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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

X MARKS THE SPOT: The Manila X Festival has fashion and music on equal billing.


Fashion has always been heavily influenced by music, and the same can be said vice-versa. Street style provides evidence: music festivals are as celebrated for fashion as much as its musical acts, so much so that festival dressing has evolved to be a style genre of its own.

Milking this charmed connection between fashion and music is the Manila X Festival, where the metro's hottest musical acts perform in the midst of a full-blown fashion showcase. Festival goers are in for a treat: four fashion shows will have models walk the runway in four different fashion themes: grunge, Coachella, sleek and activewear. Each show, scored by live musical acts, will be styled by one of Manila's most sought-after celebrity stylists: Bang Pineda, John Paul Dizon, Myrrh Lao To, and duo Rain Dagala and Em Millan. Hip fashion retail website Zalora will also hold its own fashion show featuring its in-house brands. During this segment, the audience will be encouraged to purchase pieces worn by the models on the spot, entitling the live buyer to exciting discounts.

Now on to the music, Manila X Festival has an exciting line-up of live OPM performers and DJ acts. New boy band The Juans will be taking the stage, as well as real-life couple and songwriter duo Thyro and Yumi. Alternative rock band Kjwan lead by vocalist Marc Abaya will be performing alongside celebrated indie rock band Up Dharma Down. Under hip-hop, award-winning rapper Gloc 9 will definitely keep the audience tongue-tied in excitement. Fashion blogger and versatile singer Kiana Valenciano is a fresh inclusion to the line-up, while pop-rock singer-songwriter Yeng Constantino is sure to perform her hits. Manila's most-followed DJs will also be on rotation. To make sure everyone gets to have even more fun, DJs Badkiss, duo Curse & Bless, Jessica Milner, Tom Taus, Marc Marasigan, Mars Miranda, and Ace Ramos will be spinning the night away.

Sponsored by make-up label BYS and online shopping site Zalora.com.ph, and powered by TaskUs Philippines, the fastest growing startup firm in the country, Manila X Festival is the first of its kind in the Philippines—an event where music and fashion are both front and center. The festival happens on June 04, 2016, Saturday, 7PM at Globe Circuit Event Grounds, Carmona, Makati City.

Tickets are available at www.ticketworld.com.ph or on site at the day of the festival. They are being sold at PHP 800 for VIP and PHP 500 for general admission.To know more, visit the Manila X Festival website at manilaxfestival.com, follow them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@ManilaXFestival) and check the hashtag #ManilaX.

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