Aoui Regala’s designs tell the story of other women as much as her own. Her line of bridal and formal wear is an equal expression of craft and creativity without compromising customer experience.
Innovation is also part of the narrative. She studied Advertising Fine Arts at the University of Santo Tomas when her father’s initial disapproval kept her from embracing her passion full-time. One fashion design and marketing class in college was the closest she could get until she graduated in 2009. Soon after, she became a consistent honors student at the SoFa Design Insitute in Makati, even while running a ready-to-wear startup online with the support of her husband.
With works curated in exhibits and earning the top prize in several design competitions as a student, her growth seemed nonstop. Since 2011 she has pursued further technical study under the Philippines’ pioneering Slim’s Fashion and Design School. Life also inspired her art, as that same year she got married and focused her tenacious vision on bridal couture.
In 2015, she launched Aoui Regala Atelier on her own as a showcase for her collection’s signature detail and dynamism as well as her unwavering work ethic. The Filipina designer is also sought-after for the personal connection to clients that allow her to amplify individual beauty.
“No matter how much embellishment I use, I always look at a piece as a whole,” she says. “It always has to be classy and wearable, without overpowering a woman’s natural beauty.”
Cited by Wedding Essentials, the leading wedding publication in the country, as an industry leader for her style and professionalism, the brand’s minimalist approach is also highly recommended by most brides at Weddings at Work, a top online wedding resource for Filipino brides. Characterized by clean and balanced dimensions, it is fashion-forward but intentional with the use of texture and as focused on fit.
In 2021, her signature silhouette, meticulously enhanced with hand-sewn pearls, beads, and Swarovski crystals for Filipino actress Empress Schuck, drew raves from local style bibles such as Preview, Metro Magazine, Cosmopolitan Philippines etc.
Twice earning recent raves from the ultimate online wedding resource, brideandbreakfast.ph, Aoui Regala has been recognized for being the master of minimalism and redefining it with her intentional and artful use of classic elements, and turning wedding fashion fantasies into reality through her experienced eye. Filled with firsthand accounts from the women who wore Aoui Regala, undoubtedly she is a designer that any bride can trust.
With more ambitious creations and celebrating the women that wear them, Aoui Regala Atalier now caters to brides all over the world. Equally appealing to the red-carpet celebrity and every woman, her designs have been featured in the international editions of British Vogue & Tatler UK in 2022. Cited for their fluid craftsmanship, flattering lines and being a top bridal shop in the Philippines, Aoui Regala Atelier is bound to make the world’s dream wedding dresses come true as she continues to grow her brand to a wider global market.