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  • The sourcing event introduces its inspirations for the show feature’s fresh offerings this October

    Filipino design authorities share what to expect in Manila FAME's Design Commune this year

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    Refining Gold, Redefining Tradition

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    The Art of Accessory Design, the Beauty of Slow Fashion

    Great things take time, effort, and a team of skilled workers. Known for her statement bags and jewelry, Bea Valdes emphasizes the “how” in her design-making process

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    A Mind for Conscious Design

    Dan Matutina on his branding and brand design process—and the real value of creative work

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    Social Design

    Together with CITEM, two Korean design mentors are leading the charge to help local brands take on a 360-degree approach in creating products with the environment’s health in mind

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    Ito Kish on Inspiration and Creation

    The furniture and interior designer talks about embracing—and conquering—challenges, the creative process behind his most iconic pieces, and constantly finding inspiration for creation

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    Vianca Soleil’s Bare Essentials

    Amid a choppy internet connection and a hectic schedule, digital creative Vianca Soleil gives us a quick welcome glimpse into her island life and shares with us her shopping and style tips, as well as her favorites from the FAME+ catalogue

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    Georgina Wilson on Branding and Going Global

    The multi-hyphenate talks about how she and her partners built and expanded their brand, Sunnies Studios—and the vision that keeps them going

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    Rachelle Dagñalan on Globalizing Filipino Design

    At the age of 20, Rachelle Dagñalan set out to make a mark in the design world. Years later, the product designer has set her sights on something loftier: share her talents with local craftsmen and manufacturers in the hopes of gaining international recognition for homegrown designs

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    From Cars to Chairs: A Design Journey

    Design Ligna’s founder Al de Lange shares his memories of being the Philippines’ first industrial designer


    Added value is in the details

    Japanese have a long-lasting love affair with fashion, and when it comes to discovering new foreign brands, the detailing contributes significantly to the perceived value.

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    Kenneth Cobonpue on What Matters Most in Design

    The world-renowned Filipino designer, recognized as rattan’s first virtuoso, talks about what truly makes designs stand the test of time

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    Andrew Dent and the Language of Sustainable Materials

    The Chief Material Scientist at Material ConneXion shares what it takes to design for a circular economy

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    Milo Naval’s Good Intentions

    The highly esteemed artist talks about the true power and purpose of good design

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    Big in Japan

    Fashion consultants Tetta Ortiz-Matera and Jason Lee Coates share their plans for bringing Philippine fashion to Japanese shores and inspiring a whole industry to make it happen

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    Amina Aranaz-Alunan on the Importance of Joining Trade Shows

    The Aranaz Creative Director shares her “trial-and-error” experiences as a trade show exhibitor

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    Inside Rita Nazareno and Gabby Lichauco’s Design Mission

    An instinct for good design, coupled with their razor-sharp wit and generous spirit, defines the dynamic tandem of Rita Nazareno and Gabby Lichauco. Here, they let us in on their creative, collaborative, and crazy-beautiful process

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    Eric Paras on Adapting Design to the Change of Times

    The prolific furniture and interior designer shares his list of favorite FAME pieces and how it is working through a pandemic

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    The Home as Sanctuary

    From accepting change, making space, and inviting a reconnection with nature, we explore the ways in which we can reclaim our safe and sacred space

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    The Relevance of Design Trends in a Post-COVID World

    In this dialogue with Josef Crisanto, the design mentor explains how trends and forecasting can still play a role in a society disheartened by health, climate, and economic crises

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    The Making of Bubble Living: A Digital Affair

    Paris will have to wait, so here’s how a virtual design show was launched from scratch


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