Team Solestruck recently set out for Manila. With a bag of samples, a few changes of clothes, and not much else–we were so excited to get to work with our friends who previous to this trip we had only met over email. We checked into our hotel in Makati, the business center of the capitol city, and were instantly charmed by the people of the city. After a few cocktails from the hotel minibar, a shower and some in room dance moments we were joined by our hosts—the crew and team from GOLD DOT. The next two days we spent creating, shooting, and executing IMELDA13, a lookbook featuring upcoming Gold Dot designs alongside new arrivals from other Solestruck favorite brands. Click the image above for a peek at the lookbook—this insane video sets the pace as we heated things up while working in the Philippines. We expect to drop the full lookbook by January 15th, with new SS/13 arrivals from Gold Dot hitting later this month as well! ENJOY the video—and stay tuned for more.

Here’s a few Behind the Scenes of IMELDA13.

Full Lookbook in a few days boo!

Model Ria Bolivar (AKA #Riawhatever) getting her make-up and hair did for look no. 3.

Stylists Ty (team Solestruck), and Paul from OS Accessories on the job!

Paul and Bruce holding shit down on set.

And That’s a Wrap! The entire crew at the end of the day!

Sending a giant thank you to everyone at GOLD DOT, and the entire crew for hosting us in Manila!