Couture Culture and Arts (CCA) honours the famous Filipino fabric Malong in this editorial while upholding its values to represent different cultures and artisans worldwide.
The look channelled the strength and beauty of the Philippines.
Malong, the skirt featured in the shoot, comes from the Southern Philippines, a part of the Meranaw tribes.
A large piece of cloth, tubular in nature, and measuring at least 165cm x 165cm, it has initially been hand-woven by Filipino women using a back-strap loom, though nowadays they are mostly machine-made like the ones enrobing the models. Customarily crafted with vibrant colours, Malongs are versatile garments for both men and women.
Dynamic jewelry native to Bukidnon in Southern Philippines, and symbolic war-paint like facial designs, reminiscent of warriors going into battle helped bring the strength and personality of Malong.
The look and feel of strategically wrapped Malong, well-worn artisan accessories, and the symbolic make-up will have you feeling like a warrior with style.
𝘖𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘳 & 𝘊𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘋𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳: Claris Minas Manglicmot
𝘌𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘗𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘳: Nick Merzeti
Photo Editor: RJ Ensalada
𝘊𝘰-𝘚𝘵𝘺𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 & 𝘖𝘯-𝘴𝘦𝘵 𝘋𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯: Tristan Licud
𝘏𝘢𝘪𝘳 & 𝘔𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘜𝘱: Angela Lee
𝘗𝘙 𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘳: Meghan Durnford
𝘓𝘰𝘨𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤 & 𝘋𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘳: Judith Bualat
Writer: Meghan Durnford
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