Christopher Paunil

Toronto, Ontario
Christopher Paunil

Christopher Paunil is a Filipino-Canadian fashion and costume designer who entered the Toronto fashion scene designing and working with local fashion and apparel brands. In 2010, he started his namesake bridal and eveningwear label, which has gone on to sell internationally.  

In addition to his work in fashion, film and television, Christopher has spent 12 years as a fashion design instructor at George Brown College, the Toronto Film School and UforChange.  


Love for anyone or anything begins with love for oneself. When he was younger, Christopher had always heard this concept, but didn’t fully understand what it meant. But now, he knows that to dedicate yourself to someone or something, one has to love oneself first. When you love yourself first, it’s not a selfish act - it’s quite the opposite. It allows us to choose what’s best for us and to leave behind what’s not right for us. Christopher’s creation reminds the audience that love starts from within. It’s the glow inside, where passion begins.