Thursday, July 28, 2016

Passion for Fashion

Student-Designer Jeffy Ticao
Iloilo is making a strong step forward towards becoming a leading fashion battlefield in the country. The country’s fashion industry’s growth is not coming from Manila or big cities such as Cebu and Davao anymore. Everyone is embracing the rise of Ilonggo designers and faces on the local and international runways.

The annual Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair remains a platform for creative ability and offers top up-and-coming designers a chance to be discovered as such and to gain the attention of the fashion industry and the general public. It brings together Ilonggo individualities of such diverse, original stylistic expressions. The event also provides individual, professional support to up-and-coming designers.

Student-Designer Jo Nino Damasco
On its 9th year on August 3-7, 2016, the event will introduce nine new young students from the Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design and Merchandising of ISAT University who are passionate about their work and willing to share their expertise in fashion design. As testament to their versatility and creativity, they will showcase their designs using our hand-loomed fabrics on August 5 (Friday), 5 p.m. at the Event Center of SM City Iloilo.

These students studied fashion also learned about all aspects of the local fashion industry, including technical skills in drawing, apparel construction, tailoring processes, pattern cutting, crafting and fashion photography. The knowledge they have acquired in school and the exposure such as annual fashion shows and design competitions have equipped them with the understanding of the industry itself.

Student-Designer John Larlar
Creativity is a gift to be nurtured, nourished and stimulated continuously, with passion and dedication. Introducing Iloilo’s future in fashion design:  JEFFY TICAO, JO NINO DAMASCO, ELON DELGADO, JOHN EDWARD SALES, JOHN ASDOLO, MELVIN ARANGA, MARIA ERICKA CELIZ, CLOE ANN SERUE and JOHN LARLAR.

The student-designers will be joined by other established 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 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.

Student-Designer Edward Sales

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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