PR Executive, 35 years old, Iloilo
In the competitive climate that screams “fierce!” — Joseph is not to be outdone. Focused and aggressive, with a slightly wicked charm and a stitch of creative ego, he’s never one to shy away from any challenge.
Having lived in New York for a long while, he’s learned to be self-sufficient, juggling a handful of jobs in public relations, visual merchandising, and fashion design. He claims it was here in New York that he crossed paths with the who’s who in Fashion Avenue. From The Big Apple, Joseph is ready to take on the cut-throat competition. Showing off his jet-setting aesthetic, will his fashion career take flight this season?
What sets you apart from other designers? What makes you an interesting participant?
My aesthetic is derived from the experiences I have encountered and people I’ve met. I am cultured and exposed, and I have keen understanding of who I am as a designer and what type of market I cater to.
Have you gone through formal fashion training before? If not, what is your fashion design background?
I have worked in New York City’s garment district specializing in fabrics and laces. I have worked as a visual merchandiser for Giorgio Armani Madison Avenue, and I have collaborated with the likes of Patricia Field (Sex and the City), Eric Daman (Gossip Girl), and Tina Knowles (House of Dereon). I have styled and designed for designer Allison Levine and actress Fairuza Balk. I was also a US Correspondent of Fashion Daily News, based in Paris, France, and a columnist for LuxuryFashion.com (now Bullett Magazine).
Have you joined other design competitions prior to Project Runway Philippines?
Give one word that best describes you as a designer.