Sinulid: Altered Translation,” the culminating project of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Fashion and Design Merchandising (FDM) graduates, set the groundwork for innovative and diverse fashion for today’s generation.
Held last July 18, it was the second installment of a three-part event, with a range of elegant, trendy, avant-garde and jaw-dropping designs.
On the ground floor of SM Aura Atrium were pop-up booths of ready-to-wear, some conceptual, and others easier to wear.
Created by Fashion Merchandising students, it included Filipiniana-inspired fashion flanked by a campy giant can of sardines, by Pino by Nicole Strawford.
HGF by Honey Grace Famisan was about organic, natural designs and embroidery, while Obra by Anna Danica Vergara was a visual feast in bright colors, rainbows and dreamy clouds. These designers gave a focused and unique aspect to their brands.
At the Samsung Hall upstairs, a fashion show was staged with over 50 up-and-coming designers, with over 150 pieces of clothing.
The students did fabric manipulation, painting, dyeing, weaving and burning. Leather and metal were among the materials used.
The young designers topped each other in individual expression, as well as in innovation. Many looks were eye-catching and off-the-wall, celebrating creativity and personal style.
The designers who bowed on the runway wore their own designs and gave us a good look of how nonmodels could benefit from their designs. It was an exhaustive show filled with astounding concepts.
The students were mentored by industry experts led by Lulu Tan Gan and FDM chair Christine Benet. Consulting collaborators included Andre Chang, Carl Jan Cruz, Chris Diaz, John Herrera, Joel Escober, Punky Tugas and Jerome Salaya Ang. —CONTRIBUTED