The Philippines has a great number of artists/painters in the names of Juan Luna, Fernando Zobel, Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera to name a few. Seeing their works of art was a sure treat. On the other hand, the Philippines also has a list of famous designers of custom-made clothes who made an impact in the world of fashion both here and abroad. One of them is Jesus “Jojie” Lloren.
Tthe exhibit showcased a total of 39-piece collection from Lloren’s Red Charity Gala show in 2014, which was based on and inspired by the works of Filipino artists.
I was fortunate to have been invited to his talk while I was at the CCP last Tuesday. I took note of what he said.
“I try to veer away from a literal translation of the painting”
“I picked the paintings that appealed to me.
Paintings that...have a great impact on me,”
left a mark in Philippine culture.”
“It’s a different case for each one.
For some dresses, it’s how I felt when I looked at the painting.”
“Fashion is a reflection of a society at a particular
time and place. Everything is taken into account.”
I do not know anything about fashion. However, it was good to know that something can be done into something else.
“Musings with the Muses,” exhibit is at the the Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo and the Pasilio Victorio Edades of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay City. The show runs until July 23.