Happy Andrada x FART Fashion ART

Happy Andrada is taking Filipino talent farther across the globe to greater heights. As a young Filipina fashion designer, Happy continually surprises and amazes the Fashion world with her talent and creativity. In the USA, Happy recently won Miami Beach International Fashion Week’s Emerging Designer of the Year 2012. Happy bested hundreds of entries from 25 different countries. Certainly that is a reason why Filipinos everywhere should be happy!

Happy inspires Filipino pride and is on a winning streak. Fresh from her multiple achievements as one of the winners of Swatch watch Enter the Dragon Competition 2012, Fashion Design Council of the Philippines Smart Choice Winner in Weaving the Future Competition, Grand Prize winner for Swatch watch My Rabbit story 2011 and awarded as Inspiring Young Filipino Entrepreneurby Go Negosyo last 2010, Happy also represented the Philippines in Arts & Fashion Week (Toronto, Canada), Finalist of Top Styl Competition (Czech Republic), Fashion Art Exhibit (Netherlands), Animax featured designer in Toy, Games & Comic Convention(Singapore); International Fashion Art Biennale (Korea) and Fashion Design Competition (Japan).

To toast to Happy’s recent victories, a party was held in her honor, which coincided with the 5th anniversary of Fashion ART (F*ART), a store she co-owns with her sister, Viva. This celebration was a fun-filled night of fashion, art, music, photography and poetry. There were poetry readings and performances by Kooky Tuason, Marty Tengco, Charms Tianzon, Raul Roco Jr., andRichard Tuason. Live music flowed throughout the evening by Deejay Poblete, Noah Zuniga, Jeff Pagaduan, JP Hernandez, and Diwa de Leon. Comedian Stanley Chi tickled the funny bones of guests. This event was hosted by Frida Nepomuceno. Happy’s newest fashion collection was photographed and mounted on walls by lensman Darrel Pobre.

F*ART is a store conceptualized by creative sisters, Happy and Viva, who want to give space for Filipino talent to bloom and grow. Viva and Happy are amazed with what Filipinos can do. They believe in Filipino talent. They encourage others to be proud of what Filipinos can do. Since its onset in 2007, F*ART has consistently been a place where young, fast rising Filipino fashion designers and artists showcase the best of what they have to offer.

Happy is known for her unique detail work, specialized craftmanship, and her groundbreaking style. Making every design her masterpiece, Happy is a perennial show stopper at the Philippine Fashion Week since 2006. To date she has already had more than 50 Fashion Shows. To top it all off, as Happy promotes her personal best of Filipino fashion and art to the world, she is gaining a steady following of loyal customers who spread the word on how she helps them look their best. When her customers are happy, that makes Happy even happier.

Happy sells her Ready To Wear line at her website www.happyandrada.com and showcases her creations at F*ART Fashion ART located in 24 J. Erestain cor.K-1st, Kamuning, Quezon City. Happy will be presenting her latest collection “Ghostly” at The Philippine Fashion Week Vision & Trends show, happening at the SMX Convention Center.

JL Santiago Aquino

A millennial lifestyle blogger from Caloocan City who adores trying new things. ✨ Email: blog.ph7@gmail.com. Follow @JayL_Aquino on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok & Facebook.

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