Vatican Spring Summer 2018

This is probably the coolest summer for fashion with bouts of cool winds and occasional rising temperatures.  It is April and we still enjoy the best summer weather, a striking balance between comfort and enjoying the outdoors, such as Ulysses King’s Spring Summer 2018 collection.  The menswear is made of cool linen and easy breezy fabrics for ladies’ cocktail and maxi dresses.  These are now available at Cinderella, Glorietta 3 Mall, Makati City, Philippines.

I had the privilege of shooting Ulysses King’s S/S 2018 collection consisting primarily of resort wear for men and hand painted floral dresses for ladies.  Featuring the winners of Mister and Miss Republic of the Philippines, we shot the summer catalog at the residence of our good friend Dan Lichauco in New Manila, Quezon City, Philippines.

Sponsored by René Mouris watches, our first set features resort and casual wear on the winners and some candidates from Mister and Miss Republic of the Philippines 2018.    See gallery below.  The second set which I will share in my next blog post features formal  Filipiniana and wedding entourage

I missed the finals night but planned this photoshoot with art direction by Nomer Yuzon, styling coordination by Bernard Saligao, earrings by Christopher Munar, hair and makeup by La Provence and of course, with the help of the staff from Vatican Fashion Museum of Cinderella, Makati City.  After getting everyone on board, Dan Lichauco graciously agreed to have it at his residence.

A Haligi ng Dangal awardeee for his contributions on architecture, Dan Lichauco’s residence was the perfect venue for luscious gardens, modern resort living, and glass architecture.  Every corner and nook are designed with natural light in mind.  The result, numerous photography backgrounds and sets depending on the time of day.

Vatican Spring Summer 2018 Presented by Rene Mouris

Designer: Ulysses King

Photography: Sensei Miyaki

Photography Art Direction: Nomer Yuzon

Hair & Make up : La Provence Team

Earrings : Chris Munar

Watches by Rene Mouris

Style coordination: Bernard Saligao

Production assistance: JC Flotildes

Models: 2018 Mister Republic of the Philippines

Winners: Dennis Malones Jay Lester Abrenica Jedryk Costes Jerome Vasquez John Carlo Morales 2018 Miss Republic of the Philippines

Winners: Cindy Marriah Dumol Thamara Alexandria Pacursa

Models:  Dr. Richard Gadiaza and Shido Roxas


Mister & Miss Republic of the Philippines Dr. Rom Aromin & Lynette Padolina

Frank Ong & Kris Garcia Therese Heather Ong

Mehdi Moussaoui

Host location: Residence of Architect Dan Lichauco

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