Monday, March 21, 2011

Meet the President: Louis Claparols

(Photo by Dairy Darilag for Sense&Style)

Louis Claparols, former President of the Young Designers Guild (YDG), has come a long way since his embellished Imelda t-shirt days.

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While he has matured and evolved as a designer, his fun, playful and very wearable aesthetic is still a force to be reckoned with. Check out his designs as seen on Metrowear 2010:

(Photos by Bruce Casanova)

Louis grew up in Iloilo and credits his mom for his interest in fashion. In his designer profile for Ensembles, where he launched a capsule collection back in 2010, he shared, “I grew up with a very chic mom, and I believe fashion is in our blood”. He initially worked in retail, clocking in valuable experience from Paul Smith, Armani and Hugo Boss before charting a career in fashion design. 

The self-taught designer studied patternmaking under Jojie Lloren and considers the very talented Ivarluski Aseron as his mentor.

While Louis is already getting known for his use of bold colors and geometric patterns and prints on his designs, he tells Cheche Moral of PDI that he feels he has yet to create a definitive look that is distinctly his. We are already blown away with his designs, and we can barely imagine what he means by having a look he will deem fit to be called his own. Knowing Louis, he will continue to push the envelop and explores the limitless possibilities of what he can do. Take for instance, his couture cakes for the Hyatt!

We consider ourselves lucky to be working with him, and bringing the best of Louis to all of you!

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