than 30 models from all ages, young and old, elegantly showcased the different
Filipino costumes traditionally worn by men and women of northern to southern
part of the Philippines.
The first group of models are wearing the IGOROT
outfit. These are from the northern part of the Philippines, specifically in Baguio
and the Mountain Province area, the highland tribal regions of Luzon. The colorful
costume are made of hand-woven fabric and worn with accessories out of stones
Barong is a very popular shirt used commonly for
a formal occasion. It is a traditional outfit for men mostly made from pina or
pineapple cloth, jusi or banana and are elaborately embroidered or even hand painted.
The traditional barong comes in cream or white color but now, they can come in
MARIA CLARA or FILIPINIANA
These are the outfits introduced by the Spaniards when
they colonized the Philippines. The dress comes in two pieces - a blouse with
puffy loose sleeves and a skirt - plus a shawl for accent.
MAGSASAKA or FARMERS OUTFIT
These cute boys are wearing the "Magsasaka" or farmer's outfit
- cotton shirt and loose pants with wide rim hat made of coconut leaves.
Kimona is a very popular dress that originated from
the western part of the Philippines. There are two types of kimona outfit : regular
or casual kimona outfit are worn by the Visayan women for work while the dressy
ones are worn for special occasions.
TERNOS OR MESTIZA DRESSES
These come in one- or two-piece outfit, mostly comes in
traditional butterfly sleeve, elaborately decorated in sequences, beads, pearls,
and embroideries. They are worn on formal and special occasions only. They were
popularized by the former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos.
These very attractive costumes, usually made of silk in
bright colors, are from the islands of Mindanao, the southern part of the Philippines.
There are also tribes who wear hand-woven cloth with elaborate designs. This attire
is the fashion contribution of the Muslim people to the Filipinos.