The Mayor’s Gala Marikina City – Benefit Dinner and Fashion Show

It was a night of glamour and goodwill, held last November 12 at a locale historic house Kapitan Moy in Marikina City, we dine and celebrated fashion for a cause. This Benefit Dinner is for the Sapatero Scholarship Fund of Marikina City with a Fashion Show featuring truly exceptional works and shoe designs of Andre Chang, Brian Tenorio, Kristel Yulo, Leeroy New, Maco Custodio, Nereku and Vania Romoff.

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Hosts Angel Aquino and Brian Tenorio were both raised in Marikina City. Angel Aquino is wearing the Archangel Bows shoes by Brian Tenorio.
Hosts Angel Aquino and Brian Tenorio were both raised in Marikina City. Angel Aquino is wearing the Archangel Bows shoes by Brian Tenorio.
Honorable Mayor Del de Guzman provided words of inspiration on the history and culture of Marikina City.
Honorable Mayor Del de Guzman provided words of inspiration on the history and culture of Marikina City.

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Known for its notable shoe industry in the country, Marikina City is the perfect venue to showcase world-class talent in shoe-making and hone skills of the next generation of sapateros.

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The Bloggers, the Stylists and the Photographer.
The Bloggers, the Stylists and the Photographer.
High profile table: L-R Fashion photographer Edizon Zausa, high-concept stylist Domz Ramos, stylist Pauline Macapagal of MEGA Fashion Crew 3 Reloaded and the one and only Nere Ku.
High profile table: L-R Fashion photographer Edizon Zausa, high-concept stylist Domz Ramos, stylist Pauline Macapagal of MEGA Fashion Crew 3 Reloaded and the one and only Nereku.

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Nere Ku's family - Mom, Jhon Permejo and Wena Thomas.
Nereku’s family – Mom, Jhon Permejo and Wena Thomas.
With shoe designer Nere Ku and blogger Mark Mendoza.
With shoe designer Nereku and blogger Mark Mendoza.

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It was then announced that in the height of the recent disaster to the Visayas region, selected styles from the fashion show will be included on a Designer Shoe Auction to support rescue and relief operations in the areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda(Haiyan).

A six-piece shoe collection per designer were presented with each design impeccably made for the event.

Andre Chang
Andre Chang
Andre Chang
Andre Chang

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Andre Chang’s black and gold collection glittered and rocked, the collection’s highlight are the two black knee-high leather sandals.

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Brian Tenorio
Brian Tenorio

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Brian Tenorio’s exquisite detailing is the main feature of his nude-colored shoe collection, from crystalized heels, to bows, to transparent shoe designs.

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Maco Custodio
Maco Custodio
Maco Custodio
Maco Custodio

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Maco Custodio’s effervescent shoe collection not only played with neon and glitzy colors but also featured crafty designs and details.

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Leeroy New
Leeroy New

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Leeroy New
Leeroy New

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Leeroy New’s blood red shoe collection with a very subtle sculptured designs give a Devil Wears Prada-esque artistic feel and interpretation.

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Kristel Yulo
Kristel Yulo
Kristel Yulo

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Kristel Yulo’s silver toned shoe collection displays a fancy cutouts-like chicness to it adorned with metallic details.

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Nere Ku
Nereku
Nere Ku
Nereku
Nere Ku
Nereku

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Nereku’s exciting and innovative black textured leather and fur shoe collection tranforms from one slamming look to another(and some to another!), imagine having three design looks in one shoe!

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Vania Romoff
Vania Romoff
Vania Romoff
Vania Romoff

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Vania Romoff’s simple yet stylish and sophisticated strapped heels of snake-skin and decorated with tassle.

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The designers with Honorable Mayor Del de Guzman.
The designers with Honorable Mayor Del de Guzman.
Curtain Call - Hooorah for the designers!
Curtain Call – Hooorah to the designers!

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As of this time, the selected shoe styles for the charity auction are still up for bidding and website details are being finalized. For further inquiries, you may take note of the following shoe designer’s contact info below:

Andre Chang
Facebook: www.facebook.com/andre.judd.54
Brian Tenorio
www.briantenorio.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/designerbriantenorio
Maco Custodio
Facebook: www.facebook.com/custodiomaco
Leeroy New
www.leeroynew.com
Email address: newleeroy@yahoo.com
Kristel Yulo
www.kristeldesigns.tumblr.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kristel.yulo
Nereku
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NEREKU
Vania Romoff
www.vaniaromoff.com.ph
Email address: info.vaniaromoff@gmail.com

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Warmest of thank yous to both Nereku and Mark Mendoza. Congratulations to all the designers and their teams for a wonderful show and to the whole of Marikina City.

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