Growing up in the Philippines, Ronnie Escalante spent most of his days on an agricultural province. At a young age, Escalante was surrounded by fashion, as his cousin worked as a "beader" in a local fashion house. However, it was in grade school that his knack for fashion design flourished. Escalante would sketch clothing designs in the back of his school notebooks. At the age of 17, Escalante and his family moved to the U.S. and soon after, he joined the U.S. Navy where he served for four years. After his military service, he enrolled at a fashion design school in San Francisco where his senior-year collection won him a prestigious internship at Chado Ralph Rucci and Zac Posen in New York City. He hasn't looked back since. He envisions his clothing line growing into a lifestyle brand complete with apparel, accessories, shoes and bags. Keeping his chic and confident female consumers in mind, Escalante wants to keep the price point of his collection affordable.