Thursday, September 25, 2014

Unique Aesthetics for Anyag by Binky Pitogo

The work of women artisans in Barangay Salngan in Oton will be interwoven with winning designs by fast-rising fashion designer Bianca Celeste Lavilla Pitogo. Binky, as what she is fondly called will showcase her all-hablon collection in her first solo fashion show entitled ANYAG for the 7th Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair on October 7, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Event Center of SM City Iloilo.

The 28-year old petite designer has a very interesting introduction to fashion design.  She has a Certificate course in Clothing Technology at the very prestigious School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA), a design Institute in Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City, Manila that specializes in design education. Major design schools in Manila have seen an influx of students from the provinces, partly through their own recruitment efforts in cities and provinces with rapidly developing fashion industries, like Cebu, Davao and Iloilo, and partly because of changing attitudes in those provinces and cities about fashion careers. The SoFA method of education is delivered by highly accomplished and trained industry practitioners. She started designing ready to wear pieces when she was in her early twenties. The clothes she designed were then sold online through Multiply.

Pitogo’s clothes speak of elegance, confidence and dauntlessness without trying too hard. Her clothes make her clients look effortlessly chic. She loves experimenting with beautiful printed fabrics mixed and matched or with a combination of different textured details. Binky believes that what a woman wears says a lot about her.

Combining the right color, pattern, material, or fabric is this designer’s secret for women who want to be very feminine and for those who wants to be somewhat feminine. Pitogo loves mixing feminine pieces with edgier items to help bring balance to a certain look. This keeps the overall outfit from looking too sweet or too grungy. At times, it can be a difficult balance to manage but if put together it can create a personal style.

Getting public acceptance and respect is her greatest challenge.  And so far, Ilonggos have been very supportive and try out her very fashionable pieces.

Know more about our featured designer and her clothes by visiting Binkydoodles by Binky Pitogo at GA Valencia Building, 10 Osmena Street, Barangay Sta. Filomena, Arevalo, Iloilo City or contact at 09396148682 or 09274830054.

The 7th Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair willhave daily fashion shows featuring Lexter Badana on October 5; Ian Jorda on October 6; John Montinola on October 8; Jun-g Candelario on October 9; and Joseph Aloysius Montelibano on October 11. The event is brought to you by the Iloilo Provincial Government, the Provincial Tourism Office, the Department of Tourism-VI, SM City Iloilo, Megaworld Iloilo Business Park, GMA-6 Iloilo, DTI and the Daily Guardian.

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