Pinoy Fashion Designer Joins Bali Fashion Event: Fibre2fashion

September 20, 2007 at 11:02 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Philippine-based international fashion designer Rajo Laurel, known for his avant-garde collection, will join BALI FASHION WEEK VII on November 22-24 this year at the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel to display some of his premium works in recent years.

Rajo studied at the famed Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and later went to the prestigious Central St. Martin’s in London. At the start of his career he has received Air France’s Young Designer of the Year (1994), Most Promising Designer of the Year (1996) and The Loop’s (Editor’s Choice Award) Favorite Designer (1998).

He has also won awards at the ASEAN Young Designers Competition (Singapore, 1993), the Smirnoff Fashion Design Awards (Philippines, 1995) and the Asia Collection “Makuhari Grand Prix ‘97” (Japan, 1997).

He has staged several major galas and has been invited to join group shows and exhibitions such as the Philippine Centennial Show (Sydney, 1997), Saks Fifth Avenue Bridal Exhibition (New York, 2001) and the Ties That Bind; Shanghai-Philippines Expositions (Shanghai, 2003). In 2004 and 2005, Rajo represented the Philippines in the KL Fashion Week held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

At present, Rajo is one of the most in-demand fashion designers in the Philippines, counting among his clientele the top personalities, celebrities and politicians: former Philippine President Corazon Aquino and current Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

His creations frequently grace TV screens, concert stages and the covers and pages of magazines. Aside from specializing in quality made-to-order couture clothing, Rajo is the president of HOUSE OF LAUREL, which is a high-end garment company that specializes in designer ready-to-wear clothing for women, expecting mothers and children as well as accessories like bags, jewelry and shoes.

He has also established LAUREL ET ROSS, which is a garment company that specializes in creating and manufacturing corporate uniforms.

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