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Buy shirts inspired by your favorite Philippine resto from this website

Jul 08, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Sales from these t-shirts created by Filipino designers will support local restaurants and their service teams

Kanye West says he's running for U.S. president

Jul 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,' the rapper and fashion designer tweets

2024? Kanye West again tweets about plans to run for president of the US. Photo from Kim Kardashian's Instagram

ABS-CBN’s Big Dipper, Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation ‘not tax avoidance schemes’

Jul 01, 2020 - 7:13 PM

ABS-CBN Group chief financial officer Ricardo Tan also debunks allegations the network supposedly recorded a negative 5% effective tax rate in 2018

DEFENDING THE KAPAMILYA. ABS-CBN Group chief financial officer Ricardo Tan faces the House committees on legislative franchises, and good government and public accountability on July 1, 2020. Screenshot from the House of Representatives' Youtube account

This design agency is helping SMEs rebuild their brand for free

May 29, 2020 - 3:12 PM

Know a business owner who needs help? Serious Studio's 'Brand Aid' initiative offers a free brand-building mentorship program to local businesses affected by COVID-19.

Fashion revolution as designers rebel against 'wasteful' calendar

May 26, 2020 - 10:30 PM

International fashion designers are speaking up, saying it's time to rethink fashion's future

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 19, 2020 models present creations for Gucci's Women Fall - Winter 2020 collection in Milan. - Gucci's designer Alessandro Michele is one of the fashion designers calling for a rethinking of how luxury fashion works after the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), AFP reports on May 26, 2020. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP)

How basic urban design can help protect crowded communities during an outbreak

Apr 27, 2020 - 7:37 PM

Local governments play a big role in including urban design in public health policies and protocols especially as the country grapples with the coronavirus outbreak

PLASTIC WALLS. The parish in Barangay Bagong Silangan in Quezon City put plastic walls for its makeshift drive-thru, where pedicab drivers and garbage traders can get free meals. Photo courtesy of Fr Gilbert Billena

Film characters inspire PPE designs in Iloilo City

Apr 22, 2020 - 11:23 AM

'If a little color can help make them feel better, then that’s great,' fashion designer Adrian Pe says of the Teletubbies-inspired coveralls he makes for medical frontliners

FUN IN BAYANIHAN Ilonggo nurse and designer Adrian Pe and his team at The Medical City-Iloilo help in the production of personal protective equipment, some of which went viral due to their designs inspired by Teletubbies, Star Wars, and Power Rangers. Photos from Adrian Pe

Fashion designer Ito Curata dies

Mar 27, 2020 - 11:54 AM

Ito Curata, 60, dressed some of Manila top socialites

Fashion icon Jean-Paul Gaultier hands his scissors to Sacai's Chitose Abe

Mar 04, 2020 - 9:24 PM

The French designer, who retired last February says he will invite a designer each season to design for his brand

Raf Simons joins Prada as co-creative director

Feb 24, 2020 - 10:35 AM

The first collection with Simons for the brand will be for Spring/Summer 2021 and will be presented in September in Milan

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 04, 2018 (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been retouched at the request of Prada.) Designer Miuccia Prada and Designer Raf Simons attend the Prada Resort 2019 fashion show on May 4, 2018 in New York City. - Italian fashion house Prada announced on February 23, 2020 that from April 2, 2020, iconic designer and founder Miuccia Prada will be flanked by a creative co-director, renowned designer Raf Simons. (Photo by Sean ZANNI / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Fashion designer Olivier Theyskens to head French label Azzaro

Feb 06, 2020 - 11:33 PM

The Belgian designer's debut collection will be shown during Paris haute couture week in July

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 11, 2013 Belgian Designer Olivier Theyskens appears backstage at the Theyskens' Theory fall 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Skylight Studios at Moynihan Station in New York City. - Theyskens is to take the helm at the French couture house Azzaro, the label said on February 6, 2020. His debut Azzaro collection will be shown during Paris haute couture week in July. (Photo by Brian Ach / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Balenciaga aims to rejoin fashion's haute couture ranks

Jan 21, 2020 - 11:45 AM

'This is where we came from, and after 50 years we're coming back,' says the brand's current designer Demna Gvasalia

