Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Weaving Icon PJ Arañador for Patadyong Accesorios

Phiippines Supermodel, Ilongga Ria Bolivar
Iloilo is considered as one of the promising major runways outside of Manila producing famous fashion models and fashion designers that has taken major venues here and abroad by storm. We have seen a lot of noticeable names come up in the fashion game.

International Lifestyle Designer Percy J Arañador, popularly known as PJ has established himself as an exceptionally talented designer. His eclectic style is, in part, a result of his diverse experiences in Europe, Latin America and Asia in combination with his background as a Stylist, Trend  Presentor,  Industry Scanner, Academe Professor, Trainor and Mentor, Industrial Designer, Product Development, Merchandise and Branding Consultant, Curator, Blogger, Cultural Worker and Environmentalist.

International Lifestyle Designer, PJ Aranador

He draws inspiration from the East and the West; the traditional and the ultra-modern. He is known for his eclectic yet exquisite taste. His clothes are easily wearable, and play around with notions of fabric and print. He had gained a following from both men and women who want great resort wear that fit, drapey silhouettes and well-made basics that can be worn pretty much with anything and had been on point. He takes easily wearable wardrobe staples like jackets, hoodies and t-shirts and regularly adds his own design twist to items, making them seem unique without being over-designed, which is not an easy thing to do.

Arañador is taking menswear in a decidedly more fashion-forward direction. His silhouettes geared towards athletic gear, but slightly tailored and constructed from luxurious fabrics. Playful in his designs, incorporating extra pockets and contrast buttons, to make us clothes not just well-crafted pieces, but actually give them a unique aesthetic.

His in-house label Nautilus exudes a contemporary marine vibe, featuring nature prints and head-turning color combinations. His Design Studio One is located in Corner Arguelles and Fajardo Streets, Barangay Fajardo, Jaro, Iloilo City and in Boracay Island at Stall 99-100 D’Mall Plaza Station 2, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan furthers his noticeably neon aesthetic, deftly combining his love for color.

Arañador also heads the Escuela de Artesanias da las Filipinas Fashion Academy located in Corner General Hughes, Iloilo City where he lectures on short-term courses in Colorscoping and Craft Classes such as Bamboo Weaving, Surface Finishing, Jewelry Design and Product Development. He is also the proprietor of WAWA Heritage Café and Restaurant located in Montinola Mansion, Calle Lopez Jaena, Jaro, Iloilo City.

International Lifestyle Designer PJ ARAÑADOR will showcase his latest accessory designs highlighting our local fabric, the Patadyong, hand-woven by the women of Salngan Livelihood Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Barangay Salngan, Oton, Iloilo. He will present big beach bags, footwear, umbrellas, costume textile-based jewelries for his show entitled PATADYONG ACCESORIOS on August 6 (Saturday) at 6 p.m., Event Center of SM City Iloilo.

Arañador 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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