Wearing mostly Filipino brands, Bretman Rock not only puts the spotlight on his culture, but also on rising Asian designers from various parts of the world.
Bretman Rock in Michael Cinco for his NYLON Manila cover was a pleasant treat to see. Just like in his house tour episode for Architectural Digest, he’s no stranger to supporting local and emerging artists. Aside from the all-Filipino team that put the shoot together, so did the fashion direction and the designers that were picked. It was a non-negotiable factor to shine a light on Filipino fashion. NYLON Manila’s Editor-in-Chief, Angelo Ramirez de Cartagena, shares, “If it wasn’t Filipino, it needed to be Asian or from a young, up-and-coming brand, all in the true irreverent core of the NYLON brand.” It was a coming together of AAPIs through and through. From Rhude by Rhuigi Villaseñor to Jewelmer, here are the Filipino and Asian brands that Bretman flexed on his cover shoot.
LIKE A BIRD IN RHUDE
RHUDE was founded by Filipino American Rhuigi Villaseñor and has already dressed Hollywood’s finest including Jay-Z, Kendall Jenner, Kendrick Lamar, and A$AP Rocky. Bretman Rock wears the pleated dress and bomber skirt from the Fall/Winter 2021 collection looking like the flyest bird in town. The sequinned flared trousers by Marcell von Berlin added more texture and lengthened his frame.
LIKE FILIPINO ROYALTY IN MICHAEL CINCO AND JEWELMER
Bretman’s Filipino prince look is in full effect with this heavily embellished jacket and trousers by notable fashion designer Michael Cinco. Decked out like royalty, the designer’s painstakingly-beaded look is further accentuated by Jewelmer’s Philippine pearls.
TASTE THE RAINBOW, THE F***
Rocking the freshest up-and-coming designers, Bretman Rock really said, “taste the rainbow.” If his personality would be put together in one outfit, it would be this “Whatever” cropped top by House of Muamua, deconstructed jeans by Nikita Karizma, earrings by German Kabirski, and multi-colored platforms by Gucci with the pink hat by Gladys Millinery. Don’t you just love looking the most? Most of these designers have already dressed celebrities like Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa to name a few.
A GOLD STATUE IN DSQUARED2 HEAD TO TOE
Stylist Nikko Panti revealed that Italian brand DSQUARED2 allowed Bretman to be the first one to wear the whole look straight from the fall/winter runway. The gold blazer, stacked jewelry, and square-toed biker boots is literally us stepping outside when the pandemic is over. Moreno Bretman just jumped out!
Bretman Rock really out here giving us 90s Jackie Chan and we aren’t even complaining. Italian streetwear brand GCDS dresses him in a full look with an oversized cow-printed blazer, tank top, panelled denim jeans and white chunky boots, flown straight out of the fashion capital, no less. 10 out of 10 would wear this outfit in the country side.
SERVING YOU JELLYFISH ELEGANZA
Bretman Rock dressed in a Prabal Gurung polka dotted top and pants matched with Indonesian designer Monica Ivena’s organza top is all kinds of romantic, but made extra. Two Asian designers on an Asian boy is too much to handle.
Worn by Kim Kardashian and Saweetie, LA-based designer Alabama Blonde created this fringed cowboy hat that looked stunning in Bretman. The denim vest by Marcell von Berlin in this outfit was also worn by Lady Gaga in the past. Bretman Rock and Haus Labs collab, when?
AN ABSOLUTE BADDIE IN AN ALL-DENIM LOOK
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s denim look may be memorable, but Bretman Rock in all denim by Korean designer Subin Hahn is the 90s popstar look we’ve always dreamed of. While sustainable designer Kimia Arya finished off the look with her sequinned trench coat.
LIKE A FLAMINGO IN A PINK FEATHERED COAT
Doflamingo of One Piece be hitting different this time around. Showing off his fresh and piping hot pandesal, Bretman wears a pink feathered coat by Taiwanese designer Malan Breton. He’s already been worn by Darren Criss and Janelle Monae. The red hot flared trousers on the other hand are by Bangkok-born designer Sorapol.
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