photos by: Bruce Casanova

The holiday season is the time of year where everyone indulges in a touch of whimsy and fantasy, inspired by favorite Christmas stories and characters. Metro Magazine, together with Metro Society, takes on this festive spirit with a holiday couture presentation by Philippine fashion’s next wave of couture designers –

This is the first time that Metrowear mounted a holiday fantasy haute couture show, with each designer created a 10-piece collection inspired by famous themes and beloved figures of the holiday season. The chosen design stars – Martin Bautista, Joel Escober, John Herrera, and Mak Tumang – were tasked to bring to life fantastic iconic holiday imagery by way of their extravagant couture interpretations of The Nutcracker, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Snow Queen, and 12 Days of Christmas.