Fashion knits and sexy formal wear are always timeless. I've just attended Fashion Watch Quartet 2011 featuring Lulu Tan Gan and JC Buendia at the Makati Shangrila Hotel yesterday and amazed at how knits and formal wear can be so unique and sexy. I've loved Lulu Tan Gan creations since I was young and worn knitted blouses in many occasions. From the perceived notion that knits were stuffy and boring, Lulu Tan-Gan creations featured in the event showed how knits can be so comfortable and stylish in thin fabrics.
Tan-Gan creations well-known all over the world had up the ante in knitted wear with her new collections. Hues of yellow, pink and light brown in fashionable boleros you can jazz your dresses, the styles are timeless and actually enhances the shape you want to achieve. I have fallen in love in some of the blouses worn paired with simple yet stylish knitted skirts and shorts today with Lulu Tan-Gan collection for Fashion Watch Quartet 2011.
Sexy, classic yet formal. JC Buendia's collection dazzled at the Makati Shangrila Hotel Lobby Lounge with his new collection for Fashion Watch Quartet 2011. The famous designer to both Presidents Arroyo and Aquino and newly-elected President of the Fashion and Design Council of the Philippines, confirmed that he is really a master of quiet and exact tailoring with silk formal coats, suits and dresses in classic black and white. Notable silhouette blouses with bare back designs and unique large ribbons detail complete the formal, casual and evening outfits set to captivate the hearts of public appreciative of impeccable tailoring. I was amazed at the wedding dress and the unique barongs worn by both male and female models. Government officials, supervisors, superintendent and principals I'm familiar with will definitely not miss this collection suitable in formal occasions.
The event was well-attended by the expats, distinguished personalities in the fashion industry, dignitaries, socialites and celebrities like the famous Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdez.
Fashion Watch 2011 is a project of CFDP (Council of Fashion Designers of the Philippines) to run from April to November, 2011. Each week will feature the collection of two designers back-to-back to unveil magnanimous Filipino craftsmanship to be held at the lobby of the prestigious Shangrila Makati Hotel.
The series will feature 19 of the country's most notable designers, each showcasing a brand new collection. Each designer to Fashion Watch Quartet will exclusively showcase their Holiday collection early on in the year which means you won't see their collection on any other fashion show series. The Spring/Summer collection will be shown towards the latter part of the year like the fashion timetables abroad. They will also be staging special shows as several internationally known ASEAN designers will be flown in to display their own creations to the Filipino public soon. Besides an A-list roster of designers, models and media partners, The Philippine Star, Preview, StyleBible, and StarWorld, Fashion Watch Quartet boasts of industry greats working behind-the-scenes like Patrick Rosas and his team for the hair and make-up, Grace Molina as Project Coordinator and Director and Manila's Prince of Fashion, Inno Sotto as Creative Director.
Don't miss the series with our top designers JC Buendia, Jerome Lorico, Jun Escario, Philip Rodriguez, Patrice Ramos-Diaz, Gian Romano, Lulu Tan-Gan, Joey Samson, Ivarluski Aseron, Dennis Lustico, OJ Hofer, Arcy Gayatin, Ito Curata, Joel Escober, Alex Bitong, James Reyes, Ferdi Abuel, Norman Noriega, and Jojie Lloren. Fashion Watch 2011 is presented by Olay, Makati Shangrila Hotel, Philippine Star, Preview Magazine, StarWorld and StyleBible.Ph in cooperation with major sponsors BMW and Metro Pacific Investments.
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