NOUBIKKO is a Brand Name in the Haute Couture industry in San Francisco, California. It was started by Noubikko Ulanday in 1984, a Philippine-born Artist who spent most of his time in the United States and Europe. His Signature Collection made a wave in headline news in the high-fashion industry in the late '80s for his original design in deconstructed textile & fabric materials and by using real pearls.
Noubikko was the recipient of San Francisco's prestigious Most Outstanding Entrepreneur-of-the-Year in 1989. Nobuikko was also credited as one of the Filipino Who's Who in California.
Noubikko is a master's level image-maker and expert in camouflage techniques which made his "NOUBI SAYS" fashion tips featured in several publications. He is the Fashion Editor and Correspondent for Moda Fashion Lifestyle, Los Angeles Daily, Canada Inquirer, Aussie Daily, Las Vegas Daily, US News, Paris News, Europe News, Prague Examiner, and more.
Noubikko's benefit fashion shows in the early 90s the "Look of the Year Model Search" sequels were hailed among the best coordinated original concept in the industry. The presentation concept is still being queued as a guideline by other fashion designers and model search producers.
Noubikko's FashionTips have been cataloged by Libraries and several publications in print and in the web. His fashion tips on body camouflage, textile fabric redefinition, and silhouette effects have been in manuals and have been used as instruction guidelines by several fashion institutions.
Noubikko's speeches and lectures are also used as reference material by Training Centers like AskMen.com; Patch; Personal BeautyTips; ExtraSmall, Fact Bites; Fashion Trends 101; FashionTrend; Research Gate, University of North Carolina; LifeStyle (Indonesia), CIPCommunity, Thaiger (Thailand); Okezone (Malaysia); Phuket Gazette (Thailand); Institute of Management; Mara University; Academia.edu, etc.
Major Online dictionaries such as his definition for words like "fad" and "knickers" are used as references by "Question and Answers" for Google Answers and Yahoo Answers.
In 2006, Noubikko said in a press conference he would be retiring from the fashion industry at age 45. He moved and live in Prague, Czech Republic. However, in 2008, he reemerged in the fashion scene as the principal designer for the 12 finalists for the Miss Czech Republic for Miss Universe. Fashion media immediately quoted in viral news that "Noubikko was resurrected in Prague".
While Noubikko was designing for Miss Czech, his comeback was featured in Philippine Star and landed him other several contracts to design the 24 finalists for Miss Poland Pageant for Miss Universe and Miss Austria for Miss International. He was also the sought-after designer in Central Europe for Figure Skating competitions.
Noubikko introduced “Noubikko Pearls” in 2012, and incorporated jewelry that matches his Haute Couture Gown Collection.
In February 2015, Noubikko once again announced in a press conference that he will be retiring from the fashion industry.
In 2016, Noubikko focused on another interest and RPConnect, a company he founded in 1995 in the USA which focuses in Renewable Energy. RPConnect is the nucleus that provides dynamism for Noubikko's economic structure. The company that owns the Noubikko Brand and all private labels under the Noubikko company, including the coffee brand Sterkhov.
Noubikko is very active in supporting the Arts. He is presently the Head of the mission of the Knights of Rizal in the Czech Republic and a Benefactor of the Benedictine Celestine Monastery, a Religious Congregation of Catholic Priests and Nuns.
Today, Noubikko after 2 years of the Covid-19 Pandemic, is much focused on Renewable Energy and the production of Electronic Vehicles (EV) in the Philippines.
Noubikko's designs are impeccably expressed inside and out .....Stepan Mares, Film Director, FAMU Academy
For an active persona like Noubikko retirement is way off understatement ..... Tomi Marzouki, OKPRAHA
With Noubikko, colors seem brighter and rainbows will be lacking colors. ..... Jana Stefanskova, Czech Legendary Movie Star
Noubikko himself is an art expertly created with a combination of inspiring irresistible medium. Incomparable!
