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Mich Araullo For Mixology

The designer presents her Pre-Holiday 2010 collection in the grand launch of Encore's Mixology.
Mich Araullo For Mixology The designer presents her Pre-Holiday 2010 collection in the grand launch of Encore's Mixology.

HOW HAVE YOU EVOLVED AS A DESIGNER?

As I grow, my style grows with me. I can say that time, experience and exposure have taught me a lot when it comes to design aesthetics.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF IN YOUR CAREER?

I am thankful that I decided to put up my own business at a very young age. This helped me evolve and somehow realize my identity as a fashion designer at early stage.

WHAT IS THE GREATEST COMPLIMENT YOU HAVE RECEIVED ABOUT YOUR WORK?

When clients tell me that my designs make them feel good about themselves.

WHAT ASPECT OF DESIGN DO YOU SEEK TO MASTER/HAVE DEVOTED TIME TO MASTER?

For me, flawless construction is the hardest to master!

ASPIRATIONS FOR THE BRAND IN THE FUTURE?

Probably having my own studio and atelier after pursuing my further studies abroad.

HOW DO YOU UNWIND?

The usual–I love shopping, going out of town, being with my family and friends.

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FAVORITE SHOPPING AND TRAVEL DESTINATIONS?

I love scouring finds at bazaars, flea markets, vintage shops. Hong Kong side streets are great too.

DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?

Accessories! Statement necklaces and earrings, vintage rings, chunky cuffs. They’re the easiest way to spruce up any plain outfit! I’d love to get into accessory design some time.

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

I love vocal house, jazz, bossa, hip-hop and R&B.

OTHER PASTIMES, PASSIONS, INTERESTS ASIDE FROM FASHION?

Photography, travel, art, architecture, design, food.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE?

I don’t really consider myself an extravagant person. I am a firm believer of “less is more.”

WHICH OTHER TALENT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE?

I am a frustrated singer!!! Haha!

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?

My recent show made me realize that I can be the designer I’ve always dreamt to be. That alone is an achievement for me.

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DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR ASPIRING DESIGNERS?

Being in such a competitive industry, I think you just really have to enjoy and love what you’re doing. What matters is really just putting your heart into it, then all else will follow.

Click on the photo gallery to see her creations for Mixology as modeled by her ten muses.

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