Designer Demna Gvasalia of fashion house Balenciaga poses with his award after being named winner of the International Ready-to-Wear Designer award during the British Fashion Awards 2016 in London on December 5, 2016. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Style legend Jean-Paul Gaultier retires from fashion

Jan 19, 2020 - 4:09 PM

The French designer announces that he will bow out on January 22 with a 'big party' to mark his 50 years in the business

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 26, 2011 French designer Jean Paul Gaultier (R) acknowledges the public with former actress and model Farida Khelfa during the Spring-Summer 2011 Haute Couture Collection Show in Paris. - French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier said on January 17, 2020 that his next Paris haute couture fashion show will be his last. The flamboyant creator said he would be bowing out January 22, 2020 with a big party to mark his 50 years in the business after his latest collection hits the catwalk. "Rest assured haute couture will continue with a new concept," he added. (Photo by PIERRE VERDY / AFP)

Filipino brand Annie & Lori is featured in British Vogue

Jan 07, 2020 - 5:28 PM

The brand is known for its modern take on the traditional bakya

ANNIE & LORI. The Filipino footwear brand is featured in British Vogue. Photo courtesy of Annie and Lori

Fashion spotlight: Q and A with Feliciano Ador

Dec 27, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The designer puts the spotlight on Mindanao's rich textiles in his creations

'Sensual obsessive' fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro dies

Dec 23, 2019 - 9:58 PM

The designer's family confirms his death at the age of 86

For fashion designer Mikee Andrei, Christmas is about family

Dec 20, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The fashion designer shares how Christmas has changed for her through the years

LOOK: Team Philippines' Francis Libiran-made outfits for the SEA Games opening

Nov 25, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Check out the details here!

Designer Cary Santiago reminds bashers: Beauty pageants 'not barometer of fashion'

Nov 04, 2019 - 9:28 PM

'Let me reiterate, fashion is never and will never be about beauty pageants,' says the Cebuano fashion designer

Why fashion designer Chico Estiva ‘took the risk’ with Leren Bautista's national costume

Oct 09, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Chico says the initial concept was inspired by the Pahiyas festival

Designer Spotlight: Baguio's Eros Goze

Oct 05, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Eros Goze has designed weaves worn by Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Daniel Padilla

Baguio fashion designer Eros Goze

House, Senate bills want President to appoint 'designated survivor'

Aug 29, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Quezon City 2nd District Representative Precious Hipolito Castelo and Senator Panfilo Lacson file versions of the bill in the 18th Congress

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR. President Rodrig Duterte delivers his 4th State of the Nation Address at the BAtasang Pambansa on July 22, 2019. Photo by Simeon Celi Jr/Presidential Photo

Fashion designer Isabel Toledo dies at 59

Aug 27, 2019 - 3:41 PM

Isabel died due to breast cancer

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Fashion Designer Isabel Toledo and her husband, Illustration artist and designer Ruben Toledo attend the American Apparel & Footwear Association's 38th Annual American Image Awards 2016 on May 24, 2016 in New York City. Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA/AFP)

Designer Eddie Baddeo dies

Aug 16, 2019 - 11:22 AM

He is remembered for his avant-garde designs

EDDIE BADDEO. The fashion designer, seen here going to church in July, has died. Screenshot from

After revival, Netflix pulls the plug on ‘Designated Survivor’

Jul 25, 2019 - 3:48 PM

Netflix cancels the political drama nearly a year after saving it from ABC's cancellation

RESULTS: July 2019 Interior Designer board exam

Jul 15, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Congratulations to all the passers!

Vintage Frederick Peralta items go on sale as designer recovers from stroke

Jun 19, 2019 - 2:06 PM

Creations by the veteran designer are on display and being sold at the Marriott Hotel in Manila

FREDERICK PERALTA. The iconic designer is raising funds for medical and living expenses as he recovers from a stroke. Screenshot from Michelle Garcia on Facebook

Veteran production designer Cesar Hernando dies

May 08, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Tributes pour in from his contemporaries in the industry

REMEMBERED. Cesar Hernando works on the set of Mike de Leon’s ’Citizen Jake’ in 2017. Photo from

Dress by Filipino designer makes it to Met Gala 2019 red carpet

May 08, 2019 - 4:28 PM

The dress was designed by Carl Jan Cruz and worn by fashion editor Whitney Bauck – it's also the designer's take on the CSA Makati uniform

PINOY PRIDE. Whitney Bauck wears a dress by Filipino designer Carl Jan Cruz at the 2019 Met Gala. Photo from

D-League: NU scores breakthrough over winless Trinity

Apr 22, 2019 - 6:47 PM

SMDC-NU emerges victorious in the battle of winless teams

5 subtle details that make up a modern office

Mar 15, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Does your office have these?

