Philippine Fashion Week: Chris Jasler * Melchor Guinto * Philipp Tampus * Veejay Floresca

Last week was Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012. I don’t usually get to go because of work but this time I had a free day: Saturday. Which was perfect, because that was also my good friend, Veejay Floresca’s fashion show. I’ve really become such a fan of his work after doing the MASIF 2011 show in Malaysia (see: Malaysia crew reunion). I wore a gown and a dress at that show, and really got to see (and feel) for myself just how much work he puts into his creations.

Veejay’s PFW show was at 530pm, and was part of the group of young, talented designers like Chris Jasler, Melchor Guinto and Philipp Tampus. I have to say, I was impressed, as each one offered a different take on the holiday season. I also got to see Front Row fashion at its best, as fashion editors and stylists were seen wearing the hottest trends. Here are photos from the show:

Front row.

Scoping out who’s across from me.

My accessories.

Front row fashion: Maven’s fashion editor, Rachelle Que with Chalk’s fashion editor, Bianca Santiago-Reinoso.

Front row fashion: Preview girls EIC Paulene Suaco-Juan and fashion editor Daryl Chang.

Front row fashion: Preview magazine’s MJ Benitez and Anna Canlas.

Front row fashion: Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Contributing Fashion Editor Jenni Epperson and her daughter Aryanna.

Show about to start.

Chris Jasler was up first. Notice the denim bag the model is carrying.

Impressive: bag turns into a pair of jeans.

Jeans look good, too.

Bondage-inspired denim wear.

Red leather.

Quilted leather on denim.

These are men’s shoes.

Pretty awesome. Guys got to walk to heels this time.

Leather, spikes and denim.

Chris Jasler.

Melchor Guinto’s collection.

Philipp Tampus: I love how sheer this dress is.

Red dress.

Draped lace.

Love the details on this dress.

Hot pink.


I love the top part of this dress.

My favorite dress from the collection.

Love the back.

Up close.

Veejay Floresca: Pretty cut-out leather.


Leather sleeves.

This time, lace sleeves.

Mixing soft and hard.

Leather and lace.

The barong, reinvented.

Love this look.

Sheer prints.

I want this leather cut-out skirt.

Metallic version.

Leather pants.

Leather top with a barong-inspired skirt.

Black and white.

Sheer skirt over a printed dress.

This sheer skirt makes all the difference.

Glitter paired with leather.

Super flowy.

Oversized suit over a long dress.

Leather pattern.

Long and sheer version.

Love this!


Holiday 2012


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