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  • PHX TOKYO

    The quality is in control

    Quality control can make or break your brand, most especially in the Japanese market. PHx Tokyo fashion consultant Jason Lee Coates discusses why designers should pay attention to the most minute details to reap bigger rewards.

    12/05/2121
  • PHX TOKYO

    Developing and perfecting a fashion range plan

    Jason shares specific tips and tricks about creating a cohesive and interesting range plan consisting of wearable, sensible, and unique pieces.

    16/04/2121
  • PHX TOKYO

    Concept with core for your collection’s theme

    In the first part of this series, Jason talks about step one of making the collection, which is creating the mood board containing all your inspirations for your collection.

    16/02/2121
  • Stepping Back

    7 Wellness Trends to Try Now

    Here are the products to help you on your journey to self-care this 2021.

    15/02/2121
  • Trend Report

    Ways to Work the Grandmillennial Style

    In this design movement, Minimalism gives way to a bold, Maximalist look.

    15/02/2121
  • Trend Report

    10 Types of New Natural Chairs

    This earthy trend of 2021 is reinterpreted in contemporary furniture that are rustic, yet sophisticated.

    15/02/2121
  • Retrospective

    The Colorful History of the Peacock Chair

    From Victorian homes and local prisons, to Hollywood stars and album covers, we trace the unusual past and brilliant future of this iconic chair.

    8/02/2121
  • Lifestyle Shifts

    This Artist Focuses on Slow Fashion and Handmade Style

    Simplicity and age-old craftsmanship are key to Adrienne Charuel’s mindful, beautiful creations for Maison Métisse.

    8/02/2121
  • Design Eye

    Stanley Ruiz On How Design Changes the World

    The industrial designer shares his thoughts on working in New York, collaborating with different companies, and the future of design in the Philippines.

    25/01/2121
  • Design Trends

    12 Pieces in 2021 Gray and Yellow

    Pantone’s new Colors of the Year spell optimism and strength.

    25/01/2121
  • Designer Retreat

    Albero Creates Pieces for “Stress-Reliever” Cabin

    This bespoke glass cabin in the middle of nature is the ultimate hideaway from daily stressors.

    25/01/2121
  • Where We Are Now

    Fashion Brands That Make a Difference

    Here’s how three Filipino brands are sparking a local revolution in the face of challenges and adversity.

    25/01/2121
  • Sustainability Now

    HoliCOW Store Pushes for Green Retail and Mindful Design

    This designer collective in Cebu has a mission: To encourage manufacturers to focus on responsible production and fair business practices.

    12/01/2121
  • Designer Collabs

    SC Vizcarra’s Works Feature in Groundbreaking Exhibit

    South Korean artist Haegue Yang collaborates with FAME curator Rita Nazareno to create handwoven pieces for a museum in Manila

    12/01/2121
  • Going the Digital Distance

    Shifting Attitudes and Global Directions After Maison&Objet

    The curators and exhibitors of the first digital Maison et Objet and More (MOM) share what made their participation successful

    11/01/2121
  • International Design Dialogues

    Design Eye: What Inspires Ito Kish

    The visual storyteller and Katha Award-winning furniture designer talks about the beauty of travel, his new store, and his Manila FAME favorites.

    8/01/2121
  • Relax

    Fashion Now is for Lounge, Work, and Play

    If it’s Zoom-formal-on-top and snooze-button-on-the-bottom, yes, we’ll take it.

    8/01/2121
  • Accessory News

    Shine Again

    All about FAMPh, an organization that works to put the sparkle back into the fashion accessory biz.

    7/01/2121
  • Lighting Design

    Blooming

    Capiz blossoms, solihiya insets, and other vernacular references make these luminaries truly unique

    7/01/2121
  • Material Guide

    Hot Metal

    See Filipino artisanship at work in transforming an industrial material into elegant designs

    6/01/2121
  • The New Work Arrangement

    Relaxing On-The-Job

    How to make your WFH situation more bearable: give it a Troppo vibe

    6/01/2121
  • PHX TOKYO

    Beat designer’s block: finding inspiration for your next fashion collection

    Beat designer’s block: finding inspiration for your next fashion collection

    4/01/2121
  • Philippine brands release new designs conceived in and inspired by the new normal

    PH brands reimagine quarantine living for FAME+

    PH brands reimagine quarantine living for FAME+

    29/12/2020
  • Seasonal Décor

    Holiday Cheer

    Holiday Cheer

    29/12/2020
  • It’s a Shoe-In

    Slide Into My DMs

    By this, we mean “Design Mood,” which for the shoes of the seasons, is comfy but cool.

