Here's a rundown of the must-see exhibits at the 63rd Manila FAME happening from April 21 to 24 at World Trade Center, Pasay City:
1. Y’ari: The Fluent Object
Led by curator Marian Roces, this exhibit will highlight various textiles, ornaments, and accessories made from native materials, and how they can match their modern and haute couture counterparts. Pieces that will be exhibited are made by artisans coming from Mindanao’s B’laan and T’boli tribes.
2. Spring Forward
Led by furniture designer and interior consultant Ito Kish, and renowned designers Stanley Ruiz and Nina Santamaria, the exhibit aims to reimagine a season of renewal by combining black table tops with hanging light bulbs and green elements to highlight creations made by our local craftsmen, artisans, and young designers.
3. The Red Box Designers.
For this iteration, young designers Joseph Rastrullo and Rachelle Dagñalan will be in charge of the concept display for Manila FAME based on the Iridescence theme. Also, Red Box Design Talents 2015 winners Jim Torres and Kit Blancas will be showcasing their works during the trade fair.
4. HallONE’s Coco Coir
Celebrating the versatility of the coconut, this exhibit will showcase the different products that can be made using coco coir. Resort footwear, mats, carpets, and many more will be exhibited by 10 participating coco coir manufacturers and designers.
5. Manila Wear
With a “Streets of Manila” theme for this edition, Manila Wear will feature 13 brands, which include Adante Leyesa, Aranáz, Beatriz, Jared Servaño, Joel Escober, Ken Samudio, Lally Dizon, Maco Custodio, Joanique, Michelline Syjuco, Micki Olaguer, Thian Rodriquez, and Tim Tam Ong, and their creative take on interpreting Manila’s art and culture through clothing. Josie Cruz Natori, CEO and founder of The Natori Company, will be guiding the brands for the creative execution.
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