See the Latest in Filipino Fashion with StyleFestPH

I’m always impressed at how crafty my generation and the one after it is in different fields. This weekend, our former intern is hosting a Powerpoint party, where people can talk about literally anything under the sun as long as it’s done on the presentation platform. He’s just one of the many in my age group proving that millennials and Gen Z are doing more than just fine.

In terms of fashion, there are many who are flourishing in the field, whether as a designer, stylist, hair or makeup artist, or even as fashion journalists. To celebrate this glamorous industry, Globe Telecom’s lifestyle brand, 0917 Lifestyle, partnered with the country’s premier event agency, SAGA Events for StyleFestPH. The three-day fashion fest aims to help Filipino fashion design students, talents, and young content creators to showcase their creativity and craftsmanship and to promote the movement for Filipino fashion through various initiatives.

The expo had a Trend Talk with Fashion Snoops, a global trend forecasting agency; a Designers on Spotlight runway shows; a mentorship program led by the industry’s top fashion experts with support from 0917 Lifestyle and Zalora; and tons of shopping parties.

I attended the first day of StyleFestPH, where I watched the Roots fashion show. The runway presentation highlighted the beauty of Philippine fabrics and how they can be integrated into an influential designer’s identity and aesthetics. It featured clothing from Piopio, a line of resortwear that uses woven fabrics; Jor-el Espina, who’s known for his bomberong (a play on words for bomber jacket and the Barong Tagalog); Chris Nick, who channels Old Hollywood glamor; and celebrity designer Mark Bumgarner.

Check out some of the looks below:

Piopio by Paloma Zobel

Chris Nick

Jor-El Espina

Mark Bumgarner


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