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A new era of Philippine Fashion: Filipino designers are about to take over New York with ‘Filipinxt’

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Led by Filipinos for Filipinos and the world, the grand fashion presentation brings Manila to Manhattan as it celebrates Pinoy style and culture

Being one of the major fashion capitals in the world, New York has been a dream destination for many Filipino designers. Creativity thrives everywhere in the Big Apple, where the industry’s biggest brands and personalities make their mark. That’s why for many, showcasing their works in New York guarantees to put their name on the map.

It’s a belief that empowers New York-based fashion designer Bessie Besana and restaurateur Rob Mallari-D’Auria. The two are on a mission to open doors of opportunity in New York for Filipino designers with “Filipinxt,” a fashion event putting Filipino style and heritage at the forefront.

“Our goal is to bring the ingenuity of Filipino talent and, hopefully, get them recognized by the mainstream market,” Bessie says. “We want

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7 Local Designers Heart Evangelista Swears By

heart-evangelista-wears-filipino-designers-proudly-check-out-the-7-local-designers-we-spotted-in-her-closet”International trendsetter, Heart Evangelista, wears filipino designers proudly. Check out the 7 local designers we spotted in her closet.

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As a true fashionista, Heart Evangelista lives and breathes designer clothing. She can dress up or down for what the moment asks for and she delivers. You can spot her wearing Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Maison Alaïa, Dior, and more on the daily. She spices up her wardrobe by pairing these international brands with our homegrown ones. There are so many Filipino brands that Heart has helped out through the years by discovering and endorsing them to her followers. She even made her own online shop to give these local brands a platform. More than just the new brands and she supports, she also gives recognition to Filipino designers by wearing

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