Composer, conductor, and teacher Luis San Pedro is Freeway’s latest addition to their National Artist series. Born in Angono, Rizal on 1913, it’s only fitting that Freeway celebrates his birth centennial with an awe-inspiring collection recognizing his contributions to the music and academic industry. Widely known as the composer of popular lullaby “Sa Ugoy ng Duyan” and other orchestral and nationalistic works of art, his passion for music also led him to teach in schools such as Ateneo, C.E.U., and U.P. where he even received the title of Professor Emeritus.
The capsule collection features a variety of figure-flattering and relaxed work pieces using satinized twill, matte charmeuse, poplins, and knits. The Julliard graduate’s works then come to life with floral prints bearing hand-drawn lines and curves fused with lyrics and titles of his famous orchestra pieces such as "Malakas at Maganda Overture," "Prelude and Fugue in D minor," and "Hope and Ambition," to name a few.
In other news, the winning designs from the Art Bag Design contest we announced last January have also been chosen and will be featured alongside Lucio’s collection. The two amazing bag designs are Fiestas in the Philippines by Kevin Roque and Ang Huling Babaylan by Christine Sioco, and both are now available in Freeway stores nationwide.
Head on over to their stores to see the rest of the collection and click on to read more about previously recognized National Artists like Nick Joaquin, Ang Kiukok, Jose Garcia Villa, Ramon Valera, Vicente Manansala, Levi Celerio, and Botong Francisco.