MAKATI CITY, Philippines – Come Monday, March 2 at Glorietta Activity Center, Ulysses King, a Filipino fashion designer who specializes in Menswear, a Certified Public Accountant, a brand consultant and active member of Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines ( FDAP) will present his Dark Foliage spring-summer 2015 collection supported by Converse.
Converse is popularly known as sneakers. The footwear started on the court and got adopted on the streets. It all began as a rubber company that manufactures sneakers and boots, and then found basketball and reinvented the sport through their now worldwide popular brand. Its Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star sneaker became the court sneaker
King shares, “I was chosen by Converse as one of the 18 brand influencers from the fashion industry for their Converse Grand Campaign Launch. I will be presenting a four-piece all menswear collection.
“Also the launch of my spring summer collection for 2015 titled ‘Dark Foliage’ along with designers Melchor Guinto and Jeff Rogador. The street dapper theme of black, white and gray using Egyptian cotton as it mirrors the printed material with hand-painted graphics of dark foliage. The design collection will be blended with Converse Classic Mono low and high cut sneakers and other accessories.”
King as a designer admitted that he discovered his flair in designing clothes when he opened a shop at The Podium Mall in January 2008. He first joined Philippine Fashion Week via his collection titled ‘Swiss Guard of The Vatican City’ in May 2010 at MOA main atrium. Later, his fashion shop was named and recognized as ‘Vatican Fashion Museum’.
He earned his Certificate in Fashion Merchandising at University of the Arts in London College of Fashion with Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Ateneo Graduate School. He was also a former designer of SM Menswear under the label Bo’ Athletics and men’s leather bags for OUR TRIBE. His designs were donned by celebrities like Jake Cuenca, Sam Milby, Enrique Gil, Gerard Anderson, Marlon Stockinger, John Spainhour, JC De Vera, Coco Martin, Rachel Ann Go, Vina Morales, et al.