These Millennial Artists and Designers Are Contributing to the Future of the Philippines
September 11, 2018
Each year, Lifestyle Asia releases a coffee table book to capture what “living at its finest” truly means. For 2018, we have released “Millennials. Travel. Entertaining,” a book inspired by a “curated Instagram feed.” We have collected photographs from outstanding travel stories, the most exemplary parties in town, and millennials who are making a difference in the world through the lives they chose to live.
The first chapter of the book focuses on millennial artists and designers who are using their craft to contribute to the Philippines as a whole. These exemplary individuals don’t only have an eye for beauty and design, but are also using their talents responsibly by supporting local craftsmen or using their brand to promote the country in a global scale.
Scroll down to see a sneak peek of our book, featuring six excellent millennials chosen amongst hundreds that populate our pages. To read more and to see the complete list, you can purchase the “Lifestyle Asia’s Millennials. Travel. Entertaining” coffee table book by sending us a private message on Instagram (@lifestyle_asia) or on our Facebook page. The book is also available in leading bookstands.
Gino Santos was 23-years-old when he released his first film entitled The Animals at the Cinemalaya film festival. Since then, his career kept moving forward. Five years later, he has released numerous movies, including the risqué #Y and psychological thriller Lila. There are still no signs that the young director will be slowing down anytime soon.
Patty Ang, the fashion designer first captured the attention of the general public when one of her creations appeared on the Cannes Red Carpet. Today, she is one of the most sought-after designers in the country with a clientele that ranges from brides, socialites and celebrities. Patty loves her job, and says that her main mission in her career is to make women feel as confident as possible whenever they are in her designs.
“I shape space to make place, a more descriptive version of “an architect”, running a boutique practice,” shared Rica Plaza, the young owner of Plaza + Partners. Rica has put together a group of young, like-minded professionals who are determined to make a mark in the Philippine architectural scene. They have been responsible for a range of projects, including the penthouse at Shangri-La at the Fort, as well as a drug rehabilitation center in Bukidnon. “Seeing my ideas on paper come to fruition and built in the flesh, then consequently seeing the end users enjoy their new spaces and physically experiencing the positive impact architecture can on communities and societies is what keeps me going,” she shares.
Straight out of college in 2015, Steph Ayson joined the family business JMA Jewelry. She proudly wears her own designs and pieces from the mother brand Pranca, describing it as raw and unrefined, bridging the gap between fine jewelry and fashion jewelry with uniquely-designed modern pieces at affordable prices.
Therese Tiosejo is the retail head of PIOPIO, the fashion brand working with Filipino communities to help give their crafts a large audience reach. “We find products that carry a little piece of our country and culture, so that we can keep these traditions alive,” she explained. Therese finds passion in service and community, making her work the ideal fit for her. “I love waking up in the morning knowing that I can make a difference in the world, even if it’s small.”
Vito is known internationally for his well-crafted furniture with a modern aesthetic. Besides design, he is into photography. The creative director of Design Studio Vito Selma and Stonesets International checks his Instagram first thing in the morning to get updated. “It’s the most convenient and fastest way,” he says.
You can purchase “Lifestyle Asia’s Millennials. Travel. Entertaining” coffee table book by sending us a private message on Instagram (@lifestyle_asia) or our Facebook page. The book is also available in leading bookstands.