PHOTOS: Highlights from Manila FAME, March 2014

Circus Cobonpue, Weave of the Philippines, and beautiful, beautiful wood

 

(SPOT.ph) Walking away from Manila FAME empty-handed may leave you feeling defeated, but after breathing in the details of the designs, you’re not really going home without a goody bag. Even when the pieces are a little out of your price range, you’ll get a wealth of ideas for how you can transform your humble abode into a chic chateau.

 

This year, the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) reminds us that you don’t need to look very far for inspiration.  Local fabric from local products ("I feel like wearing pineapple today") were the stars of the show-with weavers from Aklan, Ilocos Sur, and Samar demonstrating their craft for the attendees.

 

With the Decorate Scenography that CITEM provided, the pieces from the designers were placed in context, which makes garments, accessories, furniture, and other knickknacks easier to appreciate.

 

Here are some of the highlights from the event.


 

Manila FAME 2014 showcased the diverse textile industry in our country with Weaves of the Philippines through wearable art

 

The halls were generously decorated with pieces that make up "Decorate Scenography." (Check out this Mardi Gras-inspired design by Kath Mitra.)

 

Triboa Bay’s wooden pieces are jaw-dropping

 

It’s the year of the horse after all! Cute pieces from Kenneth Cobonpue.

 

Of course, there were more attention-grabbing pieces from the famed designer.


Rachel Dagñalan, transforming the space with help from a little bird.

 

Weaves of the Philippines were the show-stealer at the event, with people admiring the t’nalak fabric styled and curated by Heima.

 

Watching weavers transform thread to tapestry was mesmerizing.

 

We love the Musketeer Stools by Rachelle Dagnalan.

 

Decorate scenography offered a taste of what your living space could look like with the right elements in the right place. It might cost a pretty penny though.

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