PHOTOS: Metrowear Fantasy

Kai Magsanoc
Holiday meets fantasy in the fashion show of today's new wave designers

LACE AND SNOWFLAKES. Vanessa Andres for Joel Escober at Metrowear Fantasy. All photos by Edric Chen

MANILA, Philippines – Young Filipino fashion designers unleashed their imagination in a whimsical fashion show that celebrated our favorite Christmas stories and characters in Metrowear Fantasy last November 25 at the Edsa Shangri-La Manila.

Martin Bautista, Joel Escober, John Herrera and Mak Tumang brought iconic holiday imagery to life with a 10-piece collection each. Interpretations of The Nutcracker, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Snow Queen and 12 Days of Christmas were sent down the runway.

Each young designer was mentored by a top senior designer: Rajo Laurel (for Martin Bautista), Noel Crisostomo (for Joel Escober), Cary Santiago (for John Herrera) and Frederick Peralta (for Mak Tumang).

Check out Rappler’s photos:

Joel Escober

Joel Escober

Joel Escober

Joel Escober

Joel Escober

Martin Bautista

Martin Bautista

Martin Bautista

Martin Bautista

Martin Bautista

Mak Tumang

Mak Tumang

Mak Tumang

Mak Tumang

Mak Tumang

John Herrera

John Herrera

John Herrera

John Herrera

John Herrera

Joel Escober's finale piece

Martin Bautista's finale piece

Mak Tumang's finale piece

John Herrera's finale piece

New wave designers Joel Escober, Martin Bautista, Mak Tumang and John Herrera

– Rappler.com