You may not have heard of them yet, but with the acclaim they garnered with their pieces blazing the catwalk in recent fashion shows, these young designers are surely set to dominate the fashion world soon.
Check them out who'll certainly force you to update your wardrobe with their impeccable designs:
Form and function underline Brit Tripudio's inventive utilitarian designs. The Fashion Institute of the Philippines graduate provides an elevated take on tailoring mixed with artfully digital prints for a look that's decidedly urbane.
De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde alum Esme Palaganas masterfully treads minimalist design sensibilities with the perfect balance of hard and soft. Favoring a clean black and white palette rendered in solids and graphic stripes, her pieces are subtle, modern and oh-so-refined.
Davao-born designer Bengt Enrique brings a modern version of extravagance with innovative silhouettes, with a hint of retro. His tasteful execution of elaborate prints and frills are wearable with the right amount of edge by way of subtle hardware.
Blending traditional aesthetic with artisanal craftsmanship, Gabbie Sarenas creates pieces that are delicate, detailed, and ultra-feminine. Using lightweight fabrication and an austere palette, her looks convey a sense of romance and restrained opulence.
Mixing fluid lines and diaphanous textile with a champagne pop, Banggo Niu gives a luxe spin on the exotic Sahara vibe. His designs are sophisticated, relaxed, and indulgent to the touch bringing instant glamour with a sexy feel.
Photographs by Art Personas (manilafashionfesival.com)