Ezra Santos: A Designer's Rise to International Prominence
Between the years 2008 to 2012, a wave of Dubai-based Filipino fashion designers became international names in the fashion industry. One of them was Ezra Santos who rose to prominence with timeless designs and exquisite attention to detail which continues to define the Ezra Couture fashion house in Dubai today.
The producers behind Philippine Fashion Week recognized Ezra’s distinct talent and offered him the chance to show a collection from the runways of his home country. Philippine Fashion Week became one of the platforms that helped launch Ezra Couture designs to the international stage, and from those runways, he has gone on to build his own global brand.
Ezra Santos has designed for a large slate of international celebrities including Middle Eastern star Haifa Wehbe, popstar Britney Spears, actress Michelle Rodriguez, singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat, former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, television personality Paris Hilton, singer-songwriter Lady Gaga, actress Allison Janney, members of royal families, and many more.
Even with his global success, Santos continues to show distinct Filipino pride. Using Philippine materials and techniques, he blended traditional and contemporary elements in his Spring/Summer 2017 collection, “Weave of Love”.
He has made his mark on the fashion industry, and with collections that bring a distinct touch of enchantment and timelessness to his designs, Ezra Santos continues to amaze fashion enthusiasts and industry veterans the world over.
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