The recently concluded Pilipinas Men's Fashion Week Cycle 3 Spring Summer 2014 was a huge success. It was held last 26-29 September 2013 at Makati City and Robinsons Place Manila Mall. It is the 5th Men's Fashion week in the world, the second in Asia and the first and official in the Philippines. It was founded by the uber creative Nico Agustin Menswear and by the talented MJ Alminanaza of Project Runway. Last Saturday, I was fortunate to attend the said show at a front row seat together with my fellow School of the Fashion and the Arts alumna Joy Chua. The show featured one of the breath-taking yet wearable, stylish yet comfortable, and fashionable spring summer collection I have ever seen...but with an appealing twist.
The Saturday show consisted of two segments: Overdrive and Roadbloack, each composed of five fashion designers showcasing what could have been the BEST looks for the upcoming spring summer 2014 season. Just look at their poster below and some of my favorite looks shot by one of the best photographers in the country, Diego Lee, who by the way is a medical doctor by profession. (Note: these are the personal views of the blogger and does not necessarily reflect that of the designer, the model or the show organizers.)
I love how androgynous this look is by MJ Alminanza. I could definitely see any man this coming summer wearing this look and I adore those necklaces. The top has been cut wisely to match those leg fitted pants.
Earl Gariando's preppy but urban look is what mystifies me. The polo shirt and denim pants plus sneakers accessorized with a super cute vest gave this look a modern twist. Anyone wearing this will definitely catch everyone's attention.
Manny Halasan's take on glamour is sophisticated and gorgeous. The colors complement each other and the fabrics used were simply elegant that it does not take over the design of this gown. Truly, the designer knows his colors well.
Jolex Ramos is a brilliant designer having combined the IN colors of summer. The floral design of the top and loose fitting pants are indeed perfect for summer. It would be a glam if there is a male version of this, which I would definitely wear.