    9/12/2020
  • Material Guide

    Capiz

    A traditional Filipino decorative medium is translated into modern forms.

    9/12/2020
  • Stepping Back

    Eat Well

    Dramatic dinnerware and handmade table accoutrements for stay-at-home occasions

    9/12/2020
  • Zoom in On Accessories

    Eye Candy

    Stand out in a virtual crowd with these bejeweled confections.

    9/12/2020
  • International Design Dialogues

    Design Eye: Suzy Annetta

    The editor-in-chief of Design Anthology shares her memories of Manila FAME and her other experiences in the region.

    9/12/2020
  • THE NEW WORK ARRANGEMENT

    Home workstations and fashion from the waist up.

    Home workstations and fashion from the waist up.

    2/12/2020
  • STILL STANDING

    The Philippine design community is anchored on a never-say-die spirit

    The Philippine design community is anchored on a never-say-die spirit

    2/12/2020
  • THE GREAT DIGITAL MIGRATION

    Filipino Fashion Accessories Makers Unite and Take On the Digital Realm

    Founding members of the collective talk about how FAMPh brands are pivoting and gearing up for this most exciting venture into the digital realm.

    28/11/2020
  • PARTY OF ONE, PARTY FOR ONE

    Colorful living options for the solo dweller

    Colorful living options for the solo dweller

    3/11/2020
  • FIND YOUR TRIBE: MINDANAO

    INTERWOVEN STORIES

    For these fashion designers from the South, style and local pride go hand-in-hand

    21/10/2020
  • KEN SAMUDIO

    ROLLIN’ IN THE DEEP

    This marine biologist crafts exquisite accessories inspired by the sea and found treasures

    21/10/2020
  • DESIGNS LIGNA

    KEEPING IT ALL IN LINE

    21/10/2020
  • RETROSPECTIVE

    7 MEMORABLE KATHA AWARD WINNERS

    Do you remember these eye-catching, award-winning Manila FAME pieces?

    21/10/2020
  • TROPIK BEATNIK

    FANTASTIC PLASTIC

    This zero-waste jewelry line made out of discarded plastic proves that trash can definitely be turned into treasure

    21/10/2020
  • Cebu Design Week 2020

    Southern Pride

    The digital reboot of Cebu’s biggest design event focuses on the Creative Economy for the future of the industry.

    21/10/2020
  • FAME Retrospective

    A Handwoven History

    Shelmed Cottage Treasures, a company that has exhibited with Manila FAME since the beginning, takes on modern-day challenges.

    21/10/2020
  • ANATOMY OF A DESIGN

    THE GREGORIA II, UP CLOSE

    This Ito Kish X Filip+Inna furniture creation is a veritable map of Philippine indigenous treasures.

    21/10/2020
  • Heritage Update

    Weave Got This

    Traditional Filipino weaves get a cool update in contemporary fashion accessories.

    21/10/2020
  • Design Philippines: ITIM

    Black is the New Black

    A postponed Milan fair accidentally gives birth to a cutting-edge exhibit of Philippine-made objects.

    21/10/2020
  • HANDCRAFTED BY HARL’S

    MADE BY HAND AND HEART

    Persons with disabilities shape the purpose of social enterprise by creating fine leather goods

    21/10/2020
  • FIND YOUR TRIBE: CEBU

    SOUTHERN COMFORT

    You’ll find fresh and inspiring designs in this manufacturing powerhouse in the Visayas region

    21/10/2020
  • NOOKS MANUFACTURING

    KNITTED WITH LOVE

    Persons with disabilities shape the purpose of social enterprise by creating fine leather goods

    21/10/2020
  • DESIGN NEWS

    10 FILIPINO DESIGNERS WHO APPEARED IN VOGUE

    A roundup of proudly Filipino designs that got a foot into the fashion bible

    21/10/2020
  • PRODUCT ROUNDUP

    BEAUTIFUL, NOT BROKEN

    These designer pottery and ceramic products are more than just mere pieces of clay

    21/10/2020
  • SUSTAINABLY MADE BY MARSSE

    FROM FARM TO TABLE, LITERALLY

    Because they plant their own trees, Sustainably Made makes sure that you know where your wooden cheeseboard came from

