A pioneer occasion in Philippine fashion, the bi-annual Manila Fashion Festival revolutionizes the stage for Filipino designers. These designers get to showcase their talents in the season’s latest trends. Unlike other fashion shows, designers are given the opportunity to dictate every artistic aspect with complete creative control over their own show. With the first ever Manila Fashion Festival being held on November of last year, the event transformed the traditional runway show with the goal to bridge the gap between local designers and consumers.
Manila Fashion Festival owes its success to Art Personas, the talent and management company that directs the event. Since 2013, Art Personas has been simplifying complicated processes such as event and talent management and video production to create better possibilities for their clients in the fashion and arts industry. A one-stop production shop, Art Personas offers a wide array of services in that field, connecting artists and customers with talents.
In the hands of an excellent production team, Manila Fashion Festival will again make huge strides in fashion industry. With their direction, Art Personas spearheads a fashion-forward event that takes its talents out of the box and refines their potential to produce world-class productions. A breeding ground for incredible, young and fresh talents, Art Personas etches the names of relatively new but gifted individuals onto the history books of the industry. Growing his reputation, designer Banggo Niu, who recently put up his own studio, joins the roster of impressive upcoming and established names. Alongside him are Preview’s Emerging Fashion Talents Esme Palaganas, Bea Samson, and Tony Evan, all looking to paint the fashion scene with the canvas Manila Fashion Festival allows them.
Successful on its first run, the now four-day event carries on again for the Fall/Winter ’15 season. Seasoned but homegrown designers like Jerome Salaya-Ang, Mark Tamayo, Happy Andrada, and Rhett Eala join in for the first time and offer their personal flair in something audiences have never seen them do. The sartorial affair takes place once more on March 19-22 at The Eye located at Green Sun Hotel.
March 19Jerome Salaya-Ang, HappyAndrada, YAY, John Herrera,Jot Losa, Renan PacsonMarch 20Anthony Ramirez, Charina Sarte, Chris Diaz, VeejayFloresca, Odelon Simpao,Michael Leyva
March 21Rhett Eala, Cheetah Rivera, ARIN, Pablo Cabahug,Mark BumgarnerMarch 22(Afternoon show)Banggo Niu, Esme Palaganas, Tony Evan, Bea SamsonMarch 22 (Evening show)Mark Tamayo, Sassa Jimenez, Ziggy Savella, Vania Romoff,Jaz Cerezo
Manila Fashion Festival could not do without prestigious companies and partners to back up their endeavors. This includes: One Globe Limited, Zeal Cosmetics, Make Up Forever, Golden Wines, The Green Sun, It Figures.
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