TheStyleRandomGuy covers PhFW Spring/Summer 2014

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The Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 banner.

Its been a week now since the Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 show events came into conclusion yet now is the only time I’m writing about it, how bummer is that? Well, better admit that rather than give you lame excuses – and that does not include uploading my PhFW photos to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. See, I got pretty productive, just one task at a time and I’m working on that.

So now, the numbers:

Five days, three venues, 15 shows(Eight major retail brands, seven designer shows). 63 iconic fashion designers, 73 SS’14 collections, a standing ovation for the Dean of Philippine Fashion Ben Farrales. Five major sponsors, 25 media partners, ten official hashtags including #PhFW. Seven show invites I received, one front-row seat and the rest standing at press/media area(total of 12 hours!), six alcoholic-drink shots, one Ultimate Fashion Insider recognition by SM Men’s Fashion. 15 celebrities and over 100 local and international models walked the runways(one of them, the supermodel David Gandy), one poor model slipped, seven kinds of runway(including a round one, a ‘walkalator’, an NYC streets inspired, a multi-level platform one). Over 1,500 awesome SS’14 looks came out, thousands of guests and countless other individuals who covered the event – editors, bloggers, stylists, photographers, fashion enthusiasts, you name it.

And the shows were:

Day ONE – October 23, 2013

PETIT MONDE

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Petit Monde cherry blossom-inspired SS’14 collection.

SM SHOES AND BAGS

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Milanos Shoes and Salvatorre Mann
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SM Parisian shoes

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Day TWO – October 24, 2013

FREEGO

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Freego’s jeans evolution last 30 years was the highlight of the show.

SM MEN’S FASHION

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Grand production featuring several SM Men’s Fashion SS’14 collections(teen, casual, formal, edgy and sporty), music and sound provided by an orchestra and supermodel David Gandy gracing the runway.

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Day THREE – October 25, 2013

LEE

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With an NYC streets-inspired runway, LEE Spring/Summer 2014 collection brought the chic, urban, sexy feel of one of the most beloved cities in the world.

SOLO A

Designer shows of Albert Andrada, Eric Delos Santos, Jerome Salaya Ang, Jun Jun Cambe, Norman Noriega and Raoul Ramirez.

SOLO A Curtain Call
Elegant and sophisticated evening wear of sparkly, form-fitting long gowns and dapper suits ruled the Solo A red runway.

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Day FOUR – October 26, 2013

SOLO B

Designers show featuring the Spring/Summer 2014 collections of Anthony Ramirez, Chris Jasler, Lizanne Cua, Melchor Guinto and Randall Solomon

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Randall Solomon curtain call featuring white voluminous gowns and a floral-inspired collection.
Chris Jasler
Chris Jasler once again showcased a very fashion forward collection featuring Denim Art in contrasted urban colors and well structured looks.

 

Melchor Guinto
Melchor Guinto Spring/Summer 2014 collection featured the Japanese traveler-inspired collection filled with oriental details, accessories and flattering proportions.

 

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VISIONS & TRENDS AND READY TO WEAR

Designer collections of Bo Parcon, Happy Andrada, Jaki Peñalosa, Oz Go, Santi Obcena and Xernan Oticio for Visions & Trends collection.
Designer collections of Alodia Cecilia, Arnold Galang, John Guames, Jian Lasala, Richie Bondoc, Yako Reyes ans EsAc by Audie E for Ready to Wear collection.

Happy Andrada
Happy Andrada showcased a youthful and girly SS’14 collection for Visions & Trends.

GIORDANO

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Giordano’s SS’14 collection translates to a casual, nautical-inspired getaway featuring trendy pieces and spring or summer essentials.

PENSHOPPE

Bright summer colors and matching prints dominated the Penshoppe multi-level platform runway.

LUXEWEAR presented by Cream Silk

Chris Diaz, Delby Bragais, Lyle Ibañez, Martin Bautista, Richard Papa, Roland Lirio, Ronald Mendoza, Ronaldo Arnaldo, Russell Villafuerte, Sidney Perez Sio, Simon Ariel Vasquez, Tina Daniac, Vania Romoff, Veejay Florersca and Yvonne Quisimbing

Luxewear SS’14 collection presented by Cream Silk.

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Day FIVE – October 27, 2013

MENSWEAR

Anthony Nocom, Chris Jasler, Don Sevilla III, Drei Soriano, Edgar Buyan, Edwin Tan, Jeffrey Rogador, Jinggo Inoncillo, M Barretto, Melchor Guinto, Norman Noriega and Ulysses King

Menswear collection featured strong and well-constructed pieces fit for the rapidly evolving fashionable man.

GRAND ALLURE

Bandoix Flores, Boyet Dysangco, Dave Ocampo, Dexter Alazas, Edgar San Diego, Edwin Uy, Erwin Tan, Frederick Policarpio, Gil Macaibay, Harley Ruedas, Jaz Cerezo, Joyce Pilarsky and Philipp Tampus

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Charmingly elegant, lavishly detailed and inspired by stunning cultural past commanded the Grand Allure SS’14 collections.

DICKIES

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Dickies SS’14 collection displayed edgy casual looks in cool and bright colors.

BEN FARRALES: A RETROSPECTIVE

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Ben Farrales’ A Retrospective collection featured decades of exquisite Philippine haute couture taking references from the country’s rich culture and class.

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Having said that, it was such a tremendous and an amazing experience to watch all 15 shows, I so much appreciate the talent, designs, hard work and dedication that was put into this event. Congratulations to the fashion designers, Philippine Fashion Week team, Runway Productions, to each show’s ushers and usherettes, supporters and the rest of the fashion world.

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