Rajo Laurel is a Filipino international fashion designer who is based in the Philippines and who is known for his avant-garde collection.
Looking at Rajo's Collections is just like entering the fashion fairy tale.
He has a strong personality on each of his design, with a touch of elegance on simplicity, he put the feminine side of a female into the highest level. Rajo's pieces are considered as a living art as he only uses the best quality of materials for evry dress that he made.
Rajo that studied at the famed Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and later went to the prestigious Central St. Martin's in London. He has received Air France's Young Designer of the Year (1994), Most Promising Designer of the Year (1996) and The Loop's (Editor's Choice Award) Favorite Designer (1998).
He has also won awards at the ASEAN Young Designers Competition (Singapore, 1993), the Smirnoff Fashion Design Awards (Philippines, 1995) and the Asia Collection "Makuhari Grand Prix ‘97” (Japan, 1997). He has staged several major galas and has been invited to join group shows and exhibitions such as the Philippine Centennial Show (Sydney, 1997), Saks Fifth Avenue Bridal Exhibition (New York, 2001) and the Ties That Bind; Shanghai-Philippines Expositions (Shanghai, 2003). In 2004 and 2005, Rajo represented the Philippines in the KL Fashion Week held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Nowadays, Rajo is one of the most in-demand fashion designers in the Philippines, counting among his clientele the top personalities, celebrities and politicians: former Philippine President Corazon Aquino and current Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
His creations frequently grace TV screens, concert stages and the covers and pages of magazines. Aside from specializing in quality made-to-order couture clothing, Rajo is the president of the "House of laurel", which consist of:
Rajo - the high-end garment company that specializes in designer ready-to-wear clothing for women; and
Nine - hip maternity fashion collection for expecting mothers and Rajito - fashion for children as well as accessories like bags, jewelry and shoes. He also provide the online shopping on his House of Laurel's website.
He has also established Laurel Et Ross, which is a garment company that specializes in creating and manufacturing corporate uniforms.
Laurel's designs are elegant and glamorous. Some of his collections also very modern with a touch of urbanity. For example for his Ghetto Fabulous Collection, he takes the mural and street graffiti from around the globe.
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List of books: Rajo,Laurel