Hello po! Frens, last August 29, 2019 afternoon, I attended the Philippine Fashion Revolution Press Conference at the Lynn Bentsen Academy in Hemady Square. The collection is jaw-dropping and I greatly admire the creativity, hard work and zeal of the talented designers!

Be ready, fashion lovers – the Philippine Fashion Revolution is upon us with less than a month to go! The world will soon be able to witness the beauty of Philippine weaves fused with typical fabrics in this modern era and digital world.

This revolutionary fashion show unlike any other the Philippine audience has ever seen will be featuring 93 fashion designers and more than 120 models! It will showcase the intricacy of the indigenous weaves from different regions of the Philippines. The different interpretations of the Modern Katutubo is a definite must see!

PFR aims to prove that cloth weaving as an art is not dead or dying. In fact, it is more alive than ever before, for woven clothing can now be worn by modern Pinays and is no longer relegated or limited to indigenous tribes.

It can be incorporated into office wear, cocktail dresses, evening gowns, accessories, and even shoe wear! In fact, one of the rising trends in bridal wear is to have a piece of woven fabric as part of the veil or outer layer of the bridal gown.

The Philippine Fashion Revolution is a show that a true lover of fashion or a fierce supporter of local products simply should not miss! It aims to parade designs that utilize quintessential fabrics that are infused with Philippine weaves, highlighting modern Filipino fashio

Here’s the complete list of designers that will be participating in Philippine Fashion Revolution 2019:

Adin Lara, Akmad Kari, Jr., Bobby Syah, Christopher Ledesma, Edgar San Diego, Edwin Uy, Francis Calaquian, Garvy Terrado, Geoffrey Zordilla, Gil Macaibay, Herbert Custodio, Jared Servana, Jay Sustiguer, Joebee Henson, Jontie Martinez, Karen Castro, Marjorie Lee Gumabay, Mark Yaranon, Melvin Lachica, Michael Barassi, Nicky Martinez, Norman Acuba, Pristine De Guzman, Rafael Gonzalez, Richie Delos Santos, Roel Rosal, Ronaldo Arnaldo, Santa Emmanuelle, Simoun Andres, Velano Hibaler.

They will be joined by Ann Casas, Armand Marco, Basil Malicsi, Bernard Escalona, Bo Parcon, Chito Delos Santos, Deejay Abustan, Dexter Alazas, Fanny Serrano, Glenn Lopez, Harley Ruedas, Jasmine Castelo, Jennica Castro, Jian Lasala, Joel Bautista, Joemel Calma, Johnny Abad, Joseph Palma, Kirby Cruz, Levenson Rodriguez with Oz Go, Mark Anthony So, Mars Silud, Mikee Andrei, Peter Lim, Philipp Tampus, Roman Esteban, Rey Lazaro, Rich Sabinian, Richard Papa, Vivo Nazareth.

Finally, Alfie Ong, Amor Albano, Bessie Besana, Card Ancina, Dave Ocampo, Edgar Madamba, Enoc Aliga, Erjohn Dela Serna, Gener Gozum, Happy Andrada, Ira Baylon, Jehrick Dela Rosa, Jerome Salaya Ang, Jinggo Inoncillo, Julius Tarog, M Barretto, Marie Savellano, Mikaelah Michelle, Nina Corpuz, Ole Morabe, Pat Santos, Paul Semira, Pencil Diestra, Philip Torres, Richie Bondoc, Roman Sebastian, Thad Carreon, Unity Ong Tan Ka, Veejay Floresca, Yako Reyes, and Filipino Fashion Advocate Mama Renee Salud.

Philippine Fashion Revolution is directed by highly-respected Fashion Show Directors Cata Figueroa Jr. and Raymond Villanueva.

Philippine Fashion Revolution is brought to us by Lynn Bentsen Fashion and Talent Academy. If you need help in basic fundamentals in modelling, they offer workshops on ramp modelling, acting, dancing, pageantry and more.

The country’s premier fashion and talent academy is located at Unit 201, Hemady Square, 86 Dona Hemady St. cor. E. Rodriguez Sr., New Manila, Quezon City. Enroll now! Contact Roly Halagao at 745-9533 or 0927-4276459.

Be part of this fabulous event happening on September 22 and 23, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura, Taguig City.

Interested parties may contact their Marketing Partner, PMCM Events Management and look for Mys Sandico at 0917-8344978, 501-0029 or e-mail: pmcm.events@gmail.com.

Thanks to sponsors Mrs. Clear and The Scents and Oils Shop.

Philippine Fashion Revolution is something we should definitely support. Please allow me to share with you excerpt (non-verbatim) of Ms. Bentsen’s statements during the Q&A:

“Philippine fabric is sobrang ganda, from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao… We are also helping farmers. Fabric is expensive but with higher demand, price will lower. With that, more farmers will have jobs..
Maraming magaling na designer but hindi mabigyan ng chance to showcase their creations – this is another one of the reasons for PFR.”

Amidst the recent issue (stylist not returning the clothes she borrowed from an international designer and finding it worn by a beauty queen), I am glad that we have something much more positive to look forward to! Let’s proudly wave the Pinoy flag by supporting this grand showcase of native materials in stunning designer pieces in #PFR2019! See ya! 🙂