Today’s generation is very fashion conscious, arguably more so than their 90’s and 80’s counterparts. We live in a time where the scale and magnitude of media are heightened by strides in communications technology. The youth is constantly being bombarded by news of the latest trends, shoe releases, and what outfits the A-listers have been rocking. No matter where they are, they have access to an almost infinite amount of inspiration and information; from following their favorite brands on social media to taking wardrobe advice from style bloggers. Pinay blogger and fashionista Bettina Micu shares her tips on building your own style at a value! #illustradomagazine #taasnoofilipino
“I believe that fashion has to be daring. It takes courage to go out of convention, buck the norms, and provoke change.” Wearing it Well section features Filipino fashion designer Jesus Sindayen.
“Most of us would rather forego health insurance and job security than lose our toiletries – in other words, it’s perfectly fine to be in the dirt, as long as our dirt doesn’t stink.” Here are some few working theories on why Filipinos smell good by Nicholo Jallores.
Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger Paul Ramos considers himself as stylish rather than a fashionable person. Take a look at his styles as Illustrado features him in our Wearing it Well Section.
Whether they’re strutting down the street in cooler climes or keeping cool in the region’s sweltering heat, these Filipino fashionistas know how to keep their swagger – anywhere and everywhere. Take a look at our best style picks this week from Filipino style bloggers from around the world.
“As a designer, being one with Dubai’s haute couture community is important to me, not just for my career, but also for inspiring the way I run my daily life. Kailangan lagi akong couture. It’s not just a label to me. It’s a mindset. It’s a value that I live everyday. It helps me maintain my status – and my waistline!” The ‘Klassista’ Filipino designer Bandoix Flores Nebria shares his style philosophy in Illustrado –
I celebrate the uniqueness of my Philippine heritage and I believe that art is not a self-indulgent vocation but a way to educate people. When I design, I infuse narrative about the rich heritage of Philippine culture. I want to open the world’s perception of who Filipinos are and what we are capable of.
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