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Fashion Utopias: IFS 2016

Philippines

Philippines Designer: Thian Rodriguez Photographer: Mark Neto Diaz

Designer: Thian Rodriguez Photographer: Mark Neto Diaz

Utopian U-Turns

How can a country so often betrayed by the elements cling to the utopian dream? Centred on the concept of reversals, 'Utopian U-Turns' presents an uplifting insight into the ways young designers from the Philippines are combating global forces with creative endurance. Having no firm assurance that an ideal world will one day prevail, they reverse and set out again in new and experimental directions. Trading on cultural traditions, storytelling and family expertise – and reinterpreting them for the contemporary world – these designers know that even small triumphs will further the journey.

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Designers include: Jared Servano, Maco Custodio, Micki Olaguer, Thian Rodriguez

Curated  by: Marian Pastor Roces & Judy Freya Sibayan, TAO Management Corp.
Exhibition design by: TAO Management Corp.

Organised by: Department of Trade and Industry, Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions
Supported by: Embassy of the Philippines, London, United Kingdom, Philippine Trade and Investment Centre, London

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1 February 2015

Jared Servano

Jared Servano Designer: Jared Servano, photograph: CITEM

Designer: Jared Servano, photograph: CITEM

1 February 2015

Maco Custodio

Maco Custodio Designer: Maco Custodio

Designer: Maco Custodio

1 February 2015

Micki Olaguer

Micki Olaguer Designer: Micki Olaguer

Designer: Micki Olaguer

1 February 2015

Thian Rodriguez

Thian Rodriguez Designer: Thian Rodriguez, photographer: Mark Neto Diaz

Designer: Thian Rodriguez, photographer: Mark Neto Diaz