A digital LCD backdrop served as a great technological feat for the show.
The Fashion & Design Council of the Philippines (FDCP) yet again showcased what they do best—a fashion fête that marries the old and the new, the traditional and the cutting edge. Samsung and the FDCP mounted an all-Filipino designers showcase that fused style and technology into an in interactive and digital show.
The show was an experience in itself. The viewers were taken into the heart of the designers’ creative process by blasting their sketches onto the screen, showing how they built their creations from the ground up.
The night’s takeaway though is that Filipino artistry and creativity is a not just a methodic process but a way of storytelling. Fashion designers Avel Bacudio, James Reyes, Ivarluski Aseron, Vic Barba, Joey Samson, and Anthony Nocom opened the show with all-white collections—a metaphor for the blank canvas.
Jerome Salaya Ang, Joel Escober, Ramon Esteban, Gerry Katigbak, Pablo Cabahug, Kristel Yulo, Ronaldo Arnaldo, Happy Andrada, Hindy Weber-Tantoco, and Noel Crisostomo brought that aforementioned blank canvas to life by reimagining it through metallic pieces of silver and gold. And to close, Dong Omaga-Diaz, Frederick Peralta, JC Buendia, Jojie Lloren, Randy Ortiz, and Albert Andrada took the traditional terno to a modern route by showing us how to wear it to today.
This, all in all, was an attempt on how technology can dabble with traditional Filipino fashion and vice versa. These hallmarks of the fashion industry were able to create something that feels new again.
Click the slideshow above for more photos of the show!