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Design and Craft Show

April 17, 2017
Manila FAME

Fancy checking out inspiring fashion and homewares? For local artisanship, head to Manila FAME, the Philippines’ top design and lifestyle event, at the World Trade Center Metro Manila from 21 to 23 April. Think organic lighting, vibrant storage, elegant wooden vases and sinuous outdoor loungers.

A biannual showcase of craftsmanship, design innovation, and emerging talent in the Philippines, it shares fabulous furniture, decor, kitchen and bathroom kit, gifts, stationery, souvenirs and fashion accessories to take home. And while the show targets trade buyers, it’s open to the public.

Expect locally made indigenous pieces with an eye to global appeal. What’s interesting is the mix, with export-ready design and retail brands cheek-by-jowl with small-scale makers. Materials are another focus, from interior design and architectural elements to native components harnessed for tactile clothing and craft. You’ll also spy festive, seasonal ornaments and art, including paintings and installations.

Look out for New Generation Weaves, a collaboration with Paris-based Chilean designer Nelson Sepulveda to upskill local companies, and don’t miss Stanley Ruiz and Lucent Objects’ holiday-themed lighting, the GREAT Women 2 Project promoting female entrepreneurs, and an exhibition of bamboo and coconut designs by veteran local and Japanese furniture whizzes.

Eyeball the latest designs and trends, then shop up a storm, with retail stalls at #ManilaFAME offering goodies aplenty. Just leave room in your luggage for that costume jewellery or those luxe leather shoes…

21-23 Apr, 2017.

World Trade Center Metro Manila / 2/F WTCMM Building / Gil Puyat Ave / Pasay City / +63 2 832 5039 / 9am-7pm / manilafame.com

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