The graduation collection of a Filipino fashion design student just landed on Vogue Italia and New York Times!
According to Vogue Italia, Jessan Macatangay's designs attracted attention in a 20-minute film presenting the fashion creations of 106 undergraduate students in renowned London art school Central Saint Martins.
"Macatangay has previously worked for Marc Jacobs and JW Anderson, and the title of his 2020 graduation collection, Finding Beauty and Power in Struggle, is particularly relevant, given the ongoing global crisis," Vogue writer Vincent Law wrote in Italian.
Jessan's works appear to combine the structures of fashion and of a chair into one.
"The 'struggle,' the difficulty Macatangay speaks of, is represented by a chair, an object created to sit and rest, but which if placed on a person's body becomes an obstacle. This led the designer to observe whether we are able to find the sense of comfort and beauty in this situation," Vincent said.
Aside from Vogue, New York Times' fashion section also featured an image of Jessan's work in their article.
The New York Times. Thank you so much @elizabethcpaton for including my work in @nytimes @nytimesfashion Thursday Style Section as part of an amazing and very relevant story. Seen alongside my CSM classmates @andreabrocca @connerives Thank you @boyagainstthesea for sending these images.
Jessan couldn't help but be thankful for the publications for shedding light onto his work.
"Thank you so much @vogueitalia Sara Maino @saramaino_ Vincent Law @binzento and the whole Vogue Talents team for your support and for featuring my graduation collection at Vogue Italia," he wrote on Instagram.
"Thank you so much @elizabethcpaton for including my work in @nytimes @nytimesfashion Thursday Style Section as part of an amazing and very relevant story," Jessan said in another post. —Kaela Malig/MGP, GMA News