Fashion Capital of Asia: Manila

When you go on Lookbook.nu, the Internet’s premier street style blog, the top four cities in terms of number of looks this month are London, New York, LA, and Paris. Definitely all fashionable cities - Tyra Banks would call them all “the fashion capital of the world.” Number five on the list of cities? Manila. This goes to show how fashionable Filipinos are. I think a lot of the attention on Asian fashion and street style is focused on places like Seoul and Tokyo, but my time here in the Philippines has proved differently. Filipinas do a great job of mixing high and low, pairing European designers with up and coming Asian boutique brands. Here are some of my favorite looks by girls in Manila from the past month: