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How his love for fashion and passion for his craft brought Rajo Laurel to success

One of the most successful fashion designers in the country shares his love affair with fashion.

An artist and entrepreneur, Rajo Laurel has learned to juggle his two roles quite well. Fashion designer to the country’s elite and president of several companies, the former assistant to design legends Pepito Albert and Louie Mamengo is now a prime example ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 19, 2015 04:00:00
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How a Filipino designer captured New York with a bag

Hard work pays off for this Filipino designer.

Another Filipino designer who has made a name abroad is Rafe Totengco, founder of the New York-based Rafe Studio. “The fashion industry is about image and how you package yourself,” he says. One of the Philippines’ Ten Outstanding Young Men for 2002, ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 05, 2015 07:00:00
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Putting the edge in wedge

This young designer taps local talent to create eye-catching footwear. Meet the entrepreneur behind Risqué Designs.

Kristal “Tal” Leen de Guzman, 24, is all about taking risks. The designer behind Risqué Designs thinks very little of carving a monkey on a heel, or making a sole gape like the alligator it resembles. Using local talent, craftsmanship and materials, ...

by Diana A. Uy  | June 15, 2014 11:55:00
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On the art of the craftsman

The show will highlight Filipino artisans and their craftsmanship as the soul of the country.

One more day to go and you can still catch the 56th edition of Manila FAME, Asia\\\'s Design and Lifestyle event, at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia.The show will highlight Filipino artisans and their craftsmanship as the soul of ...

October 19, 2012 03:00:00
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The October issue on why good design matters

Don\\\'t forget to buy a copy out in bookstores and newsstands this week.

In this issue, find out the importance of good design not just for looks but as an integral part of your business strategy that will make you stand out from the rest. As a businessowner, get tips on how much you should ...

October 01, 2012 01:00:00
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What makes a good company logo?

The logo is the most visible part of a company’s brand identity, and yet it is often overlooked and not given much importance by a lot of corporate planners and strategists. How important is it? We know that the silhouette of an ...

by Alex Grant  | May 23, 2012 04:00:00
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3 tips for the creative entrepreneur

The name “Michi Calica” is inextricably linked with bridalwear. But if you’re expecting a delicate creature, then prepare to be surprised. The designer is a petite dynamo whose perky energy is only matched by her tireless efforts for her business, which is ...

February 20, 2012 05:00:00
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Helping Filipino entrepreneurs make designs that sell

How do you make your design sell?

Banking on the innate creativity of Filipinos and the teeming raw materials in the country, Manila FAME International push "Designs that Sell."  For Filipino manufacturers, design and style combined with profitability and value is what matters most for any product to be ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 03, 2011 07:00:00
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Why design should matter in your business

Entrepreneurs should take the time and resources to enhance the design of their products

Entrepreneurs should take the time and resources to enhance the design of their products to make it more competitive. Often, buyers will base their willingness to spend on goods based on the design.Designs are created and updated for the purpose of three ...

August 10, 2011 02:00:00
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Basic Instincts: Amina Aranaz-Alunan

Amina Aranaz-Alunan is the owner of fashion bag brand ARANAZ and co-founder (with former schoolmate Loralee Baron-Soong) of the School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA), the country’s first specialized college for fashion. A member of the Fashion and Design Council of ...

April 07, 2011 07:00:00