Contemporary meets artisanal crafts
Philippines’ premier lifestyle and design trade event Manila FAME will once again showcase the best creative local products on April 19 to 21 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
Now on its 67th edition, the show will feature versatile artisanal products attuned for the modern setting from the country’s top home, fashion, holiday, and gifts designers and manufacturers.
Manila FAME organizer, Center for International Trade Exhibitions and Mission aims to increase the number of new products in its April 2018 staging through multiple product development programs.
“Working together with some of the country’s best designers and other government agencies, we provide support to our micro, small, and medium enterprises to stand in the international market through incorporating local traditional materials and techniques with contemporary design aesthetics,” said Ma. Lourdes D. Mediran, deputy executive director of CITEM.
A number of exhibitions from the 66th edition of Manila FAME will return to the April 2018 show, including the highly praised Design Commune: Patterns and Palettes and the GREAT Women Project 2.
Design Commune will continue to explore design and market trends for its second installation, working with some of the best and emerging designers and manufactures from across the country. Following the themes Ethnic Nomad Autumn and Spring, Neutral Metals, Neutral Blues, and Tints of Green, the setting will deliver a versatile collection to match a variety of material requirements, techniques, and price points set by the international market.
GREAT Women Project 2, an effort by the Philippine Commission on Women and the DTI Project Management Team, will present artisanal products from local women-led enterprises in support of women empowerment and businesses.
Showcasing contemporary furniture, home decors, and fashion pieces, the Artisans Village, a staple of Manila FAME, will continue to stand as a platform for MSMEs to introduce their products to global audiences.
Meanwhile, Manila Wear will collocate the Philippines’ top and most promising designers. The special setting aims to promote the country as an advocate of individualized and personal style of fashion.
Multi-awarded and internationally acclaimed designer Tony Gonzales will serve as the creative director of the show.