Prêt-à-porter

Cheeky designer clothing for women and men, ethically made with love in the Philippines. A TC grrrl or #TCspecies are urban dwellers with a love for cultures of the world and lowbrow culture, whatever. Always unserious with a sense of humour, a sense of adventure and whimsy, the Wearer of Tipay Caintic lives a life in full technicolour.

For the Love of Leyte Music & Art Festival

Capsule Collection

PHL 2017:

There is no longer a distinction between art and the life it imitates, maybe there never was. Fashion is not apathetic. It is most sensitive and susceptible to a nation’s most idiotic mistakes. Who makes the clothes, who wears them, who dreams of the new things? Who sells, who takes advantage, who makes a pretty profit? How unfortunate we all live under the same government, the president’s government.

Photography:
PAOLO CRODUA
Art Direction:
JED GREGORIO
Styling:
SHAHANI GANIA
Models:
HIDEKI ITO, LANCE NAVASCA
Masks & Accessories:
SHAHANI GANIA


ORAL FIXATIONS

Pink rawness.
Hot as wasabi.
Your delicate rosette.
Silky mouthfuls.
Never for sustenance.
Our little luxuries.

Photography: Charlie Shot Me
Hair & MakeUp: Theresa Padin
Model: Tessa Burton
Styling Assistant: Jake Saren


SWEET TREACHERY

Photographer:
Shaira Luna
Styled by:
RabbitHole Creatives
Model:
Hannah Locsin


GENTLE CURIOSITIES

Photographer:
Shaira Luna
Styled by:
RabbitHole Creatives
Model:
Hannah Locsin

Hell Knows No Wrath Like Yolanda

The artisanal collection presented at the International Fashion Showcase in London Fashion Week (LFW). Tipay Caintic was one of the designers invited by the British Fashion Council and British Council to represent emerging designers from the Philippines.

The brief was to present a “cultural” collection rather than a commercial one. For the designer, culture is the collective memory of the people. In the months leading to LFW, Super Typhoon Yolanda ravaged the designer’s hometown, Tacloban City. Leaving a trail of destruction, death and civilians taking matters into their own hands.

This collection is a reflection of Tipay’s experiences, thoughts and feelings through the course of the tragedy.


CREEPING FROM UNDERNEATH

Resort wear interpreted using 3D knitted cotton yarns, woven rattan and sea shell accessories. Inspired by Philippine sea creatures and corals.


ITSY BITSY BLACK DRESS

Pleather dresses for whatever weather.


FUZZY INANIMACY

Debut collection straight from fashion school that was developed for Preview Magazine’s Emerging Fashion Talents Awards. The collection opened the show and the designer was a finalist in the competition.