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Philippine fashion takes center stage at Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - October 26, 2016 - 12:00am
Ben Chan did not require much convincing to be part of ‘Asian Fashion Meets Tokyo.’ His brand Bench has had numerous collaborations with Filipino designers and AFMT seemed like a natural progression towards...
After 30 years, Diesel still fuels hot fashion in Japan
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - September 21, 2016 - 12:00am
In a highly competitive industry where certain labels go from ‘must-have’ to ‘must-not-be-seen-wearing,’ Diesel has been a low-key yet influential fashion mainstay.
Mother’s Day surprise
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - May 5, 2016 - 10:00am
Five years ago to this day, I felt a lump on my right breast that would later turn out to be a malignant tumor.
Japan’s new fashion revolutionizers
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - March 29, 2016 - 10:00am
Quite honestly, what certain ‘it’ designers are currently doing in Europe, Japanese designers  have been doing below the  radar for a long time.
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week A/W 2016: Catching Tokyo’s fashion drift
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - March 26, 2016 - 10:00am
Tokyo Fashion Week is the last of the bi-annual fashion week series that begins in New York City in February, then moves across continents to the city of London before traversing to Milan, crossing to Paris, and...
Filipino designers make history at Tokyo Fashion Week
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - November 3, 2015 - 9:00am
Clothing designers John Herrera and Renan Pacson and accessories designer Ken Samudio showed their collections for the very first time at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo.  
Linda Farrow: The ultimate luxury in eyewear
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - August 4, 2015 - 10:00am
We live in very interesting fashion times.
Young, breakout designers at Tokyo Fashion Week
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - March 25, 2015 - 12:00am
Tokyo Fashion Week autumn/winter 2015-2016, while somewhat subdued compared to New York or Paris Fashion Week, had a more energetic vibe that seemed to be lacking last year.
Seven-inch heels & bare midriffs by Cary Santiago: Yes, the senyoras can!
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - October 19, 2014 - 12:00am
Have you seen the shoes, ateh?” my model contemporary Izza Gonzalez-Agana asked the minute I walked into the Isla ballroom for the Cary Santiago show rehearsal.
Umbra Shift: Thoughtful design for everyday living
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - August 30, 2014 - 12:00am
I have a confession to make: I am a frustrated interior decorator. If I were not a lifestyle writer I probably would dabble in interior design.
Avel Bacudio: Asia’s most influential designer mentors young Filipino designers
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - August 27, 2014 - 12:00am
Avel Bacudio is now paying it forward by sharing his expertise with 10 young, aspiring designers with the first-ever  Boardwalk Signature Style Designer Show Off.
Myth turns romantic this season
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
There is no denying that the Filipinos are a very talented lot. Everywhere I go, whenever I wear something Filipino, whether it is a dress or a bag or an accessory, I get stopped and asked who designed what I am...
Kate Spade goes on an Asian design adventure
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
Konnichiwa! Ni hao! 
Pong and Banggo Niu: A mother and son’s passion for beauty and fashion
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - July 30, 2014 - 12:00am
I have had the pleasure of working with design teams in the past — friends, siblings and partners — but never a mother-and-son duo until this assignment.
Puey Quinones flies high in the USA
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - July 9, 2014 - 12:00am
Don’t let Puey Quinones’ slight build or quiet demeanor fool you.
‘Jeepney’ now stands for Pinoy urban fashion
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - July 2, 2014 - 12:00am
Wait ’til you see what fashion designer Jeffrey Rogador did with Manila street names via his latest design brainchild, JPNY 306, which was wholly inspired by the jeepney.
Before Bryanboy, there already was Diane Pernet
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - April 23, 2014 - 12:00am
Diane Pernet says, ‘After seeing so many designers at work in their ateliers in plain white lab coats, I realized that one has to be absolutely pure and never distracted by his or her own appearance whencreating...
Front row at Tokyo Fashion Week
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - April 2, 2014 - 12:00am
The last time I was at Tokyo Fashion Week was in the early 1990s, walking the runway for Junko Koshino.
George Lozano Inaki: Filipino fashion wonder boy in Tokyo
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - January 29, 2014 - 12:00am
We often hear of Filipino fashion success stories coming out of the United States but hardly ever from other parts of the globe particularly Japan.
Raul Francisco creates the first Filipino men’s luxury brand
by Tetta Ortiz Matera - January 8, 2014 - 12:00am
There was a time when fashion was considered women’s exclusive domain and men’s fashion was an afterthought, playing second fiddle in a business devoted primarily to women. But the tides have since turned...
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