TernoCon 2020 celebrates the evolution of the Philippine national dress

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TernoCon 2020
The TernoCon 2020 celebrity attendees in their Filipiniana terno at the lobby of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ariella Arida (left), Kim Chui (center), Liza Soberano (right). Credits to Bench Facebook.

The Philippine Terno was the star of the show in a gathering at the Cultural Center of the Philippines organized by homegrown clothing brand, Bench.

Celebrities, fashion designers, cultural workers, political figures, and Filipiniana enthusiasts gathered on January 26 to celebrate and to pay tribute to the country’s national symbol and identity – the Philippine Terno – through the event, TernoCon 2020.

The TernoCon 2020 celebrity attendees in their Filipiniana terno and Barong at the lobby of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Credits to Bench

TernoCon 2020 advocates for the preservation, promotion and enrichment of the national costume of the Philippines as part of its cultural heritage, through a Contest and Cultural Fashion Show.

The TernoCon 2020, initiated by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) with its partner Bench/Suyen Corporation,  is actually the Part II of the event that was first held as Part 1 in May 2019, following the success of the Terno-Making Convention and Contest in 2018.

UP Fighting Maroon star player Ricci Rivero dons a modern Barong in lieu of his basketball jersey. Photo from Bench.

Out of 12 fashion designer-contestants, Hannah Adrias of Pasay City bagged the gold award. Jaggy Glarino from General Santos City win silver and Dinnes Obusan of Camarines Sur won the bronze award of TernoCon 2020.

Among those who graced the star-studded event were Kapamilya love team Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, Miss World Philippines 2019 Michelle Dee, UP Fighting Maroon star player Ricci Rivero, Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat, together with the CCP Chairperson Margie Moran.

Winning fashion designers and their collections at the Terno 2020. Photo from Bench.

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