..... Milan Prochazka, Prague Examiner
If you make a meme of Noubikko, it will blew you away. His art is expressed on a different time and only him knows what 's next of him ..... Jiří Menzel, Oscar-winning Czech Film Director
"Beneath Noubikko's image lies the sensitive persona of a complex individual with a character much like a multifaceted gemstone... He has a mind with the speed and precision of a high speed personal computer" ......Frank Flecher, The Image Magazine
"Noubikko bears watching as excitement veers towards what he has under wraps for the coming season" ........Lulu Lustre, Philippines Herald, Hayward, California
"He is the hottest designer-couturier hereabout" ...........Julie Jurado, The Eye Magazine, San Francisco, California
"La nouvelle coqueluche du tout-mode Californien" (The new designer raging all over California)
.................Pascal Le Coq, Collector Magazine , Paris, France.
"His designs are an absolute timeless" ..... .. ..Patrice Danielle, City Magazine, Vancouver B.C., Canada
"Noubikko is best described for his unique approach, keen eye for details and special effects" .......Tina Manaloto, Philippine Chronicle, San Francisco, California
"Noubikko is San Jose's wizard designer"
............ Art Padua, Asian Voice, Vallejo, California
............ Philippine Senatorial Candidate 1991
"Noubikko's sewing and cutting is a noveltucking here and there, pleating and draping never been expertly done before"
.................Lilia Andolong, Philippine Examiner
"His collection... I could sum it up in one word - "Fabulous" ......Lulu Lustre, Philippines Herald, Hayward, California
"The standing ovation accorded to him by the entire audience is an affirmation of their appreciation of being a talent rarely found in their midst"......Baby Castillo, USA-Filipino Magazine, San Jose, California
"It is in recognition of this vision that I take the opportunity to express my personal appreciation for Noubikko"... Rosalinda V. Tirona, Consul General , San Francisco. California
"We at the Department of Tourism are very proud... " Peachy Villanueva, Tourism Attache, D.O.T. San Francisco, California
"Bravissimo! I have heard only wonderful things (from main Sponsors during Miss Czech Republic Pageant 2008 ) about your gowns, " ... Personal text message by H. Hon. Carmelita R. Salas, Philippine Ambassador to the Czech Republic right after the show pageant.
"No one can execute Thai silk with unmatched awe as fine as Noubikko. ( Miss Poland Pageant 2009) ..... Ali Marzouki, Director, Thailand Tourism Board
"I am very proud... I have to be".... .Alex Melendez , President Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce
1984 Noubikko, the Brand, was born.
1989 Noubikko was named San Francisco's Most Outstanding Entrepreneur and multi-awarded Fil-American citizen by the San Jose Chamber of Commerce.
1990 Noubikko was awarded by Hon. Emmanuel Pelaez, Philippines Ambassador to the US and former Philippines vice president for his outstanding achievements and contribution as Delegate to the Asian Pacific Heritage in Washington D.C. Later he was recognized as among the Filipino "Who's Who" in California.
1991 Noubikko was named one of the "The Big Four" by the San Francisco Celebration for the Arts.
1992 Noubikko was an Awardee for extraordinary services in the Arts. by the City of San Jose, California.
1993 Noubikko established residency in Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
1994 Noubikko invested in media publication.
1995 Noubikko started RPConnect a company focused on B2B integration.
1997 Noubikko presented Noubikko.com
1998 Noubikko presented Noubikko.net for his Fashion Tips
2001 Noubikko moved to Prague, Czech Republic
2008 - Noubikko was commissioned to design Czech representatives for Olympic Games and Figure Skating competitions.
2009 - Noubikko was the principal designer for 24 finalists for Miss Poland for Miss Universe Pageant. Later, Noubikko gowns were worn by Miss Czech Republic and Miss Poland for Miss Earth, Miss Poland for Miss International, Miss Poland for Miss Universe, were all Noubikko's.
2010 - Noubikko introduced Jewelry Design Collection for other designers including jewelry designer Petra Mohylova.
2011 - Noubikko became active with the Via Foundation
2012 - 2013 - Noubikko supports Nadace Via Charity Program
2014 - 2015 Noubikko accepted Private Labels for Urband Legend, Tomi, and Coffee Sterkhov.
2021 - Noubikko signed an agreement with Prime Fenris Inc, a subsidy of Fenris, ltd. to build other institutional landmarks.
2022 - Noubikko said the pandemic era of 2021 brought waves of pandemic-driven businesses that have revolutionized new perspectives on how we look at Arts; what is fashionable for the next generation is what we will do today.