Apayao, Philippines – Apayao’s very own ‘Abel’ is set to be highlighted in one of the world’s prestigious fashion display this coming February.
The said indigenous textile will be showcased in the New York Fashion Week on February 11 at the Alhambra Ballroom, Powell Jr. Blvd in New York City.
New York Fashion Week is one of the most known fashion extravaganza in the world. This is being held every February and September for designers to display their creations through presentations and runway shows.
Dubbed as ‘Woven with Love’, House of Musa in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry will be exhibiting in the runway 12 Philippine textiles.
These 12 woven fabrics are the Abel of the Province of Apayao; Inawil of Maguindanao; Musa of Davao Del Norte; T’nalak of South Cotabato; Aruga of Nueva Vizcaya; Yakan of Zamboanga; Hablon of Iloilo; Inaul of Zamboanga Del Sur; Ka’Gan of Davao Oriental; Piña Clothe of Aklan; and the Banaca of the Province of Catanduanes.
“This is made possible with the support of our Department of Trade and Industry Undersecretary Bles Lantayona and our Regional/Provincial DTI Directors with one goal of promoting our local crafts to the world market,” the Musa Fabric stated in a Facebook post.
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