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FNO: UP Modus X Red Whistle

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FNO: UP Modus X Red Whistle

In partnership with HIV-AIDS awareness NGO, Red Whistle, UP Modus staged its annual fashion show for the benefit of the United Western Visayas INC.

The show staged at the rooftop of SM Southpoint on February 8 featured Modus’s resident designers and Iloilo’s sought after names in fashion.

Bo Parcon, Jaki Penalosa, Jun-G Candelario, Jet Salcedo, Mike Sorilla, and Doddie Vril Tan showed a constellation of various genres through their intricate garments worn by Modus’ rooster of models.

The event gathered fashionpiles around the metro to celebrate the ever dynamic and thriving Ilonggo fashion scene ending it with an after-party.

The proceeds will go to the beneficiaries of the United Western Visayas inc. and their advocacy.

Here are some of the look’s from FNO!

Exhibit F: Iloilo Models Guild

Iloilo Models Guild, a newly established modeling group in the city, will be holding their grand launching and fashion show later tonight at the foyer of Henry’s Wine and Liquors, Plazuela de Iloilo.

The fashion show will showcase the works of Ilonggo designers John Montinola, Jun-G Candelario, Alberto Barros, Paul Conte, Ayan Jorda, Mel Quimpo, Hello Hello and Joseph Aloysius Montelibano.

Part of the proceeds of the show will be for the benefit of the Typhoon Yolanda victims.

Season’s Must Haves: Skorts!

One day, some genius was forced to wear skirt but she despised it so much. That genius wanted to wear shorts though, just like the boys his age does, but since she was a girl and at her time it was a taboo, she thought of an idea to hide her shorts behind the facet of a skirt and that gave birth to the revolutionary fashion staple of this season : skorts!

A shortcut for shorts+skirts, (doesn’t take a genius to figure that out), skorts have come a long way since its french predecessors. Yes, think of tennis and all the sports that hailed it queen. It all started there until it was revamped to come in all forms, textures and shapes.

Here are some of the best looking skorts from Topshop.

Skorts come in all shapes, textures and forms. Choose one that best suit your figure.

Skorts come in all shapes, textures and forms. Choose one that best suit your figure.

’tis the season to be stylish

The most awaited time of the year is fast approaching. With less than a month left before the festive December air fills our hearts with the holiday spirit once again, its just about time we get stylishly ready for what is yet to come!

For a country that spends its year around scorching summers and rain filled monsoons, yuletide dressing is a refreshing twist to our mundane wardrobes. This is the time of the year when one is excused to wear green and red at once and a valid reason to layer one piece of clothing over the other without having to suffer from heat stroke. That being said could lead to a fashion catastrophe or a massive make over.

I’ve been making rounds over stores and online shops lately and I’ve been seeing a feast full of trends to rock for the holidays. Talk about layering,unconventional cuts, prints and textures that will surely spice up your christmas ensembles.

If you’re ready, here’s some of the season’s must-haves!

Tops are downplayed this season to serve as the neutral base for everything else in your ensemble

Tops are downplayed this season to serve as the neutral base for everything else in your ensemble

Dresses are staple wardrobe essentials for this feastive season. Make sure yours make a statement!

Dresses are staple wardrobe essentials for this feastive season. Make sure yours make a statement!

We've been seing a trouser revolution that comes in different styles. Get one for a laid back look!

We’ve been seing a trouser revolution that comes in different styles. Get one for a laid back look!

Boyfriend jackets are making a buzz, giving up form hugging cropped ones for the broad and bold!

Boyfriend jackets are making a buzz, giving up form hugging cropped ones for the broad and bold!

Play with jewel tones or leather, satin or sequined, pencil or full skirts. The options are but many

Play with jewel tones or leather, satin or sequined, pencil or full skirts. The options are but many

the bootie phenomenon

the bootie phenomenon

Spring-Summer 2014 brings forth a rather chunky trend with these booties. I don’t how tew trend has started but fashiopiles around the globe are embracing this laid back look, giving up statement shoes in towering platforms for a gold old pair.

RUNWAY REPORT: Ian Jorda S/S 2013

Ian Jorda’s entries to the Iloilo Designers Week series were spectacularly shinning, shimmering and splendid.

All those glitters came from his intelligible use of fully sequined fabrics infused with occasional velvets that no doubt deserves a place in the spotlight.

Metallic hues of black and silver sparkled in the runways complemented by bright pinks. Treatments such as cutouts, micro pleating and piping were impeccably executed with patent and velvet detailing.

Belts, cuffs and visors were revived to compliment the look which was perhaps a homage to the intricacies of Alexander McQueen.

Meanwhile, the 6 inches tall heel-less shoes by Nicole Calzado proved to be breathtaking thereby undoubtedly earning the collection a deserving spot in the IDW limelight.

Patent hats make a bold statement.

Pink has never been this hot.

Leather lined-velvet belts.

Royal wedding worthy hat Lady Gaga would drool over for.

Fully sequined silver stunner. Don’t just shine, sparkle!

So much for the intermission, here’s the rest of the collection.

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RUNWAY REPORT: Grace Clavel S/S 2013

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If there’s a word that would best describe Grace Clavel’s S/S 2013 collection, for the Iloilo Designers Week series, it would be eco-chic.

Not only was her choice of warm earth colors timely for the coming summer and spring season, her simple and clean silhouettes proved to be nothing but relaxed and dainty. Shades of olive, moss, nude and old rose were the palettes of her collection.

Refined lines were given a hint of glamour through flowy attachments while classic cuts are revamped by floral appliques. Cutout embroidered fabrics were patterned and sewn together to reminisce flower and leaves which were accordingly used as patch accent, a very feminine choice.

Romantically light and very feminine, an analogous resemblance to the signature aesthetic of Vera Wang, is what best characterizes her designs.

Remarkably, her collection was a statement of her affinity to nature and her preference to the taste of the women in her generation; neat and sophisticated but never over the top.

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