Sherwin Darrel – Most influential Filipinos in the Gulf 2018


Sherwin Darrel

Hailing from Sultan Kudarat, Sherwin Darrel’s couture journey across the world has landed him in Saudi Arabia, where he has gone on to garner fame through his active contributions to the wedding industry. Championing his atelier, Emperatora Fashion, he has become one of the hottest wedding gown designers in the kingdom.

Sherwin Darrel - Most influential Filipinos in the Gulf 2018

Sherwin’s designs shift between effortless minimalism to eloquent boldness, emphasized through clever embellishments.  The designer’s gowns can be seen worn by women from around the world on the most important day of their lives.  Well-known in the regional bridal circuit, Sherwin carries both the Philippines and Saudi Arabia, every time he participates in international shows side-by-side designers from across the world.  Regarding his contribution to fashion as his most significant achievement in life, Sherwin shares his secret to success. “I’m able to achieve my triumphs by being consistent in everything I have planned with the utmost patience, self-discipline, and perseverance. My motivation is simple. It is my passion, and I want to be best in what I do. It’s not about fame, money, or power.  Sherwin also reveals, “I have also received a lot of criticism about my work. But I take them as constructive criticism, and a motivation for me to do more and stay focused in my chosen field.”

Ultimately, the designer aspires to be able to inspire others.  “I want to be a role model, to others and leave them a legacy for the next generation of fashion designers. I hope I will be able to continue to influence them to fulfill their dreams.”



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