Face Off 2012: The Biggest Filipino Bridal Show in Years at Dusit Thani Manila

(Featuring 40 designers, it will show the breadth and depth of Philippine bridal fashion design)

Makati, Philippines, 2012-08-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — For the first time in years, a big collection of wedding gowns and bridal wear by Filipino designers will be held at the Grand Ballroom of Dusit Thani Manila on the 5th of September 2012. The Samsung Face-Off 2012 may well be the biggest bridal collection in the country in a long time. It will be staged by Look Magazine and the Philippine Daily INQUIRER Lifestyle, co-presented by Dusit Thani Manila.

It will feature the designs of 40 of the Philippines’ leading designers – from the stalwarts of Philippine fashion design such as Pitoy Moreno, Ben Farrales, Cesar Gaupo, Auggie Cordero, Lulu Tan-Gan, Mike de la Rosa, Efren Ocampo, Randy Ortiz, Rhett Eala, Vic Barba, Tonichi Nocom, Rajo Laurel to the emerging ones. The lineup of designers spans three generations of Filipino fashion designers. Given this formidable list, Face-Off 2012 will give people a comprehensive view of the breadth and depth of Philippine bridal design. It will show how Philippine bridal fashion design has evolved through the decades – its versatility, innovation and distinct Filipino identity. It should be interesting to compare the individual design statements of the designers when it comes to wedding dresses and ensembles. Since its inception in 2009, Face-Off has served to showcase the comparative strengths of the Filipino fashion designers. It has become a definitive barometer of their creative mettle. Face-Off has become nothing short of a competition – a creative and constructive competition in the Philippine fashion industry. It brings back the dynamism of the industry. This year should be interesting because its focus is on the wedding gown. As is well-known, the wedding ensemble is the bread and butter of Filipino designers, since the fashion retail is already flooded with imported brands. The bridal dress design is in a way the last bastion of the Filipino designer, where creativity and viability of their business are concerned.

The Dusit Thani Manila continues to be the popular venue for couples seeking to experience their dream wedding right in the heart of the city. Founded on a vision to provide a sincere, gracious warmth that touches the heart, Dusit Thani Manila is a proud partner of face Off 2012 as it aims to create the most unique and memorable experience for the bride and groom and all its guests, while presenting nothing less than an exemplary service that Dusit Thani Manila is renowned for. For inquiries, call (632) 238 8888 or e-mail bqtsales@dusit.com.