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On Captured Connection and Longing—Strange Fruit Joins Art Fair Philippines for Second Year
Pauline Nacar | May 12, 2021

At this year’s Art Fair PH, one of the country’s biggest festivals to showcase local contemporary art, photography collective Strange Fruit explores what it means to long for freedom in modern-day Philippines.

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Chris Nick Springs Forward with a Bold, Elegant Awakening in New Eveningwear Collection
Leo Balante | May 10, 2021

For young, rising designer, Chris Nick Delos Reyes, behind the lustrous label, Chris Nick, imagining life post-pandemic is as taxing as it is necessary, and his Spring/Summer 2021 collection speaks of an adage to a time when the ominous veil of fear and doubt would then be lifted, and the fun, flirtatious, modern Filipina could come out and socialize, dressed to the nines.

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Creativity Fueled By Sustainability: How Proudrace Takes In The Chaos and Reworks it in New Collection
Pauline Nacar | May 4, 2021

As the fashion industry recalibrated and regrouped for the better part of 2020, this label took in the time to make a whole new collection out of workshop samples, excess fabric, and discarded piles of material. Introducing Proudrace Pre-Collection 2021, the brand welcomes a new era as an eco futurist fashion label with a peek into what’s in store.

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Perspectives
FYI: When People Take ‘Ayuda’ Matters into their Own Hands, That’s the Spirit of Community, Not Propaganda
Pauline Nacar | April 20, 2021

On April 14, a cart full of food and necessities went viral online for its initiative to support Filipinos forgotten about during this pandemic. Less than a week later, other inspired community pantries sprout across the Philippines, causing a flooding of heartwarming stories on solidarity, humanity, and the classic spirit of ‘bayanihan’.

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How Autotelic Navigates, Revisits, and Yearns for Deep ‘Kwentuhan’ Sessions Amid an Era of Social Deprivation
Pauline Nacar | April 17, 2021

As the pandemic literally locks us down to the same quarters for 24 hours in a day, our needs as social beings have drastically deteriorated. Although technology has afforded us some new luxuries in long-distance communication, nothing could ever beat those sit down, ‘kwentuhan’ sessions with our dearest friends. Especially with those we’ve lost along the way.

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More Than Meets the Eye: Kelvin Morales on Exploring What is Brave, Peculiar, and Unapologetic
Pauline Nacar | April 9, 2021

“What if the human skin can be used as material for clothing?” This young fashion designer examines the tight-knit relationship between humans and clothes, and turns it on its head with his latest collection “Human Leather.”

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The Politics of Being ‘Apolitical’ and Why, In Itself, This is a Political Statement
Pauline Nacar | April 3, 2021

We can’t deny that there’s a huge temptation these days to tune out the world and focus on positive thoughts instead, given the negative impact recent news can bring to our mental health. Despite this, though, here’s why we must resist and stay vocal if we have any hope of rebuilding our country—even if that means constantly wallowing in the despair of politics.

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A Beautiful Merge: Bridging Old Hollywood Flair with Modern Filipina Edge by Chris Nick
Pauline Nacar | March 28, 2021

Powerful, independent, sleek, and wearable. These are some of the main themes at the core of this fashion designer’s classy label as he sets out to change the look of fashion in the Philippines.

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Inside the Cinema: Sonny Calvento on Making Sundance History, the Local Film Industry in Peril, and the Need New Voices in Storytelling
Pauline Nacar | March 25, 2021

What is the role of film and storytelling in society? The critically-acclaimed director and producer Sonny Calvento, behind the first-ever Filipino short film showcased at the Sundance International Film Festival’s main program, ponders the question and more as he gives us a peek into his constantly moving mind, and the comings and goings of the industry’s unending exploration.

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‘Love Alarm’: Inside its Promised Upgrades and a Ringing Focus On Complex Choices and Consequences
Pauline Nacar | March 17, 2021

Netflix original K-Drama, Love Alarm, is back for its second season. Fans of the series are eager to know if we’re finally getting the answer we’re all waiting for: Who will Kim Jo-jo choose?

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