Manila, Philippines


We journeyed to magical Manila to shoot a fashion editorial with internationally acclaimed, gay Filipino actor Romano ‘Jake’ Macapagal. You’re welcome.

01 (left)Safari shirt: Randy Ortiz
Trousers: COMME des GARÇONS
Despoke wood-grain lace-up shoes: Maco Custodio
Vintage smoked glasses: Kamuning Street thrift shops
01 (right)Hand-dipped hat: Albertus Swanepoel
Safari shirt: Randy Ortiz
Casual tuxedo trousers: Joey Samson
02Striped green boxy shirt: Paul Smith
Trousers and shoes: Model’s own
03 (left)Teal boxy shirt: Paul Smith
Black pants: Rhett Eala
03 (right)Off-white sports jacket: Joey Samson
Vintage reading glasses: Kamuning Street thrift shops
04Ivory tuxedo coat and vintage ‘Barong’: Joey Samson
Bandanna pocket square: Bench

Photography: BJ Pascual

Styling: Noel Manapat

Art direction: Martin Perry

Model: Jake Macapagal

Grooming: Omar Ermita

Photography assistance: Damian Estrelles & Richard Detita

Styling assistance: Vincent Coriosa & Benj Barrus Ledesma

Shot on location in Manila, Philippines