Myitmakha News Agency
Yangon, September 9 – to mark 60 years of friendship between Myanmar and the Philippines, a charity fundraiser dinner and fashion show will be held at downtown Yangon’s Sule Shangri-La Hotel on September 17, with the proceeds from the event to be donated to the Yangon Children’s Hospital.
The event is being organized through the concerted efforts of the Myanmar Fashion Designers Group and the Fashion and Design Council of the Philippines (FDCP), Myitmakha News Agency has been informed.
Prominent fashion designers from both countries will also reportedly be sharing their knowledge and expertise during the event.
“The histories of Myanmar and the Philippines are not the same,” said Maria LM Salcedo, minister of the Consulate of the Philippines to Myanmar and head organizer of the Passion for Fashion show. “But I’m confident the culture and society of our countries will be understood though the innovative fashion designs [that will be presented],” she adds.
The event will feature the Filipino fashion designers of Len Cabili, Len Nepomuceno, Dong Omaga-Diaz and Tonichi Nocom, together with their Myanmar counterparts of Myint Zu, Pyay Soe Aung, Ma Pote, Lat Lat, Lwin Su Htway and Kaung Myat. It will also mark the first time the designs of the Filipino fashion stylists will be showcased in Myanmar.
The show will reportedly feature traditional, modern/contemporary and high types of fashion.