We have a special collaboration line coming to you for the Holidays. The Cayetano Legacy Collection teamed up with one of our favorite designers from the Philippines, Yekky Balingit of Miadore. His designs are beautiful, fashion forward, works of art. He was just recently awarded “Preview” magazine’s “2012 Emerging Fashion Talent Award.” Its truly an honor to work together with him to create this special line for you.
Our Miadore + CLC collaboration launches on Thursday, November 15. Its a 6 piece couture capsule that exudes glamour, color, and luxury. Each piece is one of a kind and NOT replicated so once its gone, its gone. So be sure to check out Cayetano Legacy Collection on November 15th.
Here’s a little bit more about Yekky and how Miadore came about.
MIADORE was born in the era of DIYs. The first few pieces were made out of boredom and an after-office hobby. Fortunately, last December of 2009, I was able to meet the great Rajo Laurel, and from there—as they say—the rest is history.
Q- how did you start designing jewelry?
A – It was a night of bored and same old routine, that I decided to put up a small business. The first few pieces consists of left over fabrics from my Mother. Everything was random. It has this peculiar and uneven shape that I found interesting – nothing that can be found in the market.
Every time I wore my creations to work and always received a lot of compliments . I even thought of selling them in selected bazaars.
Q – how did you come up with the name Miadore?
A – MIADORE came from my parent’s nicknames MIA and ADOR. While the ‘E’ stands for my real name Erik. It is my homage to them.
Q – where does you inspiration come from?
A – Every day, everything and everywhere. I always keep my senses open.
The whole world is full of special textures and meaning…it just depends on how it is interpreted.
Q – if you had to describe your design aesthetic in 3 words what would you say?
A – Paradox. Bi-polar. Odd.
Q – where can we find your designs
A – Right now, I’m a consignor at House of Laurel (6013 Villena cor. Manalac Steet Poblacion, Makati City Email : firstname.lastname@example.org )
and Unisex Rewind by JP Singson (126-B West Ave Quezon City )
Q – any big plans for your line in the near future?
A – Hopefully, a studio then a boutique then Anthropologie. *Finger’s crossed*
Q – how would you describe your personal style?
A – Odd. 🙂 Layered casual sometimes draping, muted one day then neon next and oh nothing too formal it makes me itchy. It depends on my mood to cut it short. 🙂 I can go with anything as long I have good pair of shoes.
Q – if you were to share one piece of advice from your personal experiences, what would you say?
A – Be pessimistic because with all that negative vibe along the way comes something fantastic and marvelous in the end.