Like all women I love shoes, but unlike other women who have a ton of high heels I prefer my footwear to be comfortable and something I can run, jump and play with my son with. Sneakers are really close to my heart, This is the effect of being born in a household with 2 brothers and a bunch of older male cousins.
I was very stoked when I go the invitation to be at the opening of one of the best specialty store in the Metro. Sneaker Box Manila.
Located at Promenade 3 of Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan you can`t miss it since it is located after the elevator and across the stairs.
It is actually a small store but it is filled to the brim with an amazing selection of limited edition and hard to find footwear that`ll make your eyes pop and your mouth drool!
Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines Fashion Show photo credit : glitter.ph
Fashion and the Environment. When you think about these two things have nothing in common. In fact, according to a ecowatch.com article it is the 2nd largest polluter in the world! It surprised me that the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines (FDAP) will be part of the 2nd National Integrated Waste Management Exhibition, 2016 Environment Summit.
But according to Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines President Digna Rosales, fashion is now changing gears and going towards sustainable fashion or Eco fashion.
Digna Rosales, considered a Grand Dame of Philippine Fashion is the current president of FDAP, (for the 4th time). As a fashion designers he made a name for herself by designing snazzy corporate wear and uniforms. She has been dubbed as the “Uniform Queen”.
She was also the talent behind the design and manufacture of the uniforms of the APEC Ministerial Meetings last November 2015
“ I believe in the talents, skills, intellect and creativity of the Filipino Designers. I was a witness to so many international exhibitions and competitions the FDAP had participated in, by virtue of my being president of the association. The Filipino designers are innately creative, talented and resourceful. However. The environment and arena to become more productive and excellent are hampered by internal and external factors. These should be addressed through harnessing the designer’s true potentials and maximizing his inner resources; thereby achieving excellence.”
photo credit: joyrneytolife.wordpress.com
Mommy Digna adds that Filipino designers and manufacturers are now challenged by the reality and then inevitability of the ASEAN Integration. This means open trade in good and of course in talents. Any ASEAN designer or manufacturer can do business in any ASEAN Country. As the current head of the FDAP, she is preparing her members to adjust to this challenge in the fashion industry.