These emerging Filipino designers are changing the way we look and feel about fashion
As menswear continues to evolve, Filipino fashion designers are leading the charge in effortlessly adapting to change and creating cutting-edge styles that are meant to impress. Whether you’re looking to update your formal wear for a special occasion or simply want to elevate your everyday attire, these innovative designers are the ones to watch.
Making waves in the men’s fashion industry right now is Vin Orias, the man behind Orias Studios. As the founder of a sustainable men’s fashion and lifestyle brand, Vin’s handcrafted artisan pieces and premium clothing are a must-have for the modern man. His classic and statement pieces exude a sense of control and quiet sophistication, particularly in his sleek and polished suits—both traditional blacks and colorful ones. With his expertise, Orias Studios has expanded to offer a range of fashion items, including bags, belts, and shoes, making it a one-stop-shop for every fashion-forward gentleman.
Photos: VIN ORIAS (via Instagram)
Miguel Quilang, the visionary designer behind Dalabel Manila, is slowly revolutionizing the realm of men’s suits. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for innovation, Miguel brings a fresh perspective to traditional tailoring, infusing his designs with modern twists and unexpected silhouettes. Keep an eye out for his latest creations, which are sure to turn heads and make a statement.
Photo: MIGUEL QUILANG
With a passion for pushing boundaries and an unwavering commitment to excellence, Ellis Co draws inspiration from brutalism and infuses it into every aspect of his designs. Ellis explained that his brand .ARCHIVES is not just a fashion brand; it’s a philosophy. He believes that his designs will stand the test of time. With collections like ARC 02: Digital Oasis, Ellis Co offers a glimpse into the fashion landscape of tomorrow. One of the most striking statements from ARCHIVES is the reimagined men’s suit, where Ellis takes the classic silhouette and adds his signature touch of oversized pieces, obi belts, and curved-cut lapels, creating looks that are both manly and forward-looking.
Photo: ELLIS CO
Jaggy Glarino has wowed audiences before with his collections at the Bench Design Awards and Ternocon, and this year is no different. In one of his latest collections, Core Memory, Jaggy takes us on a personal journey through his life, reminiscing on special moments that have shaped him into the designer he is today. And he does it all with a unique and imaginative approach to fashion: turning tablecloths into dresses, dish covers into woven masterpieces, and even placemats into gorgeous garments. But Jaggy’s creativity doesn’t stop there. He’s also revolutionizing men’s fashion with his innovative use of upcycled materials in suits. It’s a fresh and exciting idea that’s sure to make a statement in the fashion industry.
Photos: JAGGY GLARINO and MAISON GLARINO (via Instagram)
ZS Clothiers’ Ziggy Savella has a unique design process that sets him apart from the rest. He uses wood grain as the primary visual in his clothing, incorporating a playful mix of prints, lines, and textures that make his pieces unique and elegant. But his designs are not just about looking good. He also believes that fashion should always strike a balance between personal style and comfort, and his ready-to-wear suits exemplify that philosophy. With his creations, you don’t have to choose between looking sharp and feeling comfortable—you can have both.
Photo: ZIGGY SAVELLA (via Instagram)