Here’s What Went Down Inside NYLON Manila’s Year 3000 Halloween Kick-Off

Alexa, play Year 3000 by the Jonas Brothers.

We traveled one thousand years into the future for a party that may very well be the blueprint for celebrations in the Year 3000.

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We’ve done movies, traveling, and a throwback to the 90s. And as Halloween rolled around, we knew that our first-ever spooky celebration had to be equally as special. So, instead of looking back, we went forward with Year 3000, our first-ever Halloween kick-off event. Taking inspiration from the vast expanse of the next one thousand years, we started the season in futuristic style as we set off on a course into parts unknown. Here’s a rundown of the major moments of our Year 3000 party. 


A signal was sent far and wide as celebrities, content creators, and young personalities who represented the future made their way to KAO Manila on October 27. The dress code for the evening was Year 3000, and as expected, guests showed up in outfits and costumes that would be right at home on the streets of 31st-century Manila. Golds, metallics, silvers, and more were shining on the red carpet as guests got their photos taken at the LED cube from our co-presenter Barenbliss. It was crowd-favorite spot for sure, just look at the material.

Guests also stopped to snap a few pica at the Havaianas photowall. And before they entered the venue, guests were given stylish futuristic shades that lit up and changed colors. 

Inside KAO Manila, attendees stepped into the future as they were greeted with an LED runway at the center of the club as well as a space-themed NYLON Manila logo. As they mingled with one another, guests enjoyed free-flowing drinks such as cans of Heineken that we just couldn’t get enough of.

Beside the main stage was a Dazzle Me photobooth that became a busy attraction during the night. It was practically busy the whole night as guests lined up to get their printouts.


As guests settled down, a quick program began with host Erika Kristensen welcoming everyone to this futuristic voyage. She then called on NYLON Manila’s Brand Manager Elyse Ilagan to share a few words. “NYLON Manila as a brand always strives to look towards the future, which is why we’re dedicating our Halloween to doing just that. The fact that you guys are here today means we see you as the next generation that represents what the future will look like, and it couldn’t be any brighter,” she said to the glistening audience. 

Afterward, NYLON Manila’s Editor-In-Chief hyped up the crowd even more as she teased the special segments that were in store. And speaking of those, the night featured two. The first was the Barenbliss runway as thirteen finalists for best dressed were asked to strut their stuff down the runway to pick a winner. The serves were serving as all the finalists looked so good, but in the end, Jamie Cansino, Janio, and Klyza Castro were named the winners and took home a special package courtesy of Barenbliss. 

The second segment was Y.O.U Beauty’s Martian Egg Hunt as guests had to find ten silver eggs hidden around KAO Manila. The finders took home goodies from Y.O.U Beauty, and two lucky winners whose eggs contained a NYLON Manila sticker even received the top prize from the beauty brand. And because glowing skin is still a must in 3023, we also had a special award called Y.O.U Beauty’s Most Radiant of the Night. While it wasn’t easy choosing a winner, Minty Fresh, Zoe Vinluan, and Niana Guerrero won thanks to their radiant glows that were felt across the room. 


Just like that, the night ended with partying as guests took to the dance floor until the AM to the beats of DJ Jimmy Nocon, who got the crowd riled with classic throwbacks and modern hits. And if the guests weren’t dancing, they were mingling and catching up with each other. Where else can you see Zack Tabudlo throwing it back to Tyla’s Water while Niana Guerrero, Dom Guyot, Mitch Briones, and more hype him up? Yeah, it was a moment. Before guests went home, they got loot bags courtesy of Y.O.U Beauty, Havaianas, Barenbliss, and Dazzle Me. Go to a party and get gifts? What’s not to love about that? 

Thank you to everyone who came. Year 3000 wouldn’t be possible without the support of our co-presenter Barenbliss, major sponsor Y.O.U Beauty, minor sponsor Dazzle Me, Havaianas, Heineken, and KAO Manila. This event was just the beginning of what you can expect from our new chapter moving forward, and we can’t wait to show you more. Happy Halloween!  

Photos by Ed Simon, Excel Panlaque, and Kim Santos

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