There is no longer a distinction between art and the life it imitates, maybe there never was. Fashion is not apathetic. It is most sensitive and susceptible to a nation’s most idiotic mistakes. Who makes the clothes, who wears them, who dreams of the new things? Who sells, who takes advantage, who makes a pretty profit? How unfortunate we all live under the same government, the president’s government.
HIDEKI ITO, LANCE NAVASCA
Masks & Accessories:
The artisanal collection presented at the International Fashion Showcase in London Fashion Week (LFW). Tipay Caintic was one of the designers invited by the British Fashion Council and British Council to represent emerging designers from the Philippines.
The brief was to present a “cultural” collection rather than a commercial one. For the designer, culture is the collective memory of the people. In the months leading to LFW, Super Typhoon Yolanda ravaged the designer’s hometown, Tacloban City. Leaving a trail of destruction, death and civilians taking matters into their own hands.
This collection is a reflection of Tipay’s experiences, thoughts and feelings through the course of the tragedy.