International Fashion Designer John Ablaza is a graduate of a horticulture degree at De La Salle Araneta University. In 1997, he worked for the former First Lady Imelda Marcos, as a manager of one of her projects, the Aurora Garden in Intramuros, Manila.
He transitioned to interior decoration in 1982 when he landed a job in Taipei, Taiwan as a florist and decorator for Asia-world Plaza Hotel, owned by Filipino Tycoon Tan Yu.
John has been showcasing his works in series of fashion gala called John Ablaza Couture and Culture. It has been presented in the United States including in Phoenix, Arizona, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York Toronto, Canada, and Harare, Zimbabwe. In 2018, he will embark on another series of fashion shows billed John Ablaza Nature & Nurture and showcase his most recent works wherein he incorporated natural and organic materials source all over the Philippines and Africa.