DESIGNERS

THE LAO FASHION WEEK’S WHO’S WHO

Reynier Abello

Nationality: Philippines
Country of Residence: Cambodia

Armada by Abello as a brand is known for its unpredictable collections and dramatic runway shows. Armada is actually an anagram of “a drama”, this is due to Reynier Abello, the founder and the designer of the label’s love for theater and performing arts. Reynier has always been a fan of Catalan Arts and the Zarzuelas, thus the brand’s signature Filipino- Hispanic touch. In addition to Lao Fashion Week, Armada has graced the international runways in Asia; Phnom Penh Designers Week, Manila Fashion Festival and Malaysia Mercedes Benz Fashion Week to name few of them. In 2018, Business Mirror, Philippines dubbed Reynier as the Reductionist Designer of his generation. Following the success of his Spring / Summer 2018 -2019 "The Hidden Fortress" which highlighted special graphic prints in conjunction with more sedate tailored pieces. For Lao Fashion Week 2019 Armada will show its Fall /Winter 2019-2020 Collection called "ONGPIN" it is a look back to the Philippines Circa Decada Sietenta through the movies of Lino Brocka.