The Future of Fashion highlights the importance of embracing tradition and culture, practicing circular economy, and exploring the metaverse in the industry.
It will consist of a series of free public in-person and online lectures.
The talk is part of the highly anticipated Sinulid 2023: Renascence, the culminating graduation show of the Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) Program of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Environment and Design.
Joy Geocado and Stephanie Diputado, the innovators behind slow fashion brand Namnama PH, will tackle the significance of promoting Filipino tradition and culture amid the current trends in Philippine contemporary clothing.
They will walk the participants into the journey of Namnama PH, their mission to champion local textiles and craftsmanship in binding heritage, style and comfort in everyday wear, and their pursuit to support local artisans in the country. The in-person discussion is scheduled on Saturday, March 25, 2023, 10 a.m.
Sustainable fashion advocate Rio Estuar Cuervo, a recent awardee in the Italian Design Awards and the creative visionary behind zero-waste fashion movement RIOtaso, will shed light on the practice of circular economy in the industry.
Estuar Cuervo, who is also a homegrown talent and alumna from Benilde FDM, will expound on the current issues on textile waste, its environmental impact, and the value of upcycling fabric scraps into modish pieces. She will likewise enumerate several points to consider in starting an eco-conscious brand. Her face-to-face talk is slated on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 11:20 a.m.
Business developer and marketing specialist David Beltrán Valdivieso of digital identity platform Union Avatars will discuss the incorporation of web3, metaverse, and 3D avatars as a tool and medium in fashion.
He will delve on the role of digital fashion in shaping the local clothing scene, the advantages of using 3D avatars in customizing designs, as well as the technical challenges involved in adapting to this technology. His lecture will be on a hybrid set-up on Thursday, March 30, 2023, 3 p.m.
The Future of Fashion is free and open to the public. It will be conducted at the Benilde Design + Arts Campus, 950 Pablo Ocampo Street, Malate Manila.
Interested participants may register through http://bitly.ws/BEK3.