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Filipino Fashion Designer Ben Farrales Has Passed Away

The famed designer, fondly known as Mang Ben, was 88 years old at the time of his passing.
Legendary Filipino fashion designer Ben Farrales has regrettably just passed away. Ben’s grandniece, Leana Farrales-Carmona, broke the unfortunate news via a Facebook post on her private account on the evening of March 6, which reads: “It is with deep regret and sadness that I
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11 Legendary Filipino Fashion Designers of Old Manila

Once upon a time when couture was standard, these fashion masters were the ones trusted by Manila's elite.
Back in the day, the elegant and fashionable society women of Manila changed clothes four to six times a day. They, of course, trusted a number of fashion designers to make them look their most impeccable. Here, the Philippine fashion masters trusted
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Phfw Ss 2014 Review: Ben Farrales

A retrospective look at the Dean of Fashion's legacy.
Designing since the 1950s, Ben Farrales has been considered to be an institution in the fashion industry. Fondly called, Mang Ben, the couturier is responsible for popularizing native styles like the barong dress and is known for weaving indigenous designs into mainstream
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100: The Francis Libiran Fashion Gala

The designer holds a maiden run at the Grand Dame for its centennial.
Manila Hotel celebrated its 100th year anniversary last September 28 in haute couture Filipinana style with a fashion show of Francis Libiran, which, although not the hotel’s first—previous notables who showed at the venue include Auggie Cordero, Ben Farrales, Cesar Gaupo, Pitoy