Once again, Philippine Fashion Ambassador Renee Salud will make every Filipinos proud this coming June 27 for a runway show to benefit “Feed the Children Program” and at the same time, to showcase the new ways of wearing Filipiniana in NY/NJ fashion show.
The live events division of Fil-Am Who’s Who, a community lifestyle magazine catering to Filipino-Americans in the New York Tri-State area, is mounting Philippines top fashion designer Renee Salud‘s latest runway show, billed as “tataksaludnyc 2015,” whose featured design collections demonstrate contemporary, intricate ways to fuse Philippine indigenous fabrics together with embroidery as well as new ways to wear the traditional Filipiniana.
Benefiting the “Feed the Children Program” of Catbalogan II Elementary School in Samar province in the Philippines, the fashion show is set Saturday, June 27, 7 PM at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Newark (128 Frontage Rd., Newark, New Jersey).
Salud says, “I’ve been a staunch advocate for the Philippine fiber industry; its fabrics such as piña, abaca, and the Magundanaons’ handwoven fabric, inaul, which have been ingrained in indigenous traditions dating back to the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines, have the strong potential to appeal to global markets.”
He adds, “With these fabrics, I want to continue to push for the boundaries of design, weaving, and embroidery. My show in New York and New Jersey (NY/NJ) will put the spotlight on these intricate masterpieces, which makes a fashion statement on the exotic, regional influences of indigenous tribes in the Philippines and their rich accessorizing.”
To substantiate that the traditional Filipiniana—usually mestiza gowns with beaded designs and butterfly sleeves for women and crisp Barong Tagalog for men—never gets old, Salud’s upcoming show will also introduce new ways to wear the traditional Filipiniana, which he describes as “culturally hip,” especially among the youth.
“I want young Filipino Americans to be proud of their own culture by not forgetting the Filipiniana style of clothing, which is simple yet functional. Also made of materials from the Philippines, these innovative clothing ideas, co-created with modern-day Filipino fashion designers, can be worn in any formal occasion held anywhere in the world,” Salud further explains. “It’s a new trend in fashion called fusion, where we combine both pop and classic designs.”
Raymundo Villanueva, Philippine-based fashion director, will direct the fashion show.
For tickets ($85), contact Ollie David at (732) 499-7995 or Myrna Gutierrez (917) 502-9887.
“tataksaludnyc 2015” is presented by Philippine Airlines, in cooperation with Kit Silver Jewellery, Robinsons Land Residential Division, and The Zen Institute, a medical spa. Exclusive media partners are GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV.
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