February 21, 2020

Obra Maestra 2020

Obra Maestra 2020 brings the best Philippine fashion and culture to mall guests Shangri-La Plaza isn’t letting National Arts Month pass any of its mall guests by. One of the metro’s foremost culture hubs is allowing everyone to experience the richness and vitality of Filipino design with  Obra Maestra 2020: Homage to Heritage. 

#ObraMaestraAtTheShang   brings Spectacular   Cultural   Fashion   Show  and   Exhibition:   The  Evolution   of   Filipiniana   Fashion  featuring   modern interpretations of the Filipiniana at the  Grand Atrium.   Participating designers include  Oskar Peralta,  ReneeSalud, Ditta Sandico, Richard Papa, Roland Lirio, Steve De Leon, Delby Bragais, Peri Diaz, Albert Figueras, Peter   Lim,  Ricci  Lizaso,  Glenn  Lopez,  Edgar   Madamba,  Jontie   Martinez,  Jerome   Navarro,  Joyce  Penas-Pilarsky, Lito Perez, Edgar San Diego, Gerry Sunga, Philip Torres, Edwin Uy, and the late Bad Boy of Philippine Fashion, Eddie Baddeo.

This dazzling display is scored  by celebrated  kundiman  musicians, tenor Sherwin Sozon and soprano Tonton Pascual of the Lyric Opera of the Philippines, Mike Austria, Al Gatmaitan, Homer Mendoza, Vince Conrad, and Kathy Hipolito Mas. The fashion show complements the unveiling of the upcoming publications of fashion and arts impresario Zardo Ayangco-Austria, who conceptualized and directed Obra Maestra at the Shang. 

The firrst  one is  the  landmark  Obra Maestra:  A   Portrait  of  Excellence  in  Philippine Fashion  and  Culture,  a retrospective of vintage fashion photography, culled from bibliophile Mario Feir’s exclusive Filipiniana collection. The coffee table book will also feature narratives on Filipino arts, customs, and traditions from the pre-colonial and colonial periods to the post-war and contemporary times. 

The other publication is NOBLE IDEAS. To Aspire and Inspire, a full-color magazine with almost 200 pages of inspiring work and articles from some of the country’s talented and artistic designers from various fields. 

Obra Maestra has also put together a special exhibition of the evolution of the Filipiniana from pre-colonial times to the 1970s at the Luxury Lane, East Wing until February 29. Included in this showcase are pieces from Feir’s exclusive   Filipiniana   collection   and   the   masterworks   of  Ramon  Valera,  Pitoy  Moreno,  Aureo   Alonzo,  Ben Farrales, R.T. Paras, and Pacita Longos. Proceeds of the Obra Maestra benefit the construction of the Benedictine Sisters Reparatrices of the Sacred Heart’s new monastery and chapel in Mexico, Pampanga. These also raise funds for the Duyog Marawi Project, spearheaded by Bishop Edwin dela Peña, and the victims of the recent Taal Volcano eruption.

 #FeelTheShangVibe and pay #HomageToHeritage as Shangri-La Plaza turns into a mecca of arts and fashion, open to anyone who wants to appreciate the best in Filipino culture. For inquiries, call 8-370-2597/98 or visit www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaoffcial.

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