By Rene Ciria-Cruz
HERE NOW, THE NEWS. Top members of the Philippine Senate shocked their constituents this morning by being extra nice to each other and indulging in unprecedented public displays of affection. Ordinary citizens are reacting with outrage at their lawmakers’ naked expressions of civility. It began when Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson lavished praise on [...]
By Elton Lugay
A peek into Monique Lhuillier’s fall collection shows her variant interpretations of tailored and layered dresses and lacey shoes. This androgynous mix made for a stunning array when used on rich textures in colors of pewter gold, amethyst green, garnet red, reminiscent of a jewelry box.
By Yasmine Chan Hidalgo
First and foremost, one has to have a passion for something in order to succeed, says Dubai-based Ezra Santos, one of the top designers in Dubai.
In the midst of the Philippines’ most notorious slum, British expat Jane Walker transforms lives by turning rubbish into top-end fashion items.
By Momar G. Visaya
Johana Zara, a Filipina-Canadian fashion design student from The Art Institute of Vancouver emerged as the grand prize winner of the seventh annual Cool vs. Cruel Fashion Design Competition, a national design contest sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States and The Art Institutes.
By Yasmine C. Hidalgo Contributor
In this modern Middle Eastern city, fashion designer Furne One is living his dream and is proudly carrying the Philippine flag.
This Cebuano has surely made every Filipino proud with his creations being worn by A-list international stars—Heidi Klum, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, and soon, Lady Gaga.
By Junne Grajales Contributor
Michael Cinco, another Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer, was featured twice on the popular America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) last year—as guest designer in Cycle 16 early in the year, and as finale designer in the last quarter’s Cycle 17 ANTM All-Stars. After about a decade in the Gulf, Samar-born Michael, a fine arts scholar of [...]
The global economic crisis claimed yet another victim on Sunday—the storied tradition of normally starchy Apec leaders decked out in gaudy local dress.
A Filipino designer will be among this year’s participants of the International Designer’s Day hosted by New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington.
By Elton Lugay
It’s about time the SAVE Act campaign makes its debut on the runway. Thanks, Manny Pacquiao, for holding the fort, but it’s time the campaign is turned over to people who truly know the textile industry. Like fashion designer and textile technologist Anthony Cruz Legarda. Anthony is among the Filipino designers who will participate in [...]
By Ika Krismantari
From Solo and Pekalongan in Central Java, Yogyakarta to the northern Java coast and other batik-producing regions in the country, two batik maestros have invented what is known today as Indonesian batik.