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‘Maria’ gets a bold fashion makeover

In UP students’ creative hands, the Filipino woman becomes fierce
09:24 AM February 20, 2018

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Feminine creation by E.G.D.C.

On Jan. 20, students of the University of the Philippines’ (UP) BS Clothing Technology Class of 2018 presented “Damitan Mo Si Maria,” a graduation fashion show held at GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium in UP Diliman.

“‘Damitan Mo Si Maria’ was not only a culmination of what we’ve learned in four years in the clothing technology program, but also a manifestation of our capabilities as future clothing technologists in the country,” said Elle Billoso. “Umaasa kami na sa pamamagitan ng aming munting paghahandog, nawa’y naipahayag namin ang adbokasiya na si Maria ay maaring maging kung sino man sa mundong ating kinagagalawan.”

Eclectic

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Clothing technology students interpreted “Maria” through their individual design aesthetics and in styles ranging from ready-to-wear to formal and the avant-garde.

Eclectic and unapologetic, the collections were a statement on the modern Filipino woman—a “Maria” who refuses to be defined by gender, social status and other standards imposed by society.

Puff-sleeve top and pants ensemble by Danielle Beatrice Ticsay

Futuristic ensemble by Rio Sumcad

Cropped bomber jacket with fringe by Elle Billoso

Patchwork creation by Danielle Baltazar

Student designer and event co-organizer Elle Billoso —PHOTOS BY YSABEL S. VITANGCOL

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