    21/10/2020
  • KALIKASAN SORSOGON

    MODERN PLAY

    Bicolano craftsmanship takes on a minimalist-Zen direction through this fruitful Japanese collaboration

    21/10/2020
  • FOLLOW YOUR TRIBE

    PAMPANGA’S BEST DESIGN

    This quiet Central Luzon province is a design and manufacturing powerhouse

    21/10/2020
  • TRIBOA BAY LIVING

    EVOLVING STYLES

    This Pampanga company gives us a tour of their factory and shows us how their modern pieces keep up with changing tastes

    21/10/2020
  • INDUSTRIA EDITION

    MAN OF STEEL

    Metal takes on a life of its own in the hands of this Pampanga-based designer and manufacturer

    21/10/2020
  • SECOND GENERATION STORIES

    CONTEMPORARY COOL

    Albero introduces an urbanite-friendly furniture line for young and emerging tastes

    21/10/2020
  • ZARATE MANILA

    METAL WITH METTLE

    This young designer does a fresh and youthful take on a traditional and imposing material

    21/10/2020
  • MARANAO COLLECTIBLES

    WEAVING A PEOPLE’S DESTINY

    With an uncertain future in the horizon, the Maranao share their hopes through beautiful weaves

    21/10/2020
  • TREND REPORT

    10 THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN DESIGN THIS 2020

    It’s a combination of innovation, nostalgia, and sustainability for the next decade

    20/10/2020
  • TREND REPORT

    BIOPHILIC DESIGN

    In these modern times, this type of design can reconnect us to nature

    20/10/2020
  • PRODUCT ROUNDUP

    LIGHT ME UP

    These lamps and lighting fixtures are exquisite experiments on form and material

    20/10/2020
  • MATERIAL GUIDE

    7 MATERIAL MANIPULATION MARVELS

    20/10/2020
  • FIND YOUR TRIBE

    THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH

    Negrense Pride is oh-so-sweet with their material-driven design creations

    20/10/2020
  • LITER OF LIGHT

    BEYOND ILLUMINATION

    Liter of Light brings communities out of the dark and into a brighter future

    20/10/2020
  • TREND REPORT

    BACK TO NATURE

    Flowers and other plants are sprouting on fashion and home accessories for 2020 and beyond

    20/10/2020
  • SEASONAL DÉCOR

    A CHRISTMAS STORY

    Design plays a part in décor for that most wonderful time of the year

    20/10/2020
  • MASAECO

    PUT IT ON PAPER

    20/10/2020
  • COLOR OF THE YEAR 2020

    OUR PICKS IN PANTONE’S CLASSIC BLUE

    Because there’s nothing basic about this hue

    20/10/2020
  • DESIGN DETAILS

    TOUCHY-FEELY

    You’ll find surface tension in these highly textured furniture pieces and décor

    20/10/2020
  • CREATIVE DEFINITIONS

    ECO STEPS TO SUSTAINABILITY

    The Lakat shoe embraces both style and the circular economy

    20/10/2020
  • LAGUNA WATER HYACINTH

    HOPE GROWS

    These women entrepreneurs use the invasive water hyacinth plant to create beautiful fashion and home accessories

    20/10/2020
  • TREND REPORT

    8 JEWELRY LOOKS FOR 2020

    We spotted some of next year’s big accessory trends at the last Manila FAME

    20/10/2020
  • NATURE’S LEGACY

    5 Ways to Stand Out in a Show

    A manufacturer shares his secrets when exhibiting at Manila FAME

    20/10/2020
  • TAGOLWANEN WOMEN WEAVERS

    A Tapestry of Culture

    Empowering indigenous women is key to keeping the weaving tradition alive

    20/10/2020
  • TREND REPORT

    Tipos Del Pais

    This vintage style of Filipino fashion illustration is inspiring the designers of today

    20/10/2020
  • MATERIAL GUIDE

    Weaving The Islands

    Know your indigenous fabric with our map of Filipino weaves

    20/10/2020
  • THIRD GENERATION STORIES

    I See Sea Shells

    A story of how the beautiful capiz pieces of Shell Arts evolved through the years

    20/10/2020
  • TREND REPORT: SPRING-SUMMER 2020

    FAME's Top 5 Fashion Trends

    Color, natural materials, embroidery, and other fun details that were all seen at the 70th Edition

