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Our Faves From Manila Fashion Festival F/W 16

(cover photo from @mnlfashionfest)

This upcoming Fall/Winter 2016, fashion in the Philippines will be incredibly different as a variety of colours, textures, and prints dominated the runways in Manila Fashion Festival’s latest 4-day affair at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel. To sum it up, the fashion trends for this coming season will go back to basics, but with a bold and bright twist!

Presented by Art Personas and co-presented by Zeal Cosmetics, AT Control, and Swiss watchmaking brand, Seven Friday, F/W 16 stood out for its intimate setting, cozy atmosphere, and bringing international and local brands, designers, and consumers closer together. And with their collaboration with ZALORA Philippines and, they're bringing fashion to a new reach -- from the runway straight to your wardrobe!  

So if you want to get ahead of the fashion trends and want an exclusive look on what’s to come in Philippine fashion, keep reading below for the pieces we fell head over heels for!


A shift masterpiece

Nothing says elegant quite like an A-line shift dress, no? Plus with its bright print, it’s no wonder why we can’t wait to wear this ZALORA dress everywhere we go! 

Lace on lace

The slip dress is back, but this time, it’s coming in lace form! This black and white piece by Rhett Eala combines innocence and sensuality with its dual colours and stunning embroidery!

A nod to pop art

Giving a nod to the ‘pop art’ movement in the 1950’s and 1960's, this youthful sweater from Dress Coke Red Label will surely be a hit for everyone!

Deliciously chic

The 90’s are definitely back with another take on the classic slip dress. But this time, Tipay Caintic adds a fun and glittering sushi print, allowing this dress to be worn in all seasons in tropical weather!

Ethereal Wonderland

Romance, elegance, and style – three words we would use to describe Gabbie Sarenas’ pastel floral dress. This frock deviates from the usual earth-toned pieces Fall/Winter collections are known for by opting for a dreamy mix of shades that perfectly complement the season!


With its contrasting cuts, shapes, and colours, this sleek dress from ARIN will allow anyone who wants to bring out their inner Greek goddess shine.

Bold and oriental

Bengt Enrique has made a real statement-maker. If you feel like your outfit needs an ‘oomph’ to transform or complete it, then this gorgeous jacket will answer all your prayers! Its gorgeous mix of blues and reds will complement any shade it’s paired with, as well as give your OOTD a bright pop!


Which looks did you love from Manila Fashion Festival's Fall/Winter 2016 lineup? Share them with us in the comment section below!