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SSI Celebrates 30 Years With the Country's Most Fashionable Creatives

Josie Natori, Tessa Prieto Valdes, and Mariana Zobel-Aboitiz were among the notable attendees at the Grand Hyatt Manila bash.
IMAGE COURTESY OF STORES SPECIALISTS INC.
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Store Specialists Inc. is celebrating three decades of giving Filipino consumers access to the best retailers in the world. Rustan’s Group added SSI to its roster in 1978 and opened United Colors of Benetton, its first specialty store, 10 years later. Its ever-growing network currently boasts of over 600 specialty stores.

The company recently launched its #PassionForward campaign by featuring 30 different personalities from different creative industries. Photographers Mark Nicdao, Kai Huang, and Cyrus Panganiban, Kyla Olives, and film director Paul Soriano assisted in telling the tales of the #PassionForward Personalities through a photo exhibit.

See all the photos from the fabulous bash below.

SSI presented its #PassionForward campaign during the celebration.


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The advocacy campaign “brings together passionate, diverse purveyors of various industries who inspire and empower today’s generation.”

The group’s most popular brands were showcased through a tableau.


Krie Lopez with her portrait by Kyla Olives.


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Trickie Lopa, Lisa Periquet, and Dindin Araneta with their portrait by Kyla Olives.


Kevin Tan with his portrait by Kyla Olives.


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Annette Gozon Valdes with her portrait by Kyla Olives.


Happy Ongpauco-Tiu with her portrait by Kyla Olives.


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Sonny and Tootsy Angara with their portrait by Paul Soriano.


JP Anglo with his portrait by Paul Soriano.


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Aryanna Epperson with her portrait by Mark Nicdao.


Armie Jarin-Bennett with her portrait by Mark Nicdao.


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Mariana Zobel-Aboitiz with her portrait by Paul Soriano.


Tessa Prieto Valdes with her portrait by Paul Soriano.


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Steven Tan with his portrait by Paul Soriano.


Kenneth Cobonpue with his portrait by Paul Soriano.


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Angelo and Mariglo Laririt with their portrait by Kyla Olives.


Paloma Urquijo Zobel with her portrait by Kai Huang.


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Royal Pineda and Budji Layug with their portrait by Mark Nicdao.


Rissa Mananquil Trillo with her portrait by Mark Nicdao.


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Sofia Zobel Elizalde with her portrait by Mark Nicdao.


Rustan’s Nedy Tantoco Amb. Bienvenido Tantoco Sr.


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SSI Group, Inc.’s Anton Huang opened the event with a speech.


Nikki and Nina Huang


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Anton and Nina Huang


Marilou Tantoco-Pineda and Ping Valencia


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Rowena Tomeldan, Anton Huang, Teresa Hernandez, and Javi Hernandez


Anton Huang with daughter Nikki, Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban, Nina Huang, and Mariana Zobel


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Maritess Tantoco Enriquez and Marilou Tantoco Pineda


Tootsie Angara, Carlo Katigbak, and Ernie Lopez


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Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Jorge Moragas and Madame Paloma Tey


Bobby Dy and Felix Ang


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Nedy Tantoco, Cecile Reynoso, and Anton Huang


Pam Lopez, Krie Lopez, Quito Lopez, and CJ Jesena


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Marixi Prieto, Tessa Prieto Valdes, and Alex Prieto


Mario Katigbak, Helen Ong, Duday Tuason, and Mariane Ong


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Vivian Yuchengco and Renato Enriquez


Jackie Avecilla and Josie Natori


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Angelo and Mariglo Laririt with Bea Zobel Jr.


Kathy and Mike Huang


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Maja Olivares-Co, Nina Huang, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Conrad Onglao, and Anton Huang


Philip and Techie Hagedorn


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Japan Ambassador to the Philippines Amb. and Mrs. Koji Haneda with Sofia Zobel Elizalde


Noel and Duday Tuason 


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Kerry and Kaye Tinga, and Ching Cruz


Mike Huang and Sonny Angara


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Marilou and Eddie Pineda


Victor Basa


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Margie Moran


Mikaela Lagdameo Martinez


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Xandra Rocha Araneta


Quark Henares and Erwin Romulo


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JP and Camille Anglo


Frannie Jacinto and Vicky Zubiri


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Susan Joven, Happy Ongpauco Tiu, and Armie Jarin-Bennett


Steven Tan, Tootsy Angara, Tim Yap, and Michelle So


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Pepe Rodriguez and George Yang


Steven Tan


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Ambassador and Mrs. Koji Haneda


Annette Gozon Valdes


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Patxi and Sofia Elizalde


Kaye Tinga


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Kerry Tinga


Marilen Tantoco, Ralph Lim Joseph, and Menchu Tantoco-Lopez


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Mariana Zobel-Aboitiz


Trickie Lopa, Joe Caliro, and Quark Henares


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Aryanna Epperson


Donnie Tantoco


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Budji Layug and Royal Pineda


Jo Ann Bitagcol


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Ann Ong


Cecile Reynoso


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Tim Yap


Marixi and Alex Prieto


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Kris and Kathy Werner, Krie and Noey Lopez


Philip Hagedorn, Zelda and Max Kienle, and Patxi Elizalde


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Robby Carmona, Kevin Tan, and Tim Yap


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