Filipino designer Dita Sandico-Ong is set to amaze fashionistas in New York where she will hold this month a fashion show titled "Czarist Charms: Filipiniana Flirting with the Unorthodox."
Ong, best known for handmade Philippine textiles, will present yet another inventive collection at the Philippine Center on February 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
The event will be attended by the cognoscenti of New York, Filipina magnates in New York led by Atty. Loida Nicolas Lewis, the Philippine ambassador to the United Nations, Libran Cabactulan, together with wife, Fe Cabactulan, and Consul General Mario L. de Leon, Jr. and his wife Mrs. Eleanor de Leon.
Ong will present her new line of unique and versatile wraps for her spring/summer collection.
For the fashion show, she experimented with new creations using indigenous materials mostly coming from the province of Catanduanes. These wraps are versatile, transforming themselves into capes, opera coats and headdresses.
The title of her show — Czarist Charms — suggests a somewhat anarchic concept of the Filipiniana fabric wrapping itself around the world of the Russian empire, a distant conception now within reach.
Ong always tries to unravel new stories about worlds beyond our own, but she always connects them to something that is truly local — Filipino craftsmanship at its finest.
Ong's wrap artiste has been featured all over the world, including Paris, Milan, Rome, Tokyo and Budapest.
In New York, her fashion masterpieces can be found at the Asia Society Store and the METropolitan Opera. - VVP, GMA News