Thursday, June 14, 2012


Bewitching, dashing, and out of the ordinary --- This is how I’d describe the men who paraded on the runway in last weekend’s Style Origin Mensweek Fashion Show at the Abreeza-Ayala Mall.

The menswear was the perfect closing to our afternoon delight, as it showcased the different looks of men beyond the generic jeans, shirt, and rubber shoes. The segment is actually one of the main highlights of the Style Origin series being toured around the Philippines, featuring the collections of 23 Filipino designers.

Davao’s most eligible bachelors graced the catwalk alongside Manila’s finest, swaddled in the creations of Gian Romano, Bang Pineda, and Ronan Opina, and wardrobe essentials from global brands such as Ellesse, Marithé + Francois Girbaud, Penguin, and Giordano

Actor Rayver Cruz caused a bit of stir among women as his tall stature was followed by a series flickers from DSLR’s and mobile phones. I guess those photos have already found their way in Instagram by now.

Each set was an assortment of tasteful pieces that range from elegant suits, casual staples, and corporate wear. Filtered preppy hues of yellow, red, and orange were played well with monochrome, earth tones, and tempered palettes. Despite the impression on these clothes as high fashion, the fabrics and cuts look very modern, comfortable, and they complement and (oh-so-generously) accentuate every man’s physique.

About-face! Then the cameras started clicking. 
I'm sure a lot of my gal pals would agree with me if I'll request for a rerun / repeat of the whole show... Maybe, next time, with a new set of designers. And, so as not to put too much pressure on the organizers, we promise not to complain if we'll see the same set of models. 

Gotcha! My friends Sandy and Chiche try to Instagram this close encounter with Rayver.
Check out the rest of the photos below to see the collections by the featured designers. 

***All photos by Meg Sta. Ines (for the exclusive use of Edge Davao and Scene It)






Story published on my newspaper column, Metro Mom.
A1, INdulge, Edge Davao, Vol.5 Issue 74, 15 June 2012.


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