The four millennial fashion designers-in-the-making are part of the generation that Mark Lewis Higgins, co-author of “Fashionable Filipinas: An Evolution of the Philippine National Dress, 1860-1960,” says “has no idea what the terno is,” given the gap in history where, post-Marcos era, there seemed to have been an unwritten boycott on the national dress that had been long associated with the dictator’s flamboyant first lady.
For the first time since its inception in 2009, Face-Off eschewed established names in favor of budding talents from Slim’s Fashion and Arts School, SoFA Design Institute, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde (CSB) and Fashion Institute of the Philippines (FIP) in an afternoon fashion show titled “Face-Off 2016: A Cut Above the Rest.”
FOR THEIR graduation collection, students of Slim’s Fashion & Arts School were given this simple brief: to discover the 1960s and create clothes inspired by the decade. One could easily
INQUIRER Lifestyle’s Face-Off 2016 will be the first of its kind in the country—it brings together in one show the Top 4 fashion design schools in the country. Slim’s, SoFA