Considered as a fashion capital once upon a time, Manila is now bursting at the seams with diverse and talented fashion creatives. Eyes twinkling with new ideas and unlimited guts, completely unafraid of the unknown and travelling the road less traveled. Keep in thread with these four on the rise designers as they create garments that exude their own aesthetic sure to put Manila back on the proverbial fashion industry map. – Hola Pauline
With the minimalist trend on its definite last leg of the season, kicking it into high gear is it’s polar opposite set to give a visual and texture explosion. Ha.Mu, a gender neutral and eclectic brainchild of two recent fashion graduates, Mamuro Oki and Abraham Guardian, delivers an onslaught of vibrant color, eye-catching patterns, and unusual silhouettes surely not for the ones wanting to blend in the crowd.
Jerome Tayao (@jerometayao)
As one of the Philippine representatives in the recent AirAsia Runway Designer Search 2017, Jerome Tayao created an optical masterpiece boasting the wonders and unimaginable beauty of the island of Coron, Palawan. Sewing in vibrancy and dynamic with a hint of tropical paradise applique, there is no lingering monochrome aftermath that had fashion industry on a tight grip for the past few years.
Renzel Galleta (@el.ta_)
Inspiration can come from different stories, shapes, and beauty. Just ask Renzel Galleta, a recent DLS-CSB fashion graduate and the designer of ELTA, who finds ideas in the highly unusual from infamous grotesque murderers to wish granting mythical creatures, and constructs painstaking intricate fabric manipulation ingenuity set to replicate bloodied and shredded epidermis and sewn together victim’s skin.
Beatrice Samson (@paraluman_official)
Balancing on the sharpened scissor edge of womenswear and menswear, Beatrice Samson, the genius behind Paraluman, is unafraid of being meticulous, original, and different with a certain flair for the prints and craftsmanship. Inspired by a wide array of everyday mundane objects, it’s not wonder each garment threads simple sophistication.
Flashback to one of our favorite projects ever! Early this year, we were commissioned to do a custom balloon dress for Kim's collaboration with Dior for their latest rouge collection. This piece is made of layers of gauze (all distressed by hand) and organdy, combined with lots of panels of electric pleated tulle. You can see more photos and read more about her amazing story in her blog. #beasamson #paraluman #filipino #fashion #kimjones #kimcamjones #dior #diormakeup #couture #womenwhoinspire #supportfilipino #lovefilipino