While NYC’s Filipino Restaurant week came to a close on May 26th, we are still dreaming about our fashion show at the Tsismis pop-up in Ugly kitchen. We’re all excited for Tsismis to open this year! Chef Jappy Afzelius has developed a menu that brings Filipino flavors straight to the Lower East Side. A collaborative effort featuring some of our favorite Taste Collection merchandise and two up-and-coming hat designers, Askan and Sarah Sokol, the shows featured distinctively feminine looks paired with playful, boyish hints of flair.
Models paraded between tables brimming with Filipino-Spanish fusion eats, in diverse yet coordinated looks consisting of elegant evening loungewear and flamboyantly unique headpieces; striped, silken button-downs with stone-emblazoned baseball caps; sexy-sporty trousers and quilted, cozy vests.
Featuring goods from some of our favorite Taste Collection brands like Tadashi Shoji, Mod Ref, and Naked Princess – to name just a few – and the eclectic designs of both Askan and Sarah Sokol, the vibe was at once graceful and cozy, a seamless embodiment of natural, effortless poise.
First Show: Taste Collection X Askan
On Olya Grynko, Striped Shirt from Massive
*All hats from Askan NYC
Second Show: Taste Collection X Sarah Sokol
*All Hats Designed by Sarah Sokol
Models with Owner and Chef of Ugly Kitchen, Aris Tuazon
Liana Wright-Mark with Sativa
Photographer: Michael Dumler
Make-Up Artist: Daryann Dani
Words by: Eleanor Lambert
Produced by: Taste Collection New York
*Merchandise available at Taste Collection New York (83 Rivington Street Corner Orchard New York, NY 10002)