Metrowear Filipiniana – 100+ Photos!

METRO Magazine gathered the country's top designers to mount a Filipiniana fashion show last June 30 at the Sofitel Hotel in Manila.

In celebration of the Philippines’ 113th year of Independence, Metro magazine took the opportunity to bring together the fashion community in a special tribute to Filipiniana, aptly dubbed “Metrowear Filipiniana,” held last June 30. One hundred designers take to the stage to present their interpretations of the terno, the baro’t saya and the barong Tagalog, combining local fabrics with intricate beadwork and Filipino artistry.

Fashion designers from all the major design groups participated in Metrowear Filipiniana, presenting their thematic interpretations of traditional Filipino dress. The Young Designers’ Guild presented Avant-Garde, while FDCP took on red carpet gowns and FDAP did the cocktail. International designers Albert Andrada, Cary Santiago and Ezra showcased theatrical creations. The Cebu designers presented bridal interpretations of Filipiniana, while the independent designers showcased modern pieces. The show also had a menswear presentation featuring designs by Anthony Nocom, Gerry Katigbak, Aries Lagat, Joey Samson, Jerome Lorico, Jeffrey Rogador, Barge Ramos, among others. Metrowear also held a special segment showcasing the works of The Masters – designers who have brought Filipino fashion design to the forefront – presenting traditional ternos and Maria Claras. On this list are the likes of Mike dela Rosa, Loreto, Patis Tesoro, Danilo Franco, Efren Ocampo, Greg Centeno and Nolie Hans.

Check out 100+ photos from one of the year’s biggest fashion event courtesy of Ramon Mangila:

William Manahan creation:

Diether Ocampo wearing a gorgeous barong created by Randy Ortiz:

Humberto Villegas creation:

Barge Ramos creation:

Daphne Osena Paez in a Hindy Weber Tantoco creation:


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