Image architects and trusted confidants, these filipino stylists are responsible for the fashion aesthetic of the industry’s biggest stars.
From full days of fittings to doing the legwork of pulls and returns from various designers all over the city, they’re the invisible hands that make a seemingly effortless look happen on red carpets and photoshoots. With a new era of fashion ushering in, fashion stylists hold more power than ever before with their works going viral online and being able to influence the next biggest trends.
To keep you in the know, here are the most notable filipino celebrity-stylist relationships and their signature looks:
Lyn Alumno + Nadine Lustre
Experimental Street Style
The youngest editor at Nylon Manila, a fashion associate at MEGA Magazine, and the stylist of fashion maven Nadine Lustre, Lyn Alumno is a creative force to be reckoned with.
By marrying the multi-hyphenate’s street style with high fashion and even local young designers, their collaborative looks never fail to excite and leave us wanting more. As seen in Lustre’s Wildest Dreams album promo and her Halloween-inspired birthday shoot, they’re a fashion duo that deserves to be on everyone’s radar.
Qurator Studio + Sarah Lahbati
Sarah Lahbati has quickly risen as a style icon that all generations can look to with the help of Qurator Studio who has solidified Lahbati’s effortless but ultra-feminine style.
Whether it’s through a head-to-toe luxury ensemble or contemporary fashion of bold colors and unexpected silhouettes, the styling firm refines Lahbati’s looks to one that never goes out of style.
Adrianne Concepcion + Ivana Alawi
Adrianne Conception is no stranger in the industry with her celebrity clientele that includes Megan Young, Kylie Versoza, and Lovi Poe. Known for her expertise in a streamlined sultry look, it was an undeniable match when Ivana Alawi became her latest muse.
With Alawi being unafraid to show a little more skin and her penchant towards body-hugging silhouettes, Concepcion is able to elevate her internet persona by highlighting her feminine form in the best way possible.
Team Rain x Em + Maymay Entrata
Young and Fashion-Forward
Lead by Rain Dagala and Em Millan, the styling duo treats their work as a form of storytelling–constructing looks that describe their muses best in whichever life chapter they are in. A definitive example is their long-time client Maymay Entrata.
Once described as the simple girl making it big dressed in princess-cut gowns to evolving into one of the biggest stars who can pull off avant-garde designs and fashion-forward styles. Through it all, Team Rain x Em remains by her side to dress her appropriately to the story she’s currently telling.
Perry Tabora + Liza Soberano
Breaking into the scene together, Perry Tabora and Liza Soberano have been inseparable since 2013. With Soberano being the country’s darling, the filipino stylist chooses to infuse a sleek but playful style to her wardrobe to show off her versatility.
Dressed by Tabora in a puff-sleeve summer dress or in a leather jacket, Soberano is able to explore different sides of her personality and more so, prove that a modern woman can pull off any aesthetic she wants to.
Stylized Studio + Maine Mendoza
If there’s a styling team that knows how to dress and spot a star, it would be the Stylized Studio. Take the case of Maine Mendoza who was still introducing herself to the industry by playing Yaya Dub on Eat Bulaga, but Liz Uy, the founder of the studio, quickly took her in as a client.
From there on, Maine Mendoza’s style evolved and can now be defined as feeling good and looking good. Whether it be a white shirt paired with the perfect denim or a little black dress to match her signature red lip, the Stylized team keeps it simple and classic for the local star.