Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: ROCKY GATHERCOLE – Fashion’s Mad Avant Gardiste
Nov08

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: ROCKY GATHERCOLE – Fashion’s Mad Avant Gardiste

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: ROCKY GATHERCOLE – Fashion’s Mad Avant Gardiste   Rocky Gathercole has since left the Middle East to replant his roots back into Philippine soil, but it won’t be right to do this list without the eccentric designer – especially since he has left such a controversial and divisive mark on the face of fashion in the UAE.   Known for his eye-popping, astonishing and sometimes...

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Ezra Santos: Ezra Enraptured
Sep21

Ezra Santos: Ezra Enraptured

By Lalaine Chu-Benitez Photos From the Illustrado Fashion Editorial – Amor Vincit Omnia; Haute Couture – Ezra Santos; Creative Director – Michael Cinco; Photography – Jef Anog; Hair & Make-Up – Valentino Montuerto Jasmin; Models – (Luna of MMG Models), Karo and Nikola of The AgenC   If Michael Cinco is all about grandiose beauty, Furne One the master of dark drama, and Rocky Gathercole continues...

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Filipino Designer – Insanity: A Look into the Madness of Rocky Gathercole
Sep25

Filipino Designer – Insanity: A Look into the Madness of Rocky Gathercole

They say there’s a very thin line that separates genius from insanity. And nowhere is the thinness of that line even more pronounced than in the case of FIlipino designer Rocky Gathercole. During a virtual tête-à-tête with the avant gardiste, we unearthed not only the method in his madness, but also the proverbial can of worms… or two. Story By Lalaine Chu-Benitez Photo by Filbert Kung Styling, Hair and Make-Up by: Ginno Alducente...

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Filipino Designers Par Excellence
Sep25

Filipino Designers Par Excellence

Beyond the divine ‘fashion trinity’ of One-Cinco-Santos which dominate the style headlines this side of the globe with their local and international style conquests, the glitzy Middle East couture industry is teeming with Filipino designers who are known and acknowledged for their definitive edge in fashion design.  By Sherry Tenorio (Photos courtesy of the designers) Illustrado reveals some of these brilliantly fabulous createurs de...

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From the Red Carpet and Beyond – Shots from Illustrado’s WOS 2012 Event

Photos by Donald Rosales.  Additional images from Marlon Bautista and James Tasarra At the Anlene section Photographer Harry Cruz with wife Desiree Illustrado EIC Lalaine Chu-Benitez with contemporary artist and WOS 2010 Honoree Tini Meyer (L-R) Agnes Pedrosa Marelid, Lalaine Chu-Benitez and Philippine Commercial Attache Jose Dinsay and wife Jinggay Dinsay (L-R) Lilian Lee Bautista and WOS 2009 Honoree Engr Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi...

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