Fabric, Fashion, Facade

Some well-known respected senior and young Ilonggo designers joined-hands with bijoux creatives models and make-up artists in this shoot/exhibit by the Photographic Society of Iloilo as part of Iloilo City’s 75th Charter Day Celebration entitled Fabric, Fashion, Facade.
The photos of the shoot were taken from different landmarks around Iloilo City such as heritage buildings, well-preserved century-old houses, churches and many more.
Iloilo has been known to be the textile capital of the Philippines. Before the sugar industry became big during the Spanish colonial period, this place was abundant with many materials for weaving, rare and authentic fabric designs made by talented artists who would work hard for their craft.

Though it may have been a part of the past, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s totally over. In fact, thanks to some leaders who have worked hard for this industry, paving the way for younger generations to follow this passion in keeping the fashion industry going-well is constantly evolving to become bigger and better in what was once known as the original Queen City of the South.

Gowns by Jacki Peñalosa.
Angellete Borja-Ragus and my friend Samantha Salva.
Hand-painted gown by Angelette Borja-Ragus.

Gown by Totong Gellangarin- one of the finest festival gowns designer. 

Truly this project is truly successful thanks to the partnership made by the different sectors in promoting our city. We really have a lot of things to be proud of. The challenge for us Ilonggos is to help maintain and preserve these landmarks that we have, patronize first our local businesses, designers, photographers and the list goes on. Most of all let us appreciate these things, because by doing so- we have more interaction and learn more things about our culture, the past and how we will work together in SELLING, keeping and uplifting these proudly Ilonggo trademarks.
Don’t miss the chance of personally seeing these wonderful photos at SM City Iloilo and Robinson’s Place Iloilo until August 25, 2012. Kudos to everyone behind Fabric, Fashion, Facade.