PREMIER shopping mall SM City Clark (SMCK) hosted Terno Contest 2018 exhibit, a terno-making contest and convention for regional designers.
The TernoCon 2018 exhibit is an initiative of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) through its Cultural Exchange Department, in partnership with Bench (Suyen Corporation).
The first leg of the exhibit was launched at the SM Mall of Asia on June 11. The second leg at SMCK's Event Center was opened on August 2 and will run until August 9.
CCP chairperson Margie Moran-Floirendo said 60 out of 100 pieces of terno will be on display at SMCK.
Moran-Floreindo said the contest aims to encourage the use of the terno as a formal dress, to inspire a new generation of Filipino designers to make ternos that are grounded in the history of the Philippine national dress, and to motivate regional designers to create works that are at par with the construction techniques of the masters.
"There is a long history about the terno. It is not just fashion, there is a discipline in creating the garment," Moran-Floirendo said, adding that, "We need to pass on those stories. And the exhibit being housed by SM Supermalls, it made the story-telling easier and accessible."
Spearheaded by Project Director Gino Gonzales, the exhibit for TernoCon at SMCK is divided into three sections; the use of black, white, or gray; the use of jewel colors; and incorporation of indigenous weaves or textiles.
During the launching, Kashieca endorser and Kapamilya Actress Bea Alonzo, Kapuso star Lovi Poe and Bench owner Ben Chan led the ribbon cutting ceremony of the exhibit.