Philippines Fashion Scene Manila News (ASEAN). Some Filipino designers are attempting to develop new designs using indigenous materials, but Filipino trend-seekers still travel to Hong Kong, Singapore and the USA to shop. However, more and more department stores and boutiques in malls are carrying a greater assortment of international brands. Unfortunately, price remains an issue, but bargains can be found. Filipino fashion designers and fashion companies will have a reasonable chance to compete with the foreign brands that are increasingly appealing to the large youth market. Having been nurtured in a multicultural society, Filipino fashion designers are among the most creative in Asia and can actually influence fashion trends in the whole of the Asia-Pacific region.
Southeast Asia’s Fashion Scene (ASEAN)
Southeast Asia’s fashion scene presents a varied mix. Singapore offers the hottest fashions, while Indonesia is on the cutting edge of Islamic designs. Malaysian and Thai fashion are quickly expanding into international wardrobes, while Cambodia, Philippines, and Vietnam’s fledgling fashion scenes are also gaining attention around the globe. Brunei designers are just coming into the limelight, while Lao’s fashion leans towards traditional wear, its young designers are beginning to make their mark. Meanwhile, Myanmar fashion mostly focuses on traditional styles. Several ASEAN countries hold yearly fashion weeks and apparel & accessories events and local labels are certainly worth a look.