Sunday, June 16, 2013

PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week - Gala Premiere

Ethnic and cultural events never fail to be a wonderful experience. Add fashion to it, and you got yourself a night to kill for!

On Friday night, I had the joy of attending Philippine Fashion's Biggest Night at the first ever Canadian Philippine Fashion Week! It was filled with barongs, huge sleeves, fabulous dresses and combed pulled back hair. The venue, Roy Thomson Hall, was gorgeous, mirrors everywhere, open space, glass windows, and high ceilings.

The fashion show followed an exhibition/gala displaying most designers' works, plus some food and drinks. I even got to witness a great short dance performance before the fashion show started- The "tinikling" dance. Oh my, was it good. I could only imagine how hard it is to move fast without getting your feet squished by a couple of bamboo sticks.

Even though I didn't get to capture pictures during the fashion show, it was fabulous. The lighting was great, very colourful. The backdrop included videos of different places in the Philippines. The stage was huge, the models had to walk on the edges from one point to the other. Around 2 hours of displaying long gowns of all kind. All of them were mostly constructed of layers and layers of fabrics, some scrunched up, some softly draped, and other layers were applied to the back- I spotted many bustles-yup. No doubt, the Canadian Filipino designers proved their incredible talents.

The event all started with the red carpet, where designers, models, and VIPs got to walk through and get their pictures taken by the media.. I got to take a few pictures of designers, models, the attendants' outfits, and a few art works before the fashion show for you to enjoy and be inspired by- and for me to keep as a memory of this uplifting unique culture.







Designer John Ablaza


Designer Roland Alzate

Designer Francis Libiran

Designer Amina Aranaz

 





Indoors/ Before the show. Interesting Filipino gowns





Francis Libiran's dress designs





Amina Aranaz's collection



The only proper picture we took was this one, sadly - before the event



After the event, in horrible lighting, we wanted to have another try with a picture. But, the security guard who was taking the picture told us to "act gangster." So, this is what he got...





- THE POCKET HOPPER -

27 comments:

  1. These pictures are amazing! I am obsessed with the first black dress. It;s so beautiful.

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    All the best
    Francesca

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    1. Thank you ! I appreciate your comment, I just followed you back as well!

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      Yara

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    2. The first black dress is designed by Brian Maristela, one of the featured CPFW designers. :)

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  2. Some outfits are really pretty!

    xxx
    Nina
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    PS Thank you for your lovely comment :)

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  3. Love the pink!
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  4. Very pretty events and looks!

    Nicky
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  5. The first dress is beyond beautiful!


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  6. wow it looks like so much fun!:) great pictures! I'm your new fan on google circles (petra lorietta) ;)

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    Really like your blog!Maybe we could follow each other! :)

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  10. I want to see more pictures of Gala premier fashion week.

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  11. Wow...every body looks exquisite!
    Amazing post.
    So inspirational :)

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  13. great post !! some dresses are to die for <3
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    let me know :)
    have a nice day!
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  15. those are some stunning pieces. i cant get enough of the very first black dress

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