In his latest MEGA Man cover, Joshua Garcia rocked an Avel Bacudio ensemble crafted from the finest Philippine tropical fabrics
In the company of MEGA Man’s most sought-after gentlemen, Joshua Garcia graces the cover of MEGA Man’s August issue, radiating an undeniable charm. The dashing Unbreak My Heart star effortlessly rocked a variety of looks that oozed his sense of style and appeal.
However, one of the most dapper ensembles that he donned during the shoot was the striking three-piece pinstripe suit set crafted by the esteemed Filipino fashion designer, Avel Bacudio. It exuded suaveness and sophistication, done with a fusion of pineapple-infused fibers.
Paying it forward
After his successful fashion show at the Goldenberg Mansion in June, MEGA Man got a chance to sit down with Avel Bacudio, who spoke with great pride and enthusiasm about his use of locally produced materials in his designs.
As shown in the ensemble worn by Joshua, modern fashion must go beyond mere aesthetics; it’s about championing local industries and embracing sustainability as a core value. From the intricate embroidery designs to the finest fabrics, Bacudio is passionately curating a platform that empowers Filipino weavers and embroiderers to unleash their creativity and proudly exhibit the magnificence of Philippine culture.
A Filipino effort
By virtue of Proclamation No. 313 Series of 2012, the month of January is designated as Philippine Tropical Fabrics (PTF) Month. Pineapple leaf, abaca, banana, and Philippine silk are just a few of the natural fibers that go into making the textiles that make up the PTF. With the goal of encouraging the private sector, associations, institutions, and the academic community to use PTF, the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) spearheads the country’s celebration of Philippine Tropical Fabrics Month.
Download the August issue of MEGA Man on Readly, Magzter, or Press Reader to catch up on Joshua and all the other eligible gentlemen featured in this month’s issue.
Photography ALEXIS DAVE
Creative Direction MARC YELLOW assisted by ANDREW ENCAPAS
Fashion Direction RYUJI SHIOMITSU
Styling MIGUEL QUILANG and BEA GUERRERO of NEW COLLECTIVE STYLE