What To Expect At Manila Fashion Festival S/S 2016 | Clozette

After a stand-out Fall/Winter 2015 showcase, Manila Fashion Festival is back with an inspired lineup for Spring/Summer 2016. Presented by Art Personas and co-presented by luxury Swiss watchmaking brand, BOMBERG, the latest instalment of Manila Fashion Festival seeks to push the boundaries of the fashion industry in the Philippines even further by expanding the event into a 360 degree spectacle that intends to bridge the gap between brands, local designers, and consumers.

With the industry's leading talents taking charge of the production behind this 4-day affair, Manila Fashion Festival is all about the holistic approach in merging the market, artistry, and integrity of Philippine fashion--featuring innovative and trendy ready-to-wear collections displayed in an ever evolving runway experience. 

So if you're as excited as we are to catch the shows, here's what to expect this coming 22nd - 25th October at Green Sun, Makati as Manila Fashion Festival launches their latest sartorial affair.


Stunning Designer Line-up

The event features a highly curated lineup of familiar and fresh contemporary designers. With renowned designers such as Chris Diaz, Anthony Ramirez, and Banggo Niu returning as trailblazers for trends; together with industry veterans, Avel Bacudio and Randy Ortiz, who will be joining the festival for the first time.

Overall, expect thirty-one designers to showcase their collection in five distinct shows, scheduled over four days.

Get Ready For New Elements

Seeking to differentiate itself from the traditional runway experience, new elements have been added to the show--including a creative configuration of stages and seating, a competition of aspiring models for the comeback of Face of the Philippines, a new layout for the Soma Store booths, and the graduation show of Fashion Institute of the Philippines.

The New Breeds & ARIN

Exhibiting their flair on the runway and their fresh voice in the industry are the new breed designers such as Bengt Enrique, Eliz Marcelo, Via Valencia, and Esme Palaganas who'll be showing their collection on 24th October, together with ARIN (the in-house fashion label of Art Personas).

Following its stellar Pretty Vacant collection showcased at the F/W 2015 season, ARIN is set to present its third collection for S/S 2016.

A Fashion Collaboration With BOMBERG

A fashion collaboration at the heart of the event will see Tony Evan and pioneer Manila Fashion Festival designers Pablo Cabahug, Cheetah Rivera, and Renan Pacson producing pieces in collaboration with BOMBERG watches.

Shop The RTW Collections At the SOMA Stores

Bringing the fashion from the runway right into the sights and hands of consumers, guests will be able to browse and purchase the designers’ collections at the SOMA Stores in Green Sun. As for online shoppers, Manila Fashion Festival has partnered with AVA.ph to present selected designer pieces for sale this coming November.

Manila Fashion Festival runs from 22nd - 25th October, 2015
6pm onwards at The Eye, 4th floor Green Sun. Magallanes, Makati.

Full Festival Schedule:

22nd October (Thursday): Chris Diaz, Milka Quin, Nino Angeles, Enrico Carado, Renan Pacson, John Herrera

23rd October (Friday): Fino Leatherware, Happy Andrada, Odelon Simpao, Androgyn, Azucar, Mia Arcenas, Avel Bacudio

24th October (Saturday)

Afternoon Show: ARIN, Bengt Enrique, Eliz Marcelo, Via Valencia, Esme Palaganas, Tony Evan, Banggo Niu

Evening Show: Joy Chicano, Cheetah Rivera, Veejay Floresca, Patty Ang, Ann Ong, Bomberg

25th October (Sunday): Jaz Cerezo, Anthony Ramirez, Mark Bumgarner, Pablo Cabahug, Randy Ortiz



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Admit it, colder seasons are the best times for fashion--you can be more adventurous with your looks by going beyond your regular outfit by adding in a dash of layering! So for this Fall season, go beyond the 1-is-to-1 outfit ratio and add a 3rd, 4th, and even 5th piece to complete your look.

Need a closet style guide? Here are 5 items perfect for layering!



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Never underestimate the power of a well-tailored blazer. It can elevate an outfit in an instant, such as this one from 2nd Day Woven. Its fully lined fabric and oversized fit adds a touch of menswear flavour without going overboard. This piece literally looks good with anything and everything in your closet. 


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Add a bit of pizzaz to your polos by layering on a sweater for a preppy chic look! It instantly makes you look polished without exerting much effort! Pair it with jeans and you're good to go. 

Wool Coat

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For your future travels to places where snow is about to fall, make sure you make space for a thick wool coat. It will keep you warm, stylish, and extremely comfortable. Wear it with a dress and stocking for a feminine touch! 

Tie-Dye Kimono

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Skip the plain and floral print kimono for a tie-dye print one. It has been rumoured that this trend is back for the spring/summer season, but it wouldn't hurt to be the 1st few ones to sport the trend. It's perfect for those not-so-cold days for a a bit of boho vibe!

Leather Jacket

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Owning a leather jacket doesn't automatically mean you're boyish, grunge, or a bit of a rocker, it just means you're fashion forward! Adding a piece like this for a casual chilly days makes your outfit a bit more edgy and it stands out more. 


How will you be laying this season? Let us know in the comments below!



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After searching from store to store, you finally got that lipstick tube with the best vampy shade you've ever seen. Your next problem is, what to wear it with? Your MOTD relies heavily on your lipstick and since your outfit and makeup should be cohesive, you've got to step it up a notch. 

Not all of us can live the life of a basic fashionista. To help you out, here are 4 looks you can match with your vampy red, violet, cherry, or brown lipstick! 


All-Out Glamour

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Nothing can be as strong as an all-black look, the same goes with your vampy lipstick shade. Together, they form an outfit that is a sure fire hit for all the gals in your place. Make sure to carry this look well--a great outfit comes with great responsibility. 

Edgy Workwear

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It's about time you ditch the MLBB (my lips but better) shade in the work place and wear something that would make you look like everybody's #girlboss. Pair your vampy lipstick shade (we suggest a reddish brown shade) and pair it with your edgy workwear pieces. An asymmetrical blazer, leather pants, gold jewelry, and a pair of studded boots would do the trick!

Laidback Chic

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Yes, your vampy lipstick shade can also go the laidback route--but with an elegant touch. Grab your flowy pieces and pair it with a tote bag and heels for a chic OOTD. To finish it off, apply your vampy cherry shade and you're all set! 

Military With A Touch Of Boho

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Whenever fall season comes, a few olive green pieces from the military trend visits ur favourite brands. Take advantage of that because dark green hues perfectly complement a vampy lipstick shade! Add pieces with a touch of boho vibe such as fringe and distressed hems for a unique look!


What's your favourite way to wear vampy lips?

Let us know in the comments below!