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This New Online Shop is a Hub for Top Local Designers

We’ve picked our favorite pieces to shop.
The recent turn of events have surfaced a common desire to support local products and craftsmanship. Among the fashion stalwarts who need our support are our Filipino designers who have had to rethink the purpose of their vocation. A newly launched website called

In Memory of Arnold Galang

Preview's former Managing Editor, Nikki Santiago-Rivera, pays tribute to the late designer.
Arnold Galang was kindness personified. Our friendship, spanning more than a decade, was way beyond the designer-client relationship—it was truly a gift. And in those 11 years filled with only profoundly beautiful things and conversations, he had never—ever—given me no for an

Happy Andrada Just Upgraded Blair Waldorf's Signature Headband

Take a peek at her new collection here!
Just when you think headbands can't get any better, local designer Happy Andrada shows us they can! Blair Waldorf's fave accessory gets a bedazzled upgrade, thanks to Happy, a self-confessed fan of headbands. "I've been wearing headbands that match my outfits since

We Found the Exact Gown Katarina Rodriguez Wore to Miss World

She looked positively regal.
Katarina Rodriguez was a total showstopper at the recent Miss World 2018 pageant held in China, and the cascading, ornate lavender Francis Libiran evening gown she wore onstage only made her even more regal.Doesn't she look like absolute royalty? We've actually found

Rosanna Ocampo Shows Us How To Dress For The Holidays

Celebrating her seventh year in the fashion biz, the designer debuts a new collection perfect for the Yuletide season.
As December draws nearer, party invitations fill up the space in our inboxes waiting for replies as to whether we’ll be attending or not. Out of those 10, you probably will only want to go to five–seven if you’re in the mood.

Painting The Night Red At The Red Charity Gala

The belles of Manila society rally together for a night of giving back to charity.
Each year, Tessa Prieto-Valdes and Kaye Tinga gather friends and family for a night of giving back through the annual Red Charity Gala, which aids to raise funds for the benefit of the Philippine Red Cross and the Assumption High School Batch of

Paul Herrera, Gone Too Soon

An untimely loss of a great talent.
News broke Sunday morning that designer Paul Herrera had passed away. Continuous tweets and status updates whirled around the internet sharing condolences and feelings of deep sorrow for him and his family.His twin brother, John, shared on his Facebook account that Paul’s

Kelly Preston Wears Oliver Tolentino At Cannes

There's nothing like a Filipino couture to spice up Hollywood.
In another milestone for the Philippine fashion industry, Hollywood puts yet again one of our home-grown talents on the spotlight. Designer Oliver Tolentino gets his share of fame as actress Kelly Preston steps out in one of his creations for the 21st

How To Not Have To Deal With A "designer From Hell"

What happens when your couture dreams are crushed?
We’ve recently fished a story about a young bride’s horrendous experience with a local designer whose name is kept with the initials DL. The bride claims that Mr. DL not only delivered poorly made dresses for her, the bridesmaids, and flower girls

Shaina Magdayao Walks For Amir Sali's Gala Show

The Prince of Beads showcases his mastery of couture in his first ever gala show.
If Royalties from the Middle East come to the country seeking to have their formal wear made by you, that's a sure sign you've made it as a designer. That's the story of the master couturier from Zamboanga City, Amir Sali. Hailed

Designer Spotlight: Religioso Holiday 2013

The new collection consists of ultra-feminine pieces done in a neutral color palette.
Religioso sister-tandem—Choc and Yvette—recently launched their Holiday 2013 collection and it is nothing short of fabulous!Their pieces are inspired by holiday blooms in ultra-feminine construction and silhouette but not your usual summer number. Think blossoming full skirts along with embroidered structured tops

Watch: Maco Custodio

Here's a glimpse of a shoe designer's creative lifestyle.
Are you a budding shoe designer? Watch as Maco Custodio talks about his road to success and know what sets him apart from everybody else.Click here to view his Designer Directory.

Chinoiserie By Josie Natori

The brand looks to the East for the Fall/Winter 2013 collection.
Leaving Wall Street was perhaps one of Josie Natori's most crucial life decisions—the smartest, nonetheless. Why, more than three decades after, her self-established company makes millions of dollars in retail sales and has become a globally competitive brand. (Ed's note: You'll know

Debauchery By Kaye Morales

The young designer closed the Vancouver Fashion Week with a collection inspired by inner darkness.
Known for urban street wear with a class of punk, Kaye Morales is considered as one of School of Fashion and the Arts' best and brightest. After the success of her prêt-a-porter line, Schizo, the young designer continues to soar as she

Betina Ocampo In Vogue

The Preview Best Dressed alumna lands on a feature in Vogue.
Following a feature on sometime September last year, Preview Best Dressed Betina Ocampo is soaring to new heights and making a name for herself. The daughter of Rico and Tina Ocampo, this time, lands on a feature in the October issue of

Watch: Pefta 2013 Exhibit

We bring you all the happenings during the culminating event of this year's PEFTA.
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Pefta 2012 Q&a: Yekky Balingit

Find out more about the sole accessory designer in this year's PEFTA roll call.
How do you feel about being on the PEFTA list this year?Overwhelmed. Happy. Speechless. It was a dream and it came true. I've never imagine myself to be part of the list but I'm more than grateful for the recognition Preview has

Pefta 2012 Q&a: Cherry Veric

The former painter zooms in on womanly curves for his PEFTA 2012 collection.
How do you feel about being on the PEFTA list this year?Happy, humbled, and grateful.Tell us a bit about your background.My original training was in the fine arts. As an undergrad, I was into painting. After college, I worked as a designer

Pefta 2012 Q&a: Pablo Cabahug

A former assistant to one of the country's best designers and show directors, Cabahug now makes his mark on Philippine fashion all on his own.
How do you feel about being on the PEFTA list this year?I am exhilarated and honored to be recognized in this industry by institutions like PEFTA. It confirms their appreciation for my little contribution. I am really grateful and very much appreciative.What