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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)

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

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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

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)

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

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

Dutch design duo announced as new Nina Ricci creative directors

Aug 30, 2018 - 10:49 AM

Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh are announced as the creative directors of the brand, replacing Guillaume Henry

Kate Spade was under treatment for depression, anxiety - husband

Jun 07, 2018 - 12:17 AM

(UPDATED) Andy Spade says Kate has been seeking help for depression and anxiety for the last 5 years

Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead at NY home – police

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:46 AM

(2ND UPDATED) Reports say that the 55-year-old designer committed suicide

FILE - 5 JUNE 2018: The Fashion Designer Kate Spade, 55, was found dead on June 5, 2018 in her New York City apartment of a reportedly possible suicide. NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Kate Spade and Michael Kors pose at the CFDA hosted viewing of MOMA's "Fashioning Fiction in Photography Since 1990" April 22, 2004 in Queens, New York. Andrew Kent/Getty Images/AFP

Filipino-Australian wins ’The Apartment: Passion for Design’ show

May 29, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Fashion designer Stephanie Dods wins the 6th season of 'The Apartment'

Designer Spotlight: Nat Manilag

Mar 13, 2018 - 2:13 PM

What started as a childhood fantasy turns into reality for the designer from Agusan del Norte

Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy, the friendship that changed fashion

Mar 13, 2018 - 10:44 AM

The actress and fashion designer's partnership is one of the most memorable tandems in fashion history

PARTNERSHIP. File photo on October 21, 1991 shows French designer Hubert de Givenchy and American actress Audrey Hepburn talking at the Galliera Museum in Paris during a reception honoring Givenchy for his 40 years in fashion. Their designer-muse relationship was one of the most memorable ones in fashion history. Photo by Pierre Guillaud/AFP

French designer Hubert de Givenchy dies aged 91

Mar 13, 2018 - 10:19 AM

The designer's partner Philippe Venet announces that de Givenchy died in his sleep

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 15, 2017 French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, 90, attends a press conference to present an exhibition dedicated to his 40-year career at the Cite Internationale de la Dentelle et de la Mode (International Centre for Lace and Fashion) in Calais, northern France.  French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy died aged 91 it was announced on March 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN

Designer Spotlight: Bessie Besana

Feb 10, 2018 - 12:19 PM

The up-and-coming fashion designer shares his story, which began with his love for beauty pageants

Pitoy Moreno, famed Filipino fashion designer, dies

Jan 15, 2018 - 7:12 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The late designer's wake will be at the Sanctuario de San Antonio Parish in Makati from January 17 to 19. He will then be brought to Manila Memorial Park on January 20, where he will be laid to rest.

Zalora unveils your new wardrobe essentials for 2018

Jan 15, 2018 - 5:51 PM

The online retail site teamed up with Fashion Exchange International and some of the country's best fashion designers

Filipino designers show at Paris Fashion Week 2018

Oct 09, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The Fashion Design Trade and Exhibit, Inc. brings the designs of Filipino designers to the Paris fashion world

FAST FACTS: Who invented the Philippine terno?

Jan 27, 2017 - 10:42 AM

While former First Lady Imelda Marcos popularized the terno it has long been worn by Filipino women and evolved from earlier traditional Filipino dresses

STATELY. Former First Lady Imelda Marcos (right) dons a terno as she walks with former US President Ronald Reagan and former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos in 1982. File photo

Fashion designer Gerry Katigbak dies at 64

Oct 11, 2015 - 11:06 AM

Gerry Katigbak dies Saturday October 10

10th ASEAN Leaderspeak: ASEAN's cultural heritage through design and innovation

May 11, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Experts spell out issues and outline ways to prime up the textile and apparel sector’s readiness in response to the ASEAN Economic Community

Photo courtesy Asian Institute of Management ASEAN 2015 Project

Let’s Wear Local: Tren busana 2015 ‘made in Indonesia’

Jan 20, 2015 - 9:36 PM

Kolaborasi antara desainer dan pengrajin kain lokal tidak hanya menggerakkan ekonomi kecil namun mengangkat kekayaan budaya Indonesia di mata internasional

Local is the new style. Peragaan busana IKAT Indonesia karya desainer muda Didiet Maulana. Foto oleh 5asec/Instagram

