This year’s “Modern Filipiniana” theme is about to take off like crazy. Fashion designers and stylists have been working overtime to come out with fresh, innovative ideas for the forthcoming year’s theme, which is expected to be launched in February. It is a difficult design peg for most Filipino designers as, after all, their style is a fusion of traditional arts and modern technology. That being said, the coming “modern Filipina” design concept will definitely incorporate some elements of this traditional Filipino art. The key question is what kind of designs and trends will be the focus of the theme and how far the new style can go?
There are several Filipino design concepts that have been already introduced in the international market. These include the traditional Filipino jewelry and clothing. However, it is the new “modern Filipina” designs that are garnering much interest in the fashion industry. The key thing to note about these latest styles is that they are all influenced by the new generation of Filipinos who are now experiencing a change from the past. In fact, a lot of these designs are actually based on some of the popular Filipino celebrities who are now being followed around the globe. For instance, there are designs inspired by Gidget, Manila’s first woman mayor and a famous fashion icon during the 1980s. There is also a traditional style dress designed by actress and singer Carmen Cruz and another design by actress Karen Alzora that have already been showcased in magazines.
As for the style of jewelry that is expected to be introduced for the coming year, some of the popular and most well-known Filipino designs include jewelry pieces inspired by other parts of the country. One of the most popular pieces is the “Philippine Bracelet.” It has a simple design, similar to that of a bracelet worn by women in the Philippines. There are also different designs and styles in bracelets and earrings that are inspired by different areas of the country. Another trend that will be featured for the coming year is the “Sangkat,” which has a charm and glamour that will certainly capture the hearts of many young fashion lovers and women everywhere.