These New Kids Are The Next Big Thing In Philippine Fashion

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Wanting to breathe new life into your sense of style? Look no further as the search stops here, as we list down the up-and-coming designers you should keep an eye out for in Philippine fashion.

Far from saccharine innocence, the weird and wonderful world of the new age has just begun and we’ve kept our eyes open on the new breed of designers who have blurred the fine line between reality and fantasy.


Surrealism in couture has been one of the Fashion Institute of the Philippines’ visible strengths for years now. This year, the esteemed institution adds new names to their fiery streak of astounding designers.

Multi-colored sash, top and flared trousers by JJ AQUINO, Pink voluminous top and skirt with neon belt by LOVELY TRINIDAD, Blue asymmetrical gown and mask by RAFAELLA DOMINIQUE
Ruffled dress and sculptural vest by JOSEPH PALMA, Hand-embroidered cape and pants by IVY BARRAMEDA


Intricate handiwork and vision beyond this world are two core characteristics ingrained by the designers of College of Saint Benilde in every creation, this batch was no exception.

Purple ruffled mini dress, kimono and hat by VIA STO. TOMAS, Blush bodysuit, embroidered tutu and hat by MARY LIM, Powder blue poofy dress and headpiece by BEA ARAZA
Embellished mask, headpiece and dress by DARLENNE RIVERA, Patched vest, jumpsuit and hat by KIMBLE QUINTO


An academic program that continues to elevate the scope of fashion and design in the country, SoFA pushes to elevate garment construction, fabric manipulation, and strong concept-centric collections.

Patent leather jumpsuit and sculptural jacket by ENA CUIZON, Asymmetrical multi-colored top and skirt by BELLE VILLANUEVA
Caged dress, embellished top and shorts by CHEYENNE SAROL, Embroidered top and sculptural skirt by PATRICIA SAMULDE

(This article first appeared on MEGA Magazine)

Photography Erwin Canlas
Styling & Creative Direction Lyn Alumno
Makeup Byran Lim (On Mica), Audrey C. Arias (On Ohtee & Jullian)
Hair Daisy Cañeta
Set Design Jemy Sta. Ana
Shoot Assistant MJ Almero
Models Micaela of Ideal People Models, Ohtee of Elite Models and Jullian Culas