In Focus: Kermit Tesoro

Kermit Tesoro is a young Filipino artist turned designer. He has an interesting way of using shapes and lines in creating optical illusions. I think that’s what I find interesting about his work. It seems to me that he does not limit himself with using conventional materials in conventional ways. He innovates. He somehow tries to find a way to use fabric, color, texture, lines, and shapes in creating a practical piece of clothing yet with a twist, visually. And somehow he succeeds. Though, I must admit, some of his designs will perhaps chiefly appeal to the bold and unconventional lot.

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Here are some of his popular shoe designs.

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Some say he’s the Alexander McQuen of the Philippines. Now, I dare not compare one artist to another, though I might say that Alexander McQueen may perhaps be a great inspiration for Kermit Tesoro. Still, I don’t think it would do much justice for both designers to be liken. The great Alexander McQueen star has reached its summit, has shone, still shining, and will always be shining ever so bright, while dear Kermit Tesoro star has just started its ascent. He’s young, energetic, and clever to boot. You can learn a bit more about Kermit Tesoro here and here.

Oh, by the by… See this?

Lady Gaga’s outfit is a collaboration between Kermit Tesoro and sculptor Leeroy New. You can read about it here. Below is a runway collaboration which they did back in 2010:

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Leeroy New and Kermit Tesoro.




1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. bebegandanghari127
    May 27, 2013 @ 02:59:47

    Leche magtigil nga yan si Kermit na yan at lasing na lasing sa panggagaya lang alam nya! teh ang talent nya ay ang mangaya lang! please lang noh! Mga tokneneng lang ang nauuto nya pati ang mga utaw na walang kaalam alam sa fashion!


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