Monday, April 4, 2011

The Team: Singapore Menswear Fashion Week 2011

Team Joey Samson was there with all out support.  Flying in from Manila to Merlion city, everyone came in trickles but was in full force on the day of the show.  After all, having a 40 piece collection is no joke and Joey needed all the helping hands he can get.  There was a lot to think about but was able to do "bonding time" with the team.  My week long filled days in Singapore was full of walking, eating and laughter.  From fitting day until packing up after the show, it was really a lot of good fun. Despite the pressures that came up here and there, it was all worth it.  And those who were supposed to go (you know who you are), we knew you were there in spirit.  I forgot to mention in my earlier entries, Ariel Lozada directed a total of 7 shows for this event.  Aside from the director, designers and models, some of the press, production team and fashion personalities were Filipinos as well.  I guess one can't help but commend us for our "bayanihan" spirit. Am hoping that next year there will be more Filipino designers who'll be invited to Singapore Menswear Fashion Week.  Or maybe it would even be more exciting if Menswear Fashion Week will find its next staging Manila.  The talent we have in Manila is overwhelming and definitely without a doubt at par with other Asian countries.  
My kaharutan this entire trip JP wearing a top by Joey Samson, pants by Y3 and
shoes by Adidas.

Photographer Joan Bitagcol wearing a belt by Paul Smith, trousers, long sleeve
polo top and shoes all by Margiela. 
Joel Acebedo wearing a top Gino, printed jacket by Two Percent Homme, shorts by
Uniqlo, glasses by Gucci and shoes by Doc Martens.
Director Ariel Lozada wearing a green top by Anthology, jacket by Gian Romano,
pinstripe shorts by Joey Samson, shoes by Dries Van Noten.
Stylist John Paul wearing a black top by Oxygen, pants by Topman, shoes by Doc
Martens, gold watch by Casio and bag by Visvim.
Support from Garage EIC Rey Ilagan wearing a striped tee and cap both by H & M, 
jacket by Ziggy Savella, shorts by Urban Outfitters, sunglasses by Ray Ban.
Visiting Director Robbie Carmona wearing a white polo with red piping by Initials, 
jacket by Rajo Man, jeans by  D & G, laced up shoes from Thailand, glasses by 
Uniqlo and black bag by Balenciaga.
Premiere stylist Noel Manapat wearing a long sleeved polo by Joey Samson, suit by
Anthology, bowtie from Japan and high tops by Lanvin.  The author wearing top by
McQueen, linen trousers by Uniqlo, sunglasses by Balenciaga, vintage brogues from
Joey Samson and black bag by Miu Miu.
The incomplete team after the show (from L-R): Mica, the author, Joey, Joan, John Paul, Maia, Greek and JP(sitting down).  Missing in the picture are Noel(who flew back to Manila after the show), Ariel and Joel.


  1. Hopefully you can be here again in October for the Women's Fashion Week!

  2. @Joven will try to be there :-) Thanks for visiting :-)