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Full Name
  
Lesley Mobo

Role
  
Fashion designer

Name
  
Lesley Mobo


Occupation
  
Fashion Designer

Education
  
Central Saint Martins

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Born
  
November 7, 1982 (age 41) (
1982-11-07
)
Philippines

Nationality
  
Philippines - British

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Lesley Mobo is a Filipino fashion designer. He spent his early years in Philippines before moving to London to study Fashion. Originally trained as a scientist, after gaining a University degree in Biology and a scholarship offer from a prestigious Medical school, he instead turned his hands into fashion design. Graduating from the prestigious Central St Martin’s in 2002 with a First Class B.A. Honours Degree in Fashion, his final year collection titled "Maniac" was co-sponsored by Cerruti allowing him to use luxurious tailoring fabrics from Lanifico Fratelli Cerruti Italy. He also received the Colin Barnes Award for fashion illustration from Central St Martin’s, a nomination in the Chartered Society of Designers Fashion Awards held in the British Natural History Museum, and participated in the ‘Fashion in Motion [1] exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum [2] from which his works were featured in the BBC News. In 2002 he was interviewed by John Galliano [3] for the House of Christian Dior, and has also assisted for Clements Ribeiro and Cacharel. In 2002 he accepted a designer post in the newly established brand Jasmine Di Milo [4] in Harrods[5] , London.

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In 2003 he was promoted to Head Designer for the Jasmine Di Milo label working closely with its design team. As a pioneering member of the team he helped the brand to grow by showcasing its latest collection every season during Paris Fashion Week at the grand palatial Hôtel Ritz Paris[6] and Villa Windsor [7], boasting more than 400 of the most sought-after stockists worldwide.

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In 2004 he completed an M.A. in Fashion at Central Saint Martin's gaining a Distinction where he studied under the tutelage of the legendary professor Louise Wilson OBE [8]. He showcased his M.A collection Obesity in the North Pole for Autumn/Winter 04-05 at London Fashion Week in February 2004, in Florence (winning the Emilio Pucci Award) and at the International Talent Support in Trieste where he caught the approving eyes of Renzo Rosso of Diesel, Ennio Capasa of Costume National and Raf Simons when he won the International Diesel Award [9] In the same year he was invited by the world's most famous debating society, the Oxford Union, to present his Obesity in the North Pole collection to University of Oxford students. In 2005 he designed a sell-out capsule collection called Lesley Mobo by Diesel using Ingeo fibre [10] which was manufactured by Staff International S.p.a, distributed and sold by Diesel in its major flagship stores in London, Milan, Paris, New York, Antwerp, Berlin and Tokyo.

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In 2005 he designed men's underwear for Absolut Label 1879 Collection in collaboration with Absolut Vodka Sweden.

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In 2008 he was invited by the University of the Arts London, to sit on their Industrial Advisory panel for the London College of Fashion, and in March he was honoured [11] to be invited by the Ayala Corporation to participate in the Bravo festival [12], a tribute to Philippine Artists showcasing his Matavenero Collection. In the same year he created his underwear line for men and women in partnership with Bench, one of the country's fastest growing global brands.

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In 2009 he started wholesaling his MOBO womenswear line in Paris during Paris Fashion Week with his clothes exhibited at Musée du Louvre, and was featured in Italian Vogue. The brand is sold in selected Independent boutiques and department stores in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Greece, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, Riyadh, Dubai and Qatar.

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After leaving Harrods, in 2011 he has been approached by L'Wren Scott to head its global design team and to help improve the trading position of its ailing fashion brand and drive sales, but after months of negotiations the deal did not push through.

On March 25, 2012, ETC Channel announced Lesley Mobo as the finale judge of Project Runway Philippines Season 3, It was the most watched episode from Solar Entertainment Corporation, which handles the production, stated that the three-year gap from the previous season was due to "internal concerns" it needed to address as ETC moves from cable to a "free-to-air" format.

On October 29, 2012 He staged the biggest fashion show in South East Asia at the impressive Mall of Asia Arena [13] with a 45 piece Haute Couture collection for Cignal Digital TV [14] and TV5 a premier satellite TV provider in South East Asia, together with its living/Lifestyle magazine channel, Colors [15] TV Channel. The exclusive event also benefitted the underprivileged. The event also featured the LIGHTOMORROW Project with Save the Children Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to make quality education accessible and affordable to the less fortunate. Through the guests’ pledges of support, the beneficiaries of the said foundation will have easier access to education with the use of computers that will enable a home schooling approach.

From 2012-2015 he consulted for both luxury and high street brands in the UK and Asia. In 2013-2015 he designed his top selling T-shirt line "MOBO Lesley Mobo" Feel The Sea concept for Women, Men, Girls, Kids and Babies for the Japanese giant brand Uniqlo[16] selling in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Australia and U.S.A. making it one of the best selling line of products in Uniqlo Stores.

In 2014 he was listed in the 6th edition of Who's Who in Fashion [17] along with legendary fashion designers Azzedine Alaïa, Miuccia Prada, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Coco Chanel and Gianni Versace published by Bloomsbury Publishing and Fairchild Books.

Early 2015 it was announced that the designer will be launching a new Underwear Collection and a perfume line for men and women with the backing of retail giant Suyen Corporation and Bench, the licensing deal is primarily marketed within Asia.

His résumé includes work collaborations with Uniqlo [18], Absolute Vodka [19] Sweden, Zandra Rhodes, Bench, Harrods, House of Fraser, stylist Jane How, stylist Sarah Richardson and the presentation of design works for designers such as Donna Karan and Phoebe Philo for Chloé, whilst his works have been exhibited in the Asian Fashion Grand Prix in Osaka in 1998, the Future Map exhibition in The London Institute Mayfair Gallery, Fashion in Motion at the Victoria and Albert Museum London and Artistic Portfolio Congress, Lisbon in 2002, at the Stadt Museum for The Fashion Generation in Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf in 2005 and Denim - Fabric of Our Lives [20], The Hub Museum, Lincolnshire, England, 2008.

Appearances of Mobo’s works in books and publications include Fifty by Diesel, 1 Brief, 50 Designers, 50 Solutions in Fashion Design, Another Magazine, Exit Magazine, Dazed & Confused magazine, i-d magazine, Self-Service Magazine Paris, Jalouse Paris, Elle Germany, Vogue Portugal, Vogue Spain, Vogue Japan, Teen Vogue USA, Studio Voice Japan, Crash Paris, Zoo Germany, Neo 2 Spain, Vanity Fair (magazine)|Vanity Fair Italy, Zink New York, Pig Magazine Italy, Muse, Lips Thailand, Crash Magazine Paris, Flux, Maxi Germany, Elle Netherlands, Glamour Italy, La Repubblica, Il Sole 24 Ore, Citizen K, Le Vif Express, Purple magazine, and The Times, The Guardian, The Independent and The Sunday Telegraph newspapers in the UK.

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