Ricardo Preto makes the ethnic so contemporary | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Wraparound dress with Igorot-print pocket details
Wraparound dress with Igorot-print pocket details


Rustan’s and Portuguese designer Ricardo Preto collaborate in U My Philippines, an entire collection proudly made in the Philippines.


The line consists of relaxed silhouettes of maxi dresses, skirts and blouses with accents of indigenous ethnic fabrics and prints, perfect for both dress-down and dress-up occasions.


These pieces go beyond seasons.


In a previous interview with Lifestyle, Preto said that he wanted clothes to have longevity, clothes that stay in one’s wardrobe beyond a season.


Preto’s eponymous collections has been available at Rustan’s since 2016.


Lifestyle shot at the newly opened Siama Surf in Sorsogon. The contemporary and modern architecture by Milo Naval became the perfect backdrop for the U collection.


Handwoven Igorot fabric top and skirt with fringe details


Multiprint maxi dress
with fringes



Jerick Sanchez


Luis Carlo San Juan

Makeup and hairstyle

Theresa Padin


Alaiza Malinao


Shot on location Siama Surf, Gubat, Sorsogon


Special thanks to Milo Naval

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