‘Kedjora’ Ivan Gunawan : Lagu sedih yang indah

Nov 06, 2014 - 2:51 PM

Kisah cinta tak sampai Ivan Gunawan menjadi inspirasi kelam peragaan busana sang desainer

Kreasi batik adibusana Alleira di pusat perbelanjaan Jakarta

Nov 05, 2014 - 2:46 PM

Koleksi busana terbaru Alleira Batik bagaikan kreasi adibusana dengan kesan mewahnya

Inspirasi budaya Majapahit dan Cordoba hiasi JFW2015 hari keempat

Nov 05, 2014 - 12:15 PM

Desainer handal Oscar Lawalata dan Denny Wirawan memukau runway Jakarta Fashion Week 2015 dengan peragaan busana yang terinspirasi budaya Majapahit dan Cordoba

Kejutan peragaan busana IPMI di hari ketiga JFW2015

Nov 04, 2014 - 12:43 PM

Ikatan Perancang Mode Indonesia hadirkan peragaan busana yang penuh totalitas di panggung Jakarta Fashion Week 2015

JFW2015: Glitz and glam, pesta mode para artis

Nov 03, 2014 - 12:03 PM

Selebriti Indonesia unjuk gigi sebagai desainer masa depan

JFW2015: Grazia Glitz and Glam

Nov 02, 2014 - 7:12 PM

Highlight hari kedua Jakarta Fashion Week 2015 adalah hasil kreasi selebriti desainer Indonesia

Pagelaran busan a Jakarta Fashion Week 2015 dibuka pada Sabtu, 1 November 2014, di Senayan City, Jakarta. Foto oleh Eandaru Kusumaatmaja/Feminagroup

Desainer muda Indonesia pukau malam perdana Jakarta Fashion Week 2015

Nov 02, 2014 - 2:06 PM

Tampilan busana karya desainer muda Indonesia menunjukkan karya karya yang romantis elegan dan menantang

Model memeragakan busana karya desainer Tex Saverio pada malam pertama Jakarta Fashion Week 2015, Sabtu (1/11). Foto oleh Feminagroup

JFW2015: Indonesia Fashion Forward

Nov 01, 2014 - 7:51 PM

Peragaan busana Jakarta Fashion Week 2015 di malam perdana menampilkan koleksi oleh desainer desainer muda ternama Indonesia

Pagelaran yang ditunggu di Jakarta Fashion Week 2015

Oct 31, 2014 - 2:52 PM

Puluhan desainer Indonesia dan mancanegara akan berpartisipasi dalam fashion week terpanas tahun ini Tertarik datang? Berikut acara acara yang perlu kamu ketahui

TOP DESIGNER. Tex Saverio acknowledges the audience at the end of his 2014 Autumn/Winter ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris on February 25, 2014. Photo by AFP

Darren Espanto of 'The Voice Kids' wows audience in 2014 TOFA awards

Oct 26, 2014 - 1:42 PM

Journalist Sheila Coronel fashion designer Josie Natori and composer Robert Lopez are among the recipients of the 4th annual The Outstanding Filipino Americans TOFA

Rihanna is now officially a fashion icon

Mar 25, 2014 - 6:35 PM

Rihanna makes her mark in the fashion industry as the CFDA announces that she s their fashion icon pick this year

2014 SoFA grad show: 'Storytelling through design'

Mar 21, 2014 - 4:51 PM

After months of painstaking labor graduates of the School of Fashion the Arts present their masterpieces

Tan-Gan, Lustico, Lloren, Gaupo collaborate in 'Salon'

Sep 16, 2013 - 5:59 PM

The clothes are the highlight of the evening

GLITTERATI. Pieces from Cesar Gaupo's collection in 'Salon.' All photos by Giselle Töngi-Walters

A toast to Philippine fashion

May 25, 2013 - 8:00 AM

At the PH Fashion Week party founder Joey Espino shared his insights on Philippine fashion

A NIGHT FOR FASHION. Models, designers and fashion-lovers reveled at the Philippine Fashion Week 2013 party. Photo by Andrew Robles

IN PHOTOS: ‘Altered Perspective’ fashion show

Mar 29, 2013 - 6:53 PM

Here are 25 of the best looks from graduating fashion students of College of Saint Benilde

‘OH MY GODDESS.’ Kathleen Que’s super glamorous ruffled creations are fit for Aphrodite. All photos by Pia Ranada