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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

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.

Sassa Jimenez Has a Modern Approach to Wearing Monochrome

Get a glimpse of her never-before-seen archival collection.
Local designer Sassa Jimenez has an aesthetic that's synonymous to romance. Think delicate ruffles, frothy tulle, and warm palettes—it's basically a glimpse of her mood board. Through the years, we've seen her brand evolve and develop into something more "restrained, mature, and practical."

This Local Designer Is Bringing Mindanaoan Weaves to London Fashion Week

She's putting the spotlight on Mindanaoan weaves.
Every year, The Embassy of the Philippines in London holds a platform to bring the works of emerging Filipino fashion designers under the radar of London’s fashion influencers and trendsetters. Called The Embassy Previews, it aims "to put the spotlight on world-class Philippine brands

This Pop-up Store Has Modern Pieces for the Stylish Career Woman

Fun fact: Anthony Ramirez named his store after his grandmother.
Anthony Ramirez is bringing back Teofila in a new form—a physical form, to be exact. The local designer transforms his Fall 2016 collection as a pop-up store to take showcase his pieces that are fit for the modern career woman. Below, we

These Silk Pajamas Will Change the Way You Define Beauty Sleep

Syne's founder, Patty Baligod, is making a case for bedtime luxury.
Silk is a fabric that speaks of sophistication and luxury, which is most often used for slip dresses and gowns. But who's to say you can't bring the same luxe vibe when you sleep? Local designer Patty Baligod assures that you can

Here's How This Local Designer's Bags Made It to Crazy Rich Asians

You have to see Neil Felipp's intricate minaudieres!
Perhaps it was a happy coincidence that a good client and friend of Neil Felipp San Pedro's was carrying a black Suzy Wong minaudiere to interview Kevin Kwan. Or maybe it's because of the Crazy Rich Asian's author's sharp eye for quality

This Local Designer's New Collection Will Take You Back to Retro Years

His whole collection is inspired by disco funk.
Yves Camingue had a vision: "to bridge the gap of sportswear and dressiness at an affordable price." He wants women to wear clothes they are comfortable to move in, and his favorite piece from his Disco Bandits collection—a lilac velvet sports jacket—makes

Weave's New Collection Is Perfect for the Stylish Working Woman

You'll love their timeless pieces!
If you've been looking for contemporary pieces for the modern woman, then the search ends here. Weave, a young fashion retailer showcasing local designers, offers timeless pieces that are worth investing in. Their sophisticated creations are tailored especially for Filipinas of today's

10 Things You Didn't Know About Local Designer Vania Romoff

She's also a PEFTA alumna!
Vania Romoff is every fashion insider and celebrity's top choice when in need of a frock that's both elegant and romantic. She knows very well how to accentuate the right curves of a woman's body. Her aesthetic represents movement, fluidity, and subtle

This Shoe Collection Couldn’t Be More Photogenic

Strike a balance between wearable and stunning.
Mark Bumgarner is expanding his footprint (pun intended) in the world of fashion: The womenswear designer recently released an Insta-worthy shoe collection that offers a little something for everyone. We were instantly smitten with the modern feminine details of the shoes—lush feathers,

This Japanese Designer Is Making a Case for Wearable Avant-Garde Fashion

She draws inspiration from both Manila and Tokyo.
Meet Karen Abigail Ono, the head designer of fashion label Abie Abie.This Japanese designer showcased a full 20-piece collection at the recently-concluded Panasonic Manila Fashion Fest. Fondly referred to as Abie, she graduated from the Vantan Fashion Institute in Tokyo and worked in Ralph

Designer Spotlight: KC Pusing Makes a Case for Luxe Streetwear

Get to know more about this rising design talent.
1. What got you started into fashion design?"I did PR work before studying dressmaking at Slim's Fashion and Arts School. When I finished the dressmaking course, I decided to look for an internship because I learn best under a mentor who pushes

This Local Brand Is Reviving the Art of Banig Weaves

This should change the way you see the local banig.
Traditional weaves and locally-made textiles are back in the spotlight with the help and support of budding designers and independent groups. With this collective effort, we're brimming with optimism that age-old traditions and art forms won't cease to exist. They need to

This Designer Proves There's a Modern Way to Wear Filipiniana-Inspired Pieces

She remains an advocate of Filipino fashion despite being based overseas.
Without a doubt, the Philippines is a fount of fashion creatives. With the likes of Monique Lhuiller, Michael Cinco, and John Herrera being recognized worldwide for their creations, it's almost safe to say that Filipinos are innately drawn to fashion. But in a time when everyone

Bea Samson Marries East and West Pop Culture in Her New Collection

Here's a sneak peek!
In fashion, we learn that anything and everything is possible. You are limited only by your imagination. Local designer Bea Samson expertly demonstrates this sentiment in her latest ready-to-wear line, Paraluman. She pulled inspiration from "imaginative costumes from cinema such as those of

Here's How a Filipino-American Designer Landed a Spot in NYFW

See photos from his show at the NYFW Spring/Summer 2018!
It was the last straw for Michael Seneriches in the world of fashion, but it seemed the universe had bigger plans for him. "I was ready to quit fashion and even told myself that maybe I should just do one last fashion

This Local Designer Has the Perfect Pieces for Your Travel OOTDs

For Stacy Rodriguez, traveling in style is always a must.
Eustacia Rodriguez, fondly called Stacy by her peers, is a designer with a thirst for adventure and a penchant for seeing the world."I usually draw a lot of inspiration from my travels, which is why I love incorporating unusual museums, gardens, and