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Bahandi Sandals: Transforming Floating Lilies to Stylish and Affordable Footwear

September 16, 2017 7:00 pm by Marky Ramone Go

After spending many weekends exploring the various parts of CARAGA region for secret hideaways and potential tourist locations, the husband and wife team of Jimbo and Shayla Sanchez one day turned their attention to the dense existence of water lilies floating along the Agusan River. Aside from the hats they […]

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Finding A Place For Pineapple (Ind) the Big Apple

July 5, 2017 7:00 am by Eunice Guzon

Ryan Letada, co-founder of Next Day Better, taking the Pineapple Ind barong to the streets of New York “Pen pineapple, apple pen…” You may hate this song or (secretly) like it. You may hate pineapple chunks in your pizza (or burger) or love it. Whichever side you choose, one thing is […]

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Where It All Began

December 29, 2016 7:00 pm by Karla Ramos

Bienvenido Tantoco, Sr. shares how one of the country’s leading fashion-retail brands started and how it manages to stay on top even after decades Great things start from small beginnings, and in the case of Rustan’s, it was a humble sales area in their living room in 1950s Makati that […]

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The Origin and Evolution of Filipino-Inspired Fashion

December 19, 2016 12:08 pm by Karla Ramos

Text by Betty V. Lalana | Photos Courtesy of the Ortigas Foundation Library The origins of distinctly Filipino fashion can be traced back to the humble baro’t saya, which was simply a skirt and blouse, with an additional short wraparound – the tapis, and topped off with a pañuelo (kerchief). […]