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Why fashion designer Chico Estiva ‘took the risk’ with Leren Bautista's national costume

Oct 09, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Chico says the initial concept was inspired by the Pahiyas festival

Designer Spotlight: Baguio's Eros Goze

Oct 05, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Eros Goze has designed weaves worn by Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Daniel Padilla

Baguio fashion designer Eros Goze

House, Senate bills want President to appoint 'designated survivor'

Aug 29, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Quezon City 2nd District Representative Precious Hipolito Castelo and Senator Panfilo Lacson file versions of the bill in the 18th Congress

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR. President Rodrig Duterte delivers his 4th State of the Nation Address at the BAtasang Pambansa on July 22, 2019. Photo by Simeon Celi Jr/Presidential Photo

Fashion designer Isabel Toledo dies at 59

Aug 27, 2019 - 3:41 PM

Isabel died due to breast cancer

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Fashion Designer Isabel Toledo and her husband, Illustration artist and designer Ruben Toledo attend the American Apparel & Footwear Association's 38th Annual American Image Awards 2016 on May 24, 2016 in New York City. Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA/AFP)

Designer Eddie Baddeo dies

Aug 16, 2019 - 11:22 AM

He is remembered for his avant-garde designs

EDDIE BADDEO. The fashion designer, seen here going to church in July, has died. Screenshot from Instagram.com/eddiebaddeo

After revival, Netflix pulls the plug on ‘Designated Survivor’

Jul 25, 2019 - 3:48 PM

Netflix cancels the political drama nearly a year after saving it from ABC's cancellation

RESULTS: July 2019 Interior Designer board exam

Jul 15, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Congratulations to all the passers!

Vintage Frederick Peralta items go on sale as designer recovers from stroke

Jun 19, 2019 - 2:06 PM

Creations by the veteran designer are on display and being sold at the Marriott Hotel in Manila

FREDERICK PERALTA. The iconic designer is raising funds for medical and living expenses as he recovers from a stroke. Screenshot from Michelle Garcia on Facebook

Veteran production designer Cesar Hernando dies

May 08, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Tributes pour in from his contemporaries in the industry

REMEMBERED. Cesar Hernando works on the set of Mike de Leon’s ’Citizen Jake’ in 2017. Photo from Facebook.com/CitizenJakeFilm

Dress by Filipino designer makes it to Met Gala 2019 red carpet

May 08, 2019 - 4:28 PM

The dress was designed by Carl Jan Cruz and worn by fashion editor Whitney Bauck – it's also the designer's take on the CSA Makati uniform

PINOY PRIDE. Whitney Bauck wears a dress by Filipino designer Carl Jan Cruz at the 2019 Met Gala. Photo from Instagram.com/carljancruz

D-League: NU scores breakthrough over winless Trinity

Apr 22, 2019 - 6:47 PM

SMDC-NU emerges victorious in the battle of winless teams

5 subtle details that make up a modern office

Mar 15, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Does your office have these?

Mak Tumang to hold fashion exhibit in SM Mall of Asia

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:28 PM

'The Universe' features 9 gowns worn by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

Call for entries to the adobo Design Awards Asia 2019

Mar 14, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The deadline for entries is on April 5, 2019

Nick Jonas wears Michael Cinco in 'Sucker' video

Mar 04, 2019 - 6:02 PM

The Filipino designer shares the looks on his Instagram page

SUCKER. Nick Jonas dons a Michael Cinco vest in the Jonas Brothers' new video. Screenshot from YouTube.com/JonasBrothersMusic

Designer Karl Lagerfeld to be cremated without ceremony

Feb 20, 2019 - 10:52 PM

In one of his last major interviews, the designer had asked to be cremated and for his ashes to be scattered with his mother's

LAGERFELD. The late designer died on February 19. Photo from Instagram.com/karllagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld, fashion's quick-witted king

Feb 19, 2019 - 8:48 PM

The fashion icon died on February 19

KAISER. Karl Lagerfeld leaves a fashion legacy. Screenshot from Instagram.com/karllagerfeld

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85

Feb 19, 2019 - 8:04 PM

(UPDATED) Karl Lagerfeld had headed Chanel since 1983

FASHION LEGEND. German designer Karl Lagerfeld poses on the runway during the Chanel Metiers D'Art 2018/19 Show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 04, 2018 in New York City. File photo by Angela Weiss/AFP

Designer spotlight: Jearson Demavivas

Feb 19, 2019 - 1:00 PM

A self-described dreamer, the designer from South Cotabato talks about achieving his dreams and how to use Filipino textile responsibly

Jearson Demavivas. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

First transgender designer shows at New York Fashion Week

Feb 06, 2019 - 5:32 PM

Pierre Davis is the first openly transgender creator to present a collection at New York's prestigious Fashion Week

Designer Spotlight: Jojo Bragais

Jan 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The shoemaker is not just known for pageant shoes anymore

U.S. fashion group calls for more diversity in model size

Jan 05, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The Council of Fashion Designers of America hopes more designers and companies start embracing body positivity in 2019

Cagayan de Oro to hold first design conference in February 2019

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:40 PM

The Oro Design Conference provides a platform for the growing community of designers in Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao, says project head Karl Adrian Aguro

FIRST IN CDO. The Oro Design Conference is Cagayan de Oro's first design conference patterned after similar events annually held in Manila, Cebu, and Davao. Photo courtesy of Oro Design Conference

LOOK: Catriona Gray wears a 'Mayon' gown in Miss Universe 2018

Dec 17, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Presenting the 'Mayon' dress by Mak Tumang

Designing cities to counter loneliness? Let’s explore the possibilities

Dec 10, 2018 - 12:23 PM

It’s not that the built environment 'causes' interaction, but it can certainly either enable or constrain potential interaction


Media, human rights groups slam latest tax cases vs Rappler

Nov 30, 2018 - 12:56 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'The mounting tax charges against Rappler are a blatant form of legal harassment,' says the Committee to Protect Journalists

'LEGAL HARASSMENT.' Groups slam the latest tax cases filed against Rappler Holdings Corporation and Maria Ressa. Screenshot from Rappler video.

