Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014: Day 5

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All things good things come to an end. Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 has come to its last day. Compared to the majestic launch of Day 1, the last day was indeed remarkable and nostalgic. First to kick off the last day of PhFW S/S 14 was the menswear collection by different designers in the industry, followed by the Grand Allure show, Dickies and last but definitely not the least the show of Ben Farrales: A Retrospective.


Anthony Nocum’s collection includes Men’s pants, shorts, vests and jackets in blue and white. There are also floral designs for men, definitely on trend. We think that men can really pull off a floral outfit, it just takes some confidence.


Black is a trend that will never die. Chains and studs are dangerous weapons but masked men gave us a thrill in their outfits by Chris Jasler.


Summer colors and summer prints are very evident in Don Sevilla’s collection. Don’t these guys look so ready for the beach?


This tan, black and brown give us a rough and ready, manly look. These pieces by Drei Soriano reminds us of the movie Machete, oozing with machismo.


Brightly colored floral outfits took center stage in Edgar Buyan’s collection. We’re loving the patterns, and wouldn’t mind wearing them ourselves.


Men can attain that slim, fitted look in Edwin Tan’s sleek suits and slacks.  Definitely getting a GQ vibe.


Jeffrey Rogador’s collection was composed of military inspired garments in deep blue and charcoal, with some embellishment. Paired with boots and leather footwear? We’d love to see our boyfriends in these outfits.


Black and white look livelier with prints and Jinggo Inoncillo meshes them perfectly.


For a casual, sporty vibe that looks great for summer, look to M Barretto. Yes, seriously.


Melchor Guinto plays with color and prints on suits in his collection. This is a shift from the usual formal suits but hey, we certainly aren’t complaining.


Norman Noriega shows us how tie-dye prints can feel modern with minimalistic, loose cuts.


Streetscape prints and ombre designs are the latest hits from Ulysses King’s collection. We’d love to see men in these outfits around the metro.



Bandoix Flores started the Grand Allure collection show with his elegant gowns in black and white.  His collection is timeless, reminding us of the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s.


Boyet Dysangco’s collection is inspired by impressionist art. We love the quirky mix of marbled fabric and geometric beaded lines, they make for unexpected elegance.


Dave Ocampo showcased his striking midriff tops, skirts, pants and hooded swimsuits in eye-popping candy colors. The headdresses were a pleasant surprise on the runway.


Dexer Alazas’ designs are absolutely grandiose. There’s a mix of vintage Spanish and Filipino aesthetics that remind us of Maria Clara – in a good way.


Edgar San Diego showcased woven rattan textures that were certainly unique on the runway. Mixed with bright color combinations, they certainly grabbed our attention.


The fabulous headdresses in Edwin Uy’s collection reminded us of a festival, though parades would be more interesting if costumes looked like this.


Intricate embellishment, feathers and satin are what made Erwin Tan’s almost matrimonial collection stand out from the rest.


Frederick Policarpio played with blue, green and pink in his collection.  The shiny fabrics and beadwork made this runway look like a perfect prom.


The loud patterns in Gil Macabay’s collection gave it a 70’s vibe.


Metallic fabrics and large sequins highlighted Harley Ruedas’ glam aesthetic.


Jaz Cerezo’s silver and ivory gowns, both short and long, showed off an elegance that must have been the collection’s motif.


You gotta love Joyce Pilarsky’s collection with floral embroidery mixed with stones and crystals. You’d be a total head turner in these gowns.


Philipp Tampus’ sheer panels and sequined overlays wowed us. Add the feather skirts and metallic fabric, and we’ll always want more.


The Dickies show held at the Mall of Asia Atrium was packed with sports personalities and celebrities, including Ralph Tan, Kelly Nabong, Simon Atkins, Nicole Marable, Ritz Azul and Pauleen Luna.


Dickies gives us a sporty casual collection, sure to be a hit this summer season.



Ben Farrales is known as the Dean of Philippine Fashion and his 5 stylish decades in the industry were presented in one show as the finale of the Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014. There was a standing ovation during his curtain call that also signaled the end of PhFW SS 14.


The Muslim inspired collection showcased “Mang” Ben’s talents as the Master of Philippine haute couture. His creations were filled with intricate embellishments like pearls and shells.


That’s all for our Fashion Week S/S 2013 coverage. We hope you’ll stay with us ‘til the next. Check out the complete coverage of Philippine Fashion Week S/S 2014 on now!


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