Independence Day celebrations is the one that generations will be looking back at
in the years to come. No fancy events, no big “looking forward to the long
weekend” holidays, no big parades or parties. But more than ever, we are
celebrating this Independence Day as a resilient Filipino people, ready to
overcome any pandemic that dares to break our spirit.
So while we
might not yet be donning anything fancy for the next weeks (or even months!) as
we stay home because of Covid-19, we have decided to look back and celebrate
the resurgence of Filipiniana and the beautiful terno in the past months. It is
indeed a revolutionary time for Philippine fashion, as we bring back to the mainstream
scene the demand for our national costume—albeit with a modern twist.
values and culture evolve, our national costume follows suit. The Filipiniana is
not meant to die and remain in our past, only to be worn and remembered during
Buwan ng Wika celebrations in school—the traditional-wear should stay embedded in
our lives, perhaps in a different and more modern iterations.
we have seen celebrities and fashion designers capture the red carpet and the
runway with their masterful reinterpretations of the Filipino terno—a classic
silhouette that has captured the Filipina beauty and strength throughout the
years. This Independence Day, let’s spend a moment honoring the karilagan at karikitan of the Filipino
culture and the Filipina through these stunning modern Filipiniana ensembles—a true cultural beauty.