So what does it take to be a fashion stylist? Noel Manapat says it pays to get some formal training, noting that local fashion schools now offer courses on the subject (he taught fashion styling in courses organized by fashion designers Lulu Tan-Gan and Inno Sotto).
These are the four favorite designers of Anna Wintour, who is still editor in chief of US Vogue magazine and arguably the most powerful woman in the fashion industry worldwide (even if she wasn’t appointed US ambassador to England allegedly because her longtime boyfriend, J. Shelby Bryan, owes the US government over a million dollars in back taxes). Last week, SI Newhouse appointed Wintour artistic director of all Condé Nast publications.
BCBG MAX Azria, under Linear Group Philippines, the Los Angeles-based ready-to-wear label’s new and exclusive local distributor, recently presented the brand’s 2013 “spring trend” collection featuring floral-printed and color-blocked dresses and separates in skimming and figure-hugging lines.
When Filipino-Canadian broadcaster and producer Jeff Rustia went on a two-week vacation to the Philippines after his son Kol, a special child, died last year, the perennial fashion watcher was amazed at how the local fashion scene had changed since his last visit years ago.
PLDT’S brilliant hotshot Manny V. Pangilinan and business whiz Polly Nazareno were super visible, together with other top officials of the country’s leading telecommunications firm, during the launch of PLDT’s most powerful broadband, Fibr, held at the upscale Salon de Ning, Manila Peninsula Hotel.
It’s Mid-March and Manila is beginning to feel the sweltering heat. Sunglasses and sunblock have become the order of the day. Beach trips and poolside escapades are on our minds.
After working at Rustan’s as curator and buyer for the home division for seven years, Andrés Vázquez-Prada inevitably opened his shop, W/17 (named after its address at Warehouse 17, 2241 Pasong Tamo Ext., La Fuerza Compound, Makati).