The Lookbook

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Valentine’s day is the day you show appreciation for your loved ones. But expressing how much you treasure them could be difficult. Manifest your deepest affections by giving your special someone a thoughtful present and a kiss on the cheek. Here is a list of perfect gift ideas this Valentines…

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The man behind the famous Jeepney Spring Summer Collection 2014 started out from a family garment business that sparked his interest in clothing and now making his name speak for his own brand worldwide, Jeffrey Rogador makes the Filipino fashion industry proud and loud. At the age of 13, Jeffrey…

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The first time I talked to Avel Bacudio, it was 2015 and I was asking him for clothes I would be using for a cover I was working on with GMA 7 artist Derrick Monasterio. We talked on Facebook for some time, discussing the mood and overall look of the…

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I recently had a shoot in Korea for an upcoming indie film. It’s my first-ever shoot out of the country and my biggest concern was the cold. Winter in Korea falls between the months of December and February. January, when we had our shoot, was well smack in the center.…

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Everything in life has a season, and this is particularly true with fashion. As the season changes, it signals a “do-over” of a person’s outlook and perspective, foregoing thick clothing and layering worn during the cold months to something that is more appropriate for the warm season. For the most…

THE PITOY MORENO TRIBUTE ISSUE

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Jose “Pitoy” Moreno is certainly a household name in the Philippines. Moreno was a true visionary and a remarkable person. He is the “Fashion Czar of Asia” and has helped Philippine Fashion be known worldwide. Moreno introduced piña, jusi, and hablon to the global stage and vocabulary. He helped popularize…

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As a kid, all I knew about Pitoy Moreno was that he was in a lyric of a song my mom and dad usually played during the summer. He was the Pitoy, we would joyously sing out loud in Hotdog’s “Bongga Ka ‘Day”, the 1974 song now immortalized in movies,…

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A few days ago, the fashion industry mourned the passing of renowned Filipino designer and “Fashion Czar of Asia,” Pitoy Moreno. He brought formal Filipiniana to the international spotlight. One of the things I have read about him that resonated with me, was his reply as to why he chose…

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Last week, the fashion industry lost a great man whose significant contributions to society transcended thread and needles. He was a great artist who had captured the essence of beauty, replete with Filipino sensibilities, on his canvas we called gowns and clothes. He was simply Pitoy Moreno. For those who…

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Pitoy Moreno’s passing is indeed a very sad one. He is an inspiration and icon to all of the young designers. By showcasing Filipino motifs and details in his design, he succeeded in pushing the envelope farther. I had the pleasure of watching his grand 50th anniversary show, Ginintuang Moreno,…

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