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Feature: CFPW celebrates Frederick Peralta 30th Anniversary

Frederick Peralta's 30th Anniversary at Canada Philippine Fashion Week in Toronto Canada

  A-Level   By: Hina P. Ansari   Filipino designer Frederick Peralta celebrated his 30th Anniversary in the most fitting way: By showcasing his gorgeous collection as part of Canada Philippine Fashion Week’s marquee evening, “Fashion’s Biggest Night” held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Canada.   The standing room only style-savvy crowd...

Feature: Dissecting Design with Noel Crisostomo from Manila, The Philippines

Noel Crisostomo

    Canadian designer Noel Crisostomo was a long-standing designer who launched his womenswear line Crisostomo to rave reviews by the Canadian and international fashion industry. He continued to be a regular in various editorial stories and moved into executive positions including being the Senior Design Consultant for Club Monaco, as well as...

Feature: Dissecting Design with Roland Alzaté from London U.K.

Roland Alzate

      Theory of Style.   By: Hina P. Ansari     Studying at UK’s Central St. Martin’s didn’t stop this designer from attending PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week with not one but two collections: His own line as well as in the capacity of Fashion Director for the Filipino retail giant,...

Feature: Highlight from CPFW Fashion Premiere Night (Part Two)

Pistahan De Couture by (L-R): Kim Gan, Kenneth Barlis & Norman Noriega

  As we continue to cover the fabulous fashions exhibited at PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week‘s marquee event, Fashion Premiere Night at Roy Thomson Hall, we can not NOT talk about how the evening took us all the way to Manila by their savvy themed segmentss throughout the show. Francis Libiran‘s...

Feature: Dissecting Design with Francis Libiran of Manila, The Philippines

Frances Libiran as donned by Filipina supermodel Ria Bolivar

      Laws of Attraction   By: Hina P. Ansari     PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week had a couple of superstar moments which had everyone in the fashion & design community buzzing. One of them is noted fashion designer Francis Libiran who brought to fashion week an incredible array of couture...

Feature: Dissecting Design with John Ablaza From Manila, The Philippines

Couture creations by designer John Ablaza

      Stitching history.   By: Hina P. Ansari   During PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week, I was able to sit in on an afternoon of fittings where each designer had their clothes on full display on an endless stream of racks. All were busy tweaking, steaming and prepping their couture gowns...

Feature: Frances Libiran at PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week

Francis Libiran collection presented as part of PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week 2013

    Lights on the runway.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Photography by  Alan Flores / CPFW     CPFW’s Gala Premiere: Philippine Fashion’s Biggest Night an incredible fashion event which was held at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall had fashionistas from near and far flocking to the catch full runway presentations from A-Listers...

Feature: Highlights from CPFW Fashion Premiere Night (Part One)

L-R: Kim Gan, Noel Crisostomos, Leonard Co & Norman Noriega

      Filipino fashionable summit.      By: Hina P. Ansari Photography by  Alan Flores/CPFW       PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week made its home in Toronto during the week of June 15-20th. The very first fashion week of its kind piqued with a fantastical fashion night at Toronto’s prestigious Roy...

Feature: CPFW’s Buyer’s Cocktail Eve at GOTSTYLE Distillery, Toronto

CPFW's Buyer's Cocktail at GOTSTYLE

      Commerce Couture.    By: Hina P. Ansari     On Saturday June 15th, the final bash for PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week took place at the chic boutique, GOTSTYLE boutique in the Distillery District of Toronto.   The brand new expansion of the noted GOTSTYLE Menswear store, opened...