Fashion Revolution Blooms at the Flores de Mayo: A Sustainable Santacruzan

By Fashion Revolution

1 month ago

 

On May 19th, 2024, Rizal Park Luneta transformed into a vibrant canvas of culture and eco-consciousness. The National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) joined forces with Fashion Revolution Philippines, SoFA Design Institute, and Urban Sketchers Manila to present a unique Flores de Mayo celebration: Fashionista Flores de Mayo.

 

 

This exciting event wasn’t just about religious devotion or showcasing stunning gowns. It was a beautiful fusion of tradition and environmental awareness. SoFA design students presented modern Filipiniana gowns and suits, all crafted with sustainability in mind.

 

The festivities began at 5:00 pm, with Urban Sketchers Manila capturing the elegance of the “Reinas” (Queens) in their one-of-a-kind attire. As the day unfolded, the Santacruzan parade filled the air with a celebratory energy, snaking its way through the Central Section of Rizal Park.

The highlight of the evening was the Santacruzan fashion show, held at the Open-Air Auditorium. Here, the public witnessed a modern interpretation of the Santacruzan tradition, where sustainable fashion took center stage.

 

But the sustainable fashion movement didn’t end there. From May 21st to 26th, an exhibit titled “Modern Filipin(ian)a: Reimagining Santacruzan Gowns” took place at The Gallery of Rizal Park Luneta. Visitors were invited to get a closer look at the eco-conscious gowns, sparking conversations about responsible fashion choices.

 

The Fashionista Flores de Mayo was a resounding success. It proved that cultural celebrations and environmental consciousness can go hand in hand, paving the way for a more sustainable future for fashion in the Philippines.