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Cary Santiago, Yen and Rocky Gathercole Impress at House of Ikons at LFW By Precious Baque, Photos by Joseph Rosales Esteemed Filipino designers Cary

from around the globe, is a tremendous

Santiago, Yen AB and Rocky Gathercole

supporter of Filipino designers. She

conquered the runway drawing applause

shares, “Filipino designers are very

from the city’s fashionistas at the House of

creative, very innovative and their

Ikons show during London Fashion Week

attention to detail is magnificent. The

(LFW).

materials, the craftsmanship is out of this world, it’s absolutely inspiring.”

Precious Baque & Cary Santiago

The event held at the Hilton Hotel Paddington, on the 20th of September

For 2016, House of Ikons has quite a busy

2015 is the brainchild of House of Ikons

roster with shows scheduled for February

CEO Savita Kaye whose aim is to showcase

and September 2016 at LFW, and then

the work of international designers in

Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles. Savita also

the world’s fashion capitals. Savita,

has a charity show in the Philippines

who works with some 18 designers

slated for December 2016 in the works.

CARY SANTIAGO Touted as the couturier to some of the

and what I represent just by looking at my

most powerful women in the Philippines,

designs.” He adds, “What is special about

celebrated designed Cary Santiago

my dresses is not the materials used, but

stormed the House of Ikons runway this

the techniques, intricacy and the amount

season with a collection with a decidedly

of love I put in making them.”

tres exotique Asian flair. Replete with Indochinese art and architectural

The designer has forecasted a very busy

inspirations, the elegant pieces which

year for himself with shows in slated in LA

were all painstakingly hand-stitched

and NYC, including another run with the

represent the designer’s “gift to the UK

House of Ikons during London Fashion

and the rest of Europe all the way from

Week in September 2016.

Southeast Asia.” Cary shares, “I want the audience to know where I come from

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ILLUSTRADO Magazine Nov 2015  

Championing The World Class Filipino, Fashion, Lifestyle, People, Places and Filipino Expat Life

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Championing The World Class Filipino, Fashion, Lifestyle, People, Places and Filipino Expat Life

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