From October 5 to 8, BYS will showcase local talent and creativity in The Filipino Palette: Same Same But Different, a week-long fashion show featuring local designers and the unwavering Filipino spirit.
Inspired by the multifaceted nature of a makeup palette, BYS Fashion Week 2023 is a testament to grounded adaptability and the Filipino spirit. A makeup palette is a tool that can be made up of different colors and finishes, and can yield a myriad of looks. In bringing together unique, individual products, a palette is able to be at its best—versatile, effective, and a medium for human creativity.
On October 5 to 8, BYS Fashion Week will channel the Filipino Palette as it embraces a distinct blend of individuality and commonality. As our history and our nation is rooted in diversity and often division, local artistry rooted in culture and identity is one thing we can come together to celebrate.
Filipino fashion has always been diverse, but often draws from our deep cultures and traditions. Our identity, itself a convergence of voices, cultures, and influences, is encapsulated in the creations of the designers and artists featured in the second year of BYS Fashion Week.
In this exploration of art, fashion, and beauty, and the common palette that binds us, this event seeks to answer the question: in this world of difference, what brings us together?
SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT
In highlighting local artists and artistry, The Filipino Palette: Same Same But Different emphasizes the strength of our collective identity and the possibilities of our creative spirit. As with anything in our culture, the Filipino Palette offers diverse perspectives and ways to carry our history and culture with every step forward.
BYS Fashion week is a tribute to BYS Philippines’ connection to its “diverse, discerning” Filipino audience. It’s a space to “celebrate the beauty of our differences, the strength of our shared identity, and the endless possibilities that arise when we come together as a community of creatives,” says Angie Goyena, president of iFace, Inc., the distributor of Australian brand BYS Cosmetics in the Philippines.
Same Same But Different, a statement of contrast and juxtaposition, signals a confluence of differences that marks the Philippine landscape and captures the essence of Filipino identity—an essence that local artisans used to breathe life to their creations.
All week, Filipino designers will showcase how they’ve woven together narratives of tradition and innovation, heritage and modernity, with their unique interpretations of fashion and beauty. From ready-to-wear pieces to extravagant collections, contemporary edge to enchanting whimsy, there’s something for everyone on this runway.
The four-day affair will open with bold designs from Ha.mu, Antonina, Rafa Worldwide, and Randolf Clothing on Day 1. On Day 2, designers Neric Beltran and Chris Nick will bring their innovative fashions to the runway. Then, the stage is set for visionaries Vin Orias and Cheetah Rivera on Day 3. Finally, Vania Romoff will close the show with her timeless, feminine pieces on Day 4. Models will walk down the runway wearing these designers’ creations and in beauty looks orchestrated by makeup artist Gery Penaso.
As contemporary art and fashion move toward highlighting identity and the freedom to express who you are through clothing as well as to create art however you see fit, BYS Fashion Week’s message rings loud and clear: be yourself.
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