Wednesday, May 4, 2011

FASHION WATCH QUARTET 2011 Showcasing Philippines Top 20 Designers

April 2011 marks the the revival of Fashion Watch Quartet and  I got the chance to watch the the much-awaited series at Makati Shangri-La Hotel last April 28, 2011.

Fashion Watch Quartet continues to bring to the forefront fresh new talented designers through an exciting fashion event.

During the first week of the Fashion Watch 2011, Len Nepomuceno, a Filipino fashion designer who specializes in bridal gowns and evening wear currently the Vice-President of the prestigious Fashion and Design Council of the Philippines (FDCP) was the first one to showcase her creations.

Len Nepomuceno, designer

Len is one of the few top designers that were commissioned to create fashions for the iconic Barbie doll to raise funds for a Ballet Philippines auction for the benefit of their scholars. Len’s collection for Fashion Watch is about the early start of spring, where colors are starting to change from heavy fall-winter to light and airy spring-summer. Her design inspiration is NEW BEGINNINGS with colors such as honeysuckle for lifting spirits, peony as a romantic attachment and silver clouds for quintessential classics.


Fashion Watch 2011 is a project of the CFDP (Council of Fashion Designers of the Philippines). It will run from April to November, 2011. Each week will feature the collection of two designers in back-to-back format, who will have his/her creations unveiled to all through a fashion show held at the lobby area of the prestigious Shangri-La Makati Hotel.  (Please see below for schedules.)

The series will feature 19 of the country’s most notable designers, each showcasing a brand new collection. Each designer is exclusive to Fashion Watch Quartet; you won’t see their collections on any other fashion show series. Every designer will showcase their Holiday collection early on in the year and a Spring/Summer collection towards the latter part of the year, much like fashion timetables abroad.

Fashion Watch Quartet will also stage special shows as several internationally known ASEAN designers will be flown in to display their creations to the Filipino public.
Besides an A-list roster of designers, models, and media partners The Philippine Star, Preview, StyleBible, and StarWorld, Fashion Watch Quartet boasts of industry greats working behind-the-scenes as well, including Patrick Rosas and team as the force behind hair and makeup, Grace Molina as Project Coordinator and Director and Manila’s Prince of Fashion himself, Inno Sotto as Creative Director .

As Fashion Watch Quartet makes its comeback, it continues to raise the bar for how today’s fashion show series should be.

Experience another season of unrestrained creativity with Fashion Watch 2011 featuring designs from celebrated Flipino designers.

Fashion Watch 2011 Schedules

Venue:  Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Lobby Lounge

May 5, Thursday 4 p.m.

Philip Rodriguez
Patrice Ramos Diaz

May 12, Thursday 4 p.m.

Lulu Tan-Gan
JC Buendia

May 26, Thursday 4 p.m.

Arcy Gayatin
Norman Noriega

June 2, Thursday 4 p.m.

OJ Hofer
Dennis Lustico

June 9, Thursday 4 p.m.

Alex Bitong
James Reyes

June 16, Thursday 4 p.m.

Ferdi Abuel
Jojie Lloren

June 23, Thursday 4 p.m.

Ivar Aseron
Joey Samson

Fashion Watch 2011 is presented by Olay, Makati Shangri-la Hotel, Philippine Star, Preview Magazine, Starworld and in cooperation with major sponsors BMW and Metro Pacific Investments.


  1. id like to attend this event...
    is this event by invitation only? thanks! =D

  2. id like to attend this event…
    is this event by invitation only? thanks! =D

  3. yes, the only ones who can get in are family and friends of the designers but you can still watch outside the lounge area...