Our Story

VINTA Gallery was this wild, never-been-done-before idea of dusting off the quintessential glamour and chic of Filipiniana fashion of the past and bringing it to the world. It was a great and rare opportunity to corner a niche market, albeit in one of the largest and most exploitative industries in the world, so we were intentional with our approach.

At VINTA, we believe that sustainability for the business is tied to the sustainability of the people whose hands are creating the end product. We are a women-owned and run, vertically integrated, ethical small business, focused on handcrafted, heirloom quality Filipino craft, and culture. Welcome to our world.


Caroline Mangosing lives in Toronto, Canada, while Estelita Lagman lives and works in Manila as VINTA Gallery’s master couturier. Estelita has been in the couture industry in Manila for over 30 years, having worked with high profile Manila-based fashion designers, and then eventually working for herself with a loyal clientele. Meeting through a mutual friend, Estelita eventually made Caroline's wedding dress in 2004, after Caroline sent a technical sketch of her dress design via email through her mom. The dress arrived in a Fed-Ex box, PERFECT. Although it took 10 years, Caroline promised Estelita that she would create a company that would highlight her talent to the world. And the rest is history.