This is a great news for Philippine Fashion pride, Happy Andrada is taking Filipino talent farther across the globe to greater heights. As a young Philippine fashion designer, Happy continually surprises and amazes the Fashion world with her talent and creativity. In the USA, Happy recently won Miami Beach International Fashion Week’s Emerging Designer of the Year 2012. Happy bested hundreds of entries from 25 different countries. Certainly that is a reason why Filipinos everywhere should be happy!
Happy inspires Filipino pride and is on a winning streak and her multiple achievements such as;
- Swatch watch Enter the Dragon Competition 2012
- Fashion Design Council of the Philippines Smart Choice Winner in Weaving the Future Competition
- Grand Prize winner for Swatch watch My Rabbit story 2011
- Inspiring Young Filipino Entrepreneur by Go Negosyo last 2010
- represented the Philippines in Art & Fashion Week (Toronto, Canada)
- Top Styl Designer event (Czech Republic)
- Fashion Art Exhibit (Netherlands)
- Animax featured designer in Toy, Games & Comic Convention (Singapore)
- International Fashion Art Biennale (Korea)
- Fashion Design Competition (Japan)
To toast to Happy’s recent victories, a party was held in her honor, which coincided with the fifth anniversary of Fashion ART (F*ART), a store she co-owns with her sister, Viva. This celebration was a fun-filled night of fashion, art, music, photography and poetry. There were poetry readings and performances by Kooky Tuason, Marty Tengco, Charms Tianzon, Raul Roco Jr., andRichard Tuason. Live music flowed throughout the evening by Deejay Poblete, Noah Zuniga, Jeff Pagaduan, JP Hernandez, and Diwa de Leon. Comedian Stanley Chi tickled the funny bones of guests. This event was hosted by Frida Nepomuceno. Happy’s newest fashion collection was photographed and mounted on walls by lensman Darrel Pobre.
F*ART is a store conceptualized by creative sisters, Happy and Viva, who want to give space for Filipino talent to bloom and grow. Viva and Happy are amazed with what Filipinos can do. They believe in Filipino talent. They encourage others to be proud of what Filipinos can do. Since its onset in 2007, F*ART has consistently been a place where young, fast rising Filipino fashion designers and artists showcase the best of what they have to offer. F*ART has upcoming activities: Opening exhibit of “Tattoo My Colors” by Katrina Pallon and Raul Roco Jr. on April 14, Art Talks on April 21, a live art session featuring Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Manila on April 28 and Meneer Marcelo’s art workshops in April and May.
Happy sells her Ready To Wear line at her website www.happyandrada.com and showcases her creations at F*ART Fashion ART located in 24 J. Erestain cor.K-1st, Kamuning, Quezon City
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