The country’s Durian capital is not only abundant with this exotic fruit but is also teeming with special talents especially in the field of fashion designing. These elite gown designers have made their marks both here and abroad with their elegant and stunning creations.
Here’s a list of the top gown designers in the city:
Erwin Lee Tan
He is one of the premiere designers this side of city and owner of K Davao, which was popularly known as Kasuotan in the past. K Davao is one of the top garment stores in the city and is popular for their elegant and tasteful apparel both for the modern man and woman.
K Davao by Erwin Lee Tan
714-A J.P. Laurel Ave, Bajada, Davao City, 8000 Davao del Sur
Telephone No. (6382) 2262272
Facebook Page :https://www.facebook.com/KDavao/
A member of the Davao Elite Fashion Group, Windel specializes in the fusion of modern design using native influences. He has won numerous competitions in his native region.
One of Davao’s fashion gurus and owner of Atelier 115, John Belandresfound his niche in his gown creations, and is responsible for making the best wedding gowns the country has ever seen.
Atelier 115 by John Belandres
115 P. Pelayo Street Paseo de Legaspi Davao City 8000
Phone No. (6382) 305 6583
Facebook page :https://www.facebook.com/Atelier-115-118798164859495/
He is one of the established designers in the Davao circuit, having 2 shops of his own. His talent is that of a creator who picks up retazos and cut-out patterns from second hand buys, and turn them into an artwork, a chic wearable piece.
Edgar Buyan Couture
Building 2, Golden Matina Complex Building, 97 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Hwy, Matina, Davao City, 8000 Davao del Sur
Mobile No : 0949 456 1185
Facebook Page :https://www.facebook.com/edgar.buyan
A multi- awarded young designer, the grand winner of Sagala 2012, and the Moda Mindanao 2012. He was also chosen as one of the few designers in Davao who were invited to participate in the Miss Universe Fashion Show.
Kenny Ladaga Couture
Door No: 4, 220 V. Mapa St, Barangay 10-A, Davao City, 8000 Davao del Sur
Mobile :0929 516 1722
One of the designers whose creations were used in the recent Miss Universe 2017 fashion show, EgayAyag is fast becoming the gown designer of choice for wedding couples who want to look best on the most important day of their lives.
2nd Flr. Dr. 6 & 7 Gonzales Bldg., 309 Bonifacio St., , Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines
Telephone No: (6382) 221-0237
Mobile No: (63908) 530-3508
Chardin, considered as the best fashion house in Davao, regularly designs and makes the presidential wardrobe. President Rodrigo Duterte has long been a client of the famed boutique, where Aries Castillo serves as one of its top designers. He is responsible for some of the president’s suits such as the one he wore during the presidential debates.
Bobby Castillo of Chardin
1st Floor, Florentine Building, Bonifacio Street, Davao City, 8000 Davao del Sur
Telephone No. : (6382) 221 9090
A member of the famed Renaissance Haute Couture Co., Marco Laurencio was the grand winner of ModaMindanaw 2010, and is regarded as one of the young best designers in the country.
Marco Laurencio of Renaissance Haute Couture
Unit1 North Zen Basic Spaces Bldg., Sobrecarey St., Obrero, Davao City, Davao del Sur,
Telephone No: (6382)300-4539
Mobile No: (63919) 272-0331 (Christy), (63919) 644-4075 (Marphy), (63910) 655-6100 (Marco)
Emmi Alexander Englis
Emi Englis is the owner of the hip and upscale Emi Alexander EnglisLuxe Couture. He specializes in designs that show the diversity and culture of his native land-Davao. He has proven his mettle both here and abroad.
Emi Alexander Englis
Door 3, Double D Building, University Avenue, Juna Subdivision, Matina, Davao City, Davao Del Sur
Phone no.: (6382) 301 6819
Head and president of the Davao Fashion and Design Council (DFDC), Aztec Barba is one the movers of Mindanao fashion. He was chosen as one of the select designers who dressed up Miss USA in the recent Miss Universe fashion show, and is proud to showcase Davao’s “heritage fashion”.
Door 2 JOCAR Bldg. Complex 1, Mt. Mayon St. Davao City