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RUNWAY SLAYERS – MANILA FASHION FESTIVAL F/W 2015

Images from: Manila Fashion Festival; Cassandra Laforteza photo from StyleBible.ph; Mabelle Corpus photo from Megastyle.ph

The Manila Fashion Festival F/W has closed it curtains. However, the heat is still on when we recall everything, from the out-of-the-usual atmosphere down to the runway music. With all the models who attended the open call, few have been entrusted with their expertise to breathe life to the beautiful creations. The exciting part is, there are those who give more than just a mere turn on the catwalk. It’s not just the number of shows that counts, but it’s the way how she savor and make the best out of the borrowed spotlight.

(From L to R) Ria Bolivar and Sara Kae Cruz
Images from: Manila Fashion Festival

RIA BOLIVAR

Best runway moment: Anthony Ramirez

She scored major points when she opened Anthony Ramirez show. She elegantly stands while gracefully moving like a miniature figure in a music box. We totally rave for that fire she set on stage. For a number of shows, she gave an overwhelming performance exceeding her “Rookie” title.

SARA KAE CRUZ (ART PERSONAS)

Best runway moment: Happy Andrada

Being in the catwalk for years, Sara’s intelligent presence on the runway is still a sought after among our local designers. Who could resist her striking eyes and the way she keep up that energy on the Happy Andrada show?

(From L to R) Kim Ross and Cassandra Naidas
Images from: Manila Fashion Festival

KIM ROSS (MERCATOR)

Best runway moment: Michael Leyva

Aside from her perfect Filipina face, she glided the runway in full swing-strong impact. We can’t help ourselves not to worship her from head to toe.

CASSANDRA NAIDAS (MERCATOR)

Best runway moment: Michael Leyva

She played it calm when the train of her evening gown was caught on the floor. As the spotlight was on her, she keeps her cool until someone from the audience lends her a hand. The best part is, she walked away with poise and composure.

(From L to R) Jasmine Maierhofer and Cassandra Laforteza
Images from: Manila Fashion Festival

JASMINE MAIERHOFER (MERCATOR)

Best runway moment: Happy Andrada

Despite the ethnic spirit of the collection, her European-esque feature sold the clothing. That’s one of the best skills that she has – compliments and rocks all kinds of clothing.

CASSANDRA LAFORTEZA (YEOH)

Best runway moment: Jaz Cerezo

It is important for a model to marry every element on the runway. We gave her an A+ for giving her best strut on opening the Jaz Cerezo show with the Lana Del Rey music; working the dress and going beyond her natural quirkiness.

(From L to R) Mabelle Corpus and Chanel Olive Thomas
Images from: Manila Fashion Festival

MABELLE CORPUS (ART PERSONAS)

Best runway moment: Jerome Salaya-Ang

Born with the qualities of an English rose, she became a favourite of Jerome Salaya-Ang for print and on runway. Her weird presence aligned with the veterans making us remember her name. Seeing her is like a total model / fantard moment, and a lot of model lovers will soon join the club. A good catch for her agency, as she is subjectively and objectively couture.

CHANEL OLIVE THOMAS (IM AGENCY)

Best runway moment: Jerome Salaya-Ang

No one will ever object her fashionably-sinister appearance under the spotlight of Jerome Salaya-Ang. On occasion, she would be an aristocrat girl. But she plays it best in an avant-garde setting, unfolding her interpretation of a story from the best minds in Philippine fashion scene.

(From L to R) Paloma Monntilla and Zarah Padilla Lim
Images from: Manila Fashion Festival

PALOMA MONTILLA (YEOH)

Best runway moment: Cheetah Rivera

Take a cue on her square-shaped facial structure plus her impressive walk that deserves a second look. She has this Natasha Poly feel on her looks which is unquestionably appealing. Our eyes were immediately drawn to her exquisite beauty that didn’t settle for ordinary. Now we have another girl to watch out for.

ZARAH PADILLA LIM (ART PERSONAS)

Best runway moment: John Herrera

The subject had barely emerged from backstage straight to the catwalk of John Herrera show, brimming her delicately ethereal features with a fearless walk. A killer cheek bone and a stomp-to-death walk that she has will surely be her passport in becoming a runway royalty.

(From L to R) Hye Won Jang and Anna Buquid
Images from: Manila Fashion Festival

HYE WON JANG (PMAP)

Best runway moment: ARIN

The Korean model is always on the go. Hye Won’s momentum on the runway is staggering. Refined and doll-like as it may seem, the girl brings it with pure character. As the camera clicks, she is bringing chic and shakes things up with a pristine presence.

ANNA BUQUID (PMAP)

Best runway moment: Jaz Cerezo

Anna Buquid embodied a sort of Pochahontas in the old English world. She sets apart from other girls with her imperial appeal, regardless if it is edgy or classy. The exotic Filipina will always have a spot in our checklist.

Bless the models!

Ben.

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