PH's first 'holiday couture' show set this weekend


Posted at Nov 20 2012 07:20 PM | Updated as of Nov 22 2012 12:06 AM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Dressing up for Christmas is taken to a whole new level in an upcoming fashion show that features “holiday fantasy haute couture,” said to be the first in the country.

Organized by Metro and Metro Society magazines of ABS-CBN Publishing, “Metrowear Fantasy” will showcase the holiday-inspired creations of four of the country’s new wave of fashion designers.

Martin Bautista, Joel Escober, John Herrera and Mak Tumang reinterpreted the themes “The Nutcracker,” “Hark The Herald Angels Sing,” “Snow Queen” and “12 Days of Christmas,” for the fashion show, which will be held on Sunday (November 25) at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel.

They were mentored by four of the Philippines’ top designers: Rajo Laurel for Bautista, Noel Crisostomo for Escober, Cary Santiago for Herrera and Frederick Peralta for Tumang.

One of Joel Escober's sketches for his creations at the "Metrowear Fantasy" fashion show. Photo: Handout

For the show, each of the four designers created a ten-piece collection whichwill be set against a majestic winter forest backdrop designed by Jo Clavarall. 

Before this, a Metrowear fashion show dubbed "Metrowear Rocks the Runway" was held last May. It showcased the creations of 20 local designers who were asked to reinterpret sustainable fashion.

Aside from Santiago, Herrera, Tumang and Bautista, the designers include Randy Ortiz, Joey Samson, Dennis Lustico, JC Buendia, Louis Claparols, Ronaldo Arnaldo, Jojie Lloren, Sassa Jimenez, Kermit Tesoro, Ferdie Abuel, Eric delos Santos, Jerome Lorico, Veejay Floresca and Roland Alzate.

ABS-CBN stars who joined the fashion show were Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador, Rayver Cruz, Zanjoe Marudo and Slater Young. is the news website of ABS-CBN.