Since opening an eye-catching space at The Podium mall, Art Lounge Manila has specialized not only in creating novel experiences for its clients, but in introducing fine art and Filipino culture to a wider audience.
By opening its new flagship location at the Molito Lifestyle Center in Alabang, Art Lounge Manila is returning to its roots. The gallery is part of the Galerie Francesca Group, which opened its first branch in Festival Mall Alabang 17 years ago.
“Although our clients come from far and wide, we consider the south to be our home and where the roots of our galleries really are,” explains Susanne Tiausas, managing director of Art Lounge Manila. “We were proud to be part of a group of galleries who were the first ones to open up a space in the south.
“We want to entertain, educate, and enrich those who enter our spaces,” continues Tiausas. “Basically we want to give the experience of learning from a visit to the museum and the entertainment from watching a live performance and just interacting with art and culture but in a more accessible and less intimidating space. This is also the reason why we opt to be located in more commercial areas such as malls.”
Given the gallery’s penchant for combining various art forms, it is fitting that Art Lounge Manila would mark the opening of its flagship location in Molito Lifestyle Center with a fashion show. Titled Voyageur, it showcases designs by Robbie Santos of Septième Rebelle using the textile designs of Presidential Merit Awardee Juvenal Sansó.
The fashion images to preview the collection were photographed by Erwin Canlas with hair and makeup by the team of Nicole Ceballos. The fashion show and exhibit music were mixed by DJ Mike Lavarez. Fashion show images were photographed by Norman Lleses with hair and makeup by the team of Karen Tan. Howwwl Digital of Niccolo Cosme executed the fashion show and event video coverage.
Voyageur is on display at Art Lounge Manila at Molito Lifestyle Center in Alabang until June 28.