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Anthony Cruz Legarda

Website: http://anthonycruzlegarda.com

Fashion Designer + Textile Technologist

 Anthony Cruz Legarda is a Filipino American fashion designer and textile technologist who incorporates authentic hand-woven fabrics from the Philippines and Asia into distinctive American apparel as well as modernizes luxurious ethnic cloth for the eco fashion world. He pursued a degree in Fashion Merchandising at the City College of San Francisco and furthered his education at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, graduating in Fashion Design. Aside from becoming a featured artist at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, the Anchorage Museum in Alaska, and the Queens Museum of Art in New York City, Mr. Legarda is proud of his involvement with a Philippine-based organization, Katutubong Filipino Foundation, whose mission was to revive Philippine folk arts and crafts. In recent years, he has partnered with the Philippine Textile Research Institute in the development of innovative Philippine fabrics which he transforms into authentic handwoven works of art.


Anthony Cruz Legarda’s most recent achievements include: (1) creating an eco-friendly clothing collection for the welcome reception and fashion show during San Francisco Week at the Shanghai World Expo in 2010, (2) designing for Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the Science & Technology Ministers from Southeast Asian countries for the 8th Asean Science and Technology week in 2008, (3) and dressing the top eight finalists in 2007's Miss Earth beauty pageant, which promotes environmental awareness.


June 26, 2013

Certificate of Recognition

Philippine Textile Research Institute/DOST

Bicutan, Taguig City, Philippines


June 11, 2013

Neo-Ethnic Philippine Textile Conference and Fashion show

Heritage Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines


September 28, 2012

Piña Couture New York

Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Center, 5th Avenue,

New York


February 8, 2012

Bagong Habi, Salinlahi:

Cutting Edge Philippine Textiles

InterContinental Hotel Manila, Makati, Philippines 


September 13, 2011

Bloomz: Anthony Cruz Legarda

New York Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2012

Samsung Experience, Time Warner Bldg, New York


September 17, 2010

Danzfabrique Theater Fashion Show during

New York Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2011

Philippine Center, 5th Avenue, New York


June 18, 2010

San Francisco Week at the

World Expo in Shanghai

Atrium, Shanghai Center, China


July 15, 2009

UPAA-NY on 5th Avenue Fundraiser Fashion Show

Philippine Center, 5th Avenue, New York

July 7, 2008

8th ASEAN Science and Technology week

World Trade Center, Metro Manila, Philippines

November 11, 2007

Miss Earth Pageant 2007

U.P. Film Theater, Metro Manila, Philippines 

August 5, 2006

Philippine Centennial Celebration Gala Night

Anchorage Museum, Alaska

October 27, 2005

Celebration of Filipino Culture and Traditions hosted by Mayor Gavin Newsom 

City Hall Rotunda, San Francisco

Fall 2005 - present

Pacific Fusion TV Season 2 Show #9

Fashion Segment : Anthony Cruz Legarda

San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaii

September 15, 2005

Asia Alive Program : Arkiteknik Book & DVD Launch and Fashion Show

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

April 1, 2005

Marin Cancer Project Fundraiser Fashion Show

Julia Morgan Ballroom, Merchant Exchange Building,

San Francisco



Multicultural Entry Grant

California Arts Council


March 25-31, 1999

Fusion Fashion

Cover of Asian Week Newspaper


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