This season, Rags2Riches creates a social statement together with its latest Style Advocate Liz Uy, who now embodies ARTEsenal Luxe.
The Rags2Riches Fall/Holiday 2013 Collection, ARTEsenal Luxe features conscientious design, artisanal skills and inspiring stories from their partner artisan from all over the country.
With Uy, the luxe collection makes a bold statement that glamour can be good for the world, and that style can have soul and substance. The celebrity stylist and fashion editor-at-large truly believes that one’s personal style should always make a statement, and that one’s accessories should go way beyond being just a decorative piece, possessing a story and life of its own.
Fusing timeless silhouettes with traditional and contemporary techniques, each piece in this collection—from the minaudières, clutches, mini bags to the hobo bags—illustrates the tactile richness of different handmade textures.
More importantly, it also interprets the artful lives and values of the artisans who produce eco-ethical fashion and home accessories out of recycled scrap cloth, organic materials and indigenous fabrics as they strive to weave better futures for the families and communities.
Liz Uy for Rags2Riches ARTEsenal Luxe was officially launched on October 17 at the Ayala Museum in Makati City with a well-attended event.