Saturday, October 22, 2011

Freeway x Manansala Launch

This holiday season's fashion is festive and vibrant thanks to Freeway's National Artist Collectors' Series featuring the artworks of Vicente Manansala (National Artist for Visual Arts). The launch was held last October 18, 2011, at The Row, Glorietta 5. Fashion and art enthusiasts, media friends, bloggers, and the family and friends of Manansala all gathered to witness the special celebration of life and great works of Manansala.

Before the event, live sketching was done by artist from the Kunst Pilipino Group.

Special mention to the talented roster of artists:
Aris Bagtas
Sam Bulaga
Allen Casacop
Emer Casacop
Jo Florendo
Lourdes Inosanto
Lawton Ladao
Raquel Molata
Bill Perez
Mischa Semana

Short sleeve sublimation print tee (P1,095.00)

Horizontal crop knit top with print (P795.00)

Tunic kimono top with sublimation print (P1,595.00)

Mother of Pearl necklace with print (P845.00)

Oversized sublimation print top (P1,295.00)

Sleeveless sublimation print jersey dress (P1,695.00)

Solo's Kenkoy Collection was also on display. Read about this collection here.

Tim Yap and Divine Lee were the hosts of the night. Both of them donned Freeway x Manansala.

The beautiful and lavishly designed 22-piece collection was showcased in a fashion show.

Horizontal crop knit top with print (P795.00)

Sleeveless tent dress with center panel print (P1,995.00)
Canvas tote bag with Manansala market scene print (P695.00)

Sleeveless zip front dress with stand collar and print (P1,995.00)
Canvas tote bag with Manansala market place scene print (P695.00)

Three quarter sleeve woven shirt dress with hem print (P1,995.00)

Spaghetti strap woven poplin dress with embroidery (P1,895.00)

Extended collar tailored dress with print (P1,995.00)

Slim fit bondage knit dress with print (P1,995.00)

Halter bubble dress with print and patch collar accent (P1,995.00)

Knitted bolero with print and hem ribbing (P1,495.00)

Tunic kimono top with sublimation print (P1,595.00)

Oversized sublimation print top (P1,295.00)

Tunic loose raglan top with sublimation (P1,495.00)

After the fashion show, the very special guests Maritess Mendoza-Pineda, President of Friends of Manansala Foundation, Cedie Lopez-Vargas of the The Lopez Museum, and Ronna Manansala, granddaughter of Vicente Manansala shared their interesting stories and life experiences with man of the hour, Vicente Manansala.

I personally love Freeway x Manansala because the collection has both lively pops of colors for when you want to stand out; and muted, neutral colors for an understated but elegant look. From the frames and canvas to clothing - it is wonderful to see that the youth today who do not yet know Manansala will be introduced to his great artwork, and that they would get to appreciate and support local Filipino artists more than ever.

Freeway x Manansala is now available in stores today.

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  1. ang ganda nung bag! and yung Mother of Pearl necklace. Wish I were there too. hehehe. Di bale, next time :)

  2. @Ria: Sayang di ka nakaattend. Next time! And I agree, the necklace was stunning!

  3. Shooot!!! how i wish i could attend din sa ganitong events...

  4. @Jade: I hope to see you too sa events. :)


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