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LOTD: Catriona Gray Has A Modern Way To Wear A Barong

She's off to the US!
Catriona Gray has officially started her Miss Universe duties. The beauty queen flew to New York city, where she'll be staying in a shared apartment with Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers. And as expected, Catriona traveled in style, wearing another piece of
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8 Filipinos Who Made International Headlines in 2018

It was definitely a good year for Pinoy Pride!
2018 was undoubtedly a good year for Pinoy pride—one of the most colorful in the decade, if we say so ourselves. From fashion, film, to sports, we've reached some major milestones thanks to our fellow Filipinos that raised the country's flag in
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This is the Locally Made Statement Jewelry You Need Now

These accessories are a must-have!
From Kelsey Merrit walking down the VS runway to Catriona Gray winning Miss Universe, there's no denying the world class quality of Filipino talent. However, oftentimes, only a lucky few get the opportunity to have their craft recognized by a wide audience,
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Carson Kressley Wore Custom Francis Libiran to Miss Universe

The Filipino pride continues!
While we're all still riding the high of Catriona Gray's Miss Universe win, it seems we have one more reason to be proud. It's no secret that quite a number of the pageant's contestants wore Filipino designers for the preliminary evening gown portion,
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Michael Cinco Draws Flak for Calling His Kurdish-Inspired Pants "Persian"

Read the designer's official statement here.
Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco found himself in hot water earlier this week when he mistakenly called one of his Kurdish-inspired creations for Arab Fashion Week "Persian." The Kurdish community was quick to react to the cultural faux pas, moving Michael
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This Filipino Designer Makes Barong-Inspired Bomber Jackets

Innovative Pinoy design at its finest!
Jor-el Espina is the brains behind the fascinating "Bomberong", a unique bomber jacket inspired by traditional pina-woven barongs. This Ilonggo designer works with local weavers to create his beautiful and intricate designs. Here, Jor-el discusses the Bomberong's design, the process behind it, and
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All the Stylish Guests at Randy Ortiz's 30th Anniversary Runway Show

It was a star-studded evening.
There's no doubt that Randy Ortiz has more than merely survived fashion's ever-changing tides. In fact, he's continuously stayed on top with timeless designs, his penchant for intricate detail, and a sharp knack for creatively manipulating fabrics—signatures that have kept him at the
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Randy Ortiz Celebrates His 30th Year as a Filipino Designer

What started as a P30,000 loan has made him one of the pillars of the Philippine fashion industry.
Randy Ortiz is one of the modern pillars of Philippine fashion. He has turned the local fashion scene into a lover of classic and timeless designs, trained our eyes as careful watchers of details, and developed our creative desire to wear locally-made clothes.
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See the Best Looks from This Global Fashion Show Held in the Philippines

Our favorites from the recent Philippine Fashion Gala!
The recent Philippine Fashion Gala was a worldwide affair. Dubbed Spotlight: Global Runway, its title was beyond apt—here, see what we mean as we curate the best runway moments of these 10 acclaimed designers from seven different countries!Helmed by designer Dibya Hody,
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10 Mickey Mouse-Inspired Collections Designed by SoFA Students

These designers brought Mickey's magic to the catwalk.
In celebration of Mickey Mouse's 90th anniversary, Disney partnered with SoFA Design Institute to launch a fashion design challenge honoring the iconic character. Ten of the school's up-and-coming designers were tasked to create a Mickey-inspired line, showcasing their love for the mouse well-known
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5 Emerging Fashion Designers You Need to Know Now

Meet the new breed of fashion designers.
This month, we zoom in on new blood in the realm of fashion. Take our November cover girl Vivoree Esclito, for example. She's a triple threat poised at the top of her game—in the most stylish way, of course! She appears on
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All the Looks from Bench's TernoCon 2018

The show also featured collections from mentors Cary Santiago, Len Cabili, and JC Buendia.
According to Ben Chan, the art of making the terno is on the brink of extinction if we don't breed new designers or support artisans who can master the craft. For the first time ever, the local retailer, whose tagline aptly calls for
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You Have to See These SoFA Students' Mickey Mouse-Inspired Collections

In celebration of the iconic Disney character's 90th birthday!
Mickey Mouse is celebrating his 90th anniversary this year, and it looks like Disney is celebrating it in the most fashionable way possible! To commemorate the iconic character's big 9-0, Disney collaborated with SoFA Design Institute for a Mickey Mouse Design challenge, wherein
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This Model Wore a Gorgeous Rhett Eala Gown to Her Bali Wedding

Congratulations, Fatima and Hideo!
Kickstart your week with all the latest fashion news, right here!It's been 16 years since Oscar de la Renta's departure in 2002 that Balmain showed a couture collection. Now, under Olivier Rousteing, the French house is ready to march the army into
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Pia Wurtzbach's Madame Tussauds Wax Figure Will Be Wearing Michael Cinco

It's a replica of the iconic blue ball gown she wore to the 2016 Miss Universe coronation night.
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is about to bring pride to the country once again as the first-ever Filipino wax figure in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Of course, a feat like no other deserves an iconic rendering that befits a true beauty
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This Lacy Pastel Collection Is Perfect for Your Dream Wedding

Check out his full collection here!
Pastels, pinks, and lace. In a burst of delicate fabrics, patterns, and styles, Michael Sta. Maria celebrated innocence and femininity in soft looks that consisted entirely of lace, sheer fabric, chiffon, and embellishments.Graceful yet flirty at the same time, Michael’s collection looked
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This Collection Is Proof That Grunge Is Both Cool and Contemporary

Check out Renan Pacson's work for Arin!
Featuring blacks, grays, browns, and a mishmash of patterns and textures, Renan Pacson's collection for Arin exuded mystery at the Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival 2018. Sporting '90s inspired makeup and grunge silhouettes, Arin’s pieces take its cues from contemporary and abstract art