Getting down to local fashion griefs, ID 117 Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) students explored the perspective of the evolving Filipino identity concerning heritage, tradition and social and environmental issues in Sinulid: Epilogue 20-21 and the virtual exhibit: “Unconventional Threads.”
Even in this muddled time, the graduating batch of FDM students pushed forward and transported their customary annual graduation fashion show into the virtual world. The organized online event seeks to be an advocacy platform for all students and industry practitioners in the fashion industry—as they hone their talents and crafts for them to prevail and be utilized for good causes.
For a more specific image, this year’s exhibit will stage two types of showcases: the full collection and the art exhibit piece.
For the selected collections, narratives ranging from Philippine traditions, disaster, environmental issues, and cultural fusions were the main inspiration for the looks.
While the art exhibit pieces convey the students’ vision of the “modern Filipino”—through the use of sustainable and unconventional materials and techniques.
The students impeccably crafted grandiose fashion creations at their homes, portraying their own take of the theme. For instance, the country and its citizens’ dimensions were reintroduced in Pamela Maglangbayan, Eunhye Cho, Shanica Sy and Raya Abastillas’ works. Meanwhile, Angela Denise Santos and Sean Carlo Betco capitalized on adaptive fashion and explored it by highlighting the topical issue of femininity and sexuality with their creations.
In partnership with Triple K, Manila Fashion Supplies, Manila Bay Thread Corp., Humble Sustainability, and Beatriz Accessories, the virtual affair itself will present the official launch of the virtual gallery and website, alongside a series of webinars with fashion industry leaders. On the other hand, the main event, Epilogue, will cover the awarding of the top collections.
Open to the public, join the best and brightest of the FDM program for their line-up of events:
Designer Spotlight: Maco Custodio. Hosted by FDM’s student organization Mark of Designers’ Alliance (MODA), dive into the mind-blowing field of accessory design in a talk with all-around designer Maco Custodio at 1:00 p.m.
Visit Gateway Gallery Online. Browse through the eye-catching collections of the FDM graduating batch, opening at 10:00 a.m.
Visit the new FDM Website. Feast your eyes with the outstanding pieces made by FDM's frosh, sophomores, juniors and seniors—also opening at 10:00 a.m.
Join Josef Werker and Nina Opida of HUMBLE. Check out how circular fashion will bring us one step closer to sustainability with the co-founders of Humble—Josef Werker and Nina Opida. The talk starts at 3:00 p.m.
Leeroy New: Collaboration and Creating for the Future. Get enlightened on contemporary Filipino art-designer Leeroy New’s works and the design process that goes into building his art pieces, and the collaborative creative practices that pave the way for positive change for the future of our communities and environment. Join the artist’s talk at 5:00 p.m.
Epilogue. Don’t miss the main event—featuring the FDM website launch, Sinulid Collection Premiere, Sinulid Awards, and #FDMRecouture Awards at 6:00 p.m.
Apart from the two-day event, the celebration continues with The Sinulid Virtual Gallery scheduled to open for viewing on March 20 to April 10. Mark the date!