The result of all of these is a creation that is the very definition of maximalism and show-stopping design. The regalia of the embellishments, richness of fabrics and forms is easily balanced with the perfect proportions and fit. Each piece is a special piece created for women who are not afraid to stand out, much like Tessa Prieto-Valdes who has become one of his biggest supporters. “She first saw me when I competed for Project Runway Philippines and instantly saw my potential. Since then, she has been instrumental in promoting my work to a wider audience. She would come to my shows, be the first to buy my pieces, and introduce me to her circle of friends,” he points out. Her other muse, he mentions, is his mother who has always been an inspiration to him, starting his fascination with women’s fashion.
In his latest collection, he honors the old masters of Renaissance art. From full ball gowns to chic pantsuits and dresses, he uses digitally printed fabrics of Renaissance frescoes and paired these with delicate lace, sheer, and embellishments. His love for art is clearly seen in the collection, but most importantly, each piece can be a pièce de résistance while easily melding into a cohesive collection of a grand scale.
Today, Cherry Samuya Veric flies around the world to showcase his artistry. From Asia, Africa to Europe, and America, he has garnered the applause of the whole fashion world. It is in this journey where he finds himself most grateful, seeing a brighter future for him and his atelier. It is in this journey where he realizes that he will always be in search of artistic inspiration and beauty. And it is in this journey where he finds the words he will forever live by: “Do not compromise your art. Be brave. Listen to your heart. Follow your dreams.”
DO NOT COMPROMISE YOUR ART. BE BRAVE LISTEN TO YOUR HEART.FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS
THY WILL BE DONE Complement ball skirts with tops that show a bit of skin for a balanced look