Like I said here, Donna and I attended the recently conducted Metrowear Filipiniana. It’s a 100-piece fashion show by Metro Magazine (outfit here). I’ll cut to the chase and proceed with the pictures and narrate through captions, coz this post is going to be photoheavy – it’ll be worth it though. 😉
Venue for the show was Harbour Garden Tent at Sofitel
I attended with Donna
and the first person we saw was designer Louis Claparols (who I grabbed these 2 photos from)
 the SM LTBG team was also there
 bringing sexy back
 Miriam Girls reunite: Ingrid and Trina
we also got the chance to visit the backstage
Valerie de los Santos
Ria Bolivar in her corner of the backstage
Wendy Tabusalla in Nolie Hans
Sanya Smith in Enrico Carado, Girlie Benitez in John Herrera, Mia Ayesa in Oskar Peralta, Ornusa Cadness in Ferdie Abuel
Irish Ong in Dita Sandico Ong
Grace Tagle Arigo, Dindi de Leon, designer Dita Sandico Ong, Val de los Santos
it was the first time Donna and I attended a show together and not be working the backstage, it really was a different experience to see the calm in the runway as compared to the chaotic backstage 🙂
Monique was also our seatmate in the third row
sketches were part of the AVP as well, I believe this one’s the Enrico Carado dress worn by Sanya, though I’m not sure 😐
this, I’m sure, is the JC Buendia creation 🙂
host for the night was Angel Jacob
live music was performed by the String Minstrels. Oh my goodness, they blew me away!!!!!! they played orchestra versions of pinoy classics and modern rock. I tried noting the playlist but the clothes distracted me, all I know is that they opened with South Border’s Rainbow, and they played my favorites: Tuwing Umuulan at Kapiling Ka, Ang Huling El Bimbo, and a Rico Blanco medley which was beyond awesome (at this part, it was the music that distracted me and not the clothes. haha!) They were really good! Truly a perfect match to the show 🙂
Dita Sandico Ong
Ria Bolivar in Steve de Leon
Bianca Valerio in Danilo Franco
Justine Gabionza in Patis Tesoro
Young Designers Guild: Jessica Yang in Regine Dulay, Fatima Rios in Reian Mata
Melissa Frye in Pablo Cabahug
Grace Tagle Arigo in Sassa Jimenez
Glennys Mesa in Francis Libiran
Dindi de Leon in Religioso
Ria Bolivar in Mark Tumang (my personal favorite)
Irish Ong in Louis Claparols
Divine Lee in Martin Bautista
Fashion Designers’ Association of the Philippines
in Protacio Empaces
Alex Pain in Anthony Nocom
Laxie Villar in cool printed pants by Barge Ramos
Diether Ocampo in Randy Ortiz
Cebu Designers
Emerald Villahermosa Jun Escario ♥
Jessica Yang in Yvonne Quisumbing
Sanya Smith in Philip Tampus
love the details of this dress!
Albert Andrada
check out those heel-less shoes!
Cary Santiago
my poor attempt at taking a photo of those pretty shoes
the international designers
curtain call
Louis Claparols <3
the tech booth. congrats to JCA!!! 🙂
models after the show: Alex Pain, Gerard Sison, Fatima Rios, Samir
sister dearests: Donna and Wendy
one of my favorite designers, Pablo Cabahug
Dons with her wedding dress designers, Francis Libiran
AJ Alberto who I used to see every Sunday when we were still handling The Buzz 🙂
Peter Nordell, the one responsible for the photos below haha
with my date for the night, Miss Donata, who I seriously have to practice posing for photos with! Hahaha!
Metrowear Filipiniana, I believe, was a successful event. Showcasing 100 designers in their interpretation of the traditional terno, it was definitely fashionalism at its best. The music was eargasmic and it was the perfect accompaniment to the outfits. It truly was such a beautiful show. Congratulations Metro Magazine, JCA Productions, the 100 designers, the models, the dressers, the String Minstrels, and to everyone involved in this production, bravo! 🙂

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  1. WOw you girls are so lucky to attend such a fabulous event! Your pictures are wonderful, you all look so sexy and stunning. The models and fashions are fabulous!

  2. i love absolutely everything of those gowns! How I wish I could be as talented as those designers! anyways, lucky for you to attend the metrowear! I'm sure you had a great time. and BTW, love your outfit!:3

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