Monday, September 20, 2021

Villanueva: Baguio’s fashion creatives

FABulous People

THE Inabe ed Bilig (The Weaves of the Mountain), one of the EntaCool Festivities, in celebration of being one of the Unesco Creative City, was held last November 2018.

It was indeed an impactful activity that has inspired fashion enthusiasts. It also reminds us of our rich culture and resources that we can rediscover.

Designs from Easter Weaving Room x Eros Goze, Topskill Handicrafts x Jairus Sumineg and Narda’s Woven Handicrafts x Harvic Dominguez were upscale fashion pieces that were very much appreciated with pride.

The recent Inabe Fashion Gallery by Harvic Dominguez and Chai Ramos last March 1 at the Grand Sierra Pines was also monumental. Fashion designers like Julienne Paran, Glory Payangdo and Aida Bangsail are some of the many designers who also have outsourced and bested Cordilleran fashion.

Also noteworthy are our local fashion designers, stylists, HMUA and modeling groups comprising the youth who periodically hold fashion shows, fairs and photo shoots. Most of them are not into the weaves but have showcased innovative and contemporary fashion that are at par with the metro.

Among a string of activities for the fashion creatives is the Bridal Expo Baguio this March 29 to 31 at the Newtown Convention Center. It aims to make Baguio the premier wedding destination up here in the North where exceptional designers and suppliers abound; the IVY Masquerade Fashion Ball this April 7 by Maila Alog and co. at Venus Parkview Hotel; Fashion Lab (Julienne Paran) x Rogue Models Fashion Design and Styling Workshop at the Baguio City National High School on May 20 to June 5; and the Flores de Mayo by the Diocese of Baguio this May. And more to come! Photos by Christian Dominic Casimiro and Osharé. Brenda Villanueva, founder FAB Inc.



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