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15 of the Most Jaw-Dropping National Costumes at Miss Universe Philippines 2022

They floated down Vigan in the most sensational national costume looks for this year's pageant.
This year's National Costume segment of the Miss Universe Philippines pageant was certainly one for the books! The theme meant for this year’s presentation was habi, or weaving in Tagalog, with each finalist's costume needing to be comprised of at least 30% Philippine textiles or weaving. "The

Karen Davila Is Making a Case for Local Weaves and We're All For It

She never misses a chance to support proudly local brands!
News anchor Karen Davila is a staple on Philippine TV screens. She has been a constant source of inspiration for many Filipinas over the years, with her fearless approach to journalism and her staunchness towards uplifting women’s rights.While many primarily know her

8 Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Local Brands to Check Out Now

Bags, footwear, pet accessories, and more!
Years ago, social enterprises were a novelty that simply piqued the interest of consumers. Nowadays, such cause-driven businesses are so prolific that it's suddenly become the norm. This leaves consumers with a multitude of options, from well-established brands to promising newcomers. The

Catriona Gray’s NYC Outfit Will Inspire You to Wear Local Weaves

Our Miss Universe stepped out in New York wearing a Filipino artisanal jacket!
Leave it to Catriona Gray to represent our indigenous fabrics abroad!The reigning Miss Universe stepped out on the streets of the Big Apple on Labor Day in the US, sporting none other than a piece handcrafted by our local artisans. Catriona wore

This Architect-Turned-Designer Is Giving Local Weaves a Streetwear Makeover

He was recently named as Fashion Institute of the Philippines' 2019 Designer of the Year.
JJ Aquino is making a drastic career change. From designing buildings as a professional architect, he's made the switch to designing clothes—and his choice of medium when it comes to breathing life into his sketches is far from what you'd normally guess.

Marian Rivera Is Making a Case for OOTDs Featuring Local Weaves

She'll convince you to wear more Filipino-made pieces!
Marian Rivera-Dantes has a new fashion obsession: local weaves. A quick browse at her Instagram feed and you'll notice that the actress has been donning clothes made by Filipino brands and designers. She even seemingly documents everything using a new hashtag: #TribuNiYan.

We Found the Exact Woven Top Marian Rivera Wore in This OOTD

Check out her chic way to wear Philippine weaves!
Listen up if you've been aching to don beautiful, traditional Philippine fabrics! Actress and power mom Marian Rivera's got a prim, dainty way to style our local weaves, and it's easy, chic, and absolutely doable.Her bell-bottomed, floor-sweeping chambray trousers lend the look

Kathryn Bernardo Looked Gorgeous in a Modern Terno Featuring Local Weaves

She hosted the 15th Gawad Geny Lopez Bayaning Pilipino Awards wearing a chic, patriotic look!
Kathryn Bernardo looked stunning in a modern terno as she hosted the 15th Gawad Geny Lopez Bayaning Pilipino Awards last night, July 3. Together with her stylist Jan Aranilla, Kath collaborated on this piece with local designer Steph Tan. The idea was to put

This Promising New Designer Is Already a Favorite of Heart Evangelista

Mindanaoan designer Steffy De Mylo will make you want to wear local weaves.
Steffy De Mylo's fashion journey started with big leaps of faith. First, she had no formal training in fashion. Second, the first work she ever showed Heart Evangelista (who has since worn several pieces by her) was a suit she only made overnight. Just

Kandama Collective Debuts Ifugao Weaves at Paris Fashion Week

Kandama Collective recently brought the spotlight to Ifugao textile at the Paris Fashion Week. The local brand showcased their Fiesta Filipiniana collection at a runway show organized by the International Indigenous Fashion Week in support of their #SaveTheWeave advocacy.Kandama, along with other indigenous designers, staged

You’ll Love the Happy Vibe of This Local Bohemian Brand

Their button bags and smocked frocks are adorable!
There is something about Good Luck, Humans that makes a person inherently happy. Browsing through their website is a color explosion of bright, cheerful clothing and home furnishings guaranteed to brighten your day. From their chic clutches to their boho-inspired dresses, there’s

Here's How Catriona Gray Made a Case for Local Textiles at Miss Universe

Local designer Jearson Demavivas tells Preview about all about the indigenous fabrics they used throughout the competition.
Apart from winning the Miss Universe crown, Catriona Gray has succeeded in many ways: For one, she triumphantly put the spotlight on local textiles, not to mention its ethical and proper use for modern wear. Catriona is admired for taking that extra step and for tapping local

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

This Local Brand Is Reviving the Art of Banig Weaves

This should change the way you see the local banig.
Traditional weaves and locally-made textiles are back in the spotlight with the help and support of budding designers and independent groups. With this collective effort, we're brimming with optimism that age-old traditions and art forms won't cease to exist. They need to

How to Incorporate Traditional Textiles Into Your Everyday Outfit

See our tips right here!
Indigenous textiles have been spending some time under the spotlight and learning their maximum sartorial potential. We’re finding more and more ways to incorporate these garments into our highly-westernized wardrobe. In the last Habi fair, organized by Habi, the Philippine Textile Council,