Got a sneak perview of the much-awaited Fashion Watch by the CFDP last week, with Inno Sotto and Jojie Lloren opening the mini fashion show that awaited us at the Quezon Ballroom of Shangri-la Makati:
I took a video of the show. But apparently, Youtube can only upload 2Gb worth :( My video is a little over 2Gb :( So, these photos would do for now...
I can't wait to see the amazing collections these designers will be presenting in the next few weeks. For those who aren't familiar with Fashion Watch, read the press release below:
FASHION WATCH MAKES A COMEBACK
Standing as a creative avenue, Fashion Watch Quartet continues to be the much-awaited series that brought to the forefront fresh new talent and the most exciting fashion.
This year, 2011, marks the revival of Fashion Watch Quartet. The much raved about fashion series is back for good, amped up and better than ever!
Fashion Watch 2011 is a project of the CFDP (Council of Fashion Designers of the Philippines). It will run from February to November, 2011. Each week will feature the collection of one designer, who will have his/her creations unveiled to all through a fashion show held at the lobby area of the prestigious Shangri-La Makati Hotel.
The series will feature 20 of the country’s most notable designers, each showcasing a brand new collection. Each designer is exclusive to Fashion Watch Quartet; you won’t see their collections on any other fashion show series. Every designer will showcase their Holiday collection early on in the year and a Spring/Summer collection towards the latter part of the year, much like fashion timetables abroad.
This season’s Fashion Watch Quartet will be featuring the country’s top designers JC Buendia
Jerome Lorico; Len Nepomuceno; Jun Escario; Philip Rodriguez; Patrice Diaz; Gian Romano; Lulu Tan-Gan; Joey Samson; Ivar Aseron; Dennis Lustico; Arcy Gayatin; Oj Hofer; Joel Escober; Ito Curata; Alex Bitong; James Reyes; Ferdi Abuel; Norman Noriega; and Jojie Lloren.
Fashion Watch Quartet will stage special shows as SEVERAL internationally know ASEAN designers will be flown in to display their creations to the Filipino public.
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 as well, including Patrick Rosas and team as the force behind hair and makeup, Grace Molina as Project Coordinator and Director and Manila’s Prince of Fashion himself, Inno Sotto as Creative Director .
Fashion Watch Quartet is a fashion show series initially created by Richard Tann and Inno Sotto, sprung unto the scene in 1996. Shows were held twice a year and served as avenues for promising young designers to showcase their talent and have their work displayed for all to see. The series not only gained popularity locally and internationally (no less than CNN’s Elsa Klensch featured creations from the shows) but it also became a certified fashion trailblazer.
As Fashion Watch Quartet makes its comeback, it continues to raise the bar and set the trend for how today’s fashion show series should be.