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Designer Spotlight: Religioso

Meet the design tandem behind the brand and see their weave-inspired summer collection.
Designer Spotlight: Religioso Meet the design tandem behind the brand and see their weave-inspired summer collection.

HOW DO YOU UNWIND?

CHOC: Biking with my husband. And boxing once in awhile.

YVETTE: I spend time with my family and friends, have a massage with Mart, exercise to destress and be fit, boxing, Pilates, I play golf with the gang, I go to our salon, Studio 546, for some pampering.

FAVORITE SHOPPING AND TRAVEL DESTINATIONS?

CHOC AND YVETTE: Hong Kong and New York! We’ve been to Tokyo once but we loved the place too!

DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?

CHOC AND YVETTE: Yes! Love, laughter, good memories and wonderful relationships!

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

CHOC: House and R&B. I’m reading about what to expect during the toddler years.

YVETTE: I am not so much into music! I haven’t had the time to watch movies but I always read Daily Word everyday.  I also love to read books on business, retail and interior design.

OTHER PASTIMES, PASSIONS, INTERESTS ASIDE FROM FASHION?

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CHOC: I love to travel. I also enjoy cooking.

YVETTE: Golf, tennis, traveling and shopping. I also love interior design!

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE?

CHOC: Bags, before.

YVETTE: Travel.

WHAT PROFESSION DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN IF YOU WEREN’T A DESIGNER?

CHOC: Probably a chef.

YVETTE: Interior designer but I wish I were a professional tennis player. Haha!

WHAT CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO FROM YOU AS A DESIGNER?

CHOC: We’ll create more exciting designs and come up with what is not available in the market.

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

CHOC: More exposure for filipino designers. Fashion shows that would attract buyers from other countries.

YVETTE : Better economy and tourism!!!

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR ASPIRING DESIGNERS?

CHOC: Be passionate with what you’re doing.

YVETTE:  Go for it! Important things they should value are high quality, good fit, and meeting deadlines!

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