Tis the Season of Opulence

The RAMP at CROSSINGS in Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Jude Bautista

Premier lifestyle hub Shangri-La Plaza proved itself once more as one of the metro’s preferred style sources as it unveiled the hottest picks of the season with Season of Opulence, its 2012 Holiday Fashion Show.

GAP is modeled by (from left): Jessica Yang, Aya Abesamis and Jasmine Maierhofer at Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

GAP at Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Fashionistas capture the latest trends with tablets this year along with cellphones and digital cameras. Photo by Jude Bautista

Held at the lifestyle destination’s Grand Atrium, the highly anticipated fashion event offered Manila’s most discerning style setters a coveted preview of what to expect this holiday season from select top clothing brands; while also parading the impressive diversity of Shang’s merchandise mix.

Celio* at Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

Original Penguin at Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Fashionistas capture the latest trends with tablets this year along with cellphones and digital cameras. Photo by Jude Bautista

Popular high street labels Marks & Spencer, Zara, Debenhams, Topshop, Mango, and Warehouse wowed audiences with noteworthy runway revelations that showcased key trends for the celebrated fashion season.

Celine at Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

Celine at Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

Premium brands Gap, K & Co, Mico Boutique, Celine, Celio, Daniel Hechter, Onitsuka Tiger, Massimo Dutti, Bauhaus, Nautica, Ben Sherman, Original Penguin, and Anthem likewise reigned on the catwalk, presenting their own distinct interpretations of how to stand out in style during the holidays.

The RAMP at CROSSINGS in Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

Onitsuka Tiger at Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

Of course, also not to miss were laudable anthologies from Rustan’s Department Store and Crossings Department Store, turning some of the season’s most wanted looks into wearable creations fit for stylish urbanites to don during the  much awaited iconic series of gatherings and special affairs the most wonderful time of year often brings.

Mico Boutique at Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

Mico Boutique at Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

Taking to the stage through Season of Opulence and its participating brands were two key style dictations for the Yuletide season.  Dressy evening wear still remained in fashion’s Top 2 for holiday must-haves, with participating brands launching a dreamy parade of glamorous and luxurious pieces fit for stylish men and women.

TOP SHOP at Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

WAREHOUSE at Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

Also proving to be worthy alternatives to special occasion pieces were sportswear-infused street wear, offering a different take on holiday dressing by ingeniously incorporating sporty elements into contemporary styles and masterfully conjuring eye-catching utilitarian pieces with their own unique fashion flavor –turning basics and wardrobe staples into occasion-ready ensembles.

BB Dakota Anthem at Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Fashionistas capture the latest trends with tablets this year along with cellphones and digital cameras. Photo by Jude Bautista

BB Dakota Anthem at Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

Successfully peppering the runways with looks that take their cues from the global style scene, Season of Opulence was the perfect prelude to what mall goers and avid shoppers can look forward to from the Shang this holiday season.

For inquiries, contact 633-7851 loc.113 or log on to http://www.shangrila-plaza.com. Add Shangri-La Plaza on Facebook: shangrilaplazaofficialfanpage.

NAUTICA at Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Fashionistas capture the latest trends with tablets this year along with cellphones and digital cameras. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAUTICA at Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

Celine at Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Fashionistas capture the latest trends with tablets this year along with cellphones and digital cameras. Photo by Jude Bautista

The RAMP at CROSSINGS in Shangri La Plaza’s Season of Opulence Fashion show last Nov 18, 2012. Photo by Jude Bautista

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