It was my first time to try Noel. I had met him years ago during a fashion show gala (forgot whose). Alex Vergara of PDI introduced me to him. Noel is also Filipino-Canadian. He studied fashion at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto (now University). He had a career as a fashion designer in Toronto for many years until he decided to move back to Manila for personal reasons. Check out his work, featured in Canadian publications like Flare Canada, Elle Canada and Toronto Life here.
I like his work. It’s clean. He can do pretty, he can do architectural. And he delivers in a very professional manner. I like designers who know how to cut and sew… not just draw and embellish. Noel also seems to have that quality I always look for in local designers but can’t always find – restraint.