The Adante Collections are handmade exquisite accessories that will surely give a statement to any wardrobe. With the use of high-grade materials, mostly sourced locally such as weaves, wood, bamboo, semi-precious stones, beads, crystals, and metallic components combined with the superb techniques such as beading, knotting etc. to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. There is no duplication of items to avoid worries about being seen in public with someone wearing the same.
Customizing items based on clients request are also entertained. However, the designer avoids producing any replica of existing designs that are associated to other designers.
The Adante Collections took inspirations from the materials itself, the nature and various mediums, like famous personalities, color trends, cultural influences absorbed during local travels.
The designer's current collection is called Paradiso. Inspired by the renaissance, the pieces were textured and coloured deeply to make it appear as if it was part of a painting made during the renaissance. The neckpieces are ranging from fringed pieces made of wooden beads, wrapped in pina fabric, hand painted with acrylic and embellished with gold-vintage chains, trinkets, crystals and tiny fresh water pearls for intricate finishing- replica of his FDCP's winning piece.
The are also clutches out of bamboo and hand-woven by tribes from the Cordilleras, some "Bariw" palm from Antique, and woods from Iloilo. The hand beaded appliques were made of semi-precious stones adorned by gold-patterned seed beads and cut beads which took weeks to finish. These were crafted by a group of out-of-school youth from Lipa, Batangas.
Each component has a story of its own and the multi-steps employed on each design have another story to tell and these made each piece really special.