About Basil

Incorporating beautiful fabrications with impeccable couture-like techniques to showcase effortless frivolity and carefree glamor, Basil designs for a woman who has a strong feminine spirit. Basil’s designs are always very colorful, sweet, and whimsical with a touch of “girlishness.” For him, "more is more," and he believes that fashion should definitely make us happy. “I believe that fashion should make us smile and take us to places that we've never been before. I love using light fabrics because I always imagine my woman walking on the beach while the wind and the scenery compliment her while she's walking. The result is very dramatic, like a picture straight from a silent movie.

Growing up in the Philippines, Basil Malicsi graduated with a degree in Clothing and Textiles from California State University-Long Beach. He has interned with LA-based designer, House of Petro Zillia under Nony Tochterman where he helped in dressing celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Kyle Richards of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Fergie of the BlackEyed Peas and many more. In his senior year, Basil interned for designer Trina Turk, a California-based contemporary designer.

In 2012, he presented his collection at the Emerging Designer category of L.A. Fashion Week. He has been featured on Women’s Wear Daily-WWD, California Apparel News, Vogue Italia, The Asian TV Channel and other publications. He has dressed celebrities such as Judy Shekoni from Twighlight, International Superstar Kerli, and TV host of Style Network’s Jeannie Mai. Basil has also had a stint working as a designer in Thailand and in Dubai before finally going back to the Philippines to pursue his namesake brand and his Master’s in Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines-Diliman.

A member of the Designers’ Circle Philippines, Basil continues to run his atelier and design for the woman who is sensual. This woman has her own sense of style, she's bold, she makes a grand entrance, she knows what she wants and gets it, she is not afraid of color and she's a world traveler who wears a bikini underneath all her light and airy dresses-very seductive, sultry, happy and optimistic. In the future, Basil hopes to contribute and combine his passion for fashion with education by teaching the youth of the future.