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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.
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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."
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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