Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Aftershock: The James Canete SS2012 Collection

One of the most talented people I met at my alma mater was James Canete. The story was that after our family's trusted makeup artist (Ronnie Matudan) was in the process of recovering from a stroke, I had to look for another perfect makeup artist for my sister's JS Prom and fingers pointed to this man's direction. I met him then, and the rest was delightful history.

I've always known James to be a multi-talented man and a hard worker. Aside from being awarded best thesis of his batch, he is one who still inserts bookings a few hours before milestone events like our graduation day. And well, he just has a feisty attitude I can't help but enjoy. That's why when he told me about his first very own fashion show-- I swore I wouldn't miss it.

Before this gets all too cheesy, let me keep my inner drama queen to myself and talk about the show.
Brace yourselves. Here are my favorites that night.

Photos by the talented Mark Lennin Degamo. 

Can I please steal the skirt and blazer on the left
This to me is so classy bec it has that edgy detail but still leaves the dress simple enough to draw attention and flatter the female bod
I love how this dress mixes geometry and print, extremely wearable too!
Obsessed with drape I am.
Designer James at the center

The event was held last April 28 at the Veranda of the JCenter Mall and I was lucky enough to be saved a seat along with my sister, Ninz. His collection was said to be inspired by the Givenchy Spring Summer 2012 and Alexander McQueen's Fall Winter 2012 collection. Themed "Aftershock", the collection featured a pattern-heavy, texture-rich, avant-garde display revolving around an earth-tone spectrum. I wouldn't fail to mention the tingle brought about by details like the uniform clay baked necklaces, aftershocked-hair and intimidating makeup! :)

Other contributing designers were Josei Cuizon, Orville Biongcog, Van Dale Dela Bajan, Pinky Magalona & shoe designer Aia Tupas. 


First two photos below c/o my beloved 1up2down.

(L to R) Pinky Magalona, Bree Esplanada, Vandale Dela Bajaan, JM Jusay, James Cante, Jerrick Macasocol, Love Nunez, Shanida Maneja, and moi :>
Mmmm, I am in good company :P

Oh we love you, JC. Congratulations. <3

Watch out for the exhibit at JCenter coming soon! The collection will also be shot by 1up2down for an online catalogue, stay tuned. Update you guys, I shall. And to James, other contributing artists and the entire working committee and sponsors, congratulations for a short but kick-ass show! :)


My next post will be about my own aftershock outfit that night. Haha.
Idk why I'm laughing typing this.
Later, you guys! 



  1. So the backlessness of your dress is the real aftershock! Haha! I LIKE! It's like watching/reading a novel with a twist!! Walay like button diri? XD

    1. hahaahha nakiki-aftershock!! Thanks, Chy. :))


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