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Slim's 2018 Student Work Exhibit Will Bring You Childhood Nostalgia

This year's theme is "laro."
Slim's 2018 Student Work Exhibit Will Bring You Childhood Nostalgia
IMAGE Jo Ann Bitagcol
This year's theme is "laro."

Slim’s Fashion and Arts School students took inspiration from their childhood for this year's student work exhibit. With the theme Laro, they were encouraged to turn their childhood toys, games, and memories into bold and colorful garments. While the designs are supposedly playful, the craftsmanship of the pieces are complex, expertly demonstrating the technical skills they have learned in school.

The exhibition of students’ selected work are installed at the SM Mega Fashion Hall, featuring oversized watch heads and whimsical sculptures accessorizing the clothes. Their exhibit is open to the public and will run from September 27 to October 3 during mall hours.

See all their work below.

Dinnes Obusan

Dinnes created a terno inspired by the popular street game Chinese garter. The young designer used handmade jersey pipings draped to form the garment and finished the look with Swatch’s multi-colored digits on the Fountain of Colors watch head.

Dinnes Obusan
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Meanwhile, the second piece was inspired by Sipa. Dinnes fashioned a gown with a cape embellished with gold buttons and feathers.

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Dinnes Obusan
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Yvonne Tabanao

Yvonne's hand-dyed barong takes after the Japanese boardgame tsuro.

Yvonne Tabanao
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Paloma Picart

Paloma repurposed denim pants and juxtaposed the fabric to create contrast in an organza gown. This combination is supposed to depict Cinderella’s transformation from rags to riches.

Paloma Picart
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Marvien

Marvien merged the terno with a man's suit, its sleeves echoing tubular kites.

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Marvien
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Miel Avena

Miel showcased a 3D interpretation of a kaleidoscope’s prism on this indigo barong.

Miel Avena
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Marilen Maniulit

Marilen made a barong with a Dragon Boat race motif, featuring embroidered appliqués and carved wooden paddles.

Marilen Maniulit
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Damaris Chua

Damaris' theme was centered on Chinese kites, featuring hand-painted details in a Ming porcelain color palette.

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Damaris Chua
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol
Damaris Chua
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Moon Lei

Moon Lei's piece is a jigsaw puzzle-inspired outfit with a hand-painted portrait and handcrafted dragonfly appliqués.

Moon Lei
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Agie Stockel

Agie's dress was inspired by the origami game Fortune Teller. Each panel was hand-painted with faces of shifting emotions.

Agie Stockel
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Vanessa Pinlac

Vanessa's piece is Roy Lichtenstein art turned into clothing. She used a custom-printed fabric to create a terno pantsuit inspired by comic books.

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Vanessa Pinlac
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Peachy Gregorio

Peachy's garment is a three-piece ensemble inspired by the versatility and bold colors of Lego blocks.

Peachy Gregorio
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Jochebed Bawalan

Jochebed created a two-dimensional terno inspired by paper dolls.

Jochebed Bawalan
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Courtney Liongson and Marigrace S. Joyce

Courtney tailored a jumpsuit (Left) with an exaggerated peplum appliquéd with symbols from playing cards, while Marigrace created a playing card-inspired terno (Right) with references to Alice in Wonderland.

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Courtney Liongson and Marigrace S. Joyce
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Caress Carranza

Caress fashioned a clean-cut silhouette inspired by the Queen of Diamonds, and paired it with the Telefon Maison glow-in-the-dark watch head from Swatch.

Caress Carranza
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Megan Lev

Megan combined embroidered and appliquéd elements on a short dress to resemble a pinball machine.

Megan Lev
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Banjo Cordero

Banjo's color-blocked spiral shift dress takes after a paper pinwheel. 

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Banjo Cordero
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Eliza Jane Miranda

Eliza's asymmetric cocktail dress was inspired by a slinky, a multi-colored childhood toy that resembles a spring.

Eliza Jane Miranda
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Abdul Gaffar

Abdul's barong features drapings and pleats to replicate the colors inside marble. The garment's colors complement Swatch's Fountain of Colors watch head.

Abdul Gaffar
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Claire Arguelles Francisco

Claire plays on the retro years by making an ensemble inspired by the '80s arcade game Pacman, which features a seamless vinyl cape.

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Claire Arguelles Francisco
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Nicole Gravador Pineda

Nicole also used Pacman as her inspiration; she modernized the traditional barong with street style elements by using different colors and textures.

Nicole Gravador Pineda
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Isobel Juan

Isobel turned to jigsaw puzzles to make her pastel-hued evening gown. The outfit is accessorized with a colorful psychedelic watch head from Swatch.

Isobel Juan
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Camille Go

Camille tailored a barong with hand-painted appliqués inspired by sabong (cockfighting).

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Camille Go
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Jomar Saldo, Abby Capio, and Erica Jimenez

Jomar employed the shibori technique to create 3D bubbles for his dress. Next to the ivory dress, Abby created a Gundam robot-inspired outfit made with neoprene and handmade piping. Meanwhile, Erica created a structured dress with iridescent layers that emulate the armor of the salagubang beetle.

Jomar Saldo, Abby Capio, and Erica Jimenez
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Here's a closer look at their work:

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Abby Capio
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol
Erica Jimenez
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Ivy David Reyes and Joey Almonte

Ivy used colorblocked kites with ribboned tails as a playful embellishment on her dress, while Joey created a cocktail dress with panels and a folded bodice that resembles paper airplanes. 

Ivy David Reyes and Joey Almonte
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Eula Esguerra

Eula's cocktail dress is crafted with reinforced organza ruffs and was inspired by the local nursery rhyme Bubuka ang Bulaklak.

Eula Esguerra
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Ariane Dolendo

Ariane sketched a garment inspired by kites.

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Ariane Dolendo
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Dastyn Nicole de Jesus

Dastyn's sketch, on the other hand, was inspired by board games.

Dastyn Nicole de Jesus
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Je Valeriano

Je was inspired by folding paper balls and Swatch’s color palette for its new collection.

Je Valeriano
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Jen Ortega

Jen draws a garment inspired by galaxy games, aliens and Swatch’s Telefon Maison watch.

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Jen Ortega
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Jocel Anne Lafuente

Jocel took inspo from the game of checkers.

Jocel Anne Lafuente
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

Mickey Gonzales

Mickey drew inspiration from a merry-go-round for this fashion illustration.

 

Mickey Gonzales
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

 

Pau Pascual

Pau's look took after the game hopscotch.

 

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Pau Pascual
PHOTO BY Jo Ann Bitagcol

 

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