Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Oliver Tolentino shows native collection in New York
Oliver Tolentino shows native collection in New York
15
Sep '11
Hollywood designer Oliver Tolentino proudly represented the Philippines at “United Colors of Fashion” (UCOF) last Friday during New York Fashion Week. UCOF, billed as a charity fashion event and gala, took place at one of Manhattan's most prestigious hotels, The Pierre on Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park.

The evening, featuringg musical performances, ballet dancers, a silent auction, gourmet food, and a runway show, benefitted the UCOF Charity Care Program-Soweto Hospice and the Bisila Bokoko African Literary Project, both based in South Africa. Broadway actress Kaaye Tuckerman served as Chief Ambassador for UCOF, while Kimberly Garrett served as the Honorary Chair/Stylist. An after-party followed at the Carlton Hotel on Madison Avenue.

Oliver presented a 12-piece Spring/Summer 2012 collection along with four other international designers representing Spain, Russia, Cambodia, and South Africa.

Oliver's collection featured classic looks made from Philippine fabrics dyed in vibrant colors and accented with color-themed beadworks. While he used the usual Philippine fabrics such as pina, abaca, and raw silk cocoon, Oliver also introduced a new fabric made from water lily and jute which came about after meeting with weavers in Aklan.

Oliver noted, “I have been aggressively promoting our native weaving and embroidery industries internationally because I want our centuries-old expertise to live on well into the 21st Century. There is no greater joy than seeing the awe and amazement when I tell people what these outfits are made from. All Filipinos should be proud.”

The night before his show, Oliver joined actress Anna Maria Perez de Tagle (upcoming star in Broadway's “Godspell” revival) at Joe Jonas's performance at Saks as part of Anna Wintour's “Fashion's Night Out.” The following night, Anna Maria sat front row at Oliver's show. On both nights, she wore his dress.

Oliver Tolentino


Must ReadView All

FDI in Vietnamese textile-garment projects on the rise

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Jun 2018

FDI in Vietnamese textile-garment projects on the rise

The European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and the Comprehensive ...

Courtesy: Alizilla

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Jun 2018

Alibaba Group sets up office in Kuala Lumpur

Strengthening its commitment to Malaysia, Alibaba Group has set up an ...

Bombay Dyeing plans to wind up Indonesian JV

Textiles | On 24th Jun 2018

Bombay Dyeing plans to wind up Indonesian JV

Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Co Ltd plans to wind up its loss making ...

Interviews View All

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Milind Khandwe
Hindoostan Innovation Centre

‘Modern technical textile is an indispensable tool for science and...

Darshan Mehta
Infinium Polychem

We are spending double digit figures on R&D

Kalai Selvi

Vidyashilp Academy in Bengaluru is the country's first Fairtrade School....

Carolin Russ

Weko, Weitmann & Konrad GmbH & Co KG, based in south Germany, is...

Paolo Crespi

For.Tex is an Italy-based leading producer of dyes and thickeners, and is...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search