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Proof that history and culture can live on in couture.
Sudden silence. The stage, pitch-black. A single spotlight. An elderly, hunchback woman, shuffles towards centerstage, holding her luggage of belongings, and falls on her haunches. An eerie sight. It was at this point that the audience was completely confused. Was it a theatrical
She's basically the pioneer of the modern ternos we see today.
When Bench and the Cultural Center of the Philippines joined forces to create the first-ever TernoCon two years ago, the art of terno-making was revived. Suddenly, the spotlight pivoted to show how young designers are reimagining traditional Filipiniana attire.With that goal slowly being
Well, sort of—and we are not surprised.
Jean Paul Gaultier's farewell fashion show during Spring 2020 Couture Week—his career ran for 50 years prior to his recent retirement announcement on Twitter—was the perfect medley of the familiar, favored, and fascinating.Worn by his muses through the years, fashion's enfant terrible
Mentors Ivarluski Aseron, Lesley Mobo, and TernoCon 2018 Winner Marlon Tuazon, also presented spectacular collections.
It’s only been the second installation of TernoCon, a project led by Bench and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and we’ve already witnessed a plethora of beautiful ternos that prove that the piece’s design and craftsmanship have much more potential than
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,
Score style tips from Camille Co, Marian Rivera, and more!
You can't deny that the classic Philippine terno is having a huge modern moment. From being highlighted at big events like TernoCon, the annual State of the Nation Address, and even the much-anticipated ABS-CBN Ball 2019, we're more than happy to embrace
We had them pose with a parasol, a bilao filled with veggies, and more!
When we heard about this year’s ABS-CBN Ball theme, we couldn’t help but imagine our favorite celebrities posing as if they were trapped within a Fernando Amorsolo painting. Since we’re all about making our crazy red carpet dreams come true, we asked
Take a closer look at Anne's stunning red carpet look!
Anne Curtis never disappoints on the red carpet, and last night at the ABS-CBN Ball was no exception. The Just A Stranger star wore a '50s-inspired gray custom Mich Dulce creation.The look featured a tiered skirt and oversized sheer butterfly sleeves. The internationally-acclaimed designer shared
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.
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
What a fresh look!
Nadine Lustre is known for her edgy and sultry looks. Her usual style equation involves cropped tops or bralettes, slinky dresses, chunky sneakers, and all things sparkly. But if you know one thing about Nadine, it's that she doesn't like doing things the
Embrace being proudly Pinoy in your most patriotic yet stylish outfit!
Independence day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate Filipino pride than with stylish yet patriotic dressing, right? If you’re tired of your traditional Filipinianas and you’re more than ready to let go of that one baro’t saya
Perfect for the chic, patriotic bride!
With our local designers continuously putting the spotlight on Filipinianas, we've been seeing our traditional garments done in a modern yet equally stylish take. Case in point is this Filipiniana wedding dress that bride Phyllis Santos-Tanteckchi wore to her civil wedding in
Local designer Mich Dulce will further convince you.
Mich Dulce might be better known for her pretty hats and waist-whittling corsets, but for a designer whose garment construction has always been top notch, it’s no surprise she can fashion an impeccable terno. And when we spotted the Belo trio of
She'll make you want to wear a Filipiniana!
Kathryn Bernardo achieved a new career high getting recognition for her latest film, The Hows of Us, which she starred in together with Daniel Padilla. The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has given Kath the Camera Obscura award for the said movie, which
Catriona Gray just snapped a photo of her OOTD for her preliminary interview and she looks absolutely stunning! The 24-year-old beauty queen repped the country in true Dalagang Pilipina fashion, wearing a modern terno ensemble by designer Jearson Demavivas who was personally
A local artist reimagined them as Filipinas.
In the spirit of highlighting Filipino pride this month, we put the spotlight on a local artist's inspired rendition of Disney princesses. James Claridades, an illustrator for a book app for kids, reimagined fictional characters wearing traditional Filipiniana costumes.IMAGE Courtesy of James
It's especially made for today's Filipina.
The local fashion scene is undeniably alive thanks to Filipino creativity. However, we can't discount the fact that our fashion aesthetic is also anchored on the ideas that have trickled down from global fashion capitals. Let's not forget that we have an
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
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