As any Filipina stylista or society gal can attest, when you're in need of some serious haute attire, be it bridal or black tie, there is only one man for the job – Manila’s master of ultra-femme fashion, Joel Escober. With more than a decade’s worth of experience to his name, Joel’s designed and stitched his way into the stories of many a gushing bride-to-be and debutante via his romantically-embellished, sumptuously-textured creations.
Whether it’s your dream dress in which to sashay down the aisle or a fancy frock for your next sophisty soirée, make for the designer’s chicly outfitted atelier in the BF Resort Village to get your manicured mittens on the perfect made-to-measure or entirely bespoke creation – but either way expect a strong feminine silhouette with figure-loving shape crafted from high-quality Chinese silk or imported Italian lace. Cocktail dresses in gem shades of jade and sapphire are given dimension with origami-like pleats, ruffles and feathering, while bridal offerings favour applique-work, flowy layers and intricate hand-stitched beading – all finished with one of the designer’s signature waist-cinching bejeweled belts. Perfection takes time and thus custom pieces can require 8+ weeks to craft, but it’s worth it when you get to ensconce yourself in your very own one-off Escober oeuvre.
3-ARS Commercial Bldg / Blk. 25 Lot 1, BF Dr / Las Piñas / +632 873 2070 / by appt. / joelescober.com