The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) brought the KatHABI Fashion Innovation Event to the 2022 National Science and Technology Week celebration on November 25 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.
The KatHABI Fashion Innovation Event showcased the latest innovations in textiles and apparel. Collections from designers like Anthony Cruz Legarda, Bayo, Creative Definitions, Maison Metisse, and Studio Regina that feature natural textiles and dyes and Philippine weaves hit the runway.
The event also highlighted up-and-coming designers’ creations from the recently concluded Fashion Innovate X (F I X): A Fashion Design Exhibition of the recently concluded Philippine Textile Congress. The collection of students from textile, clothing, and fashion design universities and colleges-Central Luzon State University, De La Salle College of St. Benilde, Fashion Institute of the Philippines, iAcademy, Iloilo Science and Technology University, Philippine Women’s College of Davao, Samar State University, SoFA Design Institute, and the University of San Carlos. The collection highlight Philippine Tropical Fabrics containing natural textile fibers for uniforms.
Before the fashion event, the DOST-PTRI signed memoranda of agreement with various partners as part of the R&D and technology transfer programs of the Institute. Collaborations will be forged with the following textile stakeholders- House of Representatives of the Republic of the Philippines, Bayo Foundation, DTI’s Design Center of the Philippines, Base Bahay Foundations, Inc., and Fivecent Global Corporations.
This event was participated by Senator Loren B. Legarda and Honorable Carlito S. Marquez, the Chairperson of the Philippine House Committee on Science and Technology and 1st District of Aklan.