ECO-ETHICAL STYLE takes center stage as Rags2Riches/RIIR Designer Line unveiled its Fall/ Holiday collection of signature bags and accessories. Created by premier designer Amina Aranaz-Alunan, the launch of RIIR-Aranaz’s Fall/Holiday collection is the collaboration of Filipino style connoisseurs – RIIR, Aranaz and Rajo Laurel, who graciously lent pieces from his couture collection to the runway muses of the event.

I am particularly impressed how every piece of RIIR-Aranaz collection has been meticulously-woven and comes with a tag that tells who the particular mother in Payatas made it – creating an instant bond between the maker and the bag owner.   It also uplifts the mothers of Payatas out of poverty.

the mothers of Payatas with Chin-Chin Gutierrez (RIIR advocacy supporter)