Because of awesome friends…again.. I got to go to Manila FAME.
Manila FAME is a bi-annual event produced by DTI-CITEM (Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions). It features all the best of Filipino designs and craftsmanship, from home decor, jewelry, handicrafts to clothes. It is THE design and lifestyle event featuring both traditional and contemporary Filipino works.
The Event Highlights were:DESIGN FOR EXPORTS SCENOGRAPHY A presentation of exceptional craftsmanship, quality and innovation from the Philippines’ leading creative entrepreneurs under the mentorship of Budji Layug. RED BOX Designers on the rise in a development program aimed at harnessing talent and creating cutting-edge products for the world
MANILA WEAR. A chic platform of fashion objects from the Philippine fashion industry’s brightest talents, marrying artisanal crafts and contemporary sensibilities synonymous with tropical/resort wear.
http://manilafame.wordpress.com/OTOP MARKETPLACE A showcase of carefully crafted and intricately designed products from various regions of the Philippines through the use of the country’s abundant indigenous materials.
CRAFT SPOTS A visual narration of transforming natural and sustainable materials through live demonstrations of traditional crafts by local artisans , craftsmen into a language that is relevant today.
WEAVES FOR A CAUSE Manila FAME provides livelihood to hundreds of small and medium enterprises all over the country, their means for a better life. KATHA AWARDS An appreciation of Filipino craftsmanship and artisanship, the Katha Awards is considered as the most prestigious award in the Philippine design scene.
Syempre my favorite part was the fashion hall..
Indigenous materials were used to create these fab apparel and accessories. Manila Wear is a branding initiative aimed to position the Philippine fashion industry in the tropical wear market segment.
It was a fantastic exhibit!Manila FAME is one of the longest running trade shows in the Asia Pacific, and is the only trade event in the country that has been approved by UFI (Union des Foires Internationales) or the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. http://manilafame.wordpress.com/