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This Fashion Conference Will Help You Build Your Brand

Seek help from these fashion industry experts!
If you're an aspiring designer who's interested in enriching your view on fashion, then you're in luck! Local designers and experienced industry people alike are coming to your aid with PHx Fashion Conference, happening from November 11 to 14 at the Philippine Trade

This Local Designer Is Making a Case for Subdued Elegance

Esme Palaganas raises the flag for femininity.
A dark and romantic mood sweeps across the runway for Esme Palaganas' new collection for the Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival. Here, she played up the glamour of colored velvet, sheer tulle, lace, pleated silk, chiffon, and even denim. Although she has explored

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

Lauren Reid Writes a Letter to Her 13-Year-Old Self

Our celebrity guest editor has advice for her teenage self.
Dear 13-year-old Lauren,Friends aren’t everything; your friends are not your world. Be selfish—not in an inconsiderate way, but do things for yourself to better your future. It's okay to put yourself first sometimes.IMAGE JC Cerilla(Esme Palaganas boxy shirt with ruffled sleeves, P2850,;

Basic Movement's 'En Fin de Compte'

See the collection here.
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

The Real Deal on Those #TeamReal Jackets

They only had two days to work on it after finalizing the design.
To quote Preview's Associate Fashion Editor Loris Peña, who styled both the #TeamReal book cover and our June anniversary issue, "As a stylist and a fan, I wanted to give them a #couplegoals twinning moment, and that's how the jackets were born." Silk bomber jackets

Tapis by Esme Palaganas

See the full Fall/Winter 2016 collection here.
From last season's cotton candy colored confections, Esme Palaganas goes back to black with her signature layering of loose silhouettes that mix ballet aesthetics with street sensibilities. Sheer skirts and dresses were paired with wide leg trousers and culottes to create cool,

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

Check Out This Month's Floral Fashion Editorial

See our top 10 designers from Manila Fashion Fest SS 2016.
These designers are ripe for the picking. Stylist Andre Chang imagines our Manila Fashion Fest faves with fresh flora in a surrealist setting. Shot by Jeanne Young, here's a glimpse of our whimsical ed this February with style notes from the Preview

The 6 Most Sought-After Designers of 2015

They were definitely “in” this year.
The local fashion industry has been continuously thriving this year with designers becoming more accessible to a wider market with the help of e-commerce and collectives like the Soma Stores. Here, we give you a roundup of some of the most sought-after

10 Filipino Fashion Designers to Follow on Instagram

Time to go on another following spree!
Follow these designers on Instagram and take a virtual look into their creative minds with personalized posts that are worth the double tap.Martin Bautista@martinbautista9From soft silk satin lines to Christina Aguilera tributes, Martin’s feed is a wasteland of inspos for the romantic

Esme Palaganas' Opulent Ruffles

See the full Spring/Summer 2016 collection here.
We're not denying it, we've been fans of Esme Palaganas ever since we first laid our eyes on her at Manila Fashion Festival seasons ago. For her Spring/ Summer 2016 offering, she played around with opulent silhouettes of the Philippine tradition, color,

Style Bible 100: 25 of the Best Instagram Accounts to Follow Part 3

Pinoy flavor from all corners of the globe.
Here’s number 51-75 of our 100 Must-Follow Instagram accounts:Kissa Castañeda-McDermott@kissacastanedaGreat for interior motifs!Esme Palaganas@esmepalaganasRetro inspirations and its modern interpretations. Natalya Lagdameo@nlagdameoThe devil is in the details.Vania Romoff@vaniaromoffThe sweet life of a fashion designer.Erwan Heussaff@erwanjheussaffFeasts prepared by Mr. Eye Candy. Nikki Ruiz@nikkimiruizBlack, white, Puerto Rican, Chinese boys. Koji Arboleda

Snaps from the Secret Photo Booth at the Preview Gala

Bet you didn't know we had one!
We all had a blast last Friday night as we celebrated Preview’s 20th birthday and naturally, photos wound up online. With walls flashing two decades worth of editorials, a montage of covers, and a grammable exhibit at the guests’ disposal, there was

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,

Esme Palaganas Makes Geeky Look Chic

The school librarian just got a makeover!
Esme Palaganas writes a love letter to Jane Austen by substituting paper for pleated organza, stained in bloody reds, midnight blues, and mossy greens. Picture a chic librarian, with her long loose low pony and cat eye specs, walking down the runway

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