Happy Andrada: One Filipino Couturier to Watch Out For
From her advocacy of supporting local talent to her thought process when it comes to design, she is definitely one Filipino couturier to watch out for.
Happy Andrada is celebrating her 11th year in the fashion industry. After conquering runways in Hong Kong, Amsterdam, and Toronto, Andrada just recently had the opportunity to present what Filipino fashion is all about during London Fashion Week’s fall 2017 to a group that included fashion buyers and members of the press.
Ladies garbed in loose-cut lightweight dresses seemed to float, rather than walk, for Happy Andrada’s tribal-influenced collection for Fashion Scout’s LFW showcase. Happy’s collection, presented with Kryolan and Toni & Guy, began with a clean palette of white and neutral shades of beige either embellished with a gamut of trims like crystals, fringes, and feathers. The show was closed with jackets in dense textiles on top of tulle dresses in a dark palette.
Fashion Scout is an international showcase for emerging fashion designers. The organization’s website lists Peter Pilotto, David Koma, and Phoebe English as its former participants. Shows organized by the team are often frequented by fashion media honchos like Suzy Menkes, Lucinda Chambers, and sartorial doyenne Anna Wintour. It won’t be surprising to see pieces from Happy’s collection landing the pages of international fashion magazines.