There is something in designer clothes that make people want to have them. This is true for most people especially those who are really into high-end fashion.
Seeing individuals shop expensive designer brands makes me imagine how much each item in their bags are – and this is something I see online every day – YouTubers doing designer hauls and it might as well be just the trend. But these people are so into these things that makes you wonder what’s in these clothes or products that make them real eye candy to them.
It should be safe to say that the only people who will be into designer clothes are those who could afford them, but the truth is, even those you couldn’t afford them try their hardest to get their hands on these things.
When we talk about designer labels, what comes to mind are international brands like Gucci or Armani, or Louis Vuitton, and even Supreme or Michael Kors. But when you dig into the fashion industry of the Philippines, you’ll discover the many designers that you might be missing on.
Have you watched any Star Magic Ball or events similar to that wherein celebrities get to wear their favorite designers? Yup, you heard me right. Most, if not all, of the clothes walking on the red carpet are from prominent fashion designers in the Philippines. From stunning gowns to sexy tuxedos, these Filipino designers will amuse and astound you.
Let me note down a few fashion designers for you who will stun you with their fabulous designs.
1. Michael Cinco.
A Samarnon designer who started his fashion line in Dubai in 2003. He studied Fine Arts in UP Diliman for two years and then transferred to Slims Fashion and Arts School in Manila.
One of my favorite couture collections… pic.twitter.com/Wm6teAWjHG
— Michael Cinco (@michael5inco) January 31, 2015
Cinco dressed celebrities like Rihanna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, J.Lo, Sofia Vergara, and even Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzback at the 2016 Miss Universe.
2. Monique Lhuillier.
A Filipino-American fashion designer who launched her brand in 1996 in Los Angeles, California.
— Monique Lhuillier (@M_Lhuillier) May 30, 2019
People started noticing her when she made the wedding dress for Britney Spears. Her clientele includes Blake Lively, Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Lovato, Reese Witherspoon, Michelle Obama, Katy Perry, Melania Trump, among others.
3. Rajo Laurel.
A Fashion designer who began his career in 1993 and continued to create House of Laurel with his sister in the year 2000. He is popular for being a judge on Project Runway Philippines.
— Rajo Laurel (@rajolaurel) September 3, 2019
He dressed clients like Tyra Banks, Dayanara Torres, Natalia Zakharova, and Kylie Verzosa.
4. Francis Libiran.
A celebrity fashion design, popular for designing Barong Tagalog uniforms of the Filipino athletes for the opening of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.
It’s always an honor and pleasure to dress the ever iconic @theeBillyPorter! ?
Billy strikes the red carpet of @CFDA’s #LoveBall3 in custom @FrancisLibiran androgynous suit paired with trailing skirt. ✨#FrancisLibiran pic.twitter.com/Vrayw5ubTM
— Francis Libiran (@FrancisLibiran8) June 27, 2019
Tony-award singer-actor Billy Porter, Dareen Criss, and Mena Massoud are just some of his clients- talk about taking his label to a whole new world!
5. Kermit Tesoro.
Tesoro is known for his elaborate shoe designs which are inspired by the environment and wildlife. You might remember Lady Gaga with each notable piece he has since the pop star wore a couple of his designs during her tour and in the music video Marry the Night.
Kermit Tesoro. pic.twitter.com/YlgPnoqXT8
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6. Inno Sotto.
Dubbed as Manila’s fashion prince, this man is a multi-awarded fashion designer who started in 1980. A pillar of the local fashion industry who shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.
— Inquirer Lifestyle (@Inq_Lifestyle) July 27, 2015
He dressed the former first lady, Imelda Marcos, and so many more.
And there you have it guys, a wonderful rendition of designer labels that you cannot only find in the Philippines – because believe it or not, these people are known worldwide!