studied Architecture at the University of Santo Tomas before pursuing a course in Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of the Philippines. This A-List designer is the latest Filipino designer to be featured on Hollywood Supermodel Tyra Bank’s long-running reality TV show “America’s Next Top Model British Invasion.”
His fabulous Hello Kitty Couture Collection, which was featured in the April 2012 episode of ANTM Cycle 18, was so impressive that it paved his way to design dresses and gowns for Tyra Banks herself which led her to be hailed ‘best dressed’ in many red carpet events. Because of his international success, clients from high society and even the biggest stars of showbiz are now after his creations. He did not always realize he would design clothes, but he has always been creative and has always known the art of looking good and feeling great.
Francis Libiran never stops to work on his own craft to bring pride, honor, and glory to the Philippines. In October 2013, Francis Libiran wowed international fashion crowds during Portland, Oregon’s version of Fashion Week called “FashioNXT”. There, he premiered his Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. FashioNXT aims to anticipate what’s next in fashion and lifestyle. It is ranked as the number 1 show in the US, outside New York Fashion Week, according to Time Magazine.
Francis Libiran was voted by Metro Magazine, the leading fashion and lifestyle magazine in the Philippines, to be their ’Metrowear Icon’ for 2013. Holding such title, he designed and created 100 wearable art pieces and presented it in an amazing fashion show attended by the biggest names in the fashion and high society held at the Edsa Shangri-la Hotel Manila.Later on, a TV Special dedicated to him was aired on national television via the Lifestyle Network. He drew inspiration from his trip to Bangalore, India where he was captivated by the design details of the famous Bangalore Palace and the vibrant colors of its interior design.