another day passed, another philippine fashion week show missed. apparently, it's going to take more than meeting deadlines and psyching one's self up to trek all the way to SMX to catch the shows. last monday, a lot of people i know managed to attend three events in one night quite successfully. i made it to two! i started with the exhibit of jun jun ablaza's accessories at the national museum at 6pm. fabulous, over-the-top necklaces and headpieces! a separate post on this. from here, while some friends proceeded to SMX for michael cinco's show for PFW, i chose to head over to sofitel for metrowear's show with oliver tolentino. i had heard so much about this LA-based designer who has dressed many hollywood celebrities, and who was a featured designer in this season's america's next top model. metrowear show was supposed to start at 8pm, but didn't till past 9. which means people who went to SMX managed to still catch up with oliver's show—and didn't miss a thing! and i heard michael's show (it was a different collection from the red cross ball) was fab—complete with shower, as in may tubig na lumabas galing sa kisame at naligo yung mowdel. bongga.
but i did get to catch the first show of the spring/summer 2012 season! last sunday, i attended the omnibus show of suyen corp brands bench, human, kashieca, bench body, and two new sub-brands—black human and ROB randy ortiz for bench. of course, a bench show is not complete without the celebrity endorsers, many of whom i don't know, eek! (time to start watching some telenovelas...) they're all so young! but the audience sure knew who they were, based on the squeals and screams (most screams: enchong dee. kasama na ako! stifled scream actually hehe.. he's cute noh!). below, a few choice shots (i.e., the clear ones!).
human: floral prints, solid colors, graphic tees, styled with skulls, masks, and veils.
black human: funky, avant-gardey pieces in yes, black.
kashieca: lots of nautical-inspired separates. and bea alonzo!
ROB randy ortiz for bench: menswear and menswear-inspired for women. jake cuenca! kim chiu!
bench: opened with borgina. then a slew of celebs like joseph marco, enchong dee, angelica panganiban, and piolo pascual (they're the only ones i recognized).
bench body: hot bodies, what can i say?