Inno Sotto celebrated his 30th anniversary in the Philippine fashion industry with a much-anticipated gala in November of last year. To complement Muse, the four-part couture collection he presented, he teamed up with Rustan's to come up with a ready-to-wear line of evening dresses that feature the trademark Inno aesthetic: elegant, polished, and evocative of a classic style that transcends trends and temporal vogues.
I sat down with Inno after we finished shooting his Muse for Rustan's collection. He had just finished showing the retail lineup to Mrs. Imelda Marcos, a long-time client of his. She was well-pleased with the pieces, and Inno revealed which garments she took a liking to.
Read on to find out what we talked about—his inspiration, his take on fashion versus style, ancient civilizations, and truly stylish women. Don't forget to click on the photo gallery to view his Muse for Rustan's collection.