Passion for Fashion

There is a new wave of Ilonggo fashion designers who are optimistic about the future of Iloilo’s fashion industry–a future they are actively shaping with their designs. The 2017 Fiber Fashion Fair spotlights two up-and-coming fashion designers to watch.

Jeff Ticao. Only 21 years old, Oton-born Jeffy Ticao already has a good list of credentials under his belt. Photos by JS Ravena
Jeff Ticao. Only 21 years old, Oton-born Jeffy Ticao already has a good list of credentials under his belt. Photos by JS Ravena

Only 21 years old, Oton-born Jeffy Ticao already has a good list of credentials under his belt. A 2016 graduate of Fashion Design and Merchandising from ISAT-University, the designer focused on creating ‘contemporary everyday wear that is made to last. His intention is to create ‘a new interpretation of minimal chic’ through the use of fine fabrics and gentle embellishment.

He had featured his designs along with his classmates during last year’s Fiber Fashion Fair. In light blue hablon, he showcased three (3) fashion pieces that embody subtle sophistication with natural confidence, wit and spirit.

This year, he goes solo and will work on simple, feminine yet playful silhouettes using hablon in lilac, plum and hot pink for his Garboso show segment on August 23 (Wednesday) SM City Event Center at 7 p.m.

John Pe Larlar, 20 from Lambunao, Iloilo is also a student of Fashion Design and Merchandising from ISAT-University. Jeff Ticao. Only 21 years old, Oton-born Jeffy Ticao already has a good list of credentials under his belt. Photos by JS Ravena
John Pe Larlar, 20 from Lambunao, Iloilo is also a student of Fashion Design and Merchandising from ISAT-University. Jeff Ticao. Only 21 years old, Oton-born Jeffy Ticao already has a good list of credentials under his belt. Photos by JS Ravena

John Pe Larlar, 20 from Lambunao, Iloilo is also a student of Fashion Design and Merchandising from ISAT-University. The designer is in the early stages of his rising local fashion stardom. He is an immediate force to be reckoned with on the local fashion scene.

Larlar’s futuristic black hablon collection featured in last year’s Fiber Fashion Fair examined ideas about masculinity and sexuality and achieved his goal of building an eclectic women’s wear with a global outlook.

His interest in structure and longevity and will feature his elegant, pragmatic and minimalist clothing that will never date for his solo show on August 22 (Tuesday), SM City Event Center at 7 pm for Preciosa at the 10th Fiber Fashion Fair. He will showcase his futuristically minimalist aesthetic which favour black in sportswear influences and lines that are gender-neutral. Long gone are the fashion stereotypes; his modern aesthetic is elegant, edgy and openly sexy.

Catch Jeffy Ticao and John Larlar on the 10th Fiber Fashion Fair starting August 21-25, 2017 at the SM City Event Center. The fair is annually organized by the Provincial Culture, Arts, History and Tourism Office, DOT VI and SM City Iloilo with featured fashion show every 6 and 7 p.m. opening  is Habol Miagaoanon by Miagao-LGU and Anyag by Ram Silva on August 21 (Monday); the Iloilo Tourism Officers Association on Spotlight and John P. Larlar for Preciosa on August 22 (Tuesday); Hablon Moda featuring the Fashion Design and Merchandising students of ISAT-University and Garboso by Jeffy Ticao on August 23 (Wednesday); Joel Roth for De Moda and Hermosa by Christine Javier on August 24.

The event is also brought to you by the BS Fashion Design and Merchandising students of ISAT University, John Montinola, IMG – Iloilo Models Guild, ISAT-University, Municipalities of Miagao, Oton, Igbaras, Duenas and Badiangan, DTI, RCLS Audio System and the Daily Guardian.