Another set of photos I took grace today's (11/28/2008) edition of The Philippine Daily Inquirer - Lifestyle Fashion&Beauty section page H-2. This is the second time my photos to appear on this publication and yet still no credits. These photos were taken during the Grand Allure fashion show at the Philippine Fashion Week Spring Summer '09 last October 26, 2008 - featuring the designs of Eddie Baddeo. Thanks Tita Eddie & Sir Edgar for the opportunity, I really appreciate it a lot.
Below is the complete article:
Baddeo's Alluring Women Of Power
Inspired by such remarable women as Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Loren Legarda and Boots Anson-Roa, fashion design artist Eddie Baddeo presented a strong collection worthy to be worn by these alluring ladies of power.
The Philippine Fashion Week at the SMX Convention Center is one of the best platforms to showcase his glamorous creations, the maverick designer buckled down to work and joined a sterling lineup on "Grand Allure Night."
Knowing that the Grand Allure Section is generally considered Couture Night, Baddeo displayed his mastery of draping with a 10-piece collection made of stretch satin and sil cocoon.
His grand statement? Sculptured sleeves he deftly manipulated, shaped and molded into sinuous accent for his jewel-toned floor-sweeping gowns.
Statuesque models, in towering Wilson stilettos, looked rich and luxurious in hair and makeup by Jinky Ilusorio and Rudy Adriatico, Director Raymond Villanueva set the evening to a romantic mood.
"The atmosphere is the '80s, when peop;e were brimming with optimism and everyone was just happy! At that time, YSL and Ungaro came up eith clothes that were vibrant and colorful,: Baddeo says.
Sharply constructed, with the necklines as the focal point, Baddeo admits that his exquisite creations drew heavy inspiration from strong women in powerful positions.
After all, only women of substance and a certain dynamism can carry the gowns with panache and aplomb.