As Filipino designers confront the fashion industry’s new reality, Renan Pacson is set on using this time to pause, recalibrate, and move towards purposeful and ethical fashion. At this year’s Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival, he shows the fruit of his labor with forward-looking collection, ‘First Ball’.
How are footwear designers faring in this time when most Filipinos are indoors and unlikely to look for new outdoor shoes? For this artist-slash-designer, the pandemic rocked him back to his founding days, and inspired him to look at footwear, and himself, through different lenses.
At only 19 years old, dia maté has entered the local music scene with an already-deep but ever-evolving understanding of herself, her craft, and the vastness of life’s many twists and turns. As she establishes herself in the industry with her first-ever EP, “Don’t Quote Me”, Rank Magazine delves into the young artist’s inner psyche, wishing to tell her story through her self-produced music and hope that hers is a story that resonates with others, basking greatly on the same healing properties of music on her.
The highly-anticipated global premiere of Netflix Original Filipino Anime “Trese” is finally within our midst, and to say that fans and non-fans alike are excited would be a severe understatement. As the world prepares for a thrilling show, we look into the creative process, origin story, and the significance of it all in modern-day, folklore-less, Philippines.
Move to Heaven, now streaming on Netflix, poignantly tells the stories of those who have passed on through the heartwarming relationships between a group of trauma cleaners. By unraveling the untold stories of the deceased, the Netflix Original K-Drama is able to explore the raw emotions of those left behind with star-studded cast Lee Je-hoon, Tang Jun-sang, Hong Seung-hee, and a lineup of exciting surprise appearances.
Netflix is officially unleashing to the world Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead” on May 21, and the box-office director talks about promises of easter eggs, heart, humor, and a blockbuster experience right in your own television set.
At this year’s Art Fair PH, one of the country’s biggest festivals to showcase local contemporary art, photography collective Strange Fruit explores what it means to long for freedom in modern-day Philippines.
For young, rising designer, Chris Nick Delos Reyes, behind the lustrous label, Chris Nick, imagining life post-pandemic is as taxing as it is necessary, and his Spring/Summer 2021 collection speaks of an adage to a time when the ominous veil of fear and doubt would then be lifted, and the fun, flirtatious, modern Filipina could come out and socialize, dressed to the nines.
As the fashion industry recalibrated and regrouped for the better part of 2020, this label took in the time to make a whole new collection out of workshop samples, excess fabric, and discarded piles of material. Introducing Proudrace Pre-Collection 2021, the brand welcomes a new era as an eco futurist fashion label with a peek into what’s in store.
As the pandemic literally locks us down to the same quarters for 24 hours in a day, our needs as social beings have drastically deteriorated. Although technology has afforded us some new luxuries in long-distance communication, nothing could ever beat those sit down, ‘kwentuhan’ sessions with our dearest friends. Especially with those we’ve lost along the way.