About the bow ties
One of a kind couture bow ties made of coco beads, each piece delicately handmade and embellished by the Mangyan women of the Philippines. A collaboration with eco-friendly filipino designer John Ablaza utilizing sustainable, locally sourced organic materials like coco beads, wood and shells from the Philippines to create and sustain livelihood programs improving the welfare of the Mangyan women of the Philippines.
Photographer: Alex Tupaz
Designer: John Ablaza
Grooming: Alex Tupaz
Assistant: Alexa Mendez
Models: Angelo Mendez and Oliver Guinto
Location: The Abandoned Mental Asylum of the Rockland Psychiatric Center in New York
About Alex Tupaz
Alex Tupaz is a fashion photographer from Los Angeles. Born in the Philippines and now living in Southern California. Believes in “chasing dreams” and “second chances”. Started “chasing dudes” and “chasing divas” since 2015.