It’s been a long time since I found time to watch the Philippine Fashion Week ( last one was in 2008!). This year, I woke up wanting to photograph the shows and feeling the vibe of the audience. It’s nice to see the young ones taking the time to dress up, even if they’re not part of the event. Next year, I’ll probably document them instead of the models 🙂
Anyway, the first show I watched for PFW 2011 was the Triumph underwear show. It was momentous since Triumph International is celebrating this year its “125 Years of Tailoring Female Shape.” They unveiled two new collections: the luxury line called Triumph Essence and fresh picks from their bestselling Shape Sensation –
Overall, the show had nice pacing and choreography, with gorgeous models giving justice to the lingerie line. Among those sashaying the runway were top models Ornussa Cadness and Sanya Smith who are topbilling FHM’s November 2011 issue.
The show was highlighted by the ramp walk of beauty queen and actress Ruffa Gutierrez but she proved to be so dressed up compared to the rest of ’em.
After the event, Ruffa – still wearing her Triumph corset – was sidelined by showbiz reporters about the issue involving her in a love triangle with actor John Lloyd Cruz and Shaina Magdayao. Usyosera me overheard her saying: ” If I had a boyfriend, he would not be a Filipino, and especially if he’s a Filipino named John Lloyd Cruz.” Ooh-la-la!
I also saw the beauty clinic heiress Cristalle Belo Henares and was nice to see her much slimmer.
Cristalle Belo when I last saw her at an Oliver Tolentino show in May 2011 –
And now at Philippine Fashion Week 2011.