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Did VP Leni Robredo Really Wear an Ifugao Death Blanket As A Skirt?

Here's what you need to know.
Vice-President Leni Robredo finds herself in the middle of yet another controversy by allegedly wearing an Ifugao death blanket while leading the Rizal Day rites in Luneta Park last December 30, 2018.Facebook page Luminous by Trixie Cruz-Angeles & Ahmed Paglinawan posted a
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The Upcoming Panasonic Manila Fashion Fest Will Now Be Open to the Public

The biggest fashion week in the metro is back, and now you can watch it for free!
Start your week right and be updated with the latest in fashion! Read on below.Get front row seats to the biggest fashion week in the metro. The Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival returns this October 16 and will be open to the public.
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This Local Designer Is Bringing Mindanaoan Weaves to London Fashion Week

She's putting the spotlight on Mindanaoan weaves.
Every year, The Embassy of the Philippines in London holds a platform to bring the works of emerging Filipino fashion designers under the radar of London’s fashion influencers and trendsetters. Called The Embassy Previews, it aims "to put the spotlight on world-class Philippine brands
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How Local Designers Are Making Local Weaves More Wearable

Local weaves are transitioning to the next generation as an identity of Filipino life that everyone can wear.
"It is an identity. The abel is usually for special occasions when made into clothing, like ceremonial apparel,” says Abra Governor Joy Bernos of her province’s weave, a practice echoed for the most part throughout modern Philippines, each region bearing something of
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Christian Louboutin's Latest Bags Feature Philippine Textiles

Inspired by our very own capital!
Christian Louboutin, the world-renowned designer best known for his iconic red-lacquered soles, has dropped a new line of bags— and guess what? They take inspiration from Manila, our country's ever-bustling capital! The collection is aptly named Manilacaba.IMAGE Courtesy of Neiman MarcusChristian Louboutin worked with the
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You've Never Seen Traditional Filipino Clothing Like This Before

We can't get enough of these!
Being raised in a highly-westernized country, it's not surprising that we view traditional clothing—say Barong Tagalog, Malong, or the Terno—as pieces never to be worn beyond formal events or as costumes. However, it's important that with a heritage as rich as ours,
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Online Store of the Week: Kaayo

This mother-daughter tandem marries traditional weaving with contemporary silhouettes.
Weaving is an art deeply rooted in tradition and is highly regarded locally and abroad for its vibrant and intricate techniques. As this tapestry of culture dates back to the ancient times, a number of designers and entrepreneurs feel a strong sense