There are more sides to fashion, and many, many more sides to the people in fashion, than meet the collective eye. Beyond the shows and catwalks, we discover people with a myriad of interests and dreams who aren’t just fashionistas, they’re passion-istas.
From the moment she opened her first runway show in Manila, Ria Bolivar’s career has been on an upswing. Yet beyond relentlessly ‘working it’ in onstage and in front of the camera, she keeps a beautiful balance by taking time to pursue other things. From learning to ride waves, to hiking trails, to regularly practicing yoga, she merges her passions and infuses what she does in fashion with what she does outside of it. No matter what she does, there’s no stopping her from fiercely taking things to the next level.
Brocade terno coat/dress, bustier with copper wire & printed palazzo pants: Tippi Ocampo/ Model: Ria Bolivar/ Make-up: Aimee Guerrero/ Photos: Ito Ocampo