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Once upon a time when couture was standard, these fashion masters were the ones trusted by Manila's elite.
Back in the day, the elegant and fashionable society women of Manila changed clothes four to six times a day. They, of course, trusted a number of fashion designers to make them look their most impeccable. Here, the Philippine fashion masters trusted
Discover the genius of Ramon Valera.
Back in the day, the annual Kahirup ball, hosted by Negrense sugar barons, was a post-World War II showcase of the region's wealth. And if you happened to be at the Manila Hotel on the night of the ball, you would probably
Explore the genius of the first Filipino national artist for fashion.
The rich history of the Philippine terno will not be complete without Ramon Valera. Being the first Philippine National Artist for fashion design, Ramon is revered for his innovations for the traditional dress. He transformed the baro't saya into a one-piece, removed the
The designer holds a maiden run at the Grand Dame for its centennial.
Manila Hotel celebrated its 100th year anniversary last September 28 in haute couture Filipinana style with a fashion show of Francis Libiran, which, although not the hotel’s first—previous notables who showed at the venue include Auggie Cordero, Ben Farrales, Cesar Gaupo, Pitoy
The fashion lovers who flocked to the exhibit and National Artist
Freeway pays homage to the first National Artist for Fashion.
Fashion's status as a medium of self-expression is irrefutable, but its cachet as an art form soars when it serves to represent a nation and its history and identity aside from just its evolving sense of aesthetics.That is exactly what Ramon Oswalds
Original Valera masterpieces on display at the "Freeway Loves Ramon
Valera" one-night exhibit.