Friday, June 7, 2019

Shangri-La Plaza Presents: Filipino Flavors & Fabrics

Shangri-La Plaza Mall, the ultimate shopping and dining destination showcases the finest Filipino craftsmanship and culture at The Shang Main Wing happening from June 4 to 9, 2019. 

Some of the fashionable stuff you can see at the Shang Fashion and Food Fair

The posh mall puts the spotlight this time on the Filipino talent and creativity as part of its month-long celebration of "LIKHA"--showcasing uniquely Pinoy artistry. Fashion takes on a different turn with Shang's latest runway offering, the Heritage Fashion Show where they had showcased awesome pieces culled and curated from women micro-entrepreneurs, indigenous people, and popular designers. 

Ate Lisa of Tiaong Quezon with the products she sells from her hometown.

An initiative by the GREAT Women, the elegant anthology promotes local textile traditions and incorporating them in stylish pieces that were proudly Pinoy in texture, style and colors. The said fashion show featured works from fashion designer Rhett Eala, GREAT Women 's own GW Collection, accessories brand Adante Leyesa, bag makers Fino Leatherware, LARA, Shoe artisan Ai-She and clothing label Tygie. 

Necklace pieces from Adante Collections

Native Bags for sale

Here's a glimpse of what we've witnessed during the fashion show: 

Aside from fashion, Filipino Flavors and Fabrics Fair also featured and promoted some of the country's cultural heritage and livelihood-to-market sustainability, and eco-conscious fashion. 

Shoppers and mall goers can also try update their wardrobe and accessories from merchants likes Beth Agarao, and support indigenous labels like Angie's Yakan Cloth, Cowhed, K'Datu Souvenirs. Popular online brands like Bidibidi bags are also available for those who'd want to put some personal crafting styles and techniques using upscaled materials. 

Alibata bags and wallets from Fino Leatherware

GREAT Women wallet

Adante Collections

Religious items made from Lahar

The said fair also features a great selection of souvenirs from chimes, wood crafts and items made from Lahar in religious items. Local products are also available such as Secret Kitchen of Samar (try their Tahong in a Bottle in Classic and Spicy variants, they're so good. I bought a bottle myself!). I also bought myself a brass bracelet with intricate design from Mindanaoan tribe. 

A Mindanaoan Necklace made from Horse's Hair

Bracelets made from Precious stones

Bidibidi Bags

Bidibidi basket bags

Chimes with woods in various shapes and sizes

Wood made kitchen wares and pots

Zucchini made loaf

Secret Kitchen of Samar Tahong in a Bottle

The brass bracelet I bought from one of the stalls

There's a lot of things you'll see when you visit the fashion and food fair. And for sure, there'll be something that will caught your fancy, so you won't end up empty handed. 

Catch the fashion and food fair from June 4 until June 9 at the Shang mall, main atrium.

Take part in #LikhaAtTheShang for you to #FeelTheShangVibe this month of June. Support the Filipino entrepreneurs and support the Filipino-made products. 

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