Stephanie Gancayco is a SF Bay Area-based designer, stylist, content creator, and social entrepreneur with a personal mission of championing ethically-produced apparel and Filipinx cultures and voices.
With a background in fashion and knitwear design rooted in craft, she graduated from CCA and has10+ years of experience in the apparel and footwear industries in product development, design, production, styling and creative direction. She's worked with leading designers such as Anna Sui and Vince Camuto, and has styled creatives like producer Suzi Analogue. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, The IN Magazine, and on NBC Asian America.
With her brand HALIYA, Stephanie collaborates with Indigenous women artisans in the Philippines to incorporate ancestral techniques and textiles into contemporary ready-to-wear. Stephanie is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hella Pinay, a digital media platform celebrating women of Filipina heritage, which launched in late 2016.