Filipino Fashion Designer Joyce Penas Pilarsky is set to unveil her latest collection inspired by Bu

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Award Winning International Fashion and Jewelry designer Joyce Penas Pilarsky is set to unveil her latest collection at New Orleans Fashion Week on March 24, 2018 at The Monastery, 1236 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116.

Joyce is the first Filipino to join the New Orleans Fashion Week runway show. According to Joyce, her collection is inspired by Butterflies. “My inspiration for my collection is all about Butterflies. From ugly cocoon to a beautiful butterfly makes an awesome transformation and I am always fascinated on how it turns out. Just like my life from an ordinary girl who dreams to become a beauty queen and a model now as grown up woman that dreams become a reality.”

Joyce takes an eco-approach to her couture, she uses Inabel Iloco and abaca fiber, from the Ilocos region of the Philippines, as well as pineapple fabric, combined with silks for her collections. Previous collections designed by Joyce Pilarsky were featured within several fashion international publications and received exceptional reviews. She already joined numerous runway shows in New York, Germany, London, Dubai, Paris and Philippines. Her line of couture fabrics and creations are both elegant and daring but also are a nod to traditional Filipino garments. Each of her looks represents being one-of-a-kind, unique and special.

About Joyce Penas Pilarsky

Joyce recently won as Mrs. Mother of the Universe 2017 in Durban, South Africa. She was awarded Second Prize at International Design Competition in Los Angeles, California for the Apparel Category Competition. Last October 2015, Joyce bagged the Grand Prize at the Los Angeles Design Competition by showcasing Filipino tribal wear by adapting her signature floral-inspired style. She is one artist who has a very high regard of her country and aims to promote the beauty of its culture and the other Asian countries as a whole and proudly presents it to the world! To get to know more about Joyce Penas Pilarsky, please visit

About New Orleans Fashion Week

Recognizing the common thread between designers and boutiques, New Orleans Fashion Week is the catalyst and driving force that unites fashion professionals in a series of high-end runway shows, presentations, pop-up boutiques, networking opportunities and social experiences. Fashion has quickly becoming an important contributor to the New Orleans culture and is celebrated in conjunction with the city’s legendary cuisine, music, art, and film. NOFW raises attention and encourages economic growth by combining fashion and beauty on the runway and fusing it with the creative spirit of New Orleans. Through a Top Design Competition, Fashion Industry Career Day, and support of local non-profits, NOFW promotes awareness, creates opportunities, and gives back to the Gulf Coast in style. Please visit for more details.

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