Monte designs for the confident playful woman. His personal joy is in seeing a woman comfortable in her skin, who is fully aware of her proportions, loves color on her clothes and recognizes what looks great on her body. His signature style is modern, structured, expressed in bold colors, primarily inspired by Christobal Balenciaga’s impeccable construction and by Christian Lacroix’s luxe embellishments. Monte pursued his love for Fashion by taking his design courses in one of the Philippines best schools for budding designers, at the Fashion Institute of the Philippines and promptly graduated in 2011. From then on, he has been creating privately commissioned pieces for clients in Manila and other parts of the world, where some of these have been featured in various publications.