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This Local Brand Turns Old Barongs into Gorgeous Corsets

Each piece is handmade and one of a kind!
After a year of living in lockdown and loungewear, most people's sense of sartorial ensembles have been suppressed for too long. The pandemic has affected many to reconsider their shopping habits and choose to purchase more sustainable and pre-loved clothing over fast

12 Filipiniana-Inspired Looks to Consider for Your Wedding

Take the traditional route but give it a twist!
The Filipiniana attire, and its many iterations in history, is constantly reinterpreted in contemporary ways for various occasions. From butterfly-sleeved tops for everyday wear, to ornate, couture-like pieces by our local designers, there’s a wealth of sartorial creations that give traditional looks

Fun Takes on Classic Silhouettes Were Everywhere at PMFF Day 4

Traditional, but never boring.
The fourth day of Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival 2019 was the last, yes, but it certainly wasn't the least. Here, spy snippets of all the designers who showed their fresh, fun takes on timeless threads.It’s a mod, mod world, says Edgar Buyan,

Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Filipiniana Attire

See how the Filipiniana has evolved through the years.
The ABS-CBN Ball's new dress code this year opens a new opportunity to put the spotlight on the Filipiniana attire. On the red carpet, we'll be able to see this traditional garb with a fresh new look, modernized to fit today's time.

Where to Buy Stylish Filipiniana for Filipino-Themed Weddings

Plus, where you can rent ternos and barongs!
Finding a dress to wear for a special occasion can sometimes be a stressful task—what more when you're attending a Filipino-themed wedding (or office function) where you're advised to come in wearing a terno. Chances are, you don't readily have this traditional piece in your closet. To make shopping

Darren Criss Wore a Barong by Francis Libiran to His Wedding

As an ode to his Filipino roots.
Blaine Warbler just go hitched everyone! Darren Criss, best known for his musical role in Glee and his ground-breaking performance as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace, married his fiance Mia Swier on February 16 in a four-day wedding extravaganza in

This Filipino Designer Makes Barong-Inspired Bomber Jackets

Innovative Pinoy design at its finest!
Jor-el Espina is the brains behind the fascinating "Bomberong", a unique bomber jacket inspired by traditional pina-woven barongs. This Ilonggo designer works with local weavers to create his beautiful and intricate designs. Here, Jor-el discusses the Bomberong's design, the process behind it, and

We Spotted Christian Louboutin Wearing a Barong Tagalog

You have to see his full outfit!
Luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin seems to have a soft spot for anything Filipino-made.Following his Manilacaba bag collection made from local weaves, he was spotted at a dinner event hosted by Vogue Brazil and designer Alexandre Birman. The designer was with fashion influencer Eva Chen, but

How to Incorporate Filipiniana Into Everyday Wear

Filipiniana is no longer just for the ninang.
When was the last time you dressed up in Filipiniana? We bet those of you who can answer this question donned it for a formal occasion—one that probably required it. Once upon a time, from the turn of the century till the

Paul Cabral Designs Barongs for the 21 APEC Leaders

Here’s a closer look at what the world leaders will be wearing.
Hold your fire. It seems like we won’t be seeing any hint of last year’s Mao suits from the APEC China Summit that had Star Trek fans raising eyebrows. Staying true with the tradition of dressing the attendees of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Wear It Again: How To Style A Barong Daily

No wedding? No problem.
Who said you should only throw on a barong during weddings or debuts? Definitely not us. Times have changed, and so have the designs and materials of this iconic Filipino top. At Kultura, the barong has evolved into more silhouettes than one: think

How To Wear Filipiniana-inspired Pieces

Clothing that take from traditional Filipina formal wear can be modern and timeless.
When matched with pieces that are as much about function and fit as aesthetic appeal, Filipiniana fashion looks contemporary and totally chic. Here now are our looks straight from Kultura's 10th anniversary runway and how you can dress it up with pieces

Ladies In Barong? Why Not!

Borrowing from the boys? Dress it up with the right accessories!
 Girls in barongs? We like how you think. Here's how you spruce up that barong to fit any occasion.TO A FANCY DINNERChannel Coco Chanel—queen of the homme-femme hybrid—by pairing your tailored barong with loose, cascading pearls. We recommend piling up strings of