From the Conservative Long Ternos that the typical Maria Clara Image We can now see a Bolder, Newer and Fashion Forward Filipina.
Filipiniana does not only refer to the terno, but also the national costume of baro’t saya (blouse and skirt) also known as the Maria Clara gown and the kimona’t patadyong. We Usually use these stuff during August for the “ Linggo ng Wika” and after that it is all kept in our wardrobe
From its old look a lot of improvements and innovations were done to show the creativity we Filipinos Have. The old plain Filipiniana is Now a Dress that embodies the new Lifestyle for this generation but still preserves the culture that we still practice. From simple flower embroideries now comes details that would show the creativity and resourcefulness of the designer and make the wearer a showstopper from parties, weddings, Ball, formal gatherings and even your Prom.
A lot of designers are inspired of creating these dresses like JC Buendia who prefers to make the ternos in stiff silk gazar using architectural silhouettes,You can also get inspiration from the designers of the Metrowear Filipiniana show from traditional works of Gregg Centeno, or the and experimental takes of Eric delos Santos’ fringe terno, Martin Bautista’s butterfly-sleeved number, James Reyes’ trademark bubble hem creation, or Louis Claparol’s heart-stopping gray terno top paired with pants.
So Who says Filipiniana's are OUT?