3.23.2012

PHOTO DIARY: COMME DES GARCONS MANILA

Japanese label Comme Des Garçons finally opened its doors here in Manila. Bravo to H&F Retail Concepts Inc's main man Jappy Gonzalez for bringing one of the most important and influential labels of the last century to the Philippines. Comme Des Garçons also happens to be one of my all-time favorite labels too. Anyway, it's located at the ground floor of the very posh Rockwell One in Makati right next to Univers. Of course, my Mom and I were there to witness this monumental shindig.

We arrived almost an hour late thanks to the really horrible traffic along Edsa. Frankly, I would have taken the MRT if I wasn't with my Mom. I absolutely despise the traffic here. Sadly, it's getting worse and worse. Sorry to Paul Chuapoco who had to bear with our tardiness that night. It's not our fault. Blame the traffic enforcers! Blame MMDA! Blame Cyndi Lauper! God knows how much I hate waiting for other people so I try to be punctual most of the time if not always. After registering, we were pleasantly greeted by the very stylish Comme Des Garçons staff-all sporting CDG's signature drop crotch pants! How rad, huh? I've always adored the cute outfits of the Comme Des Garçons staff whenever I travel abroad. It's a breath of fresh air. After the brief intro from one of the staff, my Mom and I eagerly perused the store which was surprisingly well-stocked and reasonably-priced. I'm glad that the prices are pretty competitive considering the fluctuating peso! 

The successful shindig was packed with some of Manila's most stylish inhabitants sporting a piece or two from Comme Des Garçons to show some love to the cult label. Both my Mom and I rocked our Comme Des Garçon drop crotch pants to pay homage to Rei Kawakubo. Gerard Henson rocked the house down with some catchy tunes while Cibo provided the delicious food. Too bad I didn't get to sample the food that much since I was busy mingling with the fashionable crowd. 

It was definitely a night to remember!

My Mom and Moi's outfits 
Photo courtesy of chuvaness.com


On Me:
Top - Henrik Vibskov SS11 jacket and Alternative Apparel tank
Bottom - Comme Des Garcons drop crotch / Bag - Celine Phantom
Accessories - Ann Demuelemeester coin pendant / Shoes - VAve Shoe Repair gladiators

On Mom:
Top - Comme Des Garcons shirt and tuxedo jacket / Bottom - Comme Des Garcons drop crotch
Shoes - Marni wedges / Bag - Celine Mini Luggage Tote

Again, congrats to Jappy Gonzalez and to the entire Comme Des Garçons Manila team! Can't wait to see more hearts popping out here and there!