The Philippines was well represented.
At New York Fashion Week, creatives and industry figures from all over the world congregated in Manhattan (mostly) for a celebration of the city and its fashion. In the midst of Big Apple natives, Hollywood royalty, and even Korean superstars, there was also a slew of Filipinos who took part in the New York leg of the fashion week circuit. Designers Michael Cinco and Et Ochs both debuted their Spring/Summer 2023 collections, while accessories designer Chris Habana created jewelry and other hardware in collaboration with four other labels—Theophilio, LaQuan Smith, Christian Cowan, and Puma. Meanwhile, backstage, Filipino creatives including photographers Selwyn Tungol, Abby Faelnar, and NYFW social media strategist Alithea Castillo were busy documenting the shows.
In the streets, Filipino style mavens also represented the country. Bryan Boy, YouTuber Lily May Mac, and Kim Jones, who was also Vogue Philippines’ NYFW correspondent, were photographed in-between shows, while stylist Aleali May and editor Melissa Levy also made the rounds this season. Some local style icons were also in attendance including Laureen Uy and Camille Co, who made it a point to wear items from Filipino designers. Below, some of the Filipinos who were NYFW street style stars.
Stylist, model, and sneaker designer Aleali May
Style star Camille Co
Milamore Fine Jewelry creative director George Inaki Root
OG influencer and editor Bryanboy
Saks Fifth Avenue senior vice-president and general merchandising manager for designer ready-to-wear Anna Irving
Content creator and filmmaker Kim Jones and fashion editor Melissa Levy
Style star Laureen Uy
Fitness and wellness trainer Carlos Concepcion
Style star Nicole Andersson
Vlogger and content creator Lily May Mac