“We’ve asked some of our favorite fashion designers, filmmakers, and visual artists to work together on special short films for the festival. I think we’re going to have very interesting results.”
Born in General Santos City, Leeroy New is one of the most exciting Filipino artists today. He is well known for his unconventional, provocative work with sculptures, outdoor installations, film, theater, and fashion.
Through juxtaposition of religious iconography with pop imagery, children’s drawings, tattoo motives, and cut-outs from adult magazines, Dex Fernandez’s eclectic compositions challenge the traditional definitions of high culture and fine art.
#ModeSurrealiste aims to stimulate audiences through thoughtful and pronounced collaborations among fashion designers Bea Valdes, Joey Samson, Martin Bautista, and Carl Jan Cruz; artists Isa Lorenzo, Charles Buenconsejo, Ryan Villamael, and Luis Santos; and filmmakers Pepe Diokno, Mackie Galvez, Gian Abrahan, and Judd Figuerres.