Cebu city, a cosmopolitan landscape in the Visayas region of the Philippines, has discovered a promising design talent soon to hit international shores-Mia Arcenas. Following the list of the country's notable list of designers(whose origins are from the city) such as Monique Lhuillier, Philippe Rodriguez, Arcy Gayatin, Jun Escario, OJ Hofer, Edwin Ao, Cary Santiago, Furne One, Protacio Empaces, Jojo and Vania Romoff, the rising star is starting to create her presence in the fashion industry both here and abroad. Known for her trademark bohemian luxury resortwear, the summa cum laude graduate began designing when she was 13years old for her family's export business(Ferimar-one of recognized fashion accessories at the renowned Manila FAME-a design and lifestyle event that showcase the best of Philippine made export products) which has been around for more than two decades. With her extensive experience in the export business, the artist created her own line almost two years ago and is now actively part of Manila Wear(The Philippines' fashion brand that presents and promote artisanal fashion and craftwork).
Mia Arcenas has been designing and producing her distinct luxe fabrication as seen on a wide range of rtw pieces. Breathtaking collections in amazing prints channel the relaxed and luxurious feel of la boheme. Equally stellar are her one of kind handmade pieces that make a bold statement. Young and hard working, the talented designer has been actively participating and noticed in international trade exhibitions throughout the Asian region. Moving fashion forward, the brand is scheduled to participate at the following events: September 25-27 Paris Trunk Show, September 28-29 Milan Trunk Show, November 9-13 HK Private Trunk Show and January 19-22 HK Fashion Week 2015. In the Philippines, she will take part in MOVED-"Fashion meets Furniture" trunkshow September 5-7 at the Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Center and Manila Fame this October 16-19.
Photography by Mau Aguasin, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Romero, associate stylists Jona Buenaventura and Tara Subaldo, modeled by Raceene Pamaran(MAC Models). Shot on location at Ibiza, Movenpick hotel, Mactan, Cebu. Special thanks to Laurie Reyes.
Mia Arcenas Showroom
Ferimar Bldg. Nivel Hills Cebu City Philippines 6000 tel #032 2314275)
Also available at Shangrila Mactan lobby shop, Alegra and Bluewater.