Since its inception (1985), The CompanY’s costumes have been designed and executed by their dear friend, Danilo Franco.
Danilo Franco is recognized as one of the stalwarts in Manila's fashion scene. Any aspiring young designer cannot claim to have learned the trade unless he has studied closely the soft, flowing lines of Danilo's exquisite gowns and the precise workmanship of his suits. Indeed, Danilo's creations have set a standard in the industry.
A University of Santo Tomas graduate of Fine Arts, major in Advertsiing, Danilo started out as art director and illustrator for various publications. Coming to terms with his true calling, Danilo worked as assistant designer for highly-respected fashion guru Ben Farrales before opening his own shop.
Danilo's creativity is boundless. For many years, his designs were standouts in television shows. Aside from his expertise in beadwork, there is also his special gift for painting, and his artistry has found full expression in haute couture.
Of late, Danilo has also ventured into costume design for musical theater, with his most recent work "Drakula" earning rave reviews.
Danilo's fashion collections presented in Hongkong, Singapore and California were very well-received. He remains a much sought-after designer for celebrities such as Vilma Santos, Sharon Cuneta, Kris Aquino, Gary Valenciano, Basil Valdez, Dulce, Pilita, Lorna Tolentino, Rudy Fernandez, Nanette Inventor, Mitch Valdes, Ali Sotto, Zsa-Zsa Padilla, Dawn Zulueta, Ana Fegie, Cherie Gil., Manilyn Reynes, Pat Castillo ,The CompanY, Celeste Legaspi. Tessa Prieto Valdes, George Sison, Mayors and Families: Atienzas of Manila, Ortegas of La Union & Pilapils of Bicol.