Manila Fashion Festival is now a 360-degree spectacle

Un Jour by designer Niño Angeles

Un Jour by designer Niño Angeles

Manila Fashion Festival continues to transform the Philippine fashion scene every October of the year. It is now a four-day affair that celebrates local talent and supports the changes that the industry needs.

For its past two shows, Manila Fashion Festival strived to provide both established and rising designers a platform to succeed in their own locale, and for Spring/Summer 2016, a more expansive approach will be taken.

In the midst of a new season set to conclude Sunday at The Eye in Green Sun Hotel, Makati City, Manila Fashion Festival has partnered with the luxury Swiss watchmaking brand, Bomberg as a co-presenter.

Thus, the event is set to expand into a 360-degree spectacle that intends to bring the gap between brands, local designers and consumers closer.

New elements have been added, which include a creative configuration of stages and seating, a competition of aspiring models for the comeback of Face of the Philippines, a new layout for the Soma Store booths, and the graduation show of Fashion Institute of the Philippines.

La Forme by designer Anthony Ramirez

La Forme by designer Anthony Ramirez

In addition to the extension of activities, a highly curated lineup of familiar and fresh contemporaries has been made. Thirty-one designers are to showcase in five distinct shows that are scheduled to occur over the four days.

Renowned designers like Chris Diaz, Anthony Ramirez, and Banggo Niu will return as trailblazers for trends, while Tony Evan and pioneer Manila Fashion Festival designers Pablo Cabahug, Cheetah Rivera and Renan Pacson will be producing pieces in collaboration with Bomberg watches.

Acclaimed accessory designers, Mia Arcenas and Ann Ong are in this season’s roster, as well as industry veterans, Avel Bacudio and Randy Ortiz, who will be joining for the first time. A set that represents the new breed of designers namely Bengt Enrique, Eliz Marcelo, and Via Valencia will be showcasing works that will exhibit their flair on the platform.

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