Busi­ness of Pas­sion

Red Magazine - - Editor's Note - @ri­a­pri­eto

I re­mem­ber sit­ting atop a pat­tern-mak­ing ta­ble that my mom had in her dress shop, set up in my grand­mother’s place in Das­mar­iñas Vil­lage; I was a tod­dler then. Af­ter it closed, my mom opened the fash­ion and dress­mak­ing school Golden Hands, and in my tweens, I loved go­ing with her to fab­ric stores when­ever I wanted some clothes made. Now, I work in the fash­ion in­dus­try— well, I don’t make clothes, but I’m pas­sion­ate about fash­ion and ev­ery­thing that goes with it. And I never re­ally thought about how this con­nects to what my mom did un­til I started work­ing on this is­sue.

Jew­elry is the fo­cus this month and how it passed on across gen­er­a­tions. My fa­vorite brand is Jewelmer. Af­ter all, isn’t the pearl our na­tional stone? But mostly, I like the brand be­cause not only has the busi­ness been passed down through gen­er­a­tions but also its in­dus­try of pearl farm­ing. It’s a trade that gets in­her­ited, like jew­elry.

In this is­sue, we also fea­ture the fairest of the pieces pre­sented at de­sign fair Mai­son & Ob­jet, Issey Miyake’s lat­est col­lab­o­ra­tion, and a snip­pet about the lost jew­els from the Mar­cos era.

I’ve learned that noth­ing is co­in­ci­dence; pas­sion gets passed on. What are you pass­ing down to your kids?

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