Behold the National Costume of Miss Philippines Dindi Pajares for Miss Supranational 2021:
“#PODEROSA” ( Powerful Lady)
A Mascota is the traditional wear of the Zamboangueñas popularly worn in the 1900s. A mascota is made up of SIX elements: corpiño (silk or cotton slip), candongga (panuelo), renggue (upper garment), sobre falda (tapis), cola (the skirt), and enaguas (inner lining of the skirt). Without just one of these elements, it is not a mascota.
The inspiration of this Traje is all about women empowerment – as fashion is a highly visible and forceful medium that commands attention and communicates possibilities.” It aims to channel the cry for women empowerment, a work of art that would be definitely make everyone stop, look and listen. The designer believes fashion has often been stigmatized as frivolous and antithetical to feminism; this exhibition is showing the opposite – “challenging stereotypes of what feminism can be.”
Zamboangueño Fashion Designer Erich Miñoza desires to show diversity: as “every race, every ethnicity, every background with the use of intricate details and fabric manipulation that showcase excellent techniques bringing the edge to this creation, encrusted with various crystal beads and shadows of pailletes and adorn with antique small bells that produce sounds and was originally supplied by a group of indigenous women where intentionally used to create resonances in celebration of feminism beyond ethnicity. A virtuous demonstration of that boldness of what women want to show through their clothing. Through playful and risky combinations of loud colors that speaks for its self, Lazer cut out technique for sleeves and panuelo and showcase of interesting embellishment like the wing inspired ornamentation aims to express that women just like feathers are soft yet through this they can soar and fly. We’re looking at womankind and empowerment in a different way.
National Costume: @erich_minoza
Creative Director: @markjvnz
Style: @joshqdelarosa and @unfazed.dr
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