Filipino fashion designer Lionell Christian Lanuzo impressed with his elaborate gown and national costume creations made of Philippine indigenous materials such as banig, capiz, pearls, and paper foils at the fashion show portion of the “Lange Nacht der Konsulate” (Long Night of the Consulates) held in Stuttgart, Germany.
Filipino and German models conquered the event’s fashion runway clad in Lanuzo’s take on the popular Philippine dress ‘terno’ and the traditional men’s ‘barong tagalog.’
The Lange Nacht der Konsulate event is an effort to celebrate diverse cultures and tradition. Twenty five consulates based in Stuttgart, including the Philippines, participated in the multicultural affair on September 25, 2020.
The Milan-based designer was chosen for the event after a friend recommended him for the show in Germany. Lanuzo says he frequently uses native materials to stand out as a Filipino artist. His works have already been featured in various shows in Rome, Italy.
Lionell Christian Lanuzo is proud to represent the country and hopes more Filipinos would support local talent.
“The Philippine Team rocked the Langen Nacht der Konsulate…let us help pull each other up and bring out the spirit of Bayanihan,” Lanuzo wrote in a social media post on September 30, 2020.
Various facets of Philippine culture was also showcased in the Lange Nacht der Konsulate, which is organized by the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg and the state’s Ministry for Justice and Europe under the leadership of Minister Guido Wolf. The evening extravaganza highlighted Filipino products, fashion, dance, tourism and cuisine to guests at the Kursaal Bad Canstatt, Stuttgart.
Filipino fashion is taking on an eco-conscious approach amid the pandemic.
Palawan-based company AraPilak launched a clothing line made from flour sack fabric or ‘katsa’ in a bid to promote environmental sustainability.
Here’s a list of the proudly Philippine-made reusable heritage face masks that help lessen plastic use while promoting local fabric.
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