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The Next in Manila Fashion Festival Kicks Off this March

Dark Romanticism
Inspired by a quote from Karl Lagerfeld – “We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world.”, the looks interpret the madness and inner workings of the human mind in the form of grotesque and sharp fabrics. 
Witness the NEXT of Pablo Cabahug – a take on the darker realm of indulgent fashion in “Dark Romanticism”.

Continuing its reputation of being one of the biggest and most awaited fashion events in the country, Manila Fashion Festival, produced and staged by Art Personas, comes back this summer to showcase what’s coming up on Philippine fashion trends in a 4-day fashion event on March 21-24, 2017 at The Marquee in Edsa Shangri-La Manila.

The 4-day event is scheduled as follows:

March 21 (8pm) – Pablo Cabahug, Azucar, Cheetah Rivera, Jaz Cerezo, Veejay Floresca
March 22 (6pm) – Darirué, Reyna Chukada, ESME, Mae-Ann Veloso, CJ Martin
March 22 (8pm) – PHILIPS, Jinggay Serag, Anthony Ramirez, ARIN, Daryl Maat, Martin Bautista
March 23 (6pm) – SoFA Design Institute Graduation Show 2017
March 23 (8pm) – Sassa Jimenez, Renan Pacson, Chris Diaz, Brit Tripudio, Jun Jun Ablaza
March 24 (8pm) – Randy Ortiz, BARBA, Rhett Eala, Folded & Hung

Once again, expect this season to showcase collections that are set to blaze the Philippine fashion scene with creativity and craftsmanship that will define what’s next in fashion. Witness impressive talent and vision from a roster of pioneer, emerging, and even new breed fashion designers and brands, translated into stellar, impeccable fashion pieces. The runway is also set for the make-up looks of the models by the artistry of MAC Cosmetics and trendy hair styles by the Folded & Hung Famous Salon.

With this world-class fashion event full of creative minds, the future of Philippine fashion is sure to move forward to a bigger platform. Pushing this forward, innovative brands such as Philips will provide PerfectCare Iron for the designers’ creations. The catwalk will also get more lively as you witness a parade of prints and patterns inspired by the designers’ limitless imagination made possible by EPSON’s digital textile printing technology.

Queen Before the last Miss Universe pageant, the designer had never made a pageant gown. But his muse, Maxine Medina, challenged him to produce gowns worthy of our queen to wear with pride and confidence. Today, the “pageant gown” gets a fresh, new look with Rhett’s streamlined silhouettes and tasteful embellishments, but no less attention-getting with its bold colors and striking details.  Witness the NEXT of Rhett Eala – a collection that embodies a true beauty queen inside and out in “Queen”.

Queen
Before the last Miss Universe pageant, the designer had never made a pageant gown. But his muse, Maxine Medina, challenged him to produce gowns worthy of our queen to wear with pride and confidence. Today, the “pageant gown” gets a fresh, new look with Rhett’s streamlined silhouettes and tasteful embellishments, but no less attention-getting with its bold colors and striking details.

Dark Romanticism Inspired by a quote from Karl Lagerfeld – “We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world.”, the looks interpret the madness and inner workings of the human mind in the form of grotesque and sharp fabrics.  Witness the NEXT of Pablo Cabahug – a take on the darker realm of indulgent fashion in “Dark Romanticism”.

Dark Romanticism
Inspired by a quote from Karl Lagerfeld – “We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world.”, the looks interpret the madness and inner workings of the human mind in the form of grotesque and sharp fabrics.

Putting into the spotlight young, fresh talents, MFF will stage the comeback of SoFA Design Institute graduation show. Expect it to be another exciting showcase of fresh pieces by new breed talents that will surely set their names in the fashion industry.

AirAsia and MFF are also on the lookout for young aspiring designers in the country to further develop potentials and discover new talents. Two winners will showcase their designs and represent our country for the AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2017 happening at the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2017 this August. On-ground registration will be open for the hopefuls at the MFF.

Ephesians 6:12 Embodying a warrior in an armor suit – metallic sheathing, a nude gunmetal palette, the looks remind us of the human the warrior represents – with great vigor, aggressive, the one who walks in the light. The details represent fortifications of pains of victory; where warriors get their side of heaven (peace).

Fugue Suggestive of The Fight Club, the collection explores the world of insomniacs expressed in contrasts of complex yet relaxed and tough yet fragile looks. Hysteria is translated in silhouettes of disrupted use of “cracked” seam lines reinforced with fagoting stitches to embody a deranged persona.

City Surfer See a different twist in sportswear with a collection born from the curiosity of the designer about how surfers transport their boards from city to the sea, and the froth trails they create when they paddle their boards in the water. Each piece will show the flow of a surfer’s deep connection to the ocean, even beyond the breaking waves.

At the end of the shows each day, afterparty celebrations will happen with overflowing drinks to be provided only by Grey Goose. To cap off the event, Folded and Hung will end the show, featuring its Spring/Summer 2017 collection, and will host a summer-themed finale party full of drinks and fashion.

Witness the unveiling of The Next at the Manila Fashion Festival this March. Registration is now open. Visit www.manilafashionfestival.com/registration.

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