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Rajo Laurel's New Collections Will Make Your Summer Fun and Breezy

It's impossible to choose a favorite!
Rajo Laurel recently launched his Spring 2019 collection entitled 1990. His new offerings for his fashion lines, Rajo! and House of Laurel, are united under the same theme, which the local designer has translated into easy pieces reminiscent of '90s minimalist silhouettes.But as Rajo rides
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Here's Your First Look at Sam Richelle's Newly Rebranded Fashion Line

Sam Richelle is back with a stylish new collection.
It's been two years since Samantha Richelle entered the local fashion. We recall loving her androgynous pieces that could easily find a home in every fashion girl's closet. But after her Fall 2017 launch, Sam admits she's sort of plateaued. In an interview with Preview,
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Filipino Designer James Reyes Dies at 48

Rest in peace, James.
Designer James Reyes just passed away on March 16 at the young age of 48. The unfortunate news came from an announcement by the Fashion & Design Council of the Philippines, along with a flood of posts on his Facebook page, mourning the
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15 Local Fashion Designers Who Studied at SoFA

Take a look at this talented bunch.
The brainchild of Loralee Baron-Soong and Amina Aranaz-Alunan, School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA) Design Institute of the Philippines is the first ever college specializing in design. Since its establishment in 2007, the school has produced some of the most talented local fashion
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Mark Bumgarner Is Branching Out from Clothes to Accessories

Heart Evangelista's favorite designer has launched a new line of fine jewelry and handbags.
Mark Bumgarner is setting up his brand to be your one-stop shop for all your fashion needs. From ball gowns to ready-to-wear clothes and shoes, the local designer also recently launched a line of fine jewelry and exotic-skin handbags that are fit
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These Hollywood Celebs Wore Monique Lhuillier to the Oscars After-Party

The Filipina designer is a Hollywood favorite!
It seems like Filipina designer Monique Lhuillier has been doing her fair share of awards show rounds this year. After dressing multiple A-listers from the 2019 Golden Globes, the recently-concluded Academy Awards provided further proof (as if we need more!) of her being a certified Hollywood
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We Tried These Beauty Queen-Approved Lipsticks and Here's What We Think

Beauty queens like Rachel Peters, Venus Raj, Ariella Arida, Karen Galman, and Gabriella Isler all swear by it!
A lipstick is perhaps the one indispensable beauty item in a lady's purse. One swipe of a rich rouge can set the tone of your day or change your mood, even. This is probably why beauty pageant queens pay close attention to
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Here's How Catriona Gray Made a Case for Local Textiles at Miss Universe

Local designer Jearson Demavivas tells Preview about all about the indigenous fabrics they used throughout the competition.
Apart from winning the Miss Universe crown, Catriona Gray has succeeded in many ways: For one, she triumphantly put the spotlight on local textiles, not to mention its ethical and proper use for modern wear. Catriona is admired for taking that extra step and for tapping local
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Meet Jojo Bragais, Filipina Beauty Queens' Trusted Local Shoe Designer

He designed Catriona Gray’s now-iconic national costume boots, among others.
For Jojo Bragais, shoes are his source of joy. They got him through the most painful heartbreaks and gave him his second shot at life after deciding to abandon his practice as a licensed midwife and nurse. After discovering his talent in
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Catriona Gray's Favorite Bags Are Made By This Local Brand

It's also proudly Filipino!
Throughout the Miss Universe pageant and beyond, Catriona Gray has consistently kept her fashion choices solely to Filipino brands and designers. Our very own Miss Philippines is often photographed wearing local from head-to-toe. In particular, one standout aspect of Catriona's outfits has been
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We Finally Discovered Where to Get Suits Especially Made for Women

They specialize in made-to-measure suits for the power woman.
The power suit has been a working woman's style staple as of late as we continue to overturn and redefine gender equality. However, as easy as it is for men to readily purchase a suit for themselves, it's unfortunately difficult for women
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Check Out These Collections by UP's New Clothing Technology Graduates

The future of Philippine fashion is bright!
The University of The Philippines' Clothing Technology (UPCT) students just recently held their graduation show. Called Enigma, the presentation featured eight students and their respective final collections—a culmination of their growth and honed skills throughout the duration of the course.As part of
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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,