From most children to the fashion icons, one thing everyone earnestly looks forward to in their long Christmas wish list is to own a wonderful new garb for the holidays.
A white path lined with frozen twigs and candle-lit lamps, seemingly paved after a winter’s snowfall, the runway was set to premier the couture collections of designers Joel Escober, Martin Bautista, Mak Tumang, and John Herrera. The EDSA Shangri-La's ballroom became a whimsical land of style by Jo Claravall. Whether one’s choice is embellished sheer with feathers and fringe, fabrics flowing in sexy and clean cut, red and white soldiers in broad shouldered outfits, or kabuki women in pieces highlighted with criss-crossed strips and gigantic ribbons, each designer exhibited a point of view drawing inspirations from different Christmas themes.
Joel Escober's "Hark the Herald Angels Sing"
Martin Bautista's "The Snow Queen"
Mak Tumang's "The Nutcracker"
John Herrera's "12 Days of Christmas"
The finale of Joel Escober, Martin Bautista, Mak Tumang, and John Herrere respectively.
My full commendation to the ever so in demand events stylists Jo Claravall for transporting all of us to a literal winter wonderland. To Metro and Metro Society, I am so excited to see what's next for Metrowear. It was a truly fabulous evening.
left photo: Jo Claravall with EDSA Shangri-La's Lesley Tan
right photo: Metro's Features Edtior Geolette Esguerra, myself, and Phil Star Supreme's David Milan