happiness is the secret to all beauty. there is no beauty without happiness
— CHRISTIAN DIOR
Most of Jan Bautista's childhood was spent in his hometown - the Philippines. He immigrated in Canada along with his parents at the age of fifteen. He started his interest in fashion at a young age. Where he grew up, fashion was such an understated profession and taboo. Bautista recalls sneakily reading fashion magazines under the sheets before bedtime and never mentions the habit to his parents. After moving to Canada, Bautista's curiosity in the fashion industry grew fonder. Exposure to distinctive lifestyles in both countries, truly enriched his ability to understand the deeper connection of society from art and design. 
For his graduate thesis, he injected the power of colour and tailoring by building an authentic well-tailored collection for mature gentlemen - Maison Beau - celebrating their life through clothing. He hopes to continue a career in fashion and someday do something that relates to innovation without losing the fun part of fashion.