It’s been a while since I’ve spoken to Ariel Lozada, who directed my first fashion show back in 1996 at Star City.
I bumped into him at the wake of our friend Jude’s mom, who passed away suddenly last November 5.
Ariel (L) and Jude at Loyla, Guadalupe
Ariel told me about the recent Lesley Mobo show he directed at the SM Mall of Arena—quite an unusual venue for a gala fashion show. Ariel said it was because in the beginning he had planned for models to come from above, but due to budget constraints, he settled for them to walk around stages set in the arena.
The benefit show had guests enjoy a dramatic candle-lit dinner by Margarita Forés, before Mobo presented his Spring/Summer 2013 collection.
I don’t normally enjoy watching full-length fashion shows, but this one is worth seeing and worth getting out of the house for. Do watch it.
Now if only more Philippine fashion shows looked like this.
Catch the first Colours Gala on TV this December featuring MOBO’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection.
Colours is on Channel 101 on HD and Channel 21 on SD, exclusively on Cignal.
December 1, Saturday at 7:30 pm
December 2, Sunday at 4:30 pm
December 3, Monday at Dec 9:30 pm
Repeat: December 6, Thursday and December 7, Friday, 2012