When it comes to standing on the world stage, the Filipino is an expert. This sentiment of excellence was clearly present at the 2013 Mega Pinoy Pride Ball where the glitterati turned out to celebrate decades of Philippine global achievement. An evening of delectable cuisine and fashionable fare included SM Ladies’ Fashion’s latest contribution to chicessentials perfect for the successful, globe-trotting fashion savvy Filipinas.
SM Ladies’ Fashion joined the talented array of Mega Magazine’s young designers and exceptional Filipinos, showcasing their latest collection punctuated by pops of color and genuine cosmopolitan style. Sleek, floral tuxedo jackets topped slinky pencil skirts, cropped pants, and tailored shorts putting a new wave spin on chic for the jet-set. The 12-piece sequence, styled by Patrick Galang, came down the runway to the classic tune of The Hotdogs’ Manila, sung by Callalilly vocalist, Kean Cipriano.
Vice President of SM Ladies’ Fashion Charlene Yu-Banzal, Sari Yap of One Mega Group, Mega Magazines Suki Salvador, Carlo and Cat Antonio, Eughie Teng of Elite Manila, and Filipino designers Ivarluski Aseron, Fredrick Peralta and Joey Samson were spotted mingling with their friends at the venue, eyeing the fabulous Asian-inspired pantsuits and fresh casual apparel.
Local stars Rhian Ramos, KC Montero, G. Toengi, TV host Bianca Gonzalez, models Daniel and Vanessa Matsunaga, entrepreneur GP Reyes, DJ AndiManzano, and Saga Events’ Chairman Robby Carmona also enjoyed the sumptuous dishes prepared by Shangri-La Hotel Makati.
Honorees and spectators alike greeted the inspiring spectacle with rousing approval in light of the Philippines’ worldwide accomplishments.