StyleBible.ph is the online voice of Preview, a leading fashion publication in the Philippines. The site is also in the process of building a well-curated online collection of independent homegrown clothing and accessories. Recently, PSFK got a chance to chat with Managing Editor Isabelle Andaya on the Philippines’ place in global fashion as well as on some leading and emerging talents that are shaping the local movement.

So what is Philippine fashion’s place in the world?

I would say that the number of people interested in fashion in the Philippines has grown and we are slowly discovering our own style and identity. Many Filipino designers have succeeded in the global arena: Monique Lhuillier‘s gowns have been seen on the red carpet in Hollywood and have become the bridal gown of choice for many A-Listers; Rafe Totengco has set-up his flagship store in New York and his shoes and bags have also been featured in many global glossies; and I just discovered the brand Bastion by RM Boucher, a high-end jewelry label designed by Filipina Ramona Boucher whose clientele includes royalty and even Elizabeth Taylor.

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