Zugbuana Junior Chamber, an all-female group, held an event for a cause at the Arctic 2, of the Waterfront Hotel and Casino last March 13, Friday of 2010. Besides the fashion show being a charity event, no one wanted to pass up an opportunity to see their favorite brands on display at the catwalk worn by models and Cebu’s society women. Mango, Topshop, Big & Small Co., Orangue Juide, Loalde, Kate Torralba, Jun Escario, Cary Santiago and more.

In celebration of International Women’s Month, over 100 of Cebu’s most esteemed ladies strutted down the catwalk to help raise funds for the cause protecting sexually exploited children. Last March 12, JCI Zugbuana, Cebu’s finest all female socio-civic and leadership development organization put together the biggest fashion event of the city: the “Women For Women ’10” show at the Arctic Hall of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel.

Instyle Cebu fashion | Women for Women fashion show

The ladies wore the collections of the biggest names in the fashion scene, namely Cary Santiago, Jun Escario, Arcy Gayatin and Kate Torralba, as well as top brands Topshop, What A Girl Wants, Mango, Loalde and Orange Juice. Manila-based fashion choreographer Jackie Aquino directed the show, to a sold-out crowd! Check out the photos below.

 Instyle Cebu Fashion | Women for Women Fashion Show by the Zugbuana Jaycees

Just like Ronald Enrico’s REVEAL, the W4W Fashion Show started off with kids as cute as her!

Instyle Cebu Fashion | Women for Women Fashion Show by the Zugbuana Jaycees

Diane in Kate Torralda

 Instyle Cebu Fashion | Women for Women Fashion Show by the Zugbuana Jaycees

Fiona King in Jun Escario


 Steph Señires in Kate Torralba

 Instyle Cebu Fashion | Women for Women Fashion Show by the Zugbuana Jaycees

Lis Basubas in MANGO

 Instyle Cebu Fashion | Women for Women Fashion Show by the Zugbuana Jaycees

Mrs. Christina Garcia-Frasco

 Instyle Cebu Fashion | Women for Women Fashion Show by the Zugbuana Jaycees

My favorite Kate Torralba, Big Seed’s Jaja Rama

 Instyle Cebu Fashion | Women for Women Fashion Show by the Zugbuana Jaycees

 Gillian Uang in What A Girl Wants

Manni Osmena

 Instyle Cebu Fashion | Women for Women Fashion Show by the Zugbuana Jaycees

Sarrita Pimentel in Kate Torralba

Now on its third run, Women for Women, more popularly known as W4W, is a JCI – Zugbuana concept of privileged women supporting and empowering less privileged women. This year, W4W aims to raise funds for the Fellowship of Organizing Endeavors (FORGE), which addresses the cause against sexual exploitation of children.

The Women for Women Fashion Show ‘10 was indeed a celebration of femininity, beauty, talent and style with a heart. The event was presented by the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino; and co-presented by Topshop, VMV Hypoallergenics, Sunstar and Business Mirror. Major Sponsors were Crocs, One World of Music and Light, The Penthouse, Asia Pacific Ads, Loft, RCTV Channel 36, Oishi, Primer, Strivectin, Aboitizland, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, International Pharmaceutical Corp (IPI), Citigym and Cebu Daily News.

“The members and officers of JCI-Zugbuana are grateful and proud to have been able to have worked with such wonderful women, talented designers and top brands, and our directorand his crew, who have all lent their all-out support for the Women for Women project. Together, we have been able to raise funds for ourbeneficiary, FORGE and through them be able to change the lives of the
exploited children, hopefully giving them hope for a better future,”
says Mia Zamora, President of the Zugbuana Jaycees.

 Instyle Cebu Fashion | Women for Women Fashion Show by the Zugbuana Jaycees

 Cary Santiago accepting the flowers onstage with Mariquita Yeung and Margaret Lhuillier. Ina Arabia was also present for Topshop, Kate Torralba and Arcy Gayatin

Cary Santiago at the Women for Women Fashion Show

My apologies for the limited visuals. There are just so many of them! 🙂 Please see more runway photos in Facebook here.

*photos taken by me and Joven Morales. Not for reproduction.