Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fashion meets Art at Freeway

I had an opportunity to go to the Freeway event as they launched Vicente Manansala in their National Artist Collector's Series. The event was held at The Row, Glorietta 5 branch. To know more about their latest design, please read my post HERE!

Vicente Manansala, our beloved well known Philippine cubist painter and illustrator, reinterpreted or indigenized cubism as he drew his themes from the familiar Filipino environment. Some of his masterpieces are Madonna of the Slums, a portrayal of mother and child from the countryside who became urban shanty residents once in the city; and Jeepneys where Manansala combined the elements of provincial folk culture with the congestion issues of the city. Manansala was proclaimed National Artist for Painting in 1982.

It was real euphoria to see how Manansala masterpieces we so used to see in frames and canvasses were translated in various wearable ways suited to today's modern times.  The vibrant colors of the Manansala paintings were showcased in the sublimation knits, as well as in the woven pieces through prints and embroideries. 

The event was hosted by two of the well loved vibrant celebrities and trendsetters Tim Yap and Divine Lee.  Both wearing Manansala outfits,  they added fun and candor in the evening.  The very special guests Maritess Mendoza-Pineda, President of Friends of Manansala Foundation, Cedie Lopez-Vargas of the The Lopez Museum and Ronna Manansala, granddaughter of Vicente Manansala shared their interesting stories and life experiences with man of the hour, Vicente Manansala.

Of course, d ko pinalagpas ang event ng walang picture with THE Ms. Divine Lee! Yay! Sayang nga lang kasi I don't have a pic with Tim Yap :(

Had my picture taken with Chuvaness who was game na game sa mga gustong magpa picture sa kanya! :))

Met and saw a lot of bloggers! What is fasyooooooooooooon? LOVE IT!! Para kang nasa Fashion Show! Woot!! :)

Saw Aubrey again! Hello girl! 

With Gel & finally met Sai- one of the Good Morning! club on twitter! haha!

With Tin, Ann, Mitch & Rache

With Ms. Mira! Thank you for inviting me! :)

Manansala bag & mousepad with Manansala design! Woohoo!! Thank you Freeway! :)

I love the idea that a Filipino brand such as Freeway features talented Filipino artist!  Go and visit Freeway branch near you & let's support these fabulous collection!

Thank you again Freeway for inviting me! :) 

Anyway, to all those who joined my Biker Jeans giveaway, I'm still tallying all the entries! Thank you for joining! Will announce the winner soon! Stay tuned! :)


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