"Forward" easily became the theme of this year's Manila X, which upped the ante in all levels for 2018 past the name change. It wasn't just the case for fashion, with local brands like Oxygen and Folded & Hung and local designers like Kaye Morales and Johan Kyle Ong stepping up with their electrifying, millennial-friendly mix of street wear and casual wear. "Forward" also fittingly descibed the musicians who blazed the stage of Cove Manila in Okada that exciting Saturday night. Nadine Lustre, Donny Pangilinan, Kiana Valenciano, Bret Jackson now KingwAw, Claudia Barretto, Fern, and Poor Taste led the pack of never-not-on-trend singers and performers bannering the event. We caught up with these stylistas backstage where they flaunted nothing but fierce fashion! Check them out in our gallery!
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Photographs by Christina Zabat