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Aside from doing a series on local Filipino designers for Surface, they also asked me to do Q&As with some Filipino designers based abroad to my great pleasure. Finding these creatives scattered across the globe prove that Filipinos can shine even in totally foreign waters. You can find the rest of my survey hereFirst up is Rafe, a noted bag designer who began in the Philippines. Despite having a successful line back home, he risked it all to seize the world stage. He is now creative director of Jones Apparel Group overseeing Nine West. 

Bag Designer Rafe Totengco is a favorite of some of the biggest names in Hollywood for his vibrant, fashion-forward designs

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Melinda Williams
Published: February 2012, Surface Asia


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