The fashion industry in the Philippines has evolved through the years – introducing its own fashion week in 1997. The development of social media has enabled Filipinos to share their passion with the rest of the world. Here are five Filipino fashionistas that take their style to Paris and beyond at fashion and couture weeks. Heart Evangelista View this post on Instagram A post shared by Heart Evangelista (@iamhearte) on Feb 19, 2020 at 1:56am PST Accomplished painter, actress and YouTube content creator, Heart Evangelita is no stranger to the world of fashion. Born into the family that owns the Barrio Fiesta restaurant chain in the Philippines, Heart began her acting and modelling career aged 13. She married Sorsogon governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero in 2015. She is known to grace the Paris fashion shows of Elie Saab and Hermes. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Heart Evangelista (@iamhearte) on Feb 29, 2020 at 1:54am PST She has held solo art exhibitions locally and internationally, and is known for her hand-painted bags. She runs a foundation called “Heart Can” that helps children suffering from respiratory diseases. Heart is also a proud advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and spokeswoman for the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). 2 Filipino car designers who helped shape Mercedes-Benz and Porsche Laureen Uy View this post on Instagram A post shared by Laureen Uy (@laureen) on Mar 7, 2020 at 1:53am PST Fashion and travel blogger Laureen Uy shares her style expressions on YouTube and her blog, Break My Style. She loves sharing thrift shopping tips with her fans, and boasts shoes from Alexander Wang and Gucci in her massive collection. Her colourful outfits and ensembles are often seen at New York and Milan fashion weeks. Her social media influence has landed her numerous ambassadorships from Adidas, Sony, Hershey’s and other international brands. Liz Uy View this post on Instagram A post shared by Liz Uy (@lizzzuy) on Mar 9, 2020 at 4:25am PDT Older sister to Laureen, Liz Uy is a well-known It girl, fashion stylist and creative director for Stylized Studio. She is a mother of one, who proves that fashion knows no age. She takes her creative and modern fashion to fashion weeks in Milan, New York and Paris, and graces fashion spreads and brand endorsements. Her signature fashion week style includes a supersized coat or jacket that brings more boldness to her look. Liz opened her own cookie business, Mood Bake, in 2019, carrying out her rediscovered love for baking. 5 billionaires in the Philippines you should know Nicole Andersson View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nicole Andersson (@nicole_andersson) on Mar 7, 2020 at 7:59pm PST Nicole Andersson is a YouTube content creator, and social media influencer whose fashion sense reaches New York and Paris fashion weeks. The former Style Me Now host has become a source of fashion inspiration with her personal “feminine and sometimes extra” style. Her outfits usually consist of cute dresses and co-ords, and a versatile bag to finish it off. She is a devoted parent to her dog, Fries, and developing green fingers who loves to see her plants thrive. She shares her love for fashion and work experience on her personal blog, and has become an ambassador for brands such as Sunsilk, Ponds and Innisfree. Camille Co View this post on Instagram A post shared by Camille Co - Koro (@itscamilleco) on Mar 5, 2020 at 7:16pm PST She has shared her love for fashion through her blog since 2011, and as a married woman in her 30s, Camille Co continues to deliver stunning photos showcasing her amazing style. Her gorgeous street style has turned heads at fashion weeks in Seoul, Singapore and New York. Camille bid goodbye to her own clothing line, Coexist, in December 2018. She now takes her interest in fashion with her while travelling with her Finnish husband and entrepreneur, Joni Koro, or when hanging out with fellow bloggers. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter . Help us understand what you are interested in so that we can improve SCMP and provide a better experience for you. We would like to invite you to take this five-minute survey on how you engage with SCMP and the news.