Monday, October 12, 2009

Manila F.A.M.E. International (Oct 15-18, 2009)

Information from Manila F.A.M.E.:

Manila F.A.M.E. International, in its commitment to not only promote Filipino creativity but also empower small and medium enterprises, has lined-up exciting as well as informative special events this October. Be sure to catch these activities scheduled all four days of the show. 

Students of fashion in the country get to think out of the box and stretch their creativity and eco-passion at Manila F.A.M.E.’s first fashion design competition. With the theme “The Green Scene: Eco-Pinoy Fashion,” participants are tasked to create wearable pieces through a modern yet timeless  interpretation of the country’s culture, people, heritage, and lifestyle using recycled, natural, and  indigenous materials.  

A distinguished set of judges will decide the winners of the competition to be announced on 15  October, 2009 at the FashioNation Hall, World Trade Center. 

See avant-garde fashion and check out what’s hot and what’s not as models sashay down the runway  in daily pockets of fashion shows to be held every 3p.m. at the FashioNation Hall, World Trade Center. 

Catch men’s, ladies’, and children’s apparel and participants of the Eco-Pinoy Fashion Design Competition on October 15; footwear and fashion complements on October 16; the latest creations of well-known local designers on October 17, and green fashion on October 18. 

Experience one-of-a-kind Filipino culture and artistry at this after-show networking reception for buyers and exhibitors. “It’s a Juanderful Night” indeed as the Katha Awards once again recognizes the best products of Manila F.A.M.E. exhibitors. The event will also acknowledge the achievements of  various Filipinos who have made it big in the international design scene.  


Trends Design Program  
17 October 2009 
To further equip local manufacturers on design competitiveness and inform them on market developments, Manila F.A.M.E., in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy, has invited a design trend forecaster for furniture and houseware.  

Dutch designer Frank Tjepkema is multi-disciplinary designer that has worked on various projects for well-known international brands such as Levis, Heineken, Diesel, and Issey Myake. Having graduated cum laude from the Design Academy in Eindhoven, Frank Tjepkema continuously work to find the  best combination between functional design and marketing and communication strategies.  

Participants of this seminar will come from reputable design schools, Business Support Organizations,  and CITEM-nominated designers. 

The Art of Beauty 
15 October 2009, 2-5 pm 
Get ready with your pencil and sketchpad! Join the nude sketching session in partnership with Art  Association of the Philippines (AAP). AAP will choose 30 artists to participate in the close door nude  sketching session whose creative outputs will be up for sale afterwards. 

“Do you have the eye?” (An Art Appreciation Class) 
16 October 2009, 10 am-12 nn 
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as the cliché goes. Join the seminar on art appreciation and know the different approaches in appreciating unique Philippine contemporary art. In coordination with National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the art appreciation class is open to art students, faculty, professional, and young artists. Featured lecturer is Ms. Alice Guererro Guillermo, a renowned Filipino art critic, writer, researcher and professor. (25 slots available) 

Art Conservation Seminar 
17 October 2009, 10 am-12 nn 
One of the key issues in the visual arts world is art conservation beginning with the efforts to conserve Michael Angelo’s frescoes. In collaboration with Conservation Division of the National Museum, there will be a seminar on art conservation and discussion on several methods on painting conservation. (20 slots available.) 

Artists’ Forum 
17 October 2009, 1-4 pm  
Expand your knowledge about the arts. Attend the artists’ forum where renowned art critics, collectors, enthusiasts, and experts share their insights on art trends, intellectual property and art and business. The head of the Committee on Visual Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Karen Flores, will be the moderator of the forum. 

All seminars and workshops on art will be held at the World Trade Center. 

For more information, contact the :
Telephone : 632.833.1258 / 831.1265 
Fax : 632.832.3965 / 834.0177
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