Thursday, July 18, 2013

Philippine Fashion Week in Barcelona Showcased Filipino Designer’s Creations

The Philippine Honorary Consul General in Barcelona, in close coordination with Filipino community organizations, Unified Bicolanos in Barcelona, the Asociacion Bisayan ug Mindanaoan en España, Barcelona Exposure Club, Samahang Ilokano-Kabagis, and Unidad Sonrisa de Asia, organized a Philippine Fashion Week in Barcelona from June  21 to 29. 
The highlights of Philippine Fashion Week were the fashion shows of Mr. Bing Cristobal, one of the Philippines´ prime fashion designer and celebrity fashion stylist, having dressed the country´s top artists and beauty queens. Mr. Cristobal´s Pre-Show, which was held at the Philippines Club on June 21, opened the week-long fashion event, with the audience catching a glimpse of Cristobal´s 40 piece evening and Filipiniana collection.  

His Filipiniana collection, which consisted of 22 traditional and modern Filipinianas, was featured during the fashion show at Casa Asia Barcelona on June 22.  Present during the fashion show were Casa Asia Director General Jose Ramon Moreno and Philippine Honorary Consul General in Barcelona Jordi M. Puig.

Casa Asia, whose goal is to further develop and strengthen Spain´s cultural, economic, and political relation with Asian countries, forms part of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

The main highlight of the week-long fashion event was the Gala Dinner organized to showcase Mr. Cristobal´s glamorous creations on June 22 at Barcelona Catalonia Hotel.  All those who participated in the show were Barcelona-based Filipino models.  The event was attended by Minister and Consul General Catalino R. Dilem, Jr. and several leaders of the Filipino community in Barcelona. 

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