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Manila Wear designer to bring color to New York Fashion Week

The eye-catching and vibrant couture of Philippine streetwear designer Tracy Dizon will grace the runways of New York once again as she gears up for three New York Fashion Week events this 2018.
Dizon joined the Art Hearts Fashion on February 8 to 11, then will join the Fashion Designers and Craft Makers Network FDC Collections Showcase on April 28, and the Society Fashion Week on September 7 to 9 where she plans to unveil a new collection inspired by Philippine pop culture.
The invite follows the milliner designers's recent participation in the Fashion Week Brooklyn Spring/Summer Show 2018 last October where she debuted to the international fashion scene her highly praised "Miss Hanoi: La Douleur Exquise" collection.
The Miss Hanoi collection is reflective of Dizon's year-long escapade in Hanoi, Vietnam, where she fell in love with the country's rich culture and locality. It was originally showcased during the 64th edition of Manila FAME's, the country's premier lifestyle and design event, Manila Wear brand.
Manila Wear positions the Philippines as an advocate of unique fashion pieces that combine artisanal crafts with contemporary sensibilities - a fresh take on a more individualized and personal style of fashion. International fashion icon Josie Natori will return to curate the 67th edition of Manila FAME on April 19 to 21 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay City.
Dizon envisioned a Hanoi dream girl, the eponymous Miss Hanoi, who embodied the classical Vietnamese beauty as she created her pieces, ranging from traditional Vietnamese ao dai dresses, military uniforms, and contemporary clothing inspired by Vietnamese history and imageries.
Among her inspirations are the Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural, the carts of Vietnamese flower merchants around Hanoi, pho noodles in ceramic ware, and stamps stores along the Old Quarter in the Hoan Kiem District.
Besides clothing pieces, Dizon also created matching head pieces for the collection. Notably, before the Miss Hanoi collection, she specialized in unique hats and head pieces under her Tiara by Tracy Dizon millinery line.
"It was an unexpected life changing epiphany-traveling to Hanoi and getting creatively inspired by the whole visual, cultural and emotional experience, as a young woman going on a solo adventure in Hanoi. But as a designer, I wanted to share that whole journey through my fashion and millinery design," said Dizon.
Dizon won the Rise Sport's Rise Art&Design Fashion Design Competition last year and was given the opportunity to launch the Miss Hanoi collection Fashion Week Brooklyn Spring/Summer 2018 last October 6 at the Borough Hall, Brooklyn.
She also launched limited edition sunglasses with Rise Sport that matched her collection's aesthetics as part of her prize.
Dizon has been a member of Manila FAME's Manila Wear brand since 2016 and was mentored by renowned fashion designer Josie Natori, who urged her to expand her product segments to include clothing and other pieces other than hats and head pieces gearing towards developing a lifestyle brand.
"Manila Wear has provided me strong business foundations and an opportunity to shine in the global stage of export," said Dizon.
"I feel a deep gratitude for Manila Wear and CITEM. I was a struggling designer looking for her big break and working under Ms. Josie for Manila Wear helped me to explore and build my bran to be bold and globally competitive," she added.
Dizon has persistently joined every fashion content for the past 12 years, including nternationally in Japan Fashion Design Contest (Tokyo), AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search (Malaysia) and Vietnam Emerging Designer (Vietnam), Philippine Fashion Design Competition and Project Runway Philippines before she bagged the Rise Art&Design Fashion Design Competition in New York.
The Center for International Trade expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotions arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is the organizer of the Manila FAME, the second longest-running trade show in the Asia-Pacific, and the only trade event in the Philippines approved by Union des Foires Internationales, a Paris-based association of trade fair organizers founded 90 years ago in Italy.
Manila FAME is a bi-annual business sourcing platform of export ready and finely crafted furniture and home furnishings, holiday gifts and décor, and fashion accessories. It showcases the best of Philippine design and craftsmanship.

For more information, visit http://www.manilafame.com/.

 

Last modified on Sunday, 25 February 2018 20:58

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