We Asked 6 Filipino Designers: What Essential Pieces Should Every Woman Have in Their Closet?

  • September 27, 2018

You know these six names as masters of their crafts—couturiers who have been challenging Philippine fashion over the years. The houses of Albert Andrada, Jun Escario, Maureen Disini, Michael Leyva and Rosenthal Tee, reflect different spectrums of style and design. They all have their own eyes, creating pieces that dress only the most fashionable of the discerning crowd.

When asked, “What essential pieces should every woman have in their closet?”, the six designers all answered differently. Yet, it still reflected their general aesthetic and personalities. Scroll down to see their answers, accompanied by images from recent collections that Lifestyle Asia has compiled…

Albert Andrada
Albert Andrada

Albert Andrada

“What every woman should have in her closet are: a little black dress, a plain ankle length dress, front button cardigan, a pullover sweater, jeans, black or white slacks, comfy sneakers, black open toe heels, wedge shoes, sandals, flat shoes and fashion accessories for day and night.”

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Jun Escario
Jun Escario

Jun Escario

“Every woman should have the most show stopping heels in her closet! Did you see the new Tom Ford killer heels? Fab! Why can’t men wear this?! I actually walk around in heels when I’m designing for a collection! Also, a gorgeous piece of vintage, preferably constructed jacket, and the silkiest slip dress! Ohhhh so me!”

Maureen Disini
Maureen Disini

Maureen Disini

“I would say a nice pair of diamond earrings!”

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Michael Leyva
Michael Leyva

Michael Leyva

“Jeans and a white shirt!”

Randy Ortiz
Randy Ortiz

Randy Ortiz

“It’s a must that every woman should have a basic sheath dress, functional tops, skirts and pants to mix and match…easy and functional fashion staples.”

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Rosenthal Tee
Rosenthal Tee

Rosenthal Tee

“Every woman should have a luxe jumpsuit in her closet! Something that’s easy to put on and accessorize for whatever the occasion.”

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