Furne One, the first Filipino designer to be invited to the London Fashion Week, will be staging a grand homecoming show — “Furne One 10.10.10”on October 10, 10:30am at Makati Shangri-La.
Presented by Inquirer Lifestyle columnist Tessa Prieto-Valdes and philanthropist Kaye Tinga, the show is for the benefit of Philippine National Red Cross-Rizal Chapter and the Assumption High School Batch 1981 Foundation.
The show is One’s debut in Manila after relocating in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, more than 10 years ago.
The shows feature One’s latest collection, “War and Roses,” inspired by the Elizabethan Age.
He is based in Dubai. And his haute couture label, Amato, caters exclusively to an elite Arab clientele. But the Filipino designer Furne One has become quite a celebrity in Germany and has featured in top German newspapers and fashion magazines.
A German TV channel is in Dubai filming the designer in his studio, while he prepares for his debut at the Berlin Fashion Week early next year.
And it is all thanks to the supermodel Heidi Klum. The fashion diva put the designer — and Dubai’s haute couture — on the international map when she selected him to design the gowns for all 18 models in the final round of her popular TV show‚ Germany’s Next Top Model
With his every creation, he not only displays his prowess as a fashion designer, but his bravery as a stylist, and formidable creative force as well. His shows are almost always visually dramatic. His signature glam-goth style is a design concept that fuses together high fashion, vintage frill, and gothic imagery.
His designs – dreamy, romantic, ethereal, surreal. No wonder why I am in love the moment I laid eyes on his creations (even just on pictures).
I am more than thrilled to be a part of Stylebible‘s lucky readers to watch One’s fashion show. It’s going to be a fun-filled day full of fireworks and magic before my eyes. I’m sure to ogle away through his gossamer masterpieces.