    20/10/2020
  • FIND YOUR TRIBE: CAGAYAN VALLEY

    Northern Exposure

    The sustainable handicrafts of Region 2 provinces combine organic beauty and whimsy

    20/10/2020
  • WEAVEMANILA

    Magic Carpet Ride

    In Bicol, local craftsmen keep the weaving tradition alive by creating abaca rugs and carpets by hand

    19/10/2020
  • SOCIAL DESIGN

    Trash into Treasure

    A designer shares the journey of a plastic bag, from waste pile to furniture fair

    19/10/2020
  • CDO’S PINYAPEL

    From Pineapple to Paper

    This Mindanao-based producer wins a prestigious design award for its eco-friendly paper made out of recycled pineapple leaves

    19/10/2020
  • BAMBIKE

    A Beautiful Ride

    A sustainability designer and entrepreneur is bringing the Philippine bamboo on a purposeful journey

    19/10/2020
  • TREND REPORT

    Bauhaus-inspired Objects

    Many Manila FAME products drew inspo from this 100-year-old design movement

    19/10/2020
  • VISUAL MERCHANDISING

    The Dramatic Evolution of the Prizmic & Brill Booths

    Prizmic & Brill’s striking booth designs are enough to invoke wanderlust in everyone

    19/10/2020
  • PAPERBOUND

    Wall-to-Wall Filipino Style

    A maker of paper products does a nostalgic and historic take on classic wallcoverings

    19/10/2020
  • SECOND GENERATION STORIES

    A Family Affair

    For this furniture manufacturing company, the secret to success is family

    19/10/2020
  • MAISON & OBJET X PHILIPPINES

    Kindred A Design Collective

    The Philippine participants in the Paris show come home to Manila FAME

    18/10/2020
  • DESIGN COMMUNE: 70TH EDITION

    Weaving of Past and Future

    Vince Uy’s forest of fabric serves as an interactive backdrop for reimagined Filipino pieces

    18/10/2020
  • TREND REPORT

    Solihiya

    This traditional Filipino weave gets reinterpreted into modern pieces

    18/10/2020
  • RETROSPECTIVE

    Manila FAME in the 1980s

    We look back on the design show’s early breakthrough years

    18/10/2020
  • DESIGN COMMUNE 2019

    Going Back to our Roots

    A peek at how the designers explored the archives and reworked old ideas into new

    18/10/2020
  • AGSAM FERN

    A National Treasure

    The collaborative series is an ambitious undertaking that unites the diverse influences that helped shape the Philippines’ cultural identity.

    18/10/2020
  • ALBERO

    All In The Family

    Albero's brand showcases thoughtful reimagination of a popular trend, tweaked and down-scaled for kids with grown-up tastes.

    18/10/2020
  • ADANTE LEYESA

    Artisanal Advantage

    Supporters of the Adante Leyesa brand perceive fashion more than a parade of opulence but an extension of human experience

    18/10/2020
  • BETIS CRAFTS

    Hand-carving at its best

    Inspire long and meaningful conversations with hand-carved Betis furniture

    18/10/2020
  • BEATRIZ

    Threading Brand Identity

    Beatriz’s signature aesthetic is a distillation of the tropical spirit, evoked with a palette of exuberant colors and strong patterns.

    18/10/2020
  • ARANAZ

    Royal Following

    Every show-stopping Aranáz bag is a celebration of leisure, bold fashion statements, and discerning taste of modern Filipina

    18/10/2020
  • ANN PAMINTUAN

    Proud Moment for Bataan’s Capiz-makers

    Capiz is derived from local mollusks and takes center stage in Ann’s presentation for Manila FAME’s 68th edition

    18/10/2020
  • ARDEN CLASSIC

    Shell, Metal and Fantastical Imaginations

    Arden Siarot's distinctive design ethos continue to draw collectors from all over the world

    18/10/2020
  • ARNEL PAPA

    Think Big

    “Big and chunky” was how Arnel described his eponymous brand’s exuberant style.

    18/10/2020
  • CSM PHILIPPINES

    Porcelain Tradition

    A leading fine bone china manufacturer shows inventive ways of using their products to create wall art.

    18/10/2020
  • The first step into our digital future

    Executive Director Pauline Juan talks about the journey—so far—to FAME+

    Executive Director Pauline Juan talks about the journey—so far—to FAME+

    3/02/1818

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