Our country’s rich history and culture has much to reveal to those who study the arts. Be it through tangible media like paintings, sculptures, and costumes, or performed forms like dances and plays, our culture stays alive and well with the people’s continuous patronage for the arts.
An overview of the words displayed at The Gallery.
Cherie Gil and Mark Higgins check out one of the student's works.
Joan Taylor, Mark Higgins, Nina Hailley, Tats Manahan, Cherie Gil, and Ricky Toledo
In presenting its annual exhibit of student’s works, SLIM’s Fashion and Arts School explores what could make pupils truly Filipino designers by turning to our country’s rich culture and history for inspiration.
Mark Higgins, Dom Martin Gang Gomez, Barge Ramos, Albert Andrada, and Sandra Higgins
Some of the students opted to translate designs into modern barongs to show off their skills in making meanswer.
The students are all smiles after seeing the great turnout at the opening of the exhibit.
“This is the first time we’ve done a theme for the school’s exhibit,” says Mark Higgins, “we think it’s a good idea for arts and fashion students to understand who we are as a nation as well as our history and culture.” The theme is ever more prevalent throughout the exhibit as students masterfully interpret elements of the past, present, and even future with the beautifully constructed garments.
The exhibit will run until the 20th of October at The Gallery, Level 2, Greenbelt 5, Makati.
Head on over to the gallery and see these works of art.
Photos by Deneb Villanueva