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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
And nope, we don't just mean their blue ternos!
For the third annual TernoCon, many of the country's most stylish gathered in the Cultural Center of the Philippines to keep the spirit of our traditional dress alive. Everyone came dressed to the nines in their modern terno and barong ensembles, proving just how
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
The terno's renaissance is stronger than ever before.
When the first-ever TernoCon was held in 2018, it sparked renewed interest in the design of a piece of Filipiniana attire that is often associated with formal events or school costumes. Conceptualized by Bench and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP),
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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
They'll be showcasing their final collections this January 2020.
The sophomore year of Bench's Ternocon, a terno-making convention and competition, is in full swing. After trimming down applicants to just 14 finalists, Bench, together with the Cultural Center of the Philippines presented the designers who will be showcasing their collections this
The show also featured collections from mentors Cary Santiago, Len Cabili, and JC Buendia.
According to Ben Chan, the art of making the terno is on the brink of extinction if we don't breed new designers or support artisans who can master the craft. For the first time ever, the local retailer, whose tagline aptly calls for
When one speaks of the terno, we immediately think of the Filipiniana costume we used to wear at school during Linggo ng Wika. But mind you, this locally made dress is more than that. In fact, it's a stylish option when attending