In the wake of Zac Efron, Leighton Meester, the brothers Jonas, the siblings Kardashian, and Adam Levine touching down at Manila’s jaw-clenchingly infamous airport to endorse booming Filipino-born clothing brands, we decided it was only fitting to invite yet another influencer to lend his popularity to further progress our country’s local retail and creative industry.
Only thing is, he’s not doing billboard shoots or a concert.
And still, while they may not show up to his appearances screaming hysterically, jeffstaple’s followers are perhaps more crazed and cult-like than those of any Hollywood-fangled celebrity to ever visit our shores: they have lined up for days, sleeping on streets around the world to get their hands on his latest product, and spent years searching and bidding online for his creations. Kids have resurrected dreams and parents have pushed forward with support, based solely on his story of success, which is ultimately why we’re pretty stoked that he’s on his way here to talk to to a room full of some of the Philippines’ most underrated visionaries, sub-stream pioneers, and future game changers.
Recognizing this opportunity for young, expressive Manila, WIP Caps and GreyOne Social hold true to their celebration of fresh concepts, big ideas, and great energy, by helping the man behind the pigeon land in our city next week.
It is with their support, along with the cooperation of Status Magazine and our venue hosts Secret Fresh and co.lab xchange, that the first installment of PLATFORM TALKS with jeffstaple will be happening in Manila, on October 30th at 2pm.
Here’s a beautiful fourteen-minute documentary featuring Jeff that was shared consistently by some of my most successful friends:
Looking forward to defining a new perspective on your potential, Manila.
When the fabric of influence is maximized by stellar design and execution, quality and substance can clothe a nation. Ya heard?
See you Tuesday!
Throwback post: Jeff gives me an exclusive look at his design sketchbook. Layout by Christian San Jose.
Through my eyes — and the lens of the Samsung Multiview the @statusmagazine Team handed me at the door of the Ayala Museum last Saturday.
(Except for the last picture. That one was taken by my daughter, Kaya. Baym.)
Rosario Herrera — Sought after stylist, Editor in Chief and Co-Founder of Status Magazine, Co-Owner of Trilogy Boutique and GreyOne Social.
One of the few people her age that have managed to fuse business savvy with creativity, and with it, cultivate a sector of youth lifestyle in the Philippines that didn’t exist beforehand.
She’s a visionary and a professional…and now, shortly after the birth of her blog fashioneur.tumblr.com, comes a workshop where the lady herself will walk you through her journey and the ins and outs of a career in fashion.
As a friend, and someone who is an advocate of breeding the next generation to elevate the industry, I am HIGHLY RECOMMENDING this to anyone that has a personal predilection for a career in fashion!
Saturday, March 26, 1-4pm
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to join/for more information.
My interview with Zevs. Enthralling, the mind of an artist is.
Excerpts from The Visual Violator || Status Magazine
Would you rather your art make a person think, or feel?
Both. I try to produce work that creates an aesthetic emotion for people who look at my work. Then my work should and make them think after [they see it].
My interview with Wale. Skim. Enjoy.
Excerpts from Rise of the Rhyme || Status Magazine
GQ named him “the greatest new rapper since Jay-Z” on the cover of their June ‘09 issue. I could leave it at that, but want to give you an intimate and personal take on what the scope of this dude’s…
Excerpts from From Detroit, With Soul || Status Magazine
Let’s start at the beginning. I’ve visited Michigan a handful of times in the past few years and channeled more Eminem than Motown. What was in like in your childhood?
How do you do? Detroit is a fantastic place to…