Sunday, August 12, 2012


Just when I thought that I wouldn't get the chance to post my coverage of the recent Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012 (for fear of people telling me that it's too passe, I mean come on! The next PFW is just a couple of months away!) especially that of Jerome Salaya Ang's show, here comes Preview with their August 2012 issue featuring their Top 10 picks as worn by 10 of the fashion world's icons. And yes, they did do photoshop! Shamelessly but unsurprisingly really good! Kudos Preview!

First on the list is Anna Dello Russo in Ezra Santos followed by Carine Roitfeld in Jerome Salaya Ang. (See the rest of the other 8 at the bottom of this post)
Preview on Jerome's Holiday 2012 Collection, "Victorian beauty is preserved in Jerome Ang's macabre take on memento mori. "They photograph the dead amongst the living so the beauty is extended even after life," the designer explains. That rationalizes the models bound (as if ready for final sleep) but decked out in all finery. And what fancy trappings: Jerome's signature surface aberrations came to fore with an extravagant texture on texture interplay-leather disc paillettes, midnight rosettes, pearlized beadings, floral appliques, gold threaded knits, and embossed hand paintings. 19th century corsetry and lacing were reworked as decorative accents, losing their constrictive menace. It was an obsessive compulsive focus on details with an elaborate manipulation of fabrics that gave each piece an artisinal finish. And it' easy to get lost in all that lavish composition too, asphyxiating design with feminity, but Jerome never crosses that line; his will always be the savage beauty that every girl-about-town wants to wear and display in fierce anti-fashion fashion.
Jerome Salaya Ang closed the Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012 as its finale. And here it is...
A word from Runway Productions Director, Joey Espino
L'oreal Paris presents, the Holiday 2012 collection of Jerome Salaya Ang...

Let the drama begin!

Did I leave you breathless? Here's the rest of the ingenuities that can only be found in the August 2012 issue of Preview.
3. Christine Centenera in Veejay Floresca 4. Kate Lanphear in Sassa Jimenez
5. Emmanuelle Alt in Avel Bacudio 6. Anna Wintour in Arnold Galang
7. Giovanna Battaglia in Roel Rosal 8. Taylor Tomasi-Hill in Vania Romoff
9. Shala Monroque in Bo Parcon 10. Franca Sozzani in Chris Diaz
Unfortunately, Jerome's show was the only show I was able to cover out of the 10 designers featured in Preview's August 2012 issue. Hopefully I'll be able to attend each and every show come Spring/Summer 2013 of the Philippine Fashion Week. Until next time!


  1. oh, and please get rid of your captcha, its annoying :P