Just because John Galliano was practically pulled out from the fashion industry does not mean there is little hope for men’s fashion. No man should be left behind! It is the debut of the Urban Gentleman – the strong preserve, intellectual thinker, polite yet meaningful and good upbringing. Of course, there is a little bit of a swag. When 30 models were chosen to manhandle (excuse me) the runway for this year’s Male Factor, we hailed our top favorite male mannequins in Cebu to showcase Cebu Male fashion at the Male Factor Fashion Show held at the Teatro Casino at the Waterfront.
Top Cebu designers sent us all back to school, to prom, to the beaches and to everywhere else that requires hip and trendy on the menu. The fashion designers who took center stage on the Male Factor highlighted Cebu fashion designers’ Sal Malto, Danny Booc, Harley Ruedas, Edwin Alba, Philip Tampos, Brendon Val Cenon, Lord Maturan, Wendel Quisido, Bernardo Flores, and brands’ Pret-a-Porter, Onesimus and Blue Camp. It suits men, and all their masculinity, best.
Our favorite sex donned mesh, hardware, jerseys, spandex, tulle and lace – ah, all for the love of fashion! We were overwhelmed by designer jewelry by Cebu fashion designers that ferreted any ongoing drama with the opposite sex. We didn’t say goodbye yet to the generic earrings, sterling silver and bracelets but gave way to studs, pins and chains. It was softcore BDSM; tasteful and fun.
A favorite was of Brendon Val Cenon who reminded us of the equality of the sexes with his co-education of his striped tunics. Another favorite was of Danny Booc’s version of color blocking in spandex, blues and violets and tangerine espadrilles! How local is that? More photos and reviews your way. The event was brought to you by Danny Booc of Ozar Model Philippines. Styling by Ronald Icban and Yves Camingue. Check out more photos are Premphoto.com.