MIKEY ESPINOSA – O T-shirts and ENDURE sweaters

The weather is getting colder again and my Endure sweaters are back! My model Junoh is 6ft 4 and wears an XL sweater. Available at www.mikeyespinosa.bigcartel.com ! Mikey Espinosa x Junho October 2018DSC_0925The T-shirt is associated with my latest Fairy Tale book “O&LoveMikey Espinosa x Junho October 2018DSC_0004Mikey Espinosa x Junho October 2018DSC_0015Mikey Espinosa x Junho October 2018DSC_0997Mikey Espinosa x Junho October 2018DSC_1012

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Mikey Espinosa x Mel Grecia Quimpo fashion show 2017

Earlier this year, I collaborated with Mel Grecia Quimpo; a fashion designer from Aklan, Philippines.IMG_2734The theme was East asian beauty. What I loved about the catwalk is that there were a range of skin tones. I wanted to keep the designs simple and symbolic so I added flowers and animals.IMG_2771Screen Shot 2017-05-07 at 20.37.52Screen Shot 2017-05-07 at 20.48.19Here are images of the models wearing the dresses designed by Mel Grecia Quimpo and designs painted on by myself!IMG_3628IMG_3666IMG_3667This bomber jacket was worn by a male model.SKIRT Mikey Espinosa - Rommel painting (Feb 2017) 11

MIKEY ESPINOSA – FILIPINA DRESS – MARIA CLARA

Because of my visit to the Philippines, I’ve had the opportunity to take in as much of the culture as I can and discovered that because of the Philippines being a melting pot of different cultures from Asia and the west, there have been many influences and changes to various traditional Filipina costumes.

The Maria Clara is probably one of the most recognisable of the Filipina traditional dresses, with the Mestiza being the other. The clothing is composed of four pieces, the camisa (the top) the panuelo (the scarf) the tapis and the saya. My interpretation of the dress is a little more revealing compared to the original which looks layered and almost gown like.maria-clara-mikey-espinosa-x-filipino-women-3-may-2016-completedmaria-clara-filipino-teaser-fashion

MIKEY ESPINOSA – FILIPINA DRESS – SINGKIL

Because of my visit to the Philippines, I’ve had the opportunity to take in as much of the culture as I can and discovered that because of the Philippines being a melting pot of different cultures from Asia and the west, there have been many influences and changes to various traditional Filipina costumes.

This costume is inspired by the Singkil dance, a traditional Filipino dance that tells the  Hindu story of Ramayana. Megan Young; Miss World is seen wearing a  garment similar to this. singkil-mikey-espinosa-x-filipino-women-3-may-completed-2016

MIKEY ESPINOSA – FILIPINA DRESS – THE KIMONA

Because of my visit to the Philippines, I’ve had the opportunity to take in as much of the culture as I can and discovered that because of the Philippines being a melting pot of different cultures from Asia and the west, there have been many influences and changes to various traditional Filipina costumes.

The Kimona is a costume that can be worn casually and as formal wear. It comprises of a loose fitting top and skirt. This costume is commonly found in the Visayan area of the Philippines.kimona-mikey-espinosa-x-filipino-women-3-may-completed-2016

MIKEY ESPINOSA – FILIPINA DRESS – THE MESTIZA

Because of my visit to the Philippines, I’ve had the opportunity to take in as much of the culture as I can and discovered that because of the Philippines being a melting pot of different cultures from Asia and the west, there have been many influences and changes to various traditional Filipina costumes.

This traditional dress of the Philippines is known as the Mestiza, it normally has the oblong shape sleeves and an almost fitted silhouette for the body of the dress. It is normally worn for formal occasions and embroidered.

I decided to add the sleeves as a separate piece with an added long piece of fabric to add elegance. The fabric I imagine being used would be made of pina, woven from pineapple leaves which is used for the traditional barong (transparent shirt) which is worn by the men.filipino-teaser-fashionmestiza-mikey-espinosa-x-filipino-women-3-may-final-2016

Mikey Espinosa – The Golden Mestiza dress

Painted with acrylic on canvas, I wanted to capture the beauty of the traditional Filipino dress known as the Mestiza. I also created an illusion of what seems to be either the dress soaked half way in water or a galaxy styled design. The sleeves reach towards the sky as if in flames to show the power, intensity and heat of the Philippine country and adorned her with pearls since the Philippines is known to be the Pearl of the Orient.mikey-espinosa-golden-mestiza-dress-painting-24-june-2016mikey-espinosa-golden-mestiza-dress-painting-24-june-2016-1mikey-espinosa-golden-mestiza-dress-painting-24-june-2016-2mikey-espinosa-golden-mestiza-dress-painting-24-june-2016-3

MIKEY ESPINOSA – MONSTERS DESIGN – VAMPIRE BRIDES

During Halloween week, I was inspired by all the creative designs i’ve seen so I decided to design a few monsters for you!

The loyal women specifically chosen by the King of Vampires. Inspired by the brides of Dracula in Van Helsing, I used the characters Aleera, Maurishka and Verona as a source to help design these brides. I had a sexy, seductive approach to this and I also created a second piece to contrast this. Mikey Espinosa - Halloween 2015 - Art redesign - Vampire colouredMikey Espinosa - Halloween 2015 - Art redesign - Vampire in vampire form

I hope you enjoyed this series and please be sure to check out my comic Glory of Dessa at WWW.GLORYOFDESSA.COM