Benjie S. Manuel (BSM)… one of the most celebrated fashion designers in Mindanao has once again wowed Cagayan de Oro in the recently concluded 3rd Mindanao Fashion Summit held at Limketkai Mall.
Last Sunday afternoon, BSM had his solo fashion show featuring his latest creations. Inspired by the different tribes and legends of Mindanao, the line of clothing represented the Manobo Tribe, the intricately made Maranao Okir, the golden Balanghay and the classy Maranao princess Bai Lawanen. All these highlighted the rich culture of the island.
In an interview with Tsada Gyud, Benjie said that he opted not to use indigenous materials. The designs themselves are enough to showcase his concept. Although they are indigenous looking but Benjie wanted his collection suitable for wearing.
For almost three decades already, Benjie S. Manuel has maintained his good reputation as a fashion designer. To know more about his life story, read HERE.
Photo by TsadaGyud/KimZaldivar