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
SM SHOES AND BAGS
Day TWO – October 24, 2013
SM MEN’S FASHION
Day THREE – October 25, 2013
Designer shows of Albert Andrada, Eric Delos Santos, Jerome Salaya Ang, Jun Jun Cambe, Norman Noriega and Raoul Ramirez.
Day FOUR – October 26, 2013
Designers show featuring the Spring/Summer 2014 collections of Anthony Ramirez, Chris Jasler, Lizanne Cua, Melchor Guinto and Randall Solomon
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.
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
Day FIVE – October 27, 2013
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
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
BEN FARRALES: A RETROSPECTIVE
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.