Last September 30, The Northwing at SM City Cebu held Glitterati 5: Style Flux at The Northwing Atrium. Now on its fifth year, Glitterati is an annual fashion show that has become a rite of passage for young local personalities.
As part of its tradition, Glitterati featured SM City Cebu’s best loved brands worn by Cebu’s top models. Participating brands included Espada, Esprit, Forever 21, Loalde, Mango, Promod, Terranova, and the much-anticipated Uniqlo. Apart from these well-known retail brands, this year’s Glitterati also featured the original black and white creations of an all-female lineup of Cebu’s rising fashion designers, Mia Arcenas, Joyce Maw, and Celine Borromeo.
These designers’ fresh display of innovation and design will be worn by Cebu’s young personalities including Belle Alvarez, Gabi Baljak, Sofia Baroud, Nicole Borromeo, Sabrina Borromeo, Gabriella Carballo, Mitch Cui, Mari Gandionco, Sophia Gandionco, Ariel Gayatin, Danielle Gayatin, Marie Hussenet, Kate Lim, Kendrick Lim, Luis Monsanto, and Yasmine Sarlak.
About the Designers
Mia Arcenas gained a degree in Apparel Manufacturing Management from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, California, where she graduated summa cum laude. Upon moving back to Cebu in 2010, she was appointed as Vice President and Creative Director of their family business, Ferimar Inc., a pioneer exporter of handbags and fashion accessories for top brands all over Europe, the US, Australia, and Japan.
In 2013, Mia established her own eponymous brand and created a resort wear line of clothing and fashion accessories fit for the modern-day, fashionable woman.
A Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate with a major in Fashion Design from the University of San Carlos in 2014, Celine Borromeo has proven she’s got a knack for fashion. Upon graduation, she received special recognitions for Best in Sewing & Construction and Best in Fashion Illustration, as well as a gold award for Best in Thesis. She’s come a long way from her life as a fashion student as she is currently one of the top three finalists in this season’s Project Runway Philippines.
Also a contestant from Project Runway Philippines Season 4, Joyce Maw’s quirky style allowed her to reach the top 6 in the competition. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Fashion Design from the University of San Carlos in 2013, where she also placed 3rd in Best Thesis. Joyce was also awarded Best Fun Wear Designer in this year’s Ms. Cebu pageant.