The Jumpstart: MERGE V Presentation Show and Cocktails

Kicking off the Philippine Designer Sample Sale at The Podium, MERGE V launched Presentation Show and Cocktails last November 10, 2013 displaying the season’s hottest looks from the Vatican Fashion Museum fashion house designers such as Ulysses King, Arnold Galang, Yako Reyes, Lizanne Cua, Roland Lirio and Eric Delos Santos and fashion accessories Envoy by Edmir Lagui and Toni & Berne.

The show also featured styles from fashion designers Chris Diaz, Chris Jasler, Christopher Munar, Clint Catalan, Dave Ocampo, Dimple Lim, Erwin Lee Tan, Happy Andrada, Jhay Sustiguer, Joel Bautista, Julius Tarog, Karen Castro, Levenson Rodriguez, Mikee Andrei, Nico Agustin, Richard Papa, Simon Ariel Vasquez and Twinkle Ferraren.

Well-tailored suits of basic black and pastel-colored; denim and intricately-detailed shirts for men ruled the runway while for women; pattern combination, pearl white and blue gowns and sexy black lace cocktail dresses. Here are some of the looks that were presented:

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I and blogger friend(whom I met last Philippine Fashion Week SS 2014) Mark Mendoza, were graciously invited by seasoned designer Mr. Ulysses King himself to attend this special event and right then and there kindly intoduced us(to our pleasure) to designers Chris Jasler, Yako Reyes and Lizanne Cua who were so equally excited to meet us.

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The Philippine Designer Sample Sale is currently on-going until November 24th at 4th floor, Markati Palazzo, The Podium, Pasig City. So be sure to check it out as part of the proceeds will be donated to the victims of the recent Typhoon Yolanda(Haiyan). Here are some of the items for sale:

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Lastly many, many thanks to Mr. Ulysses King, I’m very grateful to be part of this launch!

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