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Designer Spotlight: Arleen Sipat

The designer behind Salsatrends and Azucar gives us gorgeous maxis and sexy swimwear to frolic in this summer.
Designer Spotlight: Arleen Sipat The designer behind Salsatrends and Azucar gives us gorgeous maxis and sexy swimwear to frolic in this summer.

HOW DO YOU UNWIND?

Relaxing by the pool and spa in Shangri-La Makati. Photography is also an emerging interest for me.

FAVORITE SHOPPING AND TRAVEL DESTINATIONS?

This is easy. Window shopping for clothes is my favorite pastime. For travel, I have to say Australia. It is very clean and has fabulous beaches.

DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?

Bags and more bags and jewelry.

WHAT MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO? FILMS YOU WATCH? BOOKS YOU READ?

My interest in music is broad. However, being a salsa dancer, I love Latin music. I will watch any movie, but I am not too keen on scary movies. I am NOT a book reader; all I like are fashion books.

OTHER PASTIMES, PASSIONS, INTERESTS ASIDE FROM FASHION?

I love to dance and cook.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE?

Buying designer bags and jewelry.

WHAT OTHER TALENT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE?

To be able to sing. I am not that good at it.

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WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?

Moving to a big city. It was hard at first.

WHAT DO YOU THINK THE PHILIPPINE FASHION INDUSTRY NEEDS MOST IN ORDER TO FLOURISH?

A unique selection of fabrics.

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR ASPIRING DESIGNERS?

Just do it!


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