The holiday collections, inspired by favorite Christmas stories and characters, featured the designers Martin Bautista, Joel Escober, John Herrera, and Mak Tumang. Each designer created a 10-piece collection which brought to life the extravagant couture interpretations of “The Nutcracker”, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, “Snow Queen”, and “12 Days of Christmas”.
Each designer had the opportunity to work with and be guided by their chosen mentors: John Herrera took inspiration from his long-time mentor internationally-acclaimed designer Cary Santiago for his elaborate gowns. Young designer Mak Tumang created his stunning pieces with the guidance of couture master Frederick Peralta. Joel Escober created elaborately designed pieces with the support of senior designer Noel Crisostomo while Martin Bautista showcases his beautiful feminine aesthetic as inspired by his mentor, top designer Rajo Laurel.
The holiday couture collections were paraded in an Edsa Shangri-la ballroom set against a majestic winter forest backdrop designed by Jo Claravall. The show is directed by top fashion show director Jackie Aquino.
Watch the airing of Metrowear: Fantasy and be inspired by the festive designs presented by Philippine fashion’s next wave of couture designers premiering on Lifestyle Network on Sunday (December 23) at 9:00 p.m. with encore telecasts on December 24 at 3:00 p.m., December 25 at 12:00 p.m., December 26 at 12:00 a.m., December 27 at 10:00 p.m., and December 29 at 5:00 p.m.
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