A soft spoken fashion designer, Happy Andrada is truly a rising tiger. Always doing fashion shows abroad, recently, she showcased her designs in International Fashion Art Biennale held at Busan, South Korea last October. The only representative from the Philippines. We must be proud.
When asked how to stand out in the international fashion arena, Happy said, “The designer should focus on who they are and where they came from.”
Whenever Happy showcases her creations overseas, She make sure using materials that are handcrafted from the Philippines and create outfits that are also inspired by the culture.
“That’s what makes us different and stand out from other countries, we’re Filipinos and we should be proud.”- Happy Andrada
Happy studied fashion courses at Central Saint Martins in London.
Winner of the 2012 Miami International Fashion Week – International Emerging Designer and winner of two major awards in the 3rd Asian Weddings and Arts Competition in Hong Kong.
She was a grand prize winner of Swatch’s My Rabbit Story and was awarded Smart Choice winner in the Weaving the future competition by the Fashion Design Council of the Philippines which she recently became a member of (2015).
She was recognized as one of the Inspiring Young Filipino Entrepreneurs.
She has also represented the Philippines in a Fashion and Art Exhibition in Beijing China (2013), Women’s Wear Daily Convention in Las Vegas (2013) and Fashion Week Toronto Canada (2012),
Topstyl Designer event in Czech Republic (2012). Fashion Art Exhibit in Netherlands (2011), Animax featured designer in Singapore, Korea’s International Fashion Art Biennale (2010, 2012) and Japan’s Fashion Design Competition (2012).
Her most recent international shows include showcases in Rome and Milan (2014).
Check her atelier in QC and have your measurements.