2011 TRADITIONAL COSTUME SHOW


More 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.

IGOROT

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 and beads.


BARONG

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 various colors.


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 DRESS

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.

MORO

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.