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Manila FAME 20-22 October 2017

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Considered as the country’s premiere design and lifestyle event, Manila FAME is a bi-annual showcase of craftsmanship, design innovation, and artisanship. It showcases export-quality products crafted in the Philippines for the global market and provides an exclusive platform for business matchmaking between select exporters and buyers from all over the world.

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For more information and to register, please visit www.manilafame.com. You may also contact us at london@dti.gov.ph or +44 (0) 20 7937 189 for any other queries.

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#FashionRevolution: Piñatex™ stars at pop-up store in London

London, England – The launch party of The Pineapple Room on 25 April 2017 at The Old Truman Brewery – a London hub for the new and the hip – “celebrates innovative and sustainable material solutions in fashion.”

Happy to join the Ananas Anam team led by innovator Dr. Carmen Hijosa at Bourgeois Boheme launch party for collections using Piñatex™.

Featuring the natural and sustainable textile innovation Piñatex™, the pop-up store at the heart of Shoreditch is a collaboration between brands showcasing footwear, watches, fashion, and design collections. (more…)

Filipino designer John Herrera wows during London fashion show

London, United Kingdom – Award-winning Filipino fashion designer John Herrera participated in this year’s London Collections, organised by Oxford Fashion Studio as part of the London Fashion Week 2016. The runway show was held on the 18th of September at Devonshire Square, London.

Joining designers from Brazil, Norway and the UK, Herrera showcased his Amaya couture collection. The collection was named after a Filipino epic female character of an ancient kingdom in pre-Hispanic Philippines.

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John Herrera and his Amaya couture collection graces the runway

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Ann Ong launches her jewellery collection in London

London, United Kingdom – The spark and glam of Ann Ong’s handcrafted creations captivated the United Kingdom market as she launched the collection in London on 9 September 2016. The exclusive event, attended by Philippine Embassy London Officials, buyers, fashion bloggers and accessory enthusiasts, was held at Romulo Café in Kensington High Street.

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Philippine Ambassador to the UK Evan Garcia and Commercial Attaché and PTIC Head Kitchie Umali pictured with Ann Ong

Philippine Ambassador to the UK Evan Garcia was also a guest at the event. He said that it is one of his pleasant duties to promote the culture and traditions of our homeland. He said: “We are deeply indebted to Ann for taking the trouble to come here to the United Kingdom in order to share her beautiful creations with us.”

“Although there is almost a quarter of a million Filipinos and of British-Filipino descent in this country, we still do need to make our British friends have a better appreciation of Filipino arts and culture. It’s not just economics, it’s not just politics, it’s also arts and culture that brings us together,” Ambassador Garcia added. (more…)