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Bea Samson Explores Her Sartorial Side

And it's tailored perfection!
PEFTA (Preview Emerging Fashion Talent Awards) almuna Bea Samson is a perfectionist. For her PEFTA collection back in 2013, Bea explored digital fabric printing on oversized cocoon-like silhouettes, a technique, if ever executed poorly would've been more craft-like than couture. Then for

PEFTA Alumnus Dan Dvran Makes Wearable Couture

The new goth is dressed in drapes and prints.
Last time we saw Dumaguete-based designer Dan Dvran, he was fresh off his win from the 2011 Preview Emerging Fashion Talent Awards.  Now he’s introduced his latest collection, accompanied with a new lookbook photographed by Ber Garcia, featuring masterfully draped corsets, back-baring dresses

Hail An Uber In Seph Bagasao's New York-inspired Collection

This PEFTA alumnus found inspiration in the city of dreams—now commuting will never be the same!
Travel feeds the soul, and in the case of Seph Bagasao, it was the wanderlust in him that led to his first capsule collection for his namesake brand, Bagasáo. On a recent trip to New York, Seph recalls roaming around the city,

Watch: How To Make It Into Vogue

See how PEFTA alumnus, Ken Samudio, made it happen.
Filipino accessory designer, Ken Samudio, has truly come a long way from his humble beginnings as a milliner back in 2008. With a background in Marine Biology and no prior training in design, Ken simply trusted his gut and went all out. In

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

Police Identify The Suspect In The Slaying Of Fashion Designer Kenneth Chua

Police Identify the Suspect in the Slaying of Fashion Designer Kenneth Chua
Following the tragic news of fashion designer Kenneth Chua's death, the police authorities have now identified the suspect in this murder case. News reporter Kara David tweeted, "PNP reveals that one of Kenneth Chua's employees, his master cutter, murdered the fashion designer.

Cnn Features Tipay Caintic's "yolanda" Collection

The PEFTA winner gets outstanding recognition for her riveting collection at IFS London 2014.
Super typhoon Yolanda got every Filipino wounded in various forms, but for young designer Tipay Caintic, the pain was, and still is, a lot stronger. Born and raised in Tacloban, the 25-year old experienced the worst tragedy of her life, which fueled her

Yolanda By Tipay Caintic

This may be the most emotional look book we've seen so far.
"How would you feel if your home town does not look like the place that it was several hours ago, but a flattened version of nothing?" - TipayPiercing words, eerie visuals, awesome collection. That's what we think of Tipay Caintic's "Hell Knows

Pefta Goes To London

Get to know the three PEFTA alumni representing our country for the International Fashion Showcase in London, UK.
We love it when our local designers are going global, and we love it even more when they're part of PEFTA! Since its inception in 2010, the Preview Emerging Fashion Talent Awards paved the way for a lot of budding designers who

Special Report: Fine Jewelry Vs. Costume Jewelry

Is one really better than the other? Read on and tell us which side you're on.
Jewelry has always been linked to class and sophistication, but the landscape has totally changed along the way. What used to be regarded as something that’s meant for royals and elites has evolved to various (and more affordable) media, thus blurring the

Watch: Pefta 2013 Exhibit

We bring you all the happenings during the culminating event of this year's PEFTA.
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Straight From The Pros

Planning to join PEFTA next year? Here are the things you need to know.
Over the years, PEFTA has proven to be a great platform for fashion designers wishing for their big break in the industry. If you think you deserve a spot in next year's batch, here's a list of the things you need remember

Pefta 2013

This year's new crop of designers brought their A-game with an outstanding interpretation of movement.
It was a celebration of talent and creativity as Preview formally introduced this year’s batch of emerging talents. Held at SM Aura Premier, guests were treated to a lovely exhibit dubbed as “The Art of Movement,” featuring the works of fashion students

Pefta: Das

These sole sisters fly high with their PEFTA collection.
WHAT IS YOUR COLLECTION ABOUT? ANYTHING SPECIFIC IT WAS INSPIRED BY?We started with a butterfly, gold chains, and gold hardware. True to our initial image, it then metamorphosed into the other five designs that still carries the same vision we had for

Pefta: Geoffrey Zordilla

This designer makes waves in his aqua-inspired PEFTA collection.
WHAT IS YOUR COLLECTION ABOUT? ANYTHING SPECIFIC IT WAS INPIRED BY?My collection was inspired by sea waves. I'm a nature lover, and this form of movement in nature was very interesting to me. I'm scared of swimming but I like the view

Pefta: Tony Evan

Embracing spontaneity was the master plan for this designer's PEFTA collection.
WHAT IS YOUR COLLECTION ABOUT? ANYTHING SPECIFIC IT WAS INPIRED BY?My collection really started with a play on several shapes, then I inserted a multitude of textures in the process. I'm the kind of designer who isn't keen on doing cutesy dresses—I