THE previous two pandemic years weren’t notably centered on flying or style occasions.
Nonetheless, given how effectively the Philippines’ tourism and style industries are at the moment doing and the way they’re each contributing to the nation’s financial restoration, these have turn out to be rekindled passions.
The Asia Pacific Style Week (APFW), which was postponed for 2 years as a result of pandemic, will lastly happen within the USA in August 2022 at a time when worldwide journey between the Philippines and the US has skilled a spectacular restoration and is as soon as once more at pre-pandemic ranges.
In its first yr, APFW is honoring the Filipino style designers. Eight younger and proficient Filipino designers from Europe, america, and the Philippines are displaying their work in APFW, which can start on the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Resort on August 6, 2022, as a part of the occasion’s goal to assist up-and-coming style designers.
Los Angeles, the place PAL flies twice every day from Manila, will function the “kick off” metropolis for APFW in 2022 attributable to its rising significance within the international style trade.
Many style consultants concur that Los Angeles is the place to be, with a gentle stream of famend designers establishing themselves there. After London, Milan, Paris, and NYC, LA is now thought of the “fifth style capital” of the world.
Following the LA debut, APFW hosts a second style present the weekend of August 13 on the A long time Occasion Middle in Las Vegas. Then, on August 20, 2022, the APFW travels to New Jersey, the place it is going to be one of many particular ancillary performances of “Fiesta in America 2022,” one of many largest and most enduring Filipino yearly celebrations on the US East Coast.
As an envoy of the distinctive Filipino-style journey, Philippine Airways has honored the creativity of native attire designers ever because it was based – akin to APFW’s advocacy. There was, in actual fact, a time when PAL had its flight attendants put on uniforms with a contact of Filipino tradition as a way to set up the Filipino nationwide identification.
“Giving area to Filipino style skills within the international space is an concept whose time has come. And the timing of our partnership with Philippine Airways is ideal,” mentioned Roger Oriel, CEO of Asian Journal Multimedia Group (the media companion of APFW) and founding father of APFW.
The Filipino designers to be featured in APFW will likely be flying from numerous locations: Lionell Christian Lanuzo (from Milan), Jil&Jug Couture by Jugger Onate and Jil Lasaca (from London and Dallas), Alma Tomenio (from Las Vegas) and RACS style equipment by Racso and Wenelie Jugarap (from Brussels and Los Angeles).
Philippine-based designers showcasing their work in APFW are Toshimi Pacumbala, Angelo Dominic, Jian Lasala, and Dave Ocampo. For tickets and inquiries: [email protected]