It was never an easy feat starting my own business as a fashion designer. I went through a lot of ups and downs during the start of my career. I have come a long way since then but once in a while I like to look back on those times with fondness, so when Wall Street Journal called to do a feature on my journey as a designer, I immediately said yes.
It is an honor to be able to share my story and in such a respected business journal. As I have always maintained, my business is in dressing people and empowering them to feel good about themselves. I am happy to see that what started as a dream has now become, as WSJ Asia puts it, A Fashion Empire.
I am grateful to Divya Gopalan and Marga Ortigas who made this feature possible and to my friends, family and staff for their support these past years. I’m also thankful to Toni and KC for being a part of the feature.