quezon city / philippines
fashion institute of the philippines
Main Manufacturing Countries
A desire to create beautiful pieces drove the designer Joseph Bagasao to major in fashion. He trained at the Fashion Institute of the Philippines and was awarded “Designer of the Year” upon graduating. He shuffled between Manila and New York to undertake internships before landing a job as an embroidery designer for a New York based women’s ready-to-wear, couture, and sleep wear brand Josie Natori. Bagasao has always been concerned with environmental and ethical issues within the fashion industry.
Parallel to this, more and more people were becoming aware and concerned about sustainability, while he strived for his design process to be meaningful. His initial fixation on pure aesthetic transformed into a sense of responsibility.” This is not just about what we create, but also how we create and who we create it with,’he reflects.
In 2016, he launched his eponymous label whose DNA is parallel to what he personally values: emotion, sustainability, and craftsmanship.