Rajo Laurel, one of the Philippines' top fashion designers, has always had a penchant for design traceable to his early years. Trained under renowned fashion institutions, the New York Fashion Institute of Technology and Central Saint Martins, he bridges traditional and artisanal techniques from his Filipino roots with the global contemporary.

A multihyphenate, Rajo oversees the creative arm of his brands and businesses. He heads Rajo Laurel Enterprises, a young design-driven company that champions intricate details and craftsmanship. He designs and oversees his garment manufacturing company, Laurel et Ross Enterprises, specializing in well-designed corporate uniforms for hotels, offices, and restaurants. Lastly, he is the Creative Director and CEO of House of Laurel Inc., a demicouture line, and RAJO, a ready-to-wear line.