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  • By John Legaspi Images by Noel Pabalate Mixed plaids, tulle trousers, and tiny botanicals reigned supreme in Chris Diaz’s “Edward R I” collection. Inspired by the Scottish highland, he reimagined the look of Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom in 1936. Diaz was inspired by the Duke of Windsor’s fascination with plaids, making designs that are eclectic yet modern that fit today’s aesthetic. Subtle elements from the 1980s were given an athleisure and contemporary approach through textures of shiny faux patent leathers, hardwares, and studs that mingle well with opposing fabrics in a multitude of plaids in various flannels and wools, mesh with jet embroidery, and solids in red and black. Overall the collection imbibed a dark and moody romance, backed by a cinematic montage showing something like a fairy tale in a bewitched forest. Holding apples adorned with lavenders and wearing peek-a-boo garments, the models walked the runway in such

  • By John Legaspi The second installment of this year’s Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival kicks off with a collection that’s fun, sunny, and totally fruity. Yong Davalos’ “Summer Capital” collection is an ode to adventure, playing with the shades of a sunny day, from candy tangerines, passionate scarlets and reds, to bright yellow and cool blues. Each piece has a sense of romance with billowy sleeves, sweetheart necklines, and off-the-shoulder tops. Adding a sense of quirkiness is her use of fruit-printed fabrics such as papaya, orange, and strawberry, making her collection the dose of vitamin C your summer wardrobe needs. Her trimmings of pompoms and fringe add flair to the movement of the each piece as models walk to the beat of percussions on the background. Apart from tropical-inspired pieces, Davalos’ also explored the art of the terno as crop tops with the iconic butterfly sleeves and her modern interpretation

  • 11 seasons in and the fashion franchise is still full of surprises The biggest fashion event in Southeast Asia is back for its fifth year and better than ever. Known for discovering fresh design talent and catapulting modeling careers, Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival continues its mission to celebrate fashion, design and life itself this month with a slew of exciting shows and programs from October 15 to 18. Scroll through for a rundown of what to expect! Face of the Philippines Cycle 6 On the third day of Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival, the top 19 finalists of the new Face of the Philippines will battle it out on the runway. Having undergone extreme makeovers and exhilarating photoshoots just to make it to this point as their competition whittled away, only six of the top 19 can #OwnTheLook and join the Asia Model Festival in South Korea—a regional modeling competition

  • Fashion week: The best time to scout for new outfits and trends, as well as get to know up-and-coming local designers. ADVERTISING Starting tomorrow, Oct. 15, until Oct. 18, another season of Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival (PMFF) will begin once again. This isn’t going to be your regular show—this will be PMFF’s fifth-year anniversary and it will feature over 30 designers within four days. If you’ve been following for a while now, you’ll know we’re no strangers to PMFF—from the runway shows to the goings on backstage. Still, we’re always excited to see what our local designers will present this season. Are you curious to know who are some of the featured designers for PMFF’s fifth anniversary show? Keep reading to see who they are and also the teaser images of their pieces. Monochromatic queens: Yong Davalos, Iris Driz, Patricia Samulde Last season, Yong Davalos captivated

  • One of the biggest fashion events in South East Asia came from humble beginnings—from starting with 12 designers to celebrating and inspiring fashion enthusiasts for over 11 seasons. Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival, together with Panasonic, has come a long way! Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival has opened a lot of great opportunities for the fashion enthusiasts and has brought life to some of the most impactful collections this side of the globe. As years passed, it was fortunate enough to have Panasonic as the naming partner for our 8th season thus acquiring the name, Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival, and continues its legacy of being one of the most influential and biggest fashion events in the region. As Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival celebrates its 5th anniversary, Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival doesn't just want to celebrate fashion and design, but also to celebrate life. It created an impact on a

  • The Manila Fashion Festival, together with Panasonic, has come a long way—from starting with 12 designers to celebrating and inspiring fashion enthusiasts for over 11 seasons. The Festival has established one of the biggest fashion events in our country and has opened a lot of great opportunities for fashion enthusiasts. The event has partnered with Panasonic since its 8th season, thus naming the festival, Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival (PMFF). Since then, it has continued its legacy of being the most influential and biggest fashion event in South East Asia. An Incubator of Talents Now on its 5th Anniversary, PMFF not only wants to celebrate fashion and design but also to celebrate life. It created an impact on a lot of people to appreciate the art of fashion and to see what it can bring to the world. For five years, PMFF showcased talented designers,