Tastemaker – Garimon Roferos
With his edgy signature on couture, the house of Garimon Roferos continues to thrive in the fashion industry in the region. Recently, together with his successful shows at the Dubai and Abu Dhabi Bride Shows, Garimon has also dressed some of the world most glamorous personalities including Argentinian superstar Martina Stoessel for Seventeen Mexico Magazine, Ford model Konstance for Industry Magazine (US), Russian actress Katerina Shpitsa, Miss World Philippines Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez, Filipino celebrity and host Vice Ganda, and Cannes Film awardee Farah Abdulaziz.
Garimon views couture as an art form and medium for empowerment. “As an advocate, you understand the value in expressing your core fundamentals through fashion,” he says. Garimon also believes in the power of mentorship, which he is gearing to do more of. He shares, “By becoming a mentor to someone who would benefit from my skills, knowledge, and experience is my number one agenda, especially for my province, Davao. I strongly believe that helping others makes the world a better place, and it makes you feel great in the process. It’s a great way to contribute to your community. You will also gain a plethora of other experiences that will help you as you navigate your future. You will never go wrong with kindness.”
Together with his Garimon Roferos Couture team of artisans, he has produced a collection in 2018 that bridges the gap between comfort and functionality with authentic couture aesthetic. His masterfully crafted gowns have been seen on a fair share of celebrities this year – including Yemeni-Emirati opera singer Balqees Ahmed Fathi, Miss World Manushi Chillar, Bollywood star Pretty Zinta, as well as Filipino celebrity Lustre.
By applying out of the box concepts into universal fashion sensibilities, the designer has consistently produced memorable pieces that have a decided edge through the years. Always driven to reach the next level, Garimon asserts, “You are only as good as your last design. If success is in your past, do not rest and be content with what you have done. If failures are in your past, today may be the time for a new beginning.”
Sheer faith in hand combined with his pragmatic ever-surging career approach, Garimon is working towards becoming a global name someday, producing gowns and collections representative of the modern-day Filipino’s best traits: versatile, unique and ever-changing. “My future will be filled with new interests, learning curves and challenges. This is how Garimon Escandor Roferos works.”
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