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This Jewelry and Painting Exhibit Will Open Your Eyes To New Experiences

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
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This Minimalist Jewelry Collection Has All The Pieces You'll Love Forever

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
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Charina Sarte Just Launched A Pastel Collection And We Want Everything

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,
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Pablo Cabahug Is Celebrating His 10th Year as a Designer by Giving Back

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
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This Filipino Designer Aims to Revive the Plant-Based Dyeing Technique

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,
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This Architect-Turned-Designer Is Giving Local Weaves a Streetwear Makeover

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.
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You Have to See Michael Cinco's Couture Pieces for Ballet Philippines

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
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This Promising New Designer Is Already a Favorite of Heart Evangelista

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
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This Local Designer Will Convince You to Wear Woven Pastel Pieces

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
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Meet the Local Designer Behind Catriona Gray's Iconic Gowns

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,
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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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This Designer Had a Career Change to Make Dream Wedding Gowns for Brides

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
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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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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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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.