Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Four next-gen fashion innovators

FROM commentaries on toxic work culture and a sustainable industry, all the way to escapism and biomimicry, the messages from the newest fashion innovators are echoed when they continue to push the boundaries of a burgeoning young fashion scene through their thought-provoking debut collections.

These four emerging talents, the latest graduates of the Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) students of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, aim to make a mark in the field.

John Andrei Sumpayco breaks the limits of tailored wear in his collection “Chaos Equilibrium.” Examining the Japanese concept of karoshi or death from overwork, his menswear series embodies the intense work culture in Japan, as it seeks to create a balance between formality, deprivation and leisure.

His distorted and distressed twist on the traditional suit displays meticulous craftsmanship achieved through classic embroidery, to fabric painting and coffee dyeing, to even more unorthodox touches such as slash and spread plus cigarette burning.

Darius Jireh Juson makes a step towards a more sustainable industry in his collection REPAMANA. A call for circular economy, his anti-fast fashion womenswear line has a strong focus on functionality, versatility, and longevity.

It features upcycled modular garments that can be restyled and reused in multiple ways, all of which are made from discarded textiles — cotton, silk, and denim — accentuated with natural plant-derived dyes and found objects.

Ma. Angelica Alegre encapsulates the eye-catching charm of butterflies in Mariposa. A study on biomorphism and biomimicry, her RTW pieces mirror the intricate patterns, structure, and coloration of the beautiful insects.

The bold swatches and textures, highlighted with lenticular effects and Arashi Shibori pleats, invite wearers and viewers alike to reconnect with the wonders of nature.

Fredric Isaac Leysa explores fashion as escapism in Nocturne. A seamless marriage of pleats and prints, this posh eveningwear collection was created as a journey into the polarities of dreams and nightmares, to embrace the beauty of the surreal and the macabre as sources of solace.

Each piece is an exhibition of diverse compositions and detailed construction achieved through the quintessential chevron pleating technique.

Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!



CLIFFORD LABOG — SCREENGRAB FROM NUEVA VIZCAYA CHESSERS YOUTUBE ACCOUNT CAGAYAN Valley pride Jan Clifford Labog shocked heavy favorite International Master Michael Concio, Jr....


PHOENIXFUELS.PH Games Today(Ynares Sports Arena)5 p.m. — Blackwater vs Terrafirma7:30 p.m. — Converge vs Magnolia SHORT in numbers but not in heart, hardworking Phoenix...


F2 LOGISTICS got its own share of fresh talented recruits from the collegiate ranks as it plucked Jolina dela Cruz, Mars Alba and Jovelyn...


THE BOSTON Celtics are in position to make NBA history when they host the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals...


From left: UPMG President Barbie Atienza (Manila Bulletin), VP Jay Sarmiento (The Philippine Star), PRO/Event Head Director Jong Arcano (Philippine Daily Inquirer), Ricardo Javier...


In today’s business landscape, organizations widely recognize the crucial role of technology in HR, enabling data-driven decision-making, enhancing employee experiences, and fostering strategic HR...

You May Also Like


COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the mental health of Filipinos across different groups all over the archipelago. From frontline workers, parents balancing...


REUTERS By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter The country’s foreign exchange buffers slightly increased as of end-October as the value of the central bank’s...


BW FILE PHOTO GROSS BORROWINGS by the National Government reached P2.6 trillion as of end-September as it continued to raise funds to respond to...


KARASOLAR.COM TENA, Ecuador — Ecuador’s rainforest Achuar people say their ancestors long dreamed of a “fire canoe” or “electric fish” that would let them...

Disclaimer: Respect, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2022 Respect Investment. All Rights Reserved.