History of Philippine Fashion Essay

1776 Words Apr 14th, 2010 8 Pages
Introduction For several centuries, during the colonial period, the Philippines has been severely immersed in foreign influences particularly by Spain, Japan and America. Consequently their culture, lifestyle, customs and fashion sense has been mainly defined by influences from these countries as well. However, before the colonization, Philippines has yet to establish its own identity; thus what became the Philippines’ foundation for instituting their nationalistic character was basically colonially inspired. Through the teachings and traditions shared by the colonizers to the country, the Philippines grew to be a very “foreign” country. The Filipino people however did try to determine their own Filipino character but not without …show more content…
As we consider the designers of the Philippine fashion industry, we thought of the biggest names that made this industry loud and proud. As we tag their names along, we will be reviewing their profiles in the next section and take a good look at how they all started and how their works are being inspired by other cultures or countries. Jun Escario Rajo Laurel Patrice Ramos-Diaz Inno Sotto Paul Cabral Lulu Tan Gan Design Inspirations Jun Escario {text:list-item} {text:list-item} {text:list-item} {text:list-item} {text:list-item} {text:list-item} {text:list-item} Rajo Laurel {text:list-item} {text:list-item} {text:list-item} {text:list-item} {text:list-item} {text:list-item} {text:list-item} Patrice Ramos – Diaz {text:list-item} {text:list-item} Inno Sotto {text:list-item} Paul Cabral {text:list-item} Lulu Tan Gan {text:list-item} {text:list-item} {text:list-item} {text:list-item} Foreign Influences on Philippine Fashion The history of the Philippines says a lot about the culture of the Filipinos today. Spain and America colonized us, which explains our very Western language, food, music, customs, traditions and even fashion. Filipino fashion is highly dictated by our colonizers; even our own ternos was influenced by Spain. According to Paul Rodell

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