On October 17, 2023, Dubai hosted an exclusive fashion event that dazzled the industry. The event took place at Tàn Chá, a Michelin-starred restaurant that offers the finest Asian cuisine in Dubai. The event featured a rooftop runway that showcased the Asian Couture-themed Collection by ANGELO ESTERA, a Filipino fashion brand with international acclaim. The event was attended by some of the most prominent names in fashion, as well as a select group of VVIP guests and media figures. The event coincided with Dubai Fashion Week, and added to the city’s reputation for luxury and glamor.
The mastermind behind this lavish fashion show was Angelo Estera, a designer with a remarkable career and a flair for creativity. He started his fashion journey by designing for royalty and celebrities in the Arab world, showing his exceptional talent and vision. He established his own design studio in Dubai in 2009, where he created stunning collections that were featured in several Dubai Fashion Weeks.
Estera’s collection is inspired by the royal legacy of Asia, reflecting the magnificence and elegance of the ancient Chinese emperors. He combines traditional luxury with a modern edge, bringing a new dimension to the rich and glorious history of Asian royalty.
Angelo Estera’s Asian Winter collection is a feast for the eyes and the soul. The garments dazzle with a mix of colors, textures, and patterns. These designs capture the opulence, beauty, and charisma that are characteristic of Asian culture. Estera’s collection takes us to a world where fabrics become art pieces, transcending social boundaries and creating a sense of destiny.
Estera’s hometown of Samar Leyte, a small town in the Philippines, reflects the creative spirit of the legendary Michael Cinco, who also dreamed of “La Dolce Vita” from the Philippine islands. These visionary designers have a common goal – to make their dreams come true through enchanting shapes and details that touch the soul.
Samar Leyte, with its picturesque landscapes and vibrant local culture, has been a wellspring of inspiration for Angelo Estera. Just as Michael Cinco’s dreams took flight in the Philippines, Estera’s designs have been nurtured by the rich tapestry of his hometown. The essence of the Philippines, with its diverse traditions and artistic heritage, courses through Estera’s creations, giving them a unique, heartfelt quality that resonates with fashion connoisseurs worldwide.
CEO and Owner Janice Delima Tentler of Alegre De Pilipinas International saw the extraordinary talent in Angelo Estera’s designs. She decided to showcase his work at New York Fashion Week in 2024. This decision not only puts Estera on the global fashion map but also creates new possibilities for the talented designer.
Alegre De Pilipinas continues its relentless pursuit of excellence as it prepares to participate in Dubai Fashion Week, a collaborative effort with the Fashion Institute of the Philippines, under the astute leadership of Madam Shanon Pamaong. Together with Angelo Estera, the innovative fashion designer, they share a common objective: to leave an indelible mark on the fashion industry and ignite the flames of inspiration for future generations of designers.
Events like the one hosted by Tàn Chá and designers like Angelo Estera are more than just fashion milestones. They are unforgettable moments that shape the fashion world’s collective memory, creating waves that inspire generations of future designers. The legacy of their creativity is a proof of the limitless potential of fashion.
The future of fashion may be uncertain, a constantly shifting canvas where trends evolve and styles metamorphose, but one thing remains abundantly clear: as long as there are visionaries like Angelo Estera and organizations like Alegre De Pilipinas, the world of fashion will continue to be a realm of awe, innovation, and profound creative inspiration.
For those eager to delve deeper into the world of Angelo Estera’s exquisite designs and the innovative endeavors of Alegre De Pilipinas International, you are encouraged to visit NYFW2024 and explore Alegre De Pilipinas’ official website at www.alegredepilipinas.net. Additionally, you can engage with their online community on their Facebook page: Alegre De Pilipinas “official,” and gain insights into the creative journey through the Facebook page of CEO Janice Delima Tentler.
Explore the world of Angelo Estera on his Facebook page.