Jenni Con­tr­eras

Sex is noth­ing but a word for fashion de­signer JENNI CON­TR­ERAS.

Scout - - IN THIS ISSUE - By Ce­lene Saku­rako Photography by JP Talapian

How sex is cen­tral to the cre­ations of this young and up­com­ing de­signer

SEX. FUCK. VAGINA. These words peo­ple here in the Philip­pines [think of as] a disease or some­thing, when they’re ac­tu­ally nat­u­ral and one of the many

Jenni re­veals that her cloth­ing isn’t a wait­ing to come out of her shell. She ad­mits, “To say that I am sure of who I am as a de­signer—no, I think not. I’m still at that stage of try­ing a lot of things. It’s still a work in progress. Ang hi­rap kasi my pretty shy. Did you know that at par­ties,

Pro­duc­tions, Ce­cilia Az­carate memes, pieces over three con­sec­u­tive week­ends win­ning her­self a ticket to Tokyo courtesy run­way of last year’s Ama­zon Fashion fashion head on.

Where did the name “Pr()blem Stu­dios” come from?

Child” and friend ko pa yung isa. So, I Every­one thought it was an open and pwede rin

So you named your col­lec­tion “Prob­lem Child” in­stead?

as well?

Nung col­lege ako sa Col­lege of St. Be­nilde], lagi akong late sa classes ko fuck­ing sur­vived, and I was a scholar I skipped classes. I was always late. My plates were medi­ocre. Nagseryoso lang ta­laga ako nung fourth year na. Sa grad show na lang. My col­lec­tion then was kind of like my col­lec­tion now: Re­nais­sance. con­cept was; what if Anne Bo­leyn was

Anne Bo­leyn?

I watched a movie called The Other Bo­leyn Girl Anne Bo­leyn. I’m very fas­ci­nated with her. She was one of the wives of King Henry dif­fer­ent way of wear­ing her clothes.

Is that “no­to­ri­ous” or “re­bel­lious” na­ture some­thing you in­still in Pr()blem Stu­dios?

me, so I think it just comes nat­u­rally.

How so?

I told him that I lost my vir­gin­ity. I was parang my fam­ily’s alam nila life ko. It’s nat­u­ral kasi it’s not an is­sue sa fam­ily ko. We weren’t afraid of say­ing things sa par­ents ko we grew up like this—very open to peo­ple, walang lim­i­ta­tions.

What can you say about peo­ple who

a com­mon re­ac­tion. As long as they don’t my throat. I’m not shov­ing mine sa faces nila. Parang sa clothes mo.” Just as long as they don’t do that. It’s kind of a mu­tual re­spect thing. I re­spect your views, you re­spect mine, we’re all good.

Have you ever thought that maybe your clothes might not be for here?

I want to sell in Ja­pan ta­laga. Like, when you go out, is it com­mon to see diba Ang hi­rap kasi dito eh, sa Philip­pines. Kasi Sig­uro it’s just a small mar­ket. But fashion is dito sa Philip­pines ang hi­rap. I want it and my clothes are for here. I’m mak­ing Pero I’m also look­ing to sell these par­tic­u­larly in Ja­pan.

Is that so?

this month and I’m ac­tu­ally think­ing of study­ing in Tokyo. By the end of the we’ll re­lease in March.

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