Fiber Fashion shines the spotlight on Ilonggo designers

By: Bombette G. Marin

THE Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair on August 24-26, 2018 at SM City Iloilo Northwing, will feature the following designers:

Daryl Amar

DARYL AMAR. The Leon-based designer is known for his elegant designs. In his second year as featured designer for the annual Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair, Amar will present his collections for Prima in rich, opulent colors and textures. Amar is a graduate of Fashion Design and Merchandising at ISAT-University.

Mark Arnel Gacho

MARK ARNEL GACHO. A native of Oton, Iloilo will make his debut with the annual fashion fair showcasing his designs for Preciosa on the opening day on August 24 at 5:30 p.m. Gacho will create an entire collection built around relaxed, low-key dressing. Gacho earned his degree in Bachelor of Science Major in Medical Laboratory Science at the University of San Agustin in 2016.

Kevin Hiballes

KEVIN HIBALLES. From Calinog, Iloilo, the designer will unveil his designs for Hablon Moda on August 25 at 6:30 p.m. For the second time around, the designer will feature his unique pieces with a blend of the traditional and modern style. The focus of his designs is on wearability and elegance. Hiballes is a graduate of Fashion Design and Merchandising at ISAT-University.

Frietz Von Pamplona

FRIETZ VON PAMPLONA. A designer from Leon, Iloilo, will showcase his edgy fashion pieces the second time around for the annual fiber fashion fair with Anyag on August 24 at 6:30 p.m. Pamplona is a graduate of Fashion Design and Merchandising at ISAT-University.

The 11th Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair will opens today August 24, 2018 featuring Marc Arnel Gacho for PRECIOSA at 5:30 p.m. and Frietz Von Pamplona for ANYAG at 6:30 p.m.

On August 25, the HABOL MIAGAOWANON will feature the candidates of Little Miss Hablon and Lin-ay sang Hablon of Miagao town at 5:00 p.m. and Kevin Hiballes for HABLON MODA at 6:30 p.m.

On August 26, the event will feature the top student designers from the BS Fashion Design and Merchandising of Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U). HABOL ANINIPAY will have Fritz Caancan, Johnrey Cayanan, Rheuvien Palmes, Migz Saracho, Matt Yeu, Annie Canonaso, Lorlor Aguilar, Paul Encio, and Jay Elabra at 5:00 p.m. and 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 and also brought to you by the municipalities of Miagao, Oton, Badiangan, Igbaras, and Duenas with 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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