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Fashion show turns spotlight on Filipino craftsmanship

The Heritage Fashion Show, part of Shangri-La Plaza’s month-long celebration of “LIKHA,” featured pieces that highlighted Filipino culture and craftsmanship as seen in the textiles used. 

Fashion show turns spotlight on Filipino craftsmanship
The Heritage Fashion Show promotes local textiles made into trendy pieces.
Initiated by GREAT Women, the elegant anthology promoted local textile traditions by adapting them into stylish pieces in tune with current trends. 

The showcase included GREAT Women’s GW Collection, along with works from collaborators including fashion designer Rhett Eala, accessories brand Adante Leyesa, bag makers Fino Leatherware and LARA, shoe artisan Ai-She, and clothing label Tygie.

The show also highlighted eco-conscious fashion—in contrast to mass-produced fast fashion—which encourages slower production schedules, lower carbon footprints, and most importantly, fair wages for the producers.

Shoppers at the Shang can update their wardrobe and accessories with contemporary Filipiniana looks from merchants like Beth Agarao, and support indigenous artisan labels like Angie’s Yakan Cloth, Cowhed, and K’Datu Souvenirs. Brands like Bidibidi is also a must for those who want to carry bags that combine traditional crafting techniques and upcycled materials. 

Topics: Heritage Fashion Show , Shangri-La Plaza , "Likha" , GREAT Women

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