As a university at the forefront of preserving and promoting local arts and culture, the Far Eastern University highlighted traditional handloom weaving through the perspective of its fashion design and architecture students in a fashion show and exhibit dubbed “Tamaraw Save the Weave: Fashion for a Cause.”
In partnership with social enterprise Kandama, students combined tradition with style to promote the main source of livelihood of Ifugao women. Combined with modern aesthetics, handwoven fabrics graced the runway while local pieces of furniture adorned the university’s exhibit hall.
“We acknowledge the value of preserving traditions like handloom weaving from the Ifugao tribe. We will do this through the help of our own future designers, artists, and creators,” says FEU president Dr. Michael Alba.
He added, “We will continue to look for collaborative endeavors to reinforce our thrust of championing our local arts and culture.”
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