Anthony Cruz Legarda

Anthony Cruz Legarda is a Filipino American fashion designer and textile technologist who incorporates authentic handwoven fabrics from the Philippines and Asia into distinctive American apparel as well as modernizes luxurious ethnic cloth for the eco-fashion world. He pursued a degree in Fashion Merchandising at the City College of San Francisco and furthered his education at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, graduating in Fashion Design. Aside from becoming a featured artist at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, the Anchorage Museum in Alaska, and the Queens Museum of Art in New York City, Mr. Legarda is proud of his involvement with a Philippine based organization, Katutubong Filipino Foundation, whose mission is to revive Philippine folk arts and crafts.

Anthony Cruz Legarda’s most recent achievements include: (1) creating an eco-friendly clothing collection for the welcome reception and fashion show during San Francisco Week at the Shanghai World Expo in 2010, (2) designing for Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the Science & Technology Ministers from Southeast Asian countries for the 8th Asean Science and Technology week in 2008, (3) and dressing the top eight finalists in 2007’s Miss Earth beauty pageant, which promotes environmental awareness.

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