Cebuano fashion designer Philipp Tampus dazzled the crowd during the launch of his latest collection at the House of Lords in this year’s September London Fashion Week. The by-invitation-only fashion show featured a 24-piece collection inspired by the sampaguita, the Philippines’ national flower.
For this collection, Tampus combined local fabrics such as piña cocoon and Argao hablon with international fabrics as the base for intricately crafted embroidery. His collection featured a unique fusion between English elegance and Filipino sophistication.
“It’s always a designer’s dream to feature his or her collections in London,” said Tampus. “London is, after all, one of the world’s fashion capitals.”
In addition to his fashion show at the House of Lords, Tampus also participated in this year’s House of Ikons 5th Anniversary Fashion Show at the London Hilton Metropole on 14 September 2019, the first day of London Fashion Week.
Prior to his debut in the United Kingdom, Tampus has established himself as one of the Philippines’ most sought-after fashion designers and the preferred couturier of some of the Philippines’ taste-makers and trendsetters in fashion. Tampus remains a regular fixture in some of the Philippines’ biggest fashion events such as Philippine Fashion Week and the Manila Panasonic Fashion Festival.