We open with a name that is almost synonymous to American luxury sportswear. Michael Kors is not just one of the most talented designers of our generation, he is also a master of relaxed elegance and has a business sense that has brought his little shop of self-made garments to a multimillion dollar brand. With flagship stores worldwide that sell not just his garments but his in demand handbag, shoe and accessory lines and a second brand, Michael by Michael Kors, he is definitely on top of the (fashion) world. Michael gives Metro Society an exclusive look into his history, shares with us his insights on the industry and passions and shows us that even with all he has accomplished, there is still much to look forward to for the future.
This being our 10th year in the local publishing industry, we wanted to glorify the creative minds who have contributed immensely to the rise of Philippine fashion. These designers are the cream of the crop and are looked up to, admired and emulated by many that follow in their path. Known in the industry and the ‘senior’ designers, they each have left an irreplaceable mark on local fashion. Together with them, we feature their muses, women from all age brackets and different sectors of society that they feel embody the ideal. For Metro Society, these designers definitely make up the top ten: Inno Sotto with Bea Valdez, Rhett Eala with Kitkat Rivilla, Randy Ortiz with Lucy Torres Gomez, Rajo Laurel with sisters Venise and Gela, Lulu Tan Gan with daughter Jessica, Cary Santiago with Johanna Lhullier, Dennis Lustico with Ria Prieto, JC Buendia with keri Zamora, New Yorker with Bea Tantoco and pepito Albert with Kaye Tinga.
Asides from wonderful fashion spreads, this issue also goes behind the scenes when it comes to producing garments. We take you into the houses of Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior to witness the intricacies that go into each design. We also have a special on Oscar De La Renta who was dubbed as the ‘Great American Designer’ and bring you to the Met punk style installation.
We hope you all enjoy the fashion issue of Metro Society!