Solo exhibit of Aloysius collection at PH Center in New York
NEW YORK CITY – Fashion designer Joseph Aloysius’ Calado collection can be viewed at his solo exhibit at the Philippine Center, Fifth Avenue, in celebration of Filipino-American History Month.
Trade Representative Katrina Banzon assisted Consul General Mario De Leon in cutting the pina-jusi ribbon that formally opened the show on Oct. 3. It will run until Oct. 8, 2016.
Consul-General Mario Lopez De Leon noted, “As more and more kababayans are gaining prominence in the international fashion stage, we are happy that another kababayan is poised to makes waves (and weaves) in New York to increase the visibility of the Philippines in the American society through fashion.”
Preparing to launch his brand to the world, Aloysius wowed the select Filipino American and foreign guests at his exhibit and fashion show last month during the 2016 New York Fashion Week. His 15-piece meticulously hand-embroidered Calado lace and pineapple fabric gave a new dimension to the traditional Filipiniana look, combining classic elegance and flirtatious femininity, an overall glamorous version of modern Filipina attire.
From the Joseph Aloysius Collection. INQUIRER.net/Carol Tanjutco
Joseph Aloysius thanked his partners, the Philippine Consulate General, Philippine Trade and Investment Center NY, Philippine Department of Tourism NY, his sponsors Philippine Airlines, and GMA TV and the Fil-Am media members supporting him.
He remarked, “I hope that my work here will bring more pride to the Filipinos in New York, as we support the dying art of Calado lace, and give livelihood to the pina weavers.”
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