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The man behind Carmelo Designs , Carmelo Andrada Jr or Carl to his friends was born and raised in Ivisan, Capiz he is known in the Filipino community in Los Angeles California for his intricate Philippine inspired costumes using unconventional, indigenous and natural materials. Carl was a Visual Merchandising Manager of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain for 9 years before pursuing a career in costume and fashion design. He joined and won the 2015 Metropolitan FAshion Week Costume Design Competition after which his designs where seen and won awards in major International pageants such as the 2015 Miss Earth ,2017 Miss Universe and 2018 Miss Grand International, 2018 Miss Filipina International and 2016 -2018 Miss Asia USA beauty pageants to name a few. In order to broaden his horizon and reach a number clientele he plans to launched his bridal and Ready to wear line this year under Carmelo Designs. In September 2015, he joined and won 3rd place in the Metropolitan Fashion Week Costume Design competition held in the New Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles his winning in the said competition made way for him to participate in the finale of the Metropolitan Fashion Week held in the Warner Bros Studios. In 2016 Binibining Pilipinas USA pageant , his Ati-atihan inspired costume made from “banig” and tambo grasses won the Best National Costume award, also in the said pageant Carl design and created 4 other costumes and 3 evening gowns where it was well received by pageant fans. During the Filipino History Month which is celebrated here in the US in October he presented a Philippine Inspired Costume collection for the scholarship launching of the Filipino American Law Enforcement Officers of Los Angeles held at the Bicycle Casino Hotel as well as the Phllippines Mabuhay Filipino Heritage celebration in Las Vegas, Nevada held at the Treasure Island Hotel This coming June 25th he will showcase his Philippines Inspired Costumes for Gandi Wellness 2018 Calendar GIrls in Holiday Inn Buena Park, where he will be using indigenous and natural materials from the Philippines in his collection but before that he is headlining the Temecula Fashion Week on May 20, also he is one of the participating designer of the Miss Philippines USA FAshion for a Cause show benefiting Operation Smile on June 4 at the Indigo Hotel. He will again showcase his Philippines Ispired costumes for the Fililipino American Law Enforcement Officer of Los Angeles (FALEO) 4th Annual Scholarshio and Awards Luncheon in LOng Beach, CAlifornai. And before the end of the year he will be doing shows iin New York, Seattle and Vancouver, Canada. He hopes to have his own showroom and launched his own brand before the end of the year in downtown Los Angeles as well as in his hometown in Capiz in the Philippines Here are other notable fashion shows he did 2015 Philippine Independence Day celebration of the Los Angeles Filipino American City Employees(LAFACE) held in the Los Angeles City Hall June 13, 2015 ASEAN Ladies Circle Fashion Show Sheraton Hotel Universal November 13, 2015 2016 Philippine Independence Day celebration of the Los Angeles Filipino American City Employees(LAFACE) held in the Los Angeles City Hall June 24, 2015



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