Artisan

The Dark, Beautiful Ironies of Herminio Tan Jr.
Written by: Leo Balante || March 13, 2019

This young, Rizal-based design ingenue collects bones, and skulls and transforms them into grotesque, but beautiful and polished art pieces that tell thought-provoking narratives. See his artistic journey and his ever-evolving worldview as an artist.

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The Evolution of Avel Bacudio
Written by: Leo Balante || March 8, 2018

Twenty years into the business of making clothes, Bicol-native Avel Bacudio has marked his career with a constant evolution. From his mindset to his aesthetic, we talk to this ace designer on how he has grown as a design genius through the years.

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Romancing opulence with Michael Cinco
Written by: Leo Balante || July 16, 2017

Dubai-based designer Michael Cinco has continued to delight a global following of fashion heavyweights, while proudly waving the Philippine flag. His masterful melding of delicate fabric and opulent crystals has made him a powerful fashion force. Rank talks to the master couturier and sneaks into the genius of the visionary.

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