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"I'll design until I die. I could never see myself waking up and doing other things."
Starting a fashion label is only half the battle. Staying in the biz for years and earning your peers' and clients' respect are the crucial parts of being a successful designer. Hence, Francis Libiran's new milestone is no easy feat—and to mark
Meet Clarisse Gotico.
Clarisse Gotico is reaching deep into her Filipino heritage. In a journey to reconnect with her roots, this young Fil-Am designer is on a mission to dress the modern Maria Claras of today's society. She imagines her muses clad in garments that
We talk with G Young and Sheila Osmena Go about their Eyes Wide Open show.
G Young of Vero Fine Jewelry believes being a jewelry designer is a calling. It's a profession that not many can pursue especially because its skill set goes beyond the dexterity of the hands. "Taste is vital," as G says. This, along with
Here's a sneak peek of Paul Syjuco's new collection.
At the mention of Paul Syjuco, you'll immediately visualize jewelry pieces boasting an aura of opulence and luxury. But for Paul's new Cristal collection, he gives splendor a new look. Cristal concentrates on "the gemstone in its natural state—raw, unpolished, and crystal-like," according
We suddenly wanna go on a beach vacay!
Charina Sarte is taking us on a trip to Northern France. For her latest collection, she translates the Queen of Beaches into a pastel-colored collection of frilly frocks and gingham dresses, peppered with floral pieces and linen garments. Her Trouville Sur Mer collection,
Cabrini was also featured on Vogue UK!
Cabrini Roy digs deep in her dual heritage for design inspiration. The Filipina-British designer is making waves in the U.K. for her minimalist designs mixed with just the right amount of femininity. The results are pieces with contrasting feels: simplistic silhouettes but complex
You have to see his anniversary collection!
Pablo Cabahug is celebrating his decade-long career in the most meaningful way. On November 4th, he's launching his 10th year collection with a benefit dinner for his alma mater, Colegio de San Juan Letran. He's donating funds to aid in "the construction of
Mariton Villanueva is all for slow, hand-crafted clothing.
Mariton Villanueva wants fashion to go back to basic and all things au naturel, but she's not referring to the form of normcore minimalist aesthetic you're probably thinking right now. Mariton's vision of a stylish lifestyle includes wearing all things naturally made,
He was recently named as Fashion Institute of the Philippines' 2019 Designer of the Year.
JJ Aquino is making a drastic career change. From designing buildings as a professional architect, he's made the switch to designing clothes—and his choice of medium when it comes to breathing life into his sketches is far from what you'd normally guess.
You don't want to sleep on his Swan Lake-themed collection!
Two years ago, Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran-Floirendo met international Filipino designer Michael Cinco in Paris. At Dr. Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho's grand wedding, the two bonded over their shared love for ballet, specifically Swan Lake—a happy coincidence, as one might call
Mindanaoan designer Steffy De Mylo will make you want to wear local weaves.
Steffy De Mylo's fashion journey started with big leaps of faith. First, she had no formal training in fashion. Second, the first work she ever showed Heart Evangelista (who has since worn several pieces by her) was a suit she only made overnight. Just
Here's a peek at his new RTW line!
Chris Nick is a name you ought to remember. He's an emerging designer you'll want to have at the top of your list, especially if you fancy the styles of Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Grace Kelly. With a penchant for romantic
She's behind Maymay's dainty pink modern terno.
Maymay Entrata is a showbiz darling. Not only because of her humor and childlike charm, but also because of her sartorial choices and fierce runway walk. A quick pull of her Instagram account and you'll see the young actress clad in easy
Take a look at his sweet collection!
Over the past few years, we're seeing local textiles in a new light. They're no longer limited to traditional wear and instead have slowly transcended into contemporary fashion. Local designers are instrumental for this renewed perspective on indigenous fabrics, and one of
Mak Tumang reveals all the details about the making of Catriona's Miss Universe gowns.
Catriona Gray's win as Miss Universe 2018 felt as if it was written in the stars. Her mother's dream, for one, seemed like a prophecy in the making. That, coupled with her hard work and with the help of her dream team,
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,
Zandra Lim used to be a pharmacist, but is now one of the industry's faves for both intricate and minimalist wedding dresses.
The thought of having your wedding dress made can trigger fantasy, aspiration, hope, anxiety, and frustration all at once. The weight of a singular decision, compounded by years and years of secret Pinterest boards and Disney movies, rests on the shoulder of
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
Her aesthetic is dainty and ultra feminine.
Elizabeth Hallie is a local designer who's best known in the wedding industry. She's been in the business for 15 years, which makes it no surprise that she's also on the radar of our top local influencers. In fact, when Kryz Uy tied the
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