The Bench Design Initiative Is Made Local and Born Global

By Rey Robes Ilagan With the launch of Bench Design Awards (BDA) back in 2017, Bench, the homegrown retail giant synonymous with the #LoveLocal initiative, recognizes the importance of putting Philippine fashion on the global arena. In its mission, BDA creates opportunities for local design and craftsmanship to flourish globally alongside the best international commune […]

Category is Fashion Heroes

Interviews by Rey Robes Ilagan My grandmother Beatriz Castilo Laurel is one of my fashion heroes because she really believed in me from the very start. Even as child she would ask me to design her dresses with the in-house seamstress. She was my very first client and, when no one was going to me, she […]

Renew, Refresh, and Revive

By John Legaspi Beauty comes with a price. And for the fashion industry, that price is the toll it takes on mother nature’s wellbeing. Forbes reported that the clothing and textile industry is the second largest polluter in the world, next to oil. The UN also states that the industry contributes 10 percent of global […]