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This Instagram exhibit celebrates the works of late fashion designer Ben Farrales – Manila Bulletin

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This Instagram exhibit celebrates the works of late fashion designer Ben Farrales – Manila Bulletin

Marvel at the designs ‘Dean of Philippine fashion’

The local newspaper was published earlier in the year. fashionIndustry bids farewell to the legend designer Ben Farrales. The “The” “Dean of Philippine fashion,” Mang Ben, as his friends and colleagues humbly called him, helped put the nation’s fashionscene on the international map with over 200 runway show he had done here or abroad, championing local materials and artisanal works and heritage. With many urging him to be considered for the Order of National Artist in the Philippines nomination, it is a great time to celebrate his colorful career and legacy in the fashion industry.

Photo by @farralesxfdm

An Instagram exhibit is created with the handle @farralesxfdm. Launched last September, the virtual exhibit is part of De La Salle – College of St, Benilde’s Center for Campus Art’s exhibitions along with To Differ Digitally 2 and Taft and the Burnham Plan.

“In 2021, the College of Saint Benilde was gifted with a collection of garments created by the Dean of Philippine fashion, Ben Farrales,”Ar. Gerry Torres “Totaling 40 pieces, the collection is composed of gowns, dresses, Filipiniana, and single items like skirts and capes, demonstrating the range of artistry and skill of the esteemed fashion designer. The Center for Campus Art (CCA) partners with the students of the Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) program for an Instagram exhibit that responds to the pieces in the collection.”

Already posted on the page are some of Farrales’ best works such as his vibrant multi-colored beaded caftan, one-shouldered orange silk gown with banig weave, and an opulent gold and white Maria Clara ensemble as well as past editorial shoots and archived features.

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This site will also showcase the works of the late designer, the exhibit will soon present the creations of students of Benilde’s FDM program, “responding to Farrales’ designs.”

Check out the exhibit @farralesxfdm on Instagram and online at www.benildecampusart.com.

 

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