FASHIONABLY LATE – often used to describe a socialite’s understanding of time and are exactly the words to describe the second show of Fashion i at the Genting Club, Resorts World Manila last December 3.
Cocktails and the Wait
Being punctual like many of the guests, I arrived at the show around seven o’clock in the evening for a round of cocktails. Fashionistas and club members were lounging around and getting their pictures taken with the display of some of the best works of the designers. Unfortunately, the show started about 30 minutes past the expected time so everyone was really anxious and spent their time getting updated with the LA Galaxy versus Azkals football game while waiting to be let in the show area.
Despite the wait, the show did not disappoint. Hosted by the lovely and courteous Joey Mead-King, the show featured the designs of Pablo Cabahug, Eric Delos Santos, Joel Escober and Anthony Ramirez. As expected, the show was incredible. In between designers were intermission numbers by Resorts World’s dancers.
Pablo Cabahug’s designs were very sophisticated and were more than just ramp worthy items; they were wearable and avant-garde enough to make every contemporary woman who wore them stand out in a crowd.
One thing you’ll love about Eric Delos Santos’ designs is how it will never fail to impress you with his chic and stand out pieces. What stood out most was the dress worn by Ornussa Cadness. It had great details on it from the pattern, use of color and bedazzling embedded in the dress.
I loved the fact that Joel Escober showed off his men’s line. The suits were awesome and I wanted to take them home for myself. The women’s collection was just as gorgeous with a more sensual element.
Anthony Ramirez was the last to showcase his designs and gave one hell of an ender for Fashion i. Those scarab-like patterns were so intricate and stunning, and I can’t wait to his next collection.
The show is the second installment of a series of fashion shows hosted by Resorts World Manila and sponsored by Mega Publishing Group, Mercedes Benz, Maybelline and lifestyleasia. The third and final installment will be on the tenth of December featuring master designers like Randy Ortiz and Rajo Laurel.