BEA SAMSON is a Filipino designer.
In 2009, she graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Major in Management Economics, and attended and finished courses in Slim’s Fashion and Arts School, the pioneer and highly-recognized fashion school in the Philippines. At Slim's, Bea studied Fashion Design, Dressmaking, British Bespoke Tailoring - The Newham Method, Draping, Textile Study, and the Business of Fashion.
In 2013, she represented her school, Slim's Fashion and Arts School, and won as one of the Top 5 Designers in Preview’s Emerging Fashion Talent Awards (PEFTA). In that same year, she established her own label, BEA SAMSON. Since then, Bea has been gaining experience in creating collections and custom-made pieces. Her works have merited recognition and awards by key individuals and reputable magazines in the Philippine fashion industry as a promising emerging designer. They have been featured in renowned publications such as L’officiel Manila, Preview, Mega, Scout, Pyrexia, Illustrado, and People's Asia, and also leading Philippine newspapers including the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, and Manila Bulletin. Bea has showcased her creations during Manila Fashion Festival and Mensweek, in exhibits, and in competitions. Though relatively new in the industry, she has gained the respect of her peers, both veterans and fellow up and coming designers, because of her original fabric designs and prints, meticulous craftsmanship and eye for detail, work ethic, and high quality work. She collaborated with Kashieca for their Little Black Dress Holiday 2014 collection. Early this year, Bea has been selected as one of three finalists in AirAsia's Runway Ready Designer Search. She represented the Philippines and showcased her ASEAN-inspired collection during Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week last August. In September, Bea received an award for Special Recognition for Outstanding Talent in Fashion Design, and also presented her "Paraluman" capsule collection during the recently held 6th Philippine Fashion Ball.
BEA SAMSON is a brand of contemporary luxury made-to-measure, one of a kind, and bespoke designs. Under this label, there is a ready-to-wear line called PARALUMAN®. BEA SAMSON creates products that express beauty and class, fine craftsmanship, sophisticated taste, and intelligent design. BEA SAMSON aims to promote Filipino talent globally and to establish quality fashion manufacturing in the Philippines.