Saturday, July 19, 2008

Design Dream

Brian calls it the Eight-leather Monster, a finely stitched pair of shoes with eight types of leather-- A grand design as he bids farewell to Manila. Brian Tenorio, designer of exquisite footwear, will be heading to study in New York and expand his shoe empire dreams. Concurrently, he leaves us this richly textured monster, a leather armadillo, a dark raven and personally inspired pieces in the collection dubbed as Dreams.

Monster in the Making
The Eight-leather Monster seems to have it all, from fish scales to lizard leather.

Bright and Dark
A test version of the design in jelly/ translucent orange plastic and a monotone version

World-class and Not a Scratch
The Marikina-made collection laid on bubble wrap to ensure even the soles are not scratched. From closest: The dual knotted Apen & Angie, the minimal Pearl in the Rough and bejewelled Male Dominatrix

Signature Shoe
Brian designing on an actual boot, which he says he does in coffee shops

Chosen One
My personal pick named August One. (No. It's not because the date is near my birthday. :D)

Get a preview of the collection at

Dreams will be launched in July 23 (Wed) 9PM at Nuvo, Greenbelt 2, Makati. For more details, visit