Manila FAME Oc­to­ber Show to High­light PH Cul­ture, De­sign In­ge­nu­ity

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Manila FAME, the Philip­pines’ premier lifestyle and de­sign event, is set to make waves again among international and lo­cal buy­ers as it re­turns on Oc­to­ber 20-22 with a range of new show fea­tures and ar­ti­sans in a show­case of the coun­try’s rich cul­tural her­itage and de­sign in­ge­nu­ity.

The 66th edi­tion of Manila FAME will strip down to its roots to present a show built upon the in­ter­twine of the coun­try’s rich cul­tural her­itage and de­sign ex­cel­lence and the pro­mo­tion of Philip­pine prod­ucts. Ar­ti­sans from across the coun­try will show­case their best prod­ucts at the World Trade Cen­ter Metro Manila and the Philip­pine Trade and Train­ing Cen­ter in Pasay City across the three-day event.

“For this edi­tion of Manila FAME, we put fo­cus on how our cul­ture has in­flu­enced gen­er­a­tions upon gen­er­a­tions of Filipino ar­ti­sans. Manila FAME has al­ways stood as a can­vas to which the best of Philip­pine lifestyle and de­sign tal­ents em­bel­lish their work to show­case the coun­try’s vi­brant and multi-lay­ered cul­tural her­itage,” said CITEM Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor Clay­ton Tu­gonon.

Led by Paris-based de­sign spe­cial­ist Nel­son Sepul­veda, New Gen­er­a­tion Weaves pays homage to Philip­pine in­dige­nous and nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als.

No less than eight show fea­tures will be in­cluded in the up­com­ing show. New Gen­er­a­tion Weaves, a sta­ple of Manila FAME for the past three edi­tions, will re­turn with Paris-based de­sign spe­cial­ist Nel­son Sepul­veda at the helm. Sepul­veda will work with more than 30 small and medium en­ter­prises to in­voke harmony and bal­ance through Philip­pine crafts­man­ship and the beauty of nat­u­ral raw ma­te­ri­als.

GREAT Women Project 2 will also re­turn to high­light the works of women ar­ti­sans across the coun­try. The project was launched by the Philip­pine Com­mis­sion on Women (PCW) in part­ner­ship with the DTI Project Man­age­ment Team and is funded by the Cana­dian International De­vel­op­ment Agency.

World-renowned de­signer Tony Gon­za­lez will also have his own cu­rated set­ting that will marry the strengths of each Manila FAME par­tic­i­pant to cre­ate a ver­sa­tile col­lec­tion made to match a va­ri­ety of ma­te­rial re­quire­ments, tech­niques, and price points. De­sign Com­mune: Pat­terns and Pal­ettes will be pre­sented in four themes: Blues and Whites, Eth­nic No­mads, Green Tinted, and Nat­u­ral Black and White.

“Small and medium en­ter­prises from across our coun­try will join us in Oc­to­ber to show­case the best ar­ti­sanal prod­ucts the Philip­pines has to of­fer,” Tu­gonon added. “Through Manila FAME, we will work to­wards sup­port­ing the suc­cess of our ar­ti­sans and up- lift­ing the Philip­pine brand in­ter­na­tion­ally.”

The Cen­ter for International Trade ex­po­si­tions and Mis­sions (CITEM), the ex­port pro­mo­tions arm of the Depart­ment of Trade and In­dus­try (DTI) is the proud or­ga­nizer of the Manila FAME – the sec­ond long­est-run­ning trade show in the Asia-Pa­cific, and the only trade event in the Philip­pines ap­proved by Union des Foires In­ter­na­tionales, a Paris-based as­so­ci­a­tion of trade fair or­ga­niz­ers founded 90 years ago in Italy.

Manila FAME is a bi-an­nual busi­ness sourc­ing plat­form of ex­port ready and finely crafted fur­ni­ture and home fur­nish­ings, hol­i­day gifts and dé­cor, and fash­ion ac­ces­sories. It show­cases the best of Philip­pine de­sign and crafts­man­ship. For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit http://www.mani­

Led by Paris-based de­sign spe­cial­ist Nel­son Sepul­veda, New Gen­er­a­tion Weaves pays homage to Philip­pine in­dige­nous and nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als.

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