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fashion sizzle

Posted in events, lifestyle, people with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2008 by mijodo

With the valuable help of hot Davao designer, Ronan Opina of Beadworks, I was able to get in and watch the Design Fusion Collection segment of Philippine Fashion Week – Spring/Summer Forecast for 2009. Obviously this time, the whole collection was less glitzy but more wearable than what was presented about six months ago at the Philippine Fashion Week – Holiday Collection.

I wanted to take better photos, but the models’ runway walk from the other side of the ramp hampered them to come my way (apparently, the middle portion of the ramp had wet paint). Hence the pictures I have was kinda similar, limiting and less exciting – well at least to me. But definitely that does not mean that the collection was similar, limiting and less exciting as well. There was more skin to brag about, and more use of cotton to be creative about, and more funky bag accessories to gadabout.

Participating designers for the Design Fusion Collection were Alodia Cecilia, Anna Leah Salvador, Ciege Cagalawan, Dax Bayani, Dimple Lim, Happy Andrada, Kenneth Chua, Manelle Chamian, Ronan Opina, Ziggy Savella.

(As I was busy taking pictures, I failed to remember as to whose creations the models wore. If you are familiar with any of the clothes in the pictures, please supply the name of the designers who created them. The designers and I appreciate your efforts much. Thanks)

fashion salvo

Posted in events, lifestyle with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2008 by mijodo

It is another round of Philippine Fashion Week for all style afficionados. Last night, with the kind help of Davao clothes genius, Ronan Opina, I was able to get inside SMX and take a sneek peek on what could be fashionably exciting for months to come. Twelve were able to present their collections. They were Benjie Panizales, Butz Fuentes, Catherine Cavilte, Czarina Villa, Emi Alexander-englis, Happy Andrada, Jerome Lorico, Nholie Pilapil, Nicky Martinez, Noe Reyes Nolie Vineza, and Ronan Opina. It was a mixed bag of ethnic inspired, retro, avantgarde, couture, and a lot of in-betweens. Pretty interesting.