Mak Tumang to hold fashion exhibit in SM Mall of Asia

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:28 PM

'The Universe' features 9 gowns worn by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

Call for entries to the adobo Design Awards Asia 2019

Mar 14, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The deadline for entries is on April 5, 2019

Nick Jonas wears Michael Cinco in 'Sucker' video

Mar 04, 2019 - 6:02 PM

The Filipino designer shares the looks on his Instagram page

SUCKER. Nick Jonas dons a Michael Cinco vest in the Jonas Brothers' new video. Screenshot from

Designer Karl Lagerfeld to be cremated without ceremony

Feb 20, 2019 - 10:52 PM

In one of his last major interviews, the designer had asked to be cremated and for his ashes to be scattered with his mother's

LAGERFELD. The late designer died on February 19. Photo from

Karl Lagerfeld, fashion's quick-witted king

Feb 19, 2019 - 8:48 PM

The fashion icon died on February 19

KAISER. Karl Lagerfeld leaves a fashion legacy. Screenshot from

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85

Feb 19, 2019 - 8:04 PM

(UPDATED) Karl Lagerfeld had headed Chanel since 1983

FASHION LEGEND. German designer Karl Lagerfeld poses on the runway during the Chanel Metiers D'Art 2018/19 Show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 04, 2018 in New York City. File photo by Angela Weiss/AFP

Designer spotlight: Jearson Demavivas

Feb 19, 2019 - 1:00 PM

A self-described dreamer, the designer from South Cotabato talks about achieving his dreams and how to use Filipino textile responsibly

Jearson Demavivas. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

First transgender designer shows at New York Fashion Week

Feb 06, 2019 - 5:32 PM

Pierre Davis is the first openly transgender creator to present a collection at New York's prestigious Fashion Week

Designer Spotlight: Jojo Bragais

Jan 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The shoemaker is not just known for pageant shoes anymore

U.S. fashion group calls for more diversity in model size

Jan 05, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The Council of Fashion Designers of America hopes more designers and companies start embracing body positivity in 2019

Cagayan de Oro to hold first design conference in February 2019

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:40 PM

The Oro Design Conference provides a platform for the growing community of designers in Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao, says project head Karl Adrian Aguro

FIRST IN CDO. The Oro Design Conference is Cagayan de Oro's first design conference patterned after similar events annually held in Manila, Cebu, and Davao. Photo courtesy of Oro Design Conference

LOOK: Catriona Gray wears a 'Mayon' gown in Miss Universe 2018

Dec 17, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Presenting the 'Mayon' dress by Mak Tumang

Designing cities to counter loneliness? Let’s explore the possibilities

Dec 10, 2018 - 12:23 PM

It’s not that the built environment 'causes' interaction, but it can certainly either enable or constrain potential interaction

Media, human rights groups slam latest tax cases vs Rappler

Nov 30, 2018 - 12:56 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'The mounting tax charges against Rappler are a blatant form of legal harassment,' says the Committee to Protect Journalists

'LEGAL HARASSMENT.' Groups slam the latest tax cases filed against Rappler Holdings Corporation and Maria Ressa. Screenshot from Rappler video.

RESULTS: November 2018 Interior Designer board exam

Nov 27, 2018 - 5:41 PM

251 out of 452 passed the Interior Designer Licensure Examination in Manila

Manila among least sustainable cities globally – report

Nov 01, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Manila ranked poorly in the social, environmental, and economic sub-indices of the 2018 Sustainable Cities Index and 'needs to reinvent itself'

Thought-shifting spaces

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:00 AM

How would you want your work and living spaces to reflect what you love about life?

IN PHOTOS: Kenneth Cobonpue's 'Star Wars' collection

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Renowned Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue teams up with Star Wars to create an out-of-this-world furniture line of galactic proportions

LBPI Design International: Reaping the rewards of flexible solutions

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:54 PM

The workplace is an ecosystem. it must provide the right balance of performance, engagement, and well-being.