Rajo Laurel celebrated 20 years in fashion with a gala show recently at at the Raffles Ballroom.
Wearing his creations were Georgina Wilson, Tessa Valdes, Mandy dela Rama, Divine Lee, Isabelle Daza, Steph Zubiri-Crespi, Solenn Heussaff, Stephanie Kienle-Gonzalez, Jessica Kienle, and Bianca Gonzalez.
The designer himself opened the show, singing “My Favorite Things,” setting the tone and mood of the evening.
In his 42-piece collection, drapes and folds transformed into voluminous capes and goddess dresses, while suspension tubes found their way into red-carpet dresses.
Elegant beadwork adorned delicate fabrics such as tulle, chiffon, and jersey. Tulle bodysuits and cylinder skirts became hybrid dresses.
Cut-outs and peek-a-boos added sensual flair to floor-length jersey gowns.
Spotted at Metrowear Icon: Rajo Laurel were Isabelle Daza
Mandy dela Rama
Tweetie de Leon Gonzalez
Tetta Ortiz Matera
Ricky Toledo and Chito Vijandre
Metrowear Icon: Rajo Laurel was co-presented by Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and Tag Heuer
with major sponsors Manhattan Garden City, Tanduay Cocktails, and Tattoo Postpaid
together with Havaianas, The Skin Specialist, Betadine Feminine Wash, and Ideal Vision Center.
Special thanks to Raffles and Fairmont Makati, Colour Collection, Belvedere, Zen Zest, The Write Impression, along with event partner, The Lopez Group Foundation, Inc.
At London Fashion Week, Bally kicked off a yearlong celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the first two individuals known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest.
On May 29, 1953, Tenzing Norgay, the Nepalese Indian Sherpa mountaineer, climbed the top of Mt. Everest along with New Zealand bee-keeper and mountaineer, Sir Edmund Hillary.
Tenzing made that journey in a pair of Bally Reindeer-Himalaya boots, forever linking the Swiss brand to this momentous achievement.
At London Fashion Week, Bally set up a makeshift tent, showcasing items from the original Everest expeditions, including an official replica of the boots worn by Tenzing housed in the Bally archive.
Guests enjoyed a simple fare of cheese, toast, or brownies with either scotch or milk, while viewing items from Bally’s archives and its Everest capsule collection.
Spotted: Actor Dominic Cooper
Model Tony Ward
Actor Sascha Bailey
Actor Rupert Evans
Actor Kayvan Novac
Model Robert Konjic
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch
TV presenter Rick Edwards
Model Amber Anderson
Athlete Mark Foster
Model Jack Guinness
In the Philippines, Bally is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists Inc. (SSI) and is located at Greenbelt 5, Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, and Newport Mall Resorts World.