Known for her fun, flirty dresses in bold prints, Kate Torralba was a leading light on the Philippine design scene long before her eponymous boutique opened in Greenbelt 5.
It's hard not feel cheerful when you step inside - the designer's upbeat personality dictates the décor, from the Warholesque portraits of her that line the walls to the colorful laughing Buddhas that adorn the shelves. Her ultra-feminine designs bear a distinctly retro feel, with short A-line dresses harking back to the 1960's, elegant 1970’s kaftans, and sexy halter-neck cocktail gowns that seem to channel a vivacious Marilyn Monroe circa 1955.
The shop also sells Torralba's handbag designs as well as her recently launched "Leg Love" hosiery line.
Tel: +63 2 729 1229
Published on Aug 19, 2009