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Students showcase world-class style




Chelsy Vizcarra

Unlike creative writing, the art of fashion is more appreciated when provided with images and illustrations. Through images, admirers of fashion are able to get a glimpse of the blood, sweat, tears — the process and hard work that was put into creating such pieces.

The second half of “KaTRIBUng Sinulid” print edition looks at the exemplary creations of the Sophomore, Junior and Senior students of De La Salle-College of St. Benilde Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) program. Fashion Trends and Fabric Design are some of the topics that students were able to dwell on during the quarantine.

In addition to FDM students’ skills, the virtual fashion show also presented some of the works of the senior students who were part of an international competition.


Detachable collars

Detachable collars were all the rage during fashion week earlier this year. These dainty pieces mostly seen on uniforms were put on the fashion pedestal in a different form and silhouette — high fashion per se.

“Similar to the detachable turtlenecks that have been a street style and runway hit the past few seasons, these throw-on-and-go collars are as utilitarian as they are ornamental,” as stated in an article from Refinery29.

And so, unlike the formal, uniform-y like versions we see all the time, these collars that the sophomore students of CSB made were anything but ordinary.

During KaTRIBUng Sinulid, Daily Tribune’s first online fashion show, we showcased the works of Mikaella Borinaga, Stephanie Videna and Chelsy Vizcarra.

Fabric innovations

The junior students were able to practice fabric manipulation through dyeing or painting and coming up with different images on their preferred garments, taking inspiration from anything and everything under the sun.

Included in the show were Eunissa Bombay who used techniques like bleaching, mixed media and tie-dye to create unique patterns and images; Nancy Hung used the discharging method on denim to create a staggering image of a stallion; Xandro Miguel Antonio Guyjoco managed to recreate an image of everyone’s favorite taho vendor on his jusi fabric with the use of food coloring and applied it with tissue and sponge because that was all he had during quarantine; Luisa Nuñez made a beautiful pattern on degummed jusi through runching tie-dye; and Sean Castello III used the bright color yellow on dark fabric, naming his creation The Halves of Life, his representation of the reality of each person in this world.

World-class creations

Senior students had a taste of the international fashion industry as they competed with other fashion schools all over the world at the Arts Thread Competition in the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California.

Through KaTRIBUng Sinulid, the creative works of Erika Ng, Miri Hwang, Raya Abastillas, Sean Betco, Pamela Madlangbayan were showcased some more for all the world to see.

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