Charina Sarte: Color. Print. Flow.
MANILA, Philippines - It is only fitting that designer Charina Sarte's store be named after her.
After all, her name is associated with summer, resortwear, colors, prints and soft, flowy fabric draped in her signature style.
When you enter Charina's store at the Filipino Zone of Greenbelt 5, you will immediately notice the clothes. They simply jump out and attract sight.
The minimal design of the store allows the clothes to "call on" shoppers and clients even from outside.
I once worked on a pocket fashion show with this designer who has been hailed by a local magazine as a "woman of style and substance."
Her pieces range from swimwear to cover-ups, cocktail dresses and even long gowns — always in flowy, light fabric that is "friendly" to a woman's body.
Charina sat down with RAPPLER to tell us about what she offers and to show us pieces that can flatter any woman, no matter the size, shape or skin tone.