Ignacio Loyola – the entrepreneur behind Atelier Ignacio of the prestigious Dubai Design District – is a prolific craftsman and fashion designer born. A master of the unexpected and an avant-garde fiend, his unique creations that exemplify his love and skill for fabrication of the unusual are what makes his designs so innovative.
Creating pieces that have been featured in music videos and brand campaigns, including Boucheron for Abu Dhabi Art, Ignacio has racked up an impressive array of accomplishments throughout his career. He won the FDCP’s Philippine Fashion Design Competition twice, where he subsequently represented the Philippines in the Paris Young Designers Competition. He too brought home the grand prize from the Smirnoff Mule Fashion Awards, both in the Philippines and internationally, designing three pieces inspired by the tribes of the Northern Philippines.
A fashion design graduate of Instituto Marangoni in Milan, and interior design alumnus of the Philippine Women’s University, he now runs his very own atelier – Atelier Ignacio of Dubai Design District, an accomplishment of paramount importance, with future pursuits of breaking fashion boundaries intrinsic to his brand’s DNA.
Regarding the advice he gives to Pinoys when it comes to advancing in one’s career, he shares: “No amount of talent, skill, knowledge and hard work is worth it if you have no focus and objective. Once you have a target, planning is the key.”
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