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2011's Creative Noisemakers

The designers and groups who had a frenetic two thousand eleven!
From staging extravagant fashion shows to dressing the hottest pop stars, producing retail collaborations and design competitions, to bouncing back from misdeeds in a philanthropic manner, Filipino designers were anything but idle in 2011.We list for you the headline-makers of the past

Fashion Watch Summer 2012: Philip Rodriguez

Pastels and florals to end Fashion Watch Summer 2012 on a blooming note.
Fashion design veteran Philip Rodriguez closed the Summer 2012 installment of Fashion Watch with an exuberant collection of pastels and florals that carried with it the lightness of spring and summer together with the romantic glamour that is the trademark of Cebuano

Fashion Watch Summer 2012: Ivarluski Aseron

Ivar takes to prints for his summer collection.
From what we've seen from designer Ivarluski Aseron, he prefers solid neutrals—black, white, and grays—than bright colors and prints. But for summer 2012, he takes a bold step by introducing vivid colors and a pretty print to his repertoire. Taking inspiration from

Fashion Watch Summer 2012: Ito Curata

A daring collection from the couture designer.
For his last showing of the year for Fashion Watch, designer Ito Curata turned down the wattage of his usually glamorous, all dressed up aesthetic. He opted for a breezier, more youthful style this season, taking full advantage of the liberal skin-baring

Fashion Watch Summer 2012: Len Nepomuceno

Len looks to the flapper era for summer inspiration.
Designer Len Nepomuceno told us that she was besotted with the flapper era when she was conceptualizing her collection for Fashion Watch Summer 2012. Such an inspiration would come as no surprise from the designer, whose aesthetic is markedly, basically feminine. But her collection

Fashion Watch Summer 2012: Joey Samson

The designer explores new frontier with his summer 2012 outing called Man on the Moon.
While it's not readily apparent in the most obvious and conventional of ways, designer Joey Samson is a lover of quirk. His mastery of tailoring is markedly infused with a sort of idiosyncrasy that has become synonymous with his aesthetic. These manifest

Fashion Watch Summer 2012: Jerome Lorico

Gray urban knits and monsoon gear inspired by Hemingway.
An old fisherman, a great marlin, errant sharks—a story of struggle, dogged pursuit, and resolve: These are the subjects and concepts that natural storyteller Jerome Lorico paints in sometimes broad, often precise strokes in his latest collection for Fashion Watch Summer 2012.

Fashion Watch Summer 2012: Oj Hofer

Gauzy monochromes for casual summer dressing.
Frances Bean Cobain, the brunette, red-lipped, porcelain-skinned daughter of late rockstar Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, was the muse of Cebu-based designer Oj Hofer for his Summer 2012 collection. The ingenue, who has had the rock world's attention since she was a

Fashion Watch Summer 2011: Jc Buendia

The master tailor presents a clean and crisp collection for the warm season.
With a touch of the schoolboy, of the proper headmistress, and the soignée '60s housewife, JC Buendia's Summer 2012 collection is the designer's departure from his dark and mystifying Holiday 2011 collection inspired by neo-gothic vampires garbed in luxe monochromes. This season,

Fashion Watch Summer 2012: Joel Escober

The designer returns with his trademark embellishment on classically cut pieces.
Inspiration came late to designer Joel Escober for this season's Fashion Watch. It was only three weeks before the show's schedule that he started conceptualizing his summer lineup, citing the ubiquitous '70s era that fashion has been in love with this year

Fashion Watch 2011: Jc Buendia

JC Buendia presents a darkly romantic collection for Holiday 2011.
What if neo-gothic aristocrats from the 1800's were to come to life today? And what if these artistocrats happen to be of the blood-sucking, sunlight-fearing type? What would they wear? JC Buendia seems to have fancied such a scenario and answered the

Fashion Watch 2011: Lulu Tan-gan

Thirties-inspired wear from the knit duenna.
Season after season, Lulu Tan-Gan delivers collections that offer plenty of resort wear choices for her jet-setting clientele. Starting from her métier as the Creative Director of TAN-GAN to the handing down of reins to Solenn Heussaff as the brand's House Designer,

Fashion Watch 2011: Jerome Lorico

The artist narrates a dark design odyssey in Aurora, his Holiday 2011 collection.
Jerome Lorico took up literature in university, which explains why there's always a narrative behind his seasonal outings. For his Holiday 2011 collection for Fashion Watch, entitled Aurora, the story is of a journey of a band of nomads awaiting, in the

Fashion Watch 2011: Ito Curata

The veteran designer shows Venetian influences for his first solo show in Manila since his return.
The historic vistas of Venice inspired designer Ito Curata for his Holiday 2011 collection for Fashion Watch. The earthy colors of its black alleys, the gold-tinged rooftops of its storied buildings come sunset, the murky teals of its fabled waters—all of these

Fashion Watch 2011: Norman Noriega

Dark, tailored pieces from the streetwear designer.
There's something about Norman Noriega's Holiday 2011 show for Fashion Watch that is a tad menacing. The clothes, the styling, and the blown hair and wan makeup of the models all add to a forbidding atmosphere that bristles with a dark energy.A

Fashion Watch 2011: Arcy Gayatin

Contrast and texture play from the Cebuana designer.
Cebu-based designer Arcy Gayatin's Holiday 2011 collection for Fashion Watch was heavy on cheerful contrasts. Opening with a knee-length dress cut from a black leather-like textile brightened by a yellow floral print and closing with a tweedy, texture-heavy asymmetrical gown, the collection

Fashion Watch 2011: Alex Bitong

Trendy and timeless pieces—and a whole other lot in between.
For the most part, Alex Bitong struck a balance between trends and timelessness in his Fashion Watch Holiday 2011 collection. The color-saturated lineup featured classic sheaths that would look good at any given time, as well as contemporary dresses that sing of

Fashion Watch 2011: Oj Hofer

The Cebuano designer takes us on a journey through Angkorian Ether.
No artist can leave Angkor Wat without being inspired. The eons-old wonder is a fount of visual stimulation that leaves one awestruck and endowed with a mind overflowing with beautiful memories. For Cebu-based designer Oj Hofer, the memories came flooding back right

Fashion Watch 2011: Ferdi Abuel

The designer modernizes '40s fashion with sportswear elements and streamlined tailoring.
Ferdi Abuel has a deep affinity for the ultra-feminine silhouette of '40s fashion, and it was one of the mainstays of his Holiday 2011 collection for Fashion Watch. The paired ensembles whittle the waist with peplumed skirts and tailored little jackets with

Fashion Watch 2011: Dennis Lustico

Jewel tones and form-hugging cuts for his Holiday 2011 collection.
Though it's called Barrio Dance, there's nothing insular or provincial about Dennis Lustico's Holiday 2011 collection for Fashion Watch. Inspired by the small town revelry scenes in the Salvador Dalí biopic Little Ashes, Dennis distills the creative and social esprit of Spain