Manila witnessed a showcase of modern and unconventional menswear from the designs of Gian Romano, Jerome Lorico, and Kermit Tesoro last April 28 at the Glorietta Activity Center. The event was part of the Manila Men’s Week 2012.
Men in leather jackets exuding a devil-may-care vibe paraded the runway with Gian Romano’s Reverb collection. Romano studied Menswear Design at Central St. Martins London and apprenticed with Three Asfour in New York.
Entitled Resonance: The Sound of Blood, Lorico took inspiration from the tribal group of Southern Philippines. Black and red dominates his clothes that uses knits and metal embellishment. Lorico recently exhibited his designs at the London Fashion Week 2012.
“The collection was heavily inspired by the odd combination of Knights of Columbus and the Renaissance Wicca” says Kermit Tesoro. Tesoro is also famous for his signature heel-less and skull-heel shoes, as included in the Lady Gaga X Gilt Collaboration curated by Nicola Formichetti, and a participation with French designer Florian Jayet’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection in London Fashion Week.