RESULTS: November 2018 Interior Designer board exam

Nov 27, 2018 - 5:41 PM

251 out of 452 passed the Interior Designer Licensure Examination in Manila

Manila among least sustainable cities globally – report

Nov 01, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Manila ranked poorly in the social, environmental, and economic sub-indices of the 2018 Sustainable Cities Index and 'needs to reinvent itself'

Thought-shifting spaces

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:00 AM

How would you want your work and living spaces to reflect what you love about life?

IN PHOTOS: Kenneth Cobonpue's 'Star Wars' collection

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Renowned Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue teams up with Star Wars to create an out-of-this-world furniture line of galactic proportions

LBPI Design International: Reaping the rewards of flexible solutions

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:54 PM

The workplace is an ecosystem. it must provide the right balance of performance, engagement, and well-being.

Dutch design duo announced as new Nina Ricci creative directors

Aug 30, 2018 - 10:49 AM

Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh are announced as the creative directors of the brand, replacing Guillaume Henry

A flair for the Moroccan lifestyle

Aug 26, 2018 - 10:01 AM

In partnership with the Moroccon National Tourism Office, the festival also brings to Manila a number of Morocco’s most coveted items

MOROCCO IN MANILA. Is Moroccan style your aesthetic? Photo by Tedrick Yau

How Neil Felipp's craft and charm got him a spot in 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Aug 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Rappler catches up with Cebu-based Neil Felipp to talk about his craftsmanship and how his designs ended up in the highly-anticipated 'Crazy Rich Asians' movie

INTRICATE DESIGNS. Neil Felipp's minaudieres aren't just fashion pieces – they're works of art. Images courtesy of Neil Filipp

JICA announces winners of poster design competition for Northern Luzon high school students

Aug 04, 2018 - 9:13 AM

Press release: The winning poster designs will be exhibited at the Tanabata Festival Week in Baguio

Jasmine Curtis-Smith stars opposite Osric Chau in new film – and it’s not a love story

Jul 26, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Andrea Walter’s ‘Empty By Design’ is about two Filipinos who come home after being away for years

JASMINE CURTIS SMITH. The actress stars in an upcoming film with Osric Chau. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Ways to spruce up a small space

Jul 06, 2018 - 2:14 PM

No idea how to decorate your home or apartment?

US designer Kate Spade mourned at hometown funeral

Jun 22, 2018 - 7:53 PM

Friends and family also mourn the death of her father Earl Brosnahan, who died as they prepared for the late afternoon service

[OPINION] Surviving AIM's first-of-its-kind innovation learning

Jun 17, 2018 - 1:40 PM

At the end of my journey with the Asian Institute of Management, I realized the world would be a better place if people would all have a solution-based approach to problems, or what we call 'design thinking'

Photo from AIM

Kate Spade was under treatment for depression, anxiety - husband

Jun 07, 2018 - 12:17 AM

(UPDATED) Andy Spade says Kate has been seeking help for depression and anxiety for the last 5 years

Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead at NY home – police

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:46 AM

(2ND UPDATED) Reports say that the 55-year-old designer committed suicide

FILE - 5 JUNE 2018: The Fashion Designer Kate Spade, 55, was found dead on June 5, 2018 in her New York City apartment of a reportedly possible suicide. NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Kate Spade and Michael Kors pose at the CFDA hosted viewing of MOMA's "Fashioning Fiction in Photography Since 1990" April 22, 2004 in Queens, New York. Andrew Kent/Getty Images/AFP

JICA opens poster-making contest for Grades 7-12 in Northern Luzon

Jun 05, 2018 - 12:20 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline of entries for the contest of the Japan International Cooperation Agency is on July 16

IN PHOTOS: The 'modern' baro't saya

May 30, 2018 - 7:45 AM

Mariah Marella Parayray of St. Scholastica wins the first BalikSaya competition

Filipino-Australian wins ’The Apartment: Passion for Design’ show

May 29, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Fashion designer Stephanie Dods wins the 6th season of 'The Apartment'

Jury tells Samsung to pay big for copying iPhone design

May 25, 2018 - 11:52 AM

The award appears to be a bit of a victory for Apple, which had argued in court that design was essential to the iPhone.

Malacañang on Sereno, Sotto on Senate presidency, Markle’s wedding dress | Evening wRap

May 18, 2018 - 7:12 PM

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Does the iPhone SE 2 have a notch? A case vendor mockup points to 'Yes'

May 11, 2018 - 12:36 PM

Distributed by retailer Mobile Fun, the Olixar render features an iPhone with an edge-to-edge screen, an iPhone 5-styled chassis, and a notch on top of the screen

A NOTCH? A reported render of the iPhone SE 2 points to the phone having a notch. Screenshot from Mobile Fun product webpage.

Rosa Clara: Empowering women through bridal gowns

Apr 02, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The Spanish designer talks about coming to the Philippines and today's modern brides

Cat Arambulo-Antonio: Passion for all things beautiful

Mar 25, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Cat talks about style, family and what it takes to judge 'The Apartment: Passion for Design'

3 scenarios show we have to think carefully about ethics in designing smart cities

Mar 25, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Governments should think about and resolve ethical questions in the design of smart cities