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Feature: Opening Night Party PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week


PLDT Canada Phlippine Fashion Week Opening Night Party

PLDT Canada Phlippine Fashion Week Opening Night Party

 

Tropical paradise.

 

By: Hina P. Ansari

 

Last night on June 10, 2013,  as the summer rains fell, the tropical vibe of The Philippines were in full force as the official Opening Night Party of PLDT Canada Fashion Week took Toronto by storm.

 

One of the main sponsors, Lexus Downtown, opened up  their entire top floor of their posh building to fashion week festivities. Lexus Downtown, presented the evening in partnership with Kapisanan Philippine Center for Arts & Culture. 

 

Over 400 of the city’s top luminaries from the worlds of  fashion, culture, entertainment, design and all things beautifully creative, congregated to catch the exclusive runway presentation of KAPISANAN’S VINTA Filipinana Clothing line, watch a fantastic dance performance by FLY LADY DI, riveting solo performances of SOCAN Songwriting nominee, singer and musician Maylee Todd and DATU. Spinning the night away was DJ Barbi.

 

Barefoot Wines sponsored wine and champagne. San Miguel provided beer and spirits.

 

With complimentary libations provided by Barefoot Wine (wine and champagne) and San Miguel Beer (beer and spirits) flowing, crowd was a fashionable modern milieu of  music, style and spirit. Guests including top global Filipina supermodel Ria Bolivar, Executive Director and founder of CPFW Jeff Rustia as well as noted designers including Jon De Porter, Frances Libiran and main players from the fashion scene in Toronto as well as from Manila were all there to enthusiastically embrace and celebrate Filipino fashion, culture and spirit!
After the fashion show the entire room opened up and loosened up with wonderful carnival-esque performances, salon-style fashion walk throughs and break dancers. Oh what a night.

 

Check out our photos below! (and of course will keep adding more)…

 

 

VINTA Collection

VINTA Collection

 

VINTA Collection

VINTA Collection

 

VINTA Collection

VINTA Collection with designer Caroline Mangosing

 

VINTA Collection

VINTA Collection

 

 

Models showcase the VINTA Collection with designer Caroline Mangosing (pictured in front)

Models showcase the VINTA Collection with designer Caroline Mangosing (pictured in front)

 

Designer, Jon De Porter

Designer, Jon De Porter

 

Performance by Maylee Todd

Performance by Maylee Todd

 

L-R: Jay (marketing director from San Miguel Canada), Clyde from Max's of Manila, Francis Libiran and Arsi Balthazar (president of Advocate Fashion and represents Francis)

L-R: Jay (marketing director from San Miguel Canada), Clyde from Max’s of Manila, Francis Libiran and Arsi Balthazar (president of Advocate Fashion and represents Francis)

 

Striking a pose on the red carpet

Striking a pose on the red carpet

 

VINTA Collection Fashion Show

VINTA Collection Fashion Show

 

Filippina Supermodel Ria Bolivar (right) with guests

Filipina Supermodel Ria Bolivar (right) with guests

 

Photo frenzy.

Photo frenzy

 

Revellers in their cultural couture

Revellers in their cultural couture

 

Strike a pose

Strike a pose

 

Executive Director and Founder of CPFW Jeff Rustia with VINTA Collection designer Caroline Mangosing with models on the red carpet.

Executive Director and Founder of CPFW Jeff Rustia with VINTA Collection designer Caroline Mangosing with models on the red carpet.

Breaking away

Breaking away

 

Spinning top

Spinning top

 

Fabulous party spot thanks to Lexus Downtown

Fabulous party spot thanks to Lexus Downtown

 

 

 

Photography courtesy of Jeff Rustia (Photograph of designer with models during fashion show); Photography courtesy of Candice Kaye /CPFW (overall event photography)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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