Fiber fashion fair to feature young Ilonggo fashion designers

By: Bombette G. Marin

Photos by: Steve Francis Quiatchon

FASHION is a very fast-paced and exciting business, but it is also very competitive. You will need to be highly skilled to be successful.

On August 24 – 26, 2018, nine BS Fashion Design and Merchandising students of Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U) will prove their claim on the runway for the 11th Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair at the North Wing of SM City Iloilo.

Fritz Caanca, Johnrey Cayanan, Rheuvien Palmes, Migz Saracho, Matt Yeu, Annie Canonaso, Lorlor Aguilar, Paul Encio, and Jay Elabra are determined to push their boundaries even further with emphasis on Ilonggo hand-loom fabric’s original quality. They will be establishing their careers ahead with their debut segment Habol Aninipay for this year’s Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair.

For Habol Aninipay, some of them will incorporate prints by creating simple designs, and others will have elegant and sophisticated lines. All of them will focus their attention to details, with great thoughts invested into their designs and finishing of each garment.

The 11th Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair will open on August 24 (Friday). It will feature MARC ARNEL GACHO for PRECIOSA at 5:30 p.m. and FRIETZ VON PAMPLONA for ANYAG at 6:30 p.m. August 25 (Saturday) with have HABOL MIAGAOWANON featuring the candidates of Little Miss Hablon and the ladies of Lin-ay sang Hablon of the municipality of Miagao at 5:00 p.m. and HABLON MODA by KEVIN HIBALLES at 6:30 p.m.

August 26 (Sunday) will feature the top student designers from the BS Fashion Design and Merchandising of Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U) for HABOL ANINIPAY with Fritz Caancan, Johnrey Cayanan, Rheuvien Palmes, Migz Saracho, Matt Yeu, Annie Canonaso, Lorlor Aguilar, Paul Encio, and Jay Elabra at 5:00 p.m. Closing the event is DARYL AMAR for PRIMA at 6:30 p.m.

The annual Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair is organized by the Iloilo Provincial Tourism Office, Department of Tourism and SM City Iloilo together with the municipalities of Miagao, Oton, Badiangan, Igbaras, and Dueñas, the Fashion and Design Merchandising Department of ISAT-University, the Local Economic Development and Investment Promotions Office, John Montinola, Iloilo Models Guild (IMG), RCLS, and The Daily Guardian.

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