Sunday, July 31, 2016

One Runway Step Up for Margaux Blas

For the last eight years, featuring new fashion designers had been a mission of the annual Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair. And this year is no different. The event will gather the most promising up-and-coming young fashion designers who were chosen for their dedication and talent to their craft.

young fashion designer, Margaux Blas
With talent and skill, the 26 year-old Ajuy, Iloilo- based fashion designer Margaux Blas likes to combine the traditional with the modern. She graduated with a degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising at De La Salle College of St. Benilde in Manila. She takes her inspiration from life, from her travels, culture, cinema, music, and social life. She believes that fashion has always been a lifestyle.

The young designer is set to revolutionize Ilonggo fashion and celebrate style in a serious way. She likes being different but casual at the same time; a little androgynous and mismatched. She grew up dressing differently, quite rebellious with her fashion sense and loves to find a balance between masculinity and femininity. She had always been creative with her style.  She gets inspiration from 70's to 90's movies. Her style icons are mostly musicians like Jimi Hendrix or Kurt Cobain. She believes that Individuality is one important thing that is refreshing in the fashion industry.

On her core collections for ANYAG on August 4 (Thursday) at 6 p.m., SM City Event Center, Margaux will offer a fresh take on hand-loom fashion inspired by the farmers who work in their farm in Ajuy, Iloilo.  The designer got inspired with what farmers wear when they are at work. She will also incorporate menswear to women’s, with a very laid back twist and a little bit of "street" in it.

Unconventional cuts make the fashion pieces in in her collection suitable for everyday wear with fashionable look, practical usability and comfortable wear. Her use of materials, combining other unconventional fabrics and hablon stands as a symbol of both power and style.

Margaux Blas will be joined by other designers starting on August 3 (Wednesday) at 5 p.m. will feature LGU-DUENAS with HABOL DUENASANON; August 4 (Thursday) at 5 p.m. will showcase LGU-OTON on Spotlight and 6 p.m. will feature MARGRET ESTELLE BLAS for ANYAG; August 5 (Friday) at 5 p.m. will make way for the graduating students of the Fashion Design and Merchandising Department of ISAT University featuring JEFFY TICAO, JO NINO DAMASCO, ELON DELGADO, JOHN EDWARD SALES, JOHN ASDOLO, MELVIN ARANGA, MARIA ERICKA CELIZ, CLOE ANN SERUE and JOHN LARLAR and 6 p.m. will feature LEXTER BADANA for PRECIOSA; August 6 (Saturday) at 5 p.m. will spotlight LGU-MIAGAO on Centerstage and 6 p.m. will have International Lifestyle Designer PJ ARANADOR for PATADYONG ACCESORIOS; August 7 (Sunday) at 5 p.m. will present the Iloilo Tourism Officers Association, Inc. on the Ramp and 6 p.m. will be highlighted by the ILOILO FASHION DESIGNERS COUNCIL featuring JOHN MONTINOLA, IAN JORDA, HELLO HELLO, JUN-G CANDELARIO, PAUL CONTE, LEXTER BADANA, BINKY PITOGO and AUDREY ROSE ALBASON.

The 9th Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair on August 3-7, 2016 is brought to you by the Provincial Tourism Office of the Iloilo Provincial Government and SM City Iloilo in partnership with the Department or Trade and Industry, the Department of Tourism Regional Office, LGU-Miagao, LGU-Oton, LGU-Duenas, LGU-Badiangan, Tinukib and the Daily Guardian.

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