Resty Lagare 

Having one’s creations worn by an array of high-profile clients is one thing – and an amazing feat at that. However, using one’s craft to help others in need is something that’s even doubly commendable. For the prolific Kuwait-based designer Resty Lagare, 2018 has been a generous year that allowed him to further both his career, as well as his passion for supporting worthwhile causes.

Dressing very prominent celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Mel B, and Ashanti, not to mention the entire model lineup of Germany’s Next Top Model for the third time in a row, including the iconic Heidi Klum herself, has bolstered Resty’s continued climb in the international fashion scene. Combining fashion and a cause close to his heart, he also staged an exclusive fashion show in Austin, Texas, called Opulence, which raised funds for Project Malasakit under the Kara David initiative towards supporting underprivileged children. Over in Kuwait, Resty has also collaborated with regional designers and artists in support of humanitarian efforts including the Kabayan Cancer Support group.  The designer professes, “It feels good to be able to help in our small way to alleviate the plight of the needy. Thank God for these hands!”

A believer in the innate power and the capacity for the kindness of the Filipino people, Resty underlines the importance of always taking pride in what we do.  He says, “Be proud to be a Filipino because wherever you go, you will always carry with you the heart and soul of a Filipino who takes pride in his rich culture and heritage, molded by his nation’s colorful history.  We have to carry this beacon to the rest of the world.”



Special thanks to our sponsors: Emirates Airline, Stars n Bars La Mer, Liali, Instax – Grandstores UAE, Dusit Thani Dubai, Gver – Your Friendly Marketplace for Sharing, Meeting Dancewear , MPQ, CMG, Filbrit, and our partners Rozen Antonio Photography,  Alex Callueng Photography, Jef Anog Photography, and Ethereal Photography.


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