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John Rocha For Debenhams

His exposure from Chinese to Celtic cultures gives his collection a distinctive edge.
The Story Born in Hong Kong and of Chinese and Portuguese descent, John Rocha moved to London in the 1970s to study fashion. The choice of Irish linen for his graduate collection inspired his move to Dublin in the 1980s where he

Rajo Laurel: Hanami

Rajo's Holiday collections take inspiration from the Land of the Rising Sun.
Rajo Laurel has always been fascinated with Japanese culture, and for his Holiday collection decided to revisit this fascination, with a little help from his recent trip to Japan's different cities. Hanami promises a wide collection of pieces that are flattering, versatile, and

Designer Portfolio: Rocio

The designer bag brand marries fun and elegance with its Spring/Summer 2013 collection.
Since its establishment in May 2006, bag brand Rocio has considered it an artistic challenge to produce pieces that exude luxury and glamour. However, such exclusory descriptions don't stop the brand from infusing memorable statement-making details that add a hefty dose of individuality to

H! By Henry Holland For Debenhams

The young designer throws in his signature bold prints, acid brights, and cheeky slogan tees to this collection.
The StoryFashion designer and creator of the internationally infamous slogan tees, Henry Holland, was born in Ramsbottom, Lancashire. After graduating from London College of Printing with a BA Journalism, he started producing his imaginative slogan tees in 2006 gaining a cult following


The final step in the designer's journey is the true test; how well does he sell?


Venisse Laurel-Hermano talks about the wearability and many ways to style the Rajo for Plains & Prints dresses.


Rajo tweaks and polishes the interplay of elements to achieve the final form of the garment that will soon bear his name.


Rajo talks about the collection as "Amorphous" and the creative team behind the campaign.


R+P image model Ria Bolivar dances us through the working samples of the coming collection.


Our mystery designer is finally revealed at the sixth step of the design process. Watch it now!


Now that the patterns are done, it's time to pin down the fabric with which to build the body of work.


The famed designer begins to create the patterns that will bring his ideas to life.


Mystery designer goes back to the drawing board to start fleshing out the ideas he has in his head.

The Groom Wore: Randy Ortiz

Bridal wear business veteran Randy Ortiz talks to us about dressing up grooms.
Classic silhouettes that boast of clean lines and modern detailing—this is the forte of Filipino designer Randy Ortiz, who is one of Manila society’s top go-to designers for classically beautiful ensembles for both men and women. A Philippine fashion industry veteran, Randy

The Groom Wore: Joey Samson

Learn about having Joey Samson design your wedding suit or tux.
Those with a taste for immaculate tailoring seasoned with a dash of edge would surely appreciate the design aesthetic of Joey Samson. This acclaimed designer took up pre-med in college, and it seems that the meticulous awareness required by that course manifested