First published on BWWFashionWorld
New York–Community lifestyle magazine Fil-Am Who’s Who, together with corporate sponsors Philippine Airlines, Kit Silver Jewellery, Robinsons Land, The Zen Institute, and GMA International, is presenting top Philippine fashion designer Renee Salud’s new twists on the Philippine formal wear in a fashion show at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Newark (128 Frontage Rd., Newark, New Jersey) on Saturday, June 27, at 7 p.m.
Throughout his multi-decade career, Salud has showcased his creations, which consistently promote Philippine indigenous fabrics such as piña, abaca, and handwoven fabric inaul, in major fashion capitals of the world, including Tokyo, Taipei, Seville, and the Carribean.
In a statement, he said, “This show 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.”
More importanly, the fashion show will also introduce new ways to wear the Philippine formal wear to appeal to a younger demographic, especially among young Filipino Americans.
“I want young Filipino Americans to be proud of their own culture by not forgetting the Filipiniana [Philippine formal wear] 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,” he said. “It’s a new trend in fashion called fusion, where we combine both pop and classic designs.”
For tickets ($85), call (732) 499-7995 or (917) 502-9887.
Photo: Nadine Cabe