The Philippines, in the recent past has produced very inspired designs in furniture and fashion accessories. I believe, a lot of credit goes to Josie Natori, Kenneth Cobonpue and Budji Layug for leading the pack. Untiringly working with the design community are Secretary Gregorio Domingo and Department of Trade and Industry, and Rosvi Gaetos and CITEM.
Kudos to the Filipino designer for persevering and for showing the world our brand of excellence.
* You may also want to read my past posts about Manila FAME.
|Kenneth Cobonpue's setting|
|Ito Kish's miniature city composed of vases inspired by the Art Deco walls of the Manila Metropolitan Theatre.|
|This year, I curated the Manila Wear bridal setting featuring masterpieces by masters Rajo Laurel, Randy Ortiz, and Rhett Eala, millenials Happy Andrada, and Joel Escober, and breakthrough designers John Herrera, Jaggy Glarino and Tony Evan.|