BEA VALDES breakthrough came in 2005 when US Vogue declared her evening bags as "This year's must have". Since then, the designer whose career began in interiors has expanded into creating stunning beaded accessories, objects and art installations. Her popularity among stylish women and collectors around the globe has surged.
Today, Valdes remains faithful to her creative process by working in her Manila-based atelier with a community of local artisans who constantly push the boundaries of existing design, creating pieces which go beyond fashion, -these are keepsakes and objects that have a life beyond a season, to be passed on as heirlooms.
Her collection feaures crystals and semi-pecious stone encrusted bags, embroidered glass drop necklaces, distinctive neckpieces, hand-embroidered vests and sash belts swathed in beads-all proudly handmade in the Philippines.