Uplifting Pinoy talent & culture through fashion & arts: Kandama’s official launch set on August 19 in Green Sun Hotel

Uplifting Pinoy talent & culture through fashion & arts: Kandama’s official launch set on August 19 in Green Sun Hotel

- Kandama’s official launch is set on August 19

- The event will take place in Green Sun Hotel at 5:00 pm

- Kandama promotes Pinoy talent and culture through fashion and arts

Kandama, a social enterprise which uses fashion and arts to promote Filipino talent and culture, will have its official launch on August 19, 2017.

The special event, which is set to start at 5:00 pm, will be held in Green Sun Hotel in Makati City.

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Model: Jodilly Pendre Styledby: Stephen Atienza Photographed by: Rxandy Capinpin Make-Up by: Eva Arce Hair by: renz pangilinan Dress: Kandama

Kandama features the work of indigenous artisans, cosmopolitan designers and master weavers, mixing the elegance of Filipino culture with the flair of modernity.

Uplifting Pinoy talent & culture through fashion & arts: Kandama’s official launch set on August 19 at The Eye in Green Sun Hotel

Christian Bautista Styled by: Stephen Atienza Hair and Make-Up by Ghianne Espiritu Polo and Trench Coat: Kandama On the Set of Soundtrip

Aside from displaying stunning fashion and arts, Kandama also aims to provide economic opportunities to the indigenous women of Julongan village, Ifugao.

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Photo from the Facebook page of Kandama Collective

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Kids learning how to weave at Kandama's temporary weaving center (Photo from the Facebook page of Kandama Collective)

The collaborators include renowned fashion designer John Rufo, shoe designer Rani Tolentino, furniture designer Joco Calimlim, Singaporean social enterprise Nomad, Malaysian fashion label Airaz, JCI Manila members Mark Escay and Engineer LA Sevilla, and Ibarra watches by Francisco Moreno.

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Celebrated fashion designer John Rufo (Photo from the Facebook page of Kandama Collective)

Rufo had this to say about his designs for Kandama: “you'll [see] cleanliness and wearability. More separate pieces to mix and match and fabric manipulating.”

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Christian Bautista in Kandama (Photo from the Facebook page of Kandama Collective)

The main event activities include the presentation of products to buyers, a fashion show and auction for a special cause.

There will also be media coverage, sponsors’ product distribution/selling (shoes, t-Shirts, drinks, beer) and a fundraising activity during the event.

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San Beda Law's Issa Cabatuando in Kandama designed top (Photo from the Facebook page of Kandama Collective)

You can visit Kandama’s website at www.kandamaweave.com, its Facebook page @KandamaCollective and its Instagram account @kandamacollective.

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