Monday, February 04, 2008

the revival of fashion watch

remember fashion watch back in the 90s? it was held at the once-grand manila hotel and when you think about it, we can't believe we actually drove all the way out there on a regular basis just to catch those fashion shows! the brainchild of inno sotto and the late richard tann (may his soul rest in peace), it was the venue for young designers to be discovered, for established designers to hone their craft, and for "forgotten" designers to make their comeback. and it was the perfect venue for these designers to get much needed exposure in order to build their clientele. it changed venue for a while (can't quite remember which hotel it moved to later on... mandarin oriental?) and concept (from lunch time to cocktail hour; from all designers to just young designers). this month fashion watch is baaaaack! inno sotto is bringing it to makati shangri-la and is now called fashion watch quartet (because it will be divided into four "series," with four to six designers showing every quarter). it will show during "filipino high tea" (IOW, merienda) at 4pm at the lobby lounge. one out of 20 designers will be showing a 25-piece collection on select days from february to november. the schedule is as follows (plus a sneak peek into each designer's collection):
feb 12 and 14: rhett eala
feb 19 and 21: patrice ramos-diaz
feb 26 and 28: gian romano
mar 4 and 6: cary santiago
may 6 and 8: mike de la rosa
may 13 and 15: JC buendia
may 20 and 22: james reyes
may 27 and 29: oj hofer
jun 3 and 5: avel bacudio
jun 10 and 12: jesus lloren
aug 5 and 7: hindy weber-tantoco
aug 12 and 14: dennis lustico
aug 19 and 21: ito curata
aug 26 and 28: lulu tan gan
sep 2 and 4: rajo laurel
sep 9 and 11: jun escario
oct 28 and 30: alex bitong
nov 4 and 6: joey samson
nov 11 and 13: ivarluski aseron
nov 18 and 20: cesar gaupo

reserve a seat now at your favorite designer's show! so who are YOU going to watch? (for inquiries and reservations, call makati shangri-la, tel 840-0884 or 813-8888 ext 7588/7599)


C said...

Save me a seat for Joey's and Ivar's show... love those guys!

Fashion Watch said...

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