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22 Local Designers and Brands Making Everyday Protective Gear

Prepare for the new normal whilst supporting local enterprises.
Fashion always evolves over time. Now that we’ve entered general community quarantine, the way we dress won’t be what it used to be. Protection, healthy, and safety, will be the top priorities when selecting what clothes to wear outside. This is where

Here's Where You Can Buy Cute Face Masks for Everyday Wear

Show a bit of your personal style.
Since it’s mandatory to wear a face mask these days, we tend to wear less makeup when going outside. But that doesn’t mean you should skip in showing a little of your personal style! Below, some online stores with cute face masks

You Need to Check Out Basic Movement Club's Pop-Up Store This Weekend

So many promising local brands participating!
Bringing together local RTW designers to form a curated trunk show, the Basic Movement Club (BMC) celebrates trinkets and designer goods that are locally made to be appreciated in a more public setting.Local designer Esme Palaganas, through the help of Commune's owner

This Designer Creates Basic Pieces That Are Nothing Close to Ordinary

Basic Movement offers simple and straight-forward clothes with a twist.
It starts with beat. It begins with a feeling.This is how Basic Movement's founder Esme Palaganas creates her dreamy collections. If you're a Fashion Week goer, you know her show is one of the most anticipated. And it's not just because her designs

Manila Fashion Fest - The Next: Esme's Mono No Aware

See the full collection here!
There are just some words no language barrier can break. Esme Palaganas' Spring-Summer 2017 showing for Basic Movement takes inspiration from the intrigue of the untranslatable Japanese phrase mono no aware, which literally means "the pathos of things"—and rightly so, as the

Basic Movement's 'En Fin de Compte'

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Bringing a brand new artistic experience to the runway is Basic Movement with its new collection inspired by visual antonyms. The abstract visuals in Esme Palaganas' pieces will play tricks on the eye and challenge it to see new colors through their abstract

Esme Palaganas Shows Her Wild Side

Definitely not the Basic Movement we've come to know.
We thought we'd never say "sequins" and "Esme Palaganas" in the same sentence until the designer presented her capsule collection for Philippine Fashion Ball. "This one is a different side of me. I haven't done something like this," Esme remarks as she

5 Local Designers Who Can Make Your Dream Off-Shoulder Piece

Fairy godmothers!
Not quite over the clavicle-baring trend and you suddenly find yourself attending a beach wedding or a summer event? We suggest you find yourself your designer who can make you that off-shoulder piece you’ve been dreaming of. For your sake, we’ve rounded

This Preview Girl Got Noticed By Vogue

Jae Pickrell knows how to flaunt our local talents.
@jaepickrellIf you want to learn a thing or two from the industry’s finest, you go to the Vogue Festival. That might explain why the annual two-day event of designer talks and workshops, is ground zero for some serious street style spotting. Yesterday,

How To Start Up Your Brand Now

Fashion entrepreneurs share their tried and tested tips.
(Gif by Yayay De Castro)Lack of creative talent isn’t something the local fashion industry should worry about. The number of fashion schools and students therein attest to that. However, not every designer has the know-how or the proper resources to turn their

Start-up Profiles: Basic Movement

Is there really space for a fresh graduate in the fashion industry?
A marketing or management student, perhaps, wouldn’t be on edge with the idea of putting up his/her own business after graduation. That kid probably even started on it as early as Junior or Senior year. But to a design student who isn’t

Finding A Place In A Seemingly Full Industry: Esme Palaganas

Preview's emerging talent shares how a fresh graduate finds her place in the fashion industry.
Each year, a number of Fashion Design graduates march up the stage hoping to either land a job with a major brand or open up their own shop. If struck by luck, the dream can become a reality. But for others, they