Not more than a couple decades ago, fashion designers were deemed inaccessible—a group of renowned untouchables only available to the style whims of the elite.
With many thanks credited to technology and social media, the fashion industry has democratized. This has made the faces behind every brand just as equally recognizable as their designs, giving the consumers of today a sense of familiarity towards the names they would usually see only in the pages of magazines.
Getting insights on the day-to-day activities of our favorite creative masterminds allow us the opportunity to know more about them on a personal level. Learning about their latest collections are great and all, but a person’s favorite things says a lot about them. While this will not instantly mean that the patrons get to share life-long friendships with the designers, it is a great place to start.
We’ve gathered five of the best local designers to tell us their list of tops. This is your chance to get to know this amazing lineup of talents behind cult favorite brands available at Rustan’s. Read on to learn more about Amina Aranaz, Jojie Lloren, Pia Hebron, Ken Samudio, and Pia Ugarte Garcia-Morera.