Style Origin is an annual Ayala Malls lifestyle project to keep shoppers like us updated on the latest fashion trends and styles. Style Origin was launched last May in Greenbelt, and as of now, it's making its way through 12 premier Ayala Malls.
This weekend, it was Trinoma's turn - much to my delight (and convenience). I've been to Trinoma x number of times I've lost count, but it's my first time to attend an event at the Trinoma Activity Center.
Last June 21, Style Origin presented Mensweek, directed by Ariel Lozada. This fashion show featured 33 of our country's top designers presenting their stylish take on menswear - focusing on details, handiwork, and lush materials that add a dose of glamour to everyday dressing.
The show was set to start at 6:00PM, but arriving early has its perks. Cocktails from Italiannis and Fish & Co were served to the guests before the show started.
The sharp and sleep menswear staples were assembled by this impressive roster of renowned Filipino designers: Gian Romano, Ivar Aseron, M Baretto, Joey Samson, Don Sevilla, Renan Pacson, Rhett Eala, Jerome Lorico, Jeff Rogador, Anthony Ramirez, Avel Bacudio, Bang Pineda, Chris Diaz, Dennis Lustico, Herbert Custodio, Jaggy Glarino, James Reyes, Jeffery Rogador, Jeroma Ang, Joel Escober, Johann Manas, Nixon Marquez, Noel Crisostomo, Norman Noriega, Proudrace, Regina Dulay, Roland Alzate, Sassa Jimenez, Tonichi Nocom, Ulysses King, Willar Matteo, Y. Quisimbing, and Ziggy Savella.
Here are 20 of top picks from the show. I loved the unique details and the effort the designers put into their masterpieces.
Some of these aren't what a man would wear on a typical day, but you gotta admit that the designers' creativity is inspiring.
Lastly, the finale was my favorite part of the show. The models walked the ramp one by one like this:
Rice, anyone? :D
What sets Style Origin apart from other runway shows is that it's art appreciation and awareness that the fashionable pieces we see are within reach, right at Trinoma. Continue the style conversations online by tagging @trinomatweets on Twitter and @ilovetrinoma on Instagram with the hashtag #StyleOrigin.
Style Origin will run until August 3, 2014 - your favorite Ayala Mall could be the next. ;)
PS. Runway photos are property of Ria Lumandog, please do not use without permission.