December 28, 2015

FITE Fashion Show: Weaving Cultures on the Runway

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  • Following its successful introduction to the Philippines held recently, the International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles (FITE) brought its wonderful designs to the catwalk of the SM Aura Atrium last July 8, 2015.

    A glamorous shimmering dress_res

    A glamorous shimmering dress

    An all-out fashion event full of glamour, thrill and elegance, the fashion show held showcased contemporary collections of world-renowned fashion designers. The runway presentation showed the different cultures of various countries and featured diversity as a way of sharing creativity, innovation, and expertise among local and foreign designers.

    An elegant black maxi dress with floral patterns_res

    An elegant black maxi dress with floral patterns

    The event is one of France’s biggest and most prestigious international festivals committed to connecting indigenous and modern textile designs. Local and foreign personalities and dignitaries were present. An exhibit featuring different designs, collections and profiles of fashion designers was also held.

    A play of harmonizing colors by Carmen Rion_res

    A play of harmonizing colors by Carmen Rion

    A post-modern design by Kinor Jiang_res

    A post-modern design by Kinor Jiang

    Patis Tesoro's design puts an emphasis on the contrast of colors_res

    Patis Tesoro’s design puts an emphasis on the contrast of colors

    Patis Tesoros' modern touch on the classic Filipino dress_res

    Patis Tesoros’ modern touch on the classic Filipino dress

    Although the festival ended yesterday, July 12, the Renaissance Exhibit is still ongoing from July 8 to September 12 at the Metropolitan Museum of the Philippines.

    The Festival International des Textiles Extra Ordinaries (FITE) was organized by the French Embassy, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, and HABI: The Philippine Textile Council, in partnership with the HS project Association, Borgoin Museum and the City of Clemmont-Ferrand. The festival is supported by the National Commission on Culture and Arts, SM Aura Premier, Security Bank, Business World, High Life, HerWord.com and Art Plus Magazine.


    Article by Madeline Castillo and Adrian Pempena

    Photos and captions by RJ Firmeza

               
               
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