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Here’s a Stylish Way to Celebrate Filipino Pride

In bold and graphic prints, no less!
Here’s a Stylish Way to Celebrate Filipino Pride
IMAGE Andrew Co
In bold and graphic prints, no less!

The women of the Manobo tribe are colorful and creative people. They dress themselves well with traditional weaves, colored glass beads, and a variety of types of clothing for different occasions. That said, it’s no wonder why Davao-based designer Edgar Buyan chose to pay homage to the indigenous tribe of his home city. His Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival collection consist of pieces cut in fresh silhouettes, with bursts of color, and the most captivating part was that each look featured a photographic print of a Manobo woman, something that was mindfully integrated into his pieces.

IMAGE Andrew Co

IMAGE Andrew Co

Edgar Buyan did not rely on the portrait-printed fabrication to elevate his creations. He took this initially unique idea and masterfully spliced the images into unorthodox patterns and stitched them into structured pieces that pop with the deconstructed imagery. There were oversized blouses with Peter Pan collars and exaggerated sleeves; sweaters with paneled torsos and contrasting sleeves; colorful kimonos, trimmed with rainbow print; and jackets with their prints peeking under the lapels.

In a nutshell, this collection is a 360-degree experience. One must see the garments in full view to truly appreciate the thoughtful construction beyond the bold prints. Don't believe us? See for yourself and check the rest of the looks from his collection below.

IMAGE Andrew Co

IMAGE Andrew Co

IMAGE Andrew Co

IMAGE Andrew Co

IMAGE Andrew Co

IMAGE Andrew Co

IMAGE Andrew Co

IMAGE Andrew Co

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