For The Mastermind Issue, on its second year, Rank Magazine celebrates the breakthrough of young and thriving new and established creatives who continue to forge an indomitable path to excellence in the art and business of creativity. Ina Martelino, Jolianne Salvado, Lee Caces, Ady Cotoco, Karlo Carranza, and Kim Cruz, may hail from different walks of life, discipline, and artistic expression, but they share the same passion for creation—each one carefully leaving an unmistakeable mark and all of them seamlessly wearing multiple creative hats, excelling and thriving, enough to call themselves masters in their own right.
Breaking the mold of the fashion industry, young designer Nina Amoncio traces her journey from the roots of her passion for fashion to her creative growth building a sustainable brand of and for the future, ANTONINA.
From landing on his now-iconic winning finals piece to becoming the quintessential balladeer of his generation, Erik Santos‘ stake in the entertainment industry is every bit divinely-ordained. As he turns a year older, Rank Magazine editor Leo Balante sits down with the celebrated artist and OPM mainstay on the making and remaking of the artist facing the “new normal”, boxes left unticked on his creative bucket list, and the poetic justice in continuing to perform on the very stage that gave him his first steps into an illustrious two-decade career given today’s situation.
The “CRUZ” brand has rapidly grown in reputation within the Philippine fashion arena since its initial launch in 2018. As the young designer, Kyle Cruz, prepares for his latest collection, he sits down with Rank Magazine to talk about his beginnings, his burgeoning fashion career and the brand’s beginning, middle, and never-ending explorations.
Celebrating the official global release of his album “Options”, young actor-musician Iñigo Pascual catches up with Rank magazine to talk about his personal highs and lows during the pandemic, his musical evolution, and that unrelenting mission to be part of a generation that sees an OPM track win big on the Grammy stage.
Years into their explosive careers, and Los Angeles-based trio Cheat Codes finally launches their first full album, armed with intoxicating beats and even more exciting surprises kept neatly up their sleeves. Rank Magazine catches up with members Matthew and KEVI to take a peek into their world of three-part debut albums, man-eating flowers, and more.
“What if the human skin can be used as material for clothing?” This young fashion designer examines the tight-knit relationship between humans and clothes, and turns it on its head with his latest collection “Human Leather.”
Powerful, independent, sleek, and wearable. These are some of the main themes at the core of this fashion designer’s classy label as he sets out to change the look of fashion in the Philippines.
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.
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.