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October 14, 2019

Kirby Cruz and The Fashion Hospital in Manila


Kirby Cruz and The Fashion Hospital in Manila

It is not everyday that you meet an artist whose heart is so pure and eyes are so keen at anything aesthetic. 

When I first got a call from Pam (of the very powerful team Eventzm), he talked about fashion designer, Kirby Cruz - and his vision to transform the streets of Sta Cruz into a fashion runway, I felt very excited being a Manila girl that I am. I just knew, it is going to be big. 




Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Posing with the fashion doctor after his launch

That is what dreams and goals are all about. You have to set them high so you would feel challenged, excited and focused. 

When I first met Kirby, I already knew this kid has the talent, skills, and focus on what he really wants.  He showed me around his Fashion Hospital - a 6-story building that he designed himself - from the kind of lighting he wanted at the stairs, to how the tiles should be planted on the floor, and how many strokes of paint the wall would get, every inch, corner and dent of The Fashion Hospital look aesthetically pleasing.

Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
#NotMyHand Haha Thank you @jaypud for the photo!

Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Nice prints and textures

Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
photos grabbed from @jaypud

I understood Kirby and his vision on arts. I became an instant fan.  

Then came September 29th, the big day for Kirby Cruz as The Fashion Hospital officially opened its doors carrying 2 brands under its wings. The Kirby Cruz which offers customized haute couture pieces that promise to give clients a very personal take on their clothing choices; and the Fashion Hospital by Kirby Cruz which offers off-the-rack pieces perfect for those who need gowns/suits/dresses for events. 

Below are photos from the launch event. I wasn't able to take a lot of photos, but Kirby Crruz does know that details are everything! And I love everything! 

Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Early Birds: Louie, Gus, and Jay

Why the Fashion Hospital, you ask? Kirby prides himself as a "fashion doctor". He makes sure that he crafts clothes that hide fashion maladies like body structure or birth marks - allowing clients to wear their dresses again. 

Get to know Kirby through his video:



Kirby breathes fashion and style. He first started his career in fashion in 2012 as one of the finalists for the Mega Young Fashion Designers Competition. He honed his skills at fashion design by working for a local retail brand.  He later on helped with the family business, but didn't bid goodbye to his first love - and he continuously designed gowns and suits for clients. 

Sharing some photos from the exclusive Fashion Hospital Tour with bloggers: 

Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Bloggers with Kirby Cruz
Gus Villa, Paul Chuapoco, Ava Te, Michelle Estranero, Ken Ortega, Mariane Lim, Seph Cham, 
Trice Nagusara, John de Leon, Aisa Ipac, Ruth dela Cruz and Louie Gabarda

During the event, Kirby showcased his collection through a fashion show featuring celebrities like Awra Briguela, Kira Balinger, and Patch Magtanong,  

Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital


From Party, Streetwear, Suits and Bridal Gowns, Kirby Cruz has everything for different style and lifestyle. The fashion show is a feast in itself! I love everything from the collection, runway design, models and music. 

I cannot really pinpoint the main highlight of the event - as guests have something to look and indulge in every second of the party, but Kirby Cruz's big reveal is an awesome revelation. 

Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital


Truly, nothing is holding back Kirby as he sang Shaw Mendes, Nothing Holding Me Back while working the runway. 

Kirby sure has something more to offer - keep following him at @kirbycruz.official. 

The doctor is in!
Check out hashtags #TheFashionHospital #KirbyCruz for more photos from the event. 
You can also check out his site at https://kirbycruz.com/ for more of his creations.

Kirby Cruz Collection The Fashion Hospital
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Congratulations Kirby! Thank you for making me a part of this!
Keep creating!


Kirby Cruz | The Fashion Hospital
1317 Felix Huertas Rd, Santa Cruz, Manila, 1003 Metro Manila
Instagram: @kirbycruz.official