A master of whimsical construction, Filipino designer Francis Libiran is no stranger to fantasy. Rather, he creates it with unforgettable frocks worn by beauty queens, celebrities and high-profile brides. This month, every girl's dream wedding dress may literally be in arm's reach as he opens up his first bridal shop at the Peninsula Manila.
Inside this month's issue, we talk to Francis about the things that make him think, tinker, and design - accompanied by a gorgeously ghastly editorial featuring his RTW stunners.
"The very process of creating a bridal gown makes it different from my other creations. Everything has to be intricate—detail by detail—requiring more time to prepare and produce."
"My main goal is to give the bride what she wants, and I take it as a challenge to create and deliver something extraordinary while addressing all her concerns and requests."
Photographed by Roy Macam
Styled by Liz Uy and Danae Dipon of StyLIZed Weddings
Art Direction by Vince Uy
Makeup by Don De Jesus of MAC Cosmetics
Hair by Mark Familara of Kiehl's Stylist Series
Read the full story in Preview's September 2015 issue.