Arts

Feature: Coleen D., Designer

Get ready, fashionistas! Here’s Coleen D. to satisfy our sartorial dilemma. In the recent Manila Fashion Festival, Coleen Dumlao showcased her Urban Habal collection inspired by Baguio flowers.



(taken from Coleen’s Facebook account)

Urban Habal ur·ban in, relating to, or characteristic of a town or city.


Habal Garden, a small piece of ground used to grow vegetables, fruit, herbs, or flowers.

A collection inspired by the beautiful flowers of Baguio from the childhood memories of the designer. With the use of indigenous fabrics woven in Baguio, it was the ode to the wonders of Baguio’s ethereal flowers.



I was blown away when I saw Cole’s (as we fondly call her) collection. Technically, it was coherent; aesthetically, it was expressive; emotionally, it felt authentic.



Technically, it was coherent; aesthetically, it was expressive; emotionally, it felt authentic.
Coleen started out as a cosplayer doing her own make-up and costumes. It is evident that arts runs in her blood.

She has only just begun, and I can see she has taken off to make the world her runway.

Way to go, Cole!

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