With a well-trained sartorial eye and an unparalleled mastery of bringing easy-lux visions to life, Filipino fashion designer Pablo Cabahug has earned his stripes in the fashion industry over the past decade including winning the Look of Style Awards that granted him a scholarship at Central Saint Martins in London.
This November, the designer is celebrating a milestone with a nostalgic look back, and a hopeful welcoming of the future. On November 4, Pablo Cabahug is ringing in his 10th year of fashioning sartorial masterpieces, with a celebratory benefit dinner and gala show for his new collection entitled “Rayons Du Soleil” (Rays of the Sun) at the PICC Forum.
The upcoming 50-piece collection is something of a love letter to his colorful experiences in the industry that has shaped the designer he has become today.
“I wanted to revisit my most memorable collections, and reimagine them with a romantic feel and the ease of different hues and emotions from sunrise to sunset. This imagery of the sun — from rising to its seat in the sky, to its return to rest at the end of the day — is symbolic of life’s never-ending opportunities. To fall and rise again, to live another day and start anew,” Cabahug explained.
Taking pages from his past collections and reworking them to fit the men and women of today, it’s certain that Cabahug’s design DNA will run strong in the new collection: easy luxury, flattering lines to compliment the woman’s body, a touch of menswear. It’s the classic Cabahug aesthetic — made fresher and ever more exciting with modern updates and new silhouettes.
The benefit dinner that will set the scene for Rayons Du Soleil’s launch will benefit the designer’s alma mater, Colegio de San Juan Letran. It will also fund the construction of the Letran Quadricentennial Building to commemorate 400 years of relentlessly pursuing academic excellence. Some names who will walk the runway on November will be Letran alumnis including Senator Freddie Webb, Direk Lauren Dyogi and former PBA Star Kerby Raymundo.
Taking his initiative beyond the evening of the gala show, Cabahug shared, “A portion of the [collection] sales will be donated to the Letran scholarship, so we can continue to give back even after the show is over.”