Along with the rest of the world, the fashion industry continues to grow and evolve. While we think we have already seen every trend and style imaginable, there are still a lot of surprises courtesy of the creative minds in the industry. So, what’s next?


Continuing the trend of providing an avenue for lovers of fashion to take inspiration from meticulously designed and crafted pieces, Manila Fashion Festival is set to give the world a peek at what’s next from our country’s creative fashion designers. Here are the things to watch out for.


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Amazing shows



Showcasing their talents and craftsmanship, the creme de la creme of the fashion industry will share their latest creations at The Marquee at EDSA Shangri-la Manila. The four-day event will feature a roster of esteemed designers as well as a new breed of tastemakers.


On the first day of the event, fans will see creations by Pablo Cabahug, Azucar, Cheetah Rivera, Jaz Cerezo, and Veejay Floresca. The second day will feature shows by Darirué, Reyna Chukada, ESME, Mae-Ann Veloso, CJ Martin, PHILIPS, Jinggay Serag, Anthony Ramirez, ARIN, Daryl Maat, and Martin Bautista. On the third day, shows from Sassa Jimenez, Renan Pacson, Chris Diaz, Brit Tripudio, Jun Jun Ablaza, and SoFA (School of Fashion and the Arts) graduates will take centerstage. The last day of the event will feature shows by Randy Ortiz, BARBA, Rhett Eala, and Folded & Hung.


Beauty Trends



Aside from fashion trends, MFF will also be a venue for lovers of beauty to see what trends will dominate the season. With makeup looks by MAC Cosmetics artists and hair styles created by artists from Folded & Hung’s Famous Salon, trends are sure to be set and show-stopping looks are sure to dominate.

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New Breed of Designers


The Manila Fashion Festival is not just a place for designers who have already been part of the industry for quite some time to update their fans on what’s the latest from them. The event is also an avenue for a new breed of designers to show the world what they are made of. This year, MFF will hold a show featuring a batch of designers who will graduate from the School of Fashion and the Arts. Apart from that, aspiring designers who want to bring their talents to the forefront not just in the country but the rest of Southeast Asia can join the AirAsia Runway Ready Designers Search. Two hopefuls will get the chance to showcase their work at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week in August.


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Catch the Manila Fashion Festival from March 21 to 24 at The Marquee EDSA Shangri-La Manila.


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(Cover photo from: @ritueldefille)


We’re halfway through March, friends. The days are getting hotter, and that could only mean one thing — summer is approaching. The coming of a new season gives us a renewed perspective. We’re looking forward to a lot of new things in the coming months — there are a lot of exciting things happening! — but for now, we want to share our excitement over fun things that happened in the worlds of beauty, fashion and more this week. 


Let’s recap the highlights of the week together.


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Black Anti-Highlighter


Since we’re talking highlights, we may as well start with one. Well, it’s not exactly a highlighter but something of the opposite nature. Rituel de Fille has released a creme pigment called Eclipse Inner Glow, and it’s meant to be a “black blush, contour, cream eyeshadow and lipstick” in one.


Unicorn Wands


From one whimsical thing to another, here’s something that would tickle the fancy of fans of unicorn tales (pun intended). Tarte Cosmetics has released a line of brushes with handles that mimic unicorn horns.

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#byob




Having the right beauty tools is important to make sure that you achieve the look you want. If you’re in Singapore, finding the right tools and products won’t be a hassle as Luxasia has recently opened its pop-up store called #byob Your Beauty Playground. Visit them at the Suntec City Mall, Tower North Atrium as soon as you can because it’ll only be there for a limited time.


Beauty in Motion



For many of us, doing our beauty routine is therapeutic. So it requires being in a place where we’re comfortable and at peace. One girl from the Philippines, however, has tried to prove that you can achieve the look you want no matter where you are — even on top of a moving tricycle.


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ULTRA



If you’re not as adventurous as the girl we mentioned, perhaps you’ll appreciate this kind of fun time. ULTRA Worldwide will hold its first phase in a series of festivals in Singapore and South Korea on June 10-11. Enjoy music from acts including Tiesto, Sasha & Digweed and Dash Berlin at the Ultra Park, 1 Bayfront Avenue Singapore.


Lindsay Lohan’s New Venture


From something “out there” to something a bit more subdued, Lindsay Lohan has dipped her toes into fashion once again, but this time it looks like she’s heading toward the modest department. The actress posted a photo of herself wearing a hijab to tease her upcoming project.
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Smashing Releases


Smashbox is back and better than ever! New releases are here, and they are to die for. Visit Sephora at Ion to get your hands on the coveted products.


Woohoo for a woman!


Givenchy has just announced who will take over for Riccardo Tiscci, who left the brand after 12 years. Claire Waight Keller is the fashion house's new artistic director, and she's the brand's first female creative head.

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Last week was as jam-packed with fun stuff as this one. Missed it? Read about what happened here.



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Just like what every style addict claims, fashion moves like a wheel, and what's 'hip' once will find its way back into the spotlight — just like the micropleats. Made famous by Issey Miyake in the early 90's with his Pleats Please collection, this trend, which used to evoke a curated style structure with its carefully created fabric slats is again back in the modern fashion scene. 

So to jump into this style ride and learn how to sport this on-trend piece, we got the help of Clozette Ambassador Aly Bana, who shared with us three easy-to-cop looks.

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Fun and quirky



Since micropleats tend to give off that clean-cut vibe, balance the look by putting on a baubled top (like Aly's), or anything that expresses the cheeky, flirty side of you. 

Secret rebel



Give off a rockstar vibe by pairing your micropleat skirt with monochrome pieces inspired by 90's grunge. And to complete the look, don't forget to snap on a pair of sunnies to complete that mysterious rebel vibe. 
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Casual chic




With its 'always made-up' look, micropleats can look a little too structured for casual wear. But you can definitely tone it down a notch by pairing it up with a simple t-shirt and some carefree slip-ons. Definitely a recommended look for a Spring/Summer casual vibe.

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Still on the lookout for more trends to try this season? Why not add the embroidery trend to your list?


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