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Monday, October 14, 2013
DRESS design is as much an art form as painting, though limited as to structure and size and function. Painting as art is limited only by the size of the canvas and by the painter’s inspiration and vision as he explores passion and moods, reality and dreams, nature and human psyche.
The other week, Artspeak Couture fused together the two art forms in an exhibit in Ayala that said “When artists of different disciplines come together, expect a creative explosion.” The “explosion” resulted in the following:
Gabriel Abellana’s Harmony in Complementary Colors, mostly in greens and browns, paired with a red gown by Wendell Quisido;
Perseverance by Darby Vincent Alcoseba, mostly in gray with a black silhouette of a man, had Protacio making a silver lame gown;
God Will Make a Way by Cesar Castillo has a splash of orange that evokes a road, and was matched with an orange and silver gown by Rey Santos;
Love Lost and Found by John Dinglasan features a real lock on a door which inspired Ren Manabat to do a dainty off-white gown;
The Leaves Are Falling by Fred Galan has an autumn feel as does the black and gray gown by Barbie Alvez;
Global Warming by Jorge Lao with splashes of yellow, orange and black, was paired with Ditas Rodriguez’s aqua evening dress;
Marine Life by Renulo Pautan was the whimsical inspiration of Philipp Tampus for an off-white gown, with some bits of pale color, in what looked like fishnet material;
Vermilion was the title for Palme Pe-Tudtud’s abstraction of a woman’s torso, and was paired with a maroon dress overlaid by red lace from Marichu Tan;
Three children carrying musical instruments beside a yellow wall is, for Celso Duazo Pepito, When the Soul Speaks for which Albert Arriba created a yellow gown;
Birds of Paradise, for Jojo Sagayno, are deftly placed triangles of color, in various shades of brown, green and yellow, matched by Yvonne Quisumbing with a short black dress with her trademark “floating” panels in cocoa brown.
Sonic Angels by Javy Villacin is an almost white canvas, with tinges of color and hinting at a spaceship’s cone, with William Manahan’s white gown with black sash.
A black moon dominates Kimsoy Yap’s Nocturne, inspiring Myrna Cebrecus to do a black gown adorned with a bib of crystals.
Artspeak Couture did prove its point, that putting artists of different art forms together makes for a “creative explosion.”
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 15, 2013.