You’ve probably seen them in museums, in antique shops, or in your lola’s baul—they’re tamborins, or traditional long Filipino necklaces that are usually part of a woman’s Filipiniana costume. Patterned after the rosary, tamborins are made out of gold or silver beads, and come with a small, religious reliquary as its pendant.
By Alex Y. Vergara
In an afternoon show last week at Rustan’s Makati, designer Patis Tesoro presented close to 60 ensembles that attested to how her interpretation of Filipiniana has evolved through the decades.
By Cheche V. Moral
Patis Pamintuan Tesoro has regular clients from as far as Singapore and the United States. Strangely, the one designer known for championing Filipiniana wear said nobody goes to her during the annual President’s State of the Nation Address, the one occasion politicians and their spouses embrace and splurge on traditional formal wear.
Today’s Filipino women are learning how to tweak the terno or the Maria Clara and baro’t saya to their own taste, needs, budget, indeed an entire integrated lifestyle. This has been evident in recent important occasions. They try different colors, plus black, different ornamentations, fabric treatments, lengths, even silhouette. Ornamentations are not limited […]
Forever 81By Gilda Cordero-Fernando
THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines was following up previous awardees of Gawad CCP for the Arts, reminding us to wear Filipiniana, please, please, and your medals, please, please, please!