PHILIPPINES - DESIGNER OLIVIA D'ABOVILLE - PHOTOGRAPHER ROMAIN RIVERRE
Fashion Philippines: Manila Wear
Tropical Project Text resort wear that is comfortably unstructured, vibrantly coloured, and richly embellished is what Philippine fashion is all about. The fashion industry of the islands owes much to the creative balance of tradition and contemporary design – the Manila Wear brand standing as testament to this. The Philippine Pavilion takes this combination as its inspiration. Manila Wear integrates home-grown materials and fresh perspectives, showcasing the Philippines’ top fashion artisans, expressing their artistic energies and extolling high-quality craftsmanship that is truly Filipino.
13-23 FEBRUARY, 10.00-18.00
180 The Strand, WC2R 1EA
Organised by: Center for International Trade Expositions & Missions and Garments & Textile Industry Development Office (GTIDO)
Supported by: Philippine Trade & Investment Center - Philippine Embassy in London
Jun Artajo/Jun Artajo Apparel
Jun Artajo serves as the Creative Director of his family’s apparel business, Adams Square Tailoring.
Tipay Caintic/By Tipay
With her fine arts background, Tipay Caintic’s visually-stunning silhouettes are almost sculptural in their form.
d'Aboville specializes in tapestry and textile structures, adapting their techniques to create her own woven forms.
Escober’s trademark is heavy texture with brave embellishment, with a masterful execution of pleating and appliqué-work.
Adante Leyesa/Adanté Collections
Leyesa’s pieces are created in partnership with indigenous communities, using local materials such as weaves and bamboo.
Ken Samudio/Ken Samudio Accessories
Ken Samudio combines luxurious materials with street-style and quirky aesthetics to create functional accessories.