Oliver Tolentino to headline Palm Springs Fashion Week as "Designer of the Week"

Filipino designer Oliver Tolentino will headline the El Paseo Fashion Week in Palm Springs, California as "Designer of the Week" on March 20.

The Bataan-born designer will present 50 to 60 pieces made from Philippine fabrics on March 26 (LA time) before a 600-strong crowd. Other designers scheduled to showcase their works include Trina Turk (March 25), and Project Runway’s Michael Costello, Mondo Guerra and Christopher Collins (March 23).

"I love playing with colors and flowy fabrics like chiffon," Tolentino said. "My design philosophy is bringing colors and prints and the labor-intensive finishings of the East to the timeless elegance of silhouettes from the West. I love playing with prints and manipulating fabrics that you initially would think won't work but ultimately come together in beautiful creations."

Oliver Tolentino won the Sustainable Eco Fashion Award at the 2010 Bahamas Fashion Week. Photo courtesy of Tolentino.

Tolentino, the first Filipino to participate in the El Paseo Fashion Week, won the Sustainable Eco Fashion Award last year at the Bahamas Fashion Week.

For more on this story, log on to the official website of the El Paseo Fashion Week.

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