramirez

No.3 Norman Noriega for Menswear

I love this collection! The overcast look of it is easy in the eye. It’s streetwear – perfection if you ask me.

Norman Noriega

2. Arnold Galang for Menswear

When his pieces came out of the runway, I immediately thought “S & M?” The details are masterfully crafted, the idea of a contrasting black and white floored the audience without even seeing the rest of the designers of the night. I daresay that Arnold Galang had the best Menswear collection this season.

Arnold Galang



With a slew of celebrities strutting his designs, the look of the collection still outshined them all. Here, you see the imagination of a true genius. The cuts, the cosmo-Twiggy vibes, the sleek-James Bond suit, the rakistas and the all-so chic feel of the whole collection made me decide to put M Barretto at the top of my list this season. His are perfection at a whole new level.

M Barretto

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My Top 10 Philippine Fashion Week Collections For S/S 2012!

The Philippine Fashion Week S/S 2012 ended on a high note with tons of support from the public and the press and I am glad to present to you my top 10 favorite collection of the season!

10. Ulysess King – He’s very good in colors and I love those scuba jeans and reversible jackets! I love fashion innovation!!! Good Job!!!

9. Eric De Los Santos – Prints, leather, feathers – a phenom collection!

8. Norman Noriega for Grand Allure – I am super in love with the black and gold palette that he uses to give the illusion of different feminine shapes. His pieces are red carpet perfection!

7. Derick Hibaler –  I am super inlove with all his jeans! They’re so modern and looked incredibly expensive!!

6. Chris Diaz  – This is probably the collection that will be a total hit in the summer, they’re fashionably chic, trendy and just very modern!

5. Gerry Katigbak – The color that he uses and the thoughtful details of every line are just perfect on the runway!

4. Arnold Galang – I love his concept that it is almost avant-garde but chic at the same time!

3. Gerswin Qua for Grand Allure – I just love the details of her gowns, it’s like McQueen meets Tisci’s. There is something Givenchy-ish about those layer and textures.

2. Michael Cinco – His pieces are truly phenomenal! I am in so much awe with the glass (?) layering in some of his pieces. A true master of his craft!

1. Sassa Jimenez – Her collection has got to be my favorite collection this season! Her pieces are very whimsical, young, fresh and fun! And who could resist those prints?!

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Philippine Fashion Week S/S 2012 – Grand Allure

There are twelve designers that showcased their 10 piece collection in this show and I’ll be featuring my two favorite from each collection. photos via stylebible.ph 

Albert Andrada


Alma Mae Roa

Frederick Policarpio

Gerswin Qua

Gil Macaibay


June Pugat

Luis De Los Santos

Marc Rancy

Norman Noriega

Philip Tampus

Popo Go

Richie Bondoc

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