Filipino dreams of creating own line of wearable art


His fashion is never focused on superficiality of wearing brands. It’s about the art of creating distinct character, sense of freedom and inspiration in its purest and truest form. Armand Sky Zarris Manapat is Design Director at Santini Fashion Uniforms Solutions since September 2006. 

He designs for hotels, airlines, corporations, restaurants, clubs, schools, hospitals, government, among many others.

“I am truly honored to be part of this amazing company since it started and played a big role to where it is now – as one of the best uniform design company and manufacturers in the whole UAE.  I thank  all my dearest clients who have given their confidence and trust in me and the opportunity to exclusively design for them

“We now live in an age where evil-doers, abusers, corrupt, greedy and manipulators are held defenseless and in great fear by the power of the good and the just. Those who are bearers of light in forging the truth, wearing the full armor of God, will shout in great victory.”

He got his first uniform design for the Asian Games in 2006 in Doha, Qatar. The rest is history, he said.

“I am patiently waiting for my dream of international fashion show that will showcase the diversity of fashion and make a positive mark in the industry, but I am already thankful and humbled of all the given opportunities to exclusively design uniforms for various companies.”


For Sky, who took fine arts major in advertising, making a business plan can be so very challenging. “I work more than 8 hours a day.”

He believes that if this is his stepping stone towards achieving his biggest dream of creating his own line of wearable art, then I he is proud to say, “All the glory back to you, my Almighty Father.”

This native of Malabon City  always moves forward and opens himself to beautiful options that may come his way.

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IMG_3984THE BLOGGER. Ulysses Espartero is a journalist, historian and book author who traces his roots from two Philippine jewels – Laguna and Antique.  While in Dubai, he enjoyed his expat life documenting the struggles and victories of migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. In 2014, he released Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold, the first and only coffee table book about Filipino achievers in the United Arab Emirates. Connect with him on facebook.


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