It also coincide with “Buwan ng Wika” month of August where promotion of Filipino language, arts and culture is emphasized.
From May 8-10, 2018 a mentoring and preparatory workshop was conducted at the CCP. The Project’s Artistic Director Gino Gonzales together with Ternocon Chief Mentor Inno Sotto, regional mentors JC Buendia (Luzon), Cary Santiago (Visayas), and Len Cabili (Mindanao) shared their respective philosophies and design processes with 30 participants.
6 Important Highlights of TernoCon 2018 in SM Clark
SM Clark Field, Pampanga crowd in attendance
Ms. Maria Margarita Moran ( Miss Universe 1973 and CCP chairperson)
Ms. Maria Margarita Moran address the crowd
Mr. Ben Chan together with the performer
6.) Promotion of Philippine Ternos– Ternos which is an epitome of modern Filipina takes it roots from Pre-hispanic era, Spanish colonial era, American, Japanese and post war era.
“Terno” was derived from the English word for “matching,” or ” to match” has evolved over centuries. The dress also evolve from one colonial master to another. According to some fashion authorities, the design was from the baro’t saya and through the decades saw it innovative designs and modern interpretations, whether in structure, materials, or coloration evolving into what we see today.
Terno designed by Mr. Jerome Marcos from Sarangani province
5.) Use of of Indigenous Weaves or Textiles– Several of the terno on display use regional, local fabrics like abaka, jusi, abel iloko even old rags were use in making terno and evening gown.
4.) Collaborative Efforts – several well known companies, designers and cultural groups like Slim’s Fashion and Arts School, Steven Tan of SM-MOA, SM Super Malls, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Bench and celebrities worked to make this project highly successful.
Maestro J.C. Buendia with some of his ternos on display
3.) Mentorship – Well known Filipino fashion designers like J.C Buendia, Inno Sotto, Cary Santiago and Len Cabili who serves as mentor for the new designers on how to create a beautiful work of art.
2.) New Designs– Twenty-eight designers were finally chosen and asked to create one cocktail version of a balintawak and one formal evening terno each as entries to the competition. Unlike the old terno, all the terno exhibited at the TernoCon 2018 were design and created by these new generation of artist.
Mr. Marlon Tuazon ( Gold ) with his award winning white terno
1.) Home Grown Talent– Mr. Marlon Tuazon which won the “GOLD” award, hails from the province of Pampanga. This is like a homecoming exhibition for the Kapampangan artist as well as many of designers who hails from this region.
ribbon cutting ceremony
TernoCon 2018 exhibit is from August 2 to 9, 2019 at the Activity Area of SM Clarkfield, Pampanga province. Do not miss this exhibit. There are no entrance fees and one will be proud to see the modern design concept by these artists.
Note: Met some familiar faces ,people and friends which are actively involve in the fashion, culture , art and heritage.
A roving exhibition tour in other regions which will happen between August to November 2019!