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The legacy of slim’s

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Embroidered jusi terno created for first daughter Linda Garcia Campos in 1957   Mallgoers will have the rare opportunity to view the visionary work of National Artist Salvacion Lim “Slim” Higgins at the Upper Ground Level Atrium of SM Aura Premier from Sept. 5 to 14. The exhibition, “Salvacion Lim Higgins: National Artist for Design,” celebrates the preeminent designer’s creative genius that has revolutionized — and continues to influence — Philippine fashion. “Observing her at work while I was growing up is what made me realize that fashion is actually both an art and a craft,” says her son, artist Mark Lewis Higgins, who curates the show. “The art lies in the vision and the craft is in the application. The art is in the dream; the craft is in making it real.  She would create these masterful confections of her imagination that would either defy gravity or succumb to it.” In June 2022, Slim was honored as a National Artist in the Design category. The Order of National Artists Award is

The Slim’s Legacy Exhibit is Coming to SM Aura

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Get the rare opportunity to view the visionary work of National Artist Salvacion Lim “Slim” Higgins at the Upper Ground Level Atrium of SM Aura Premier from September 5 to 14, 2022! The exhibition, Salvacion Lim Higgins: National Artist for Design, celebrates the preeminent designer’s creative genius that has revolutionized – and continues to influence – Philippine fashion. “Observing her at work while I was growing up is what made me realize that fashion is actually both an art and a craft. The art lies in the vision and the craft is in the application. The art, is in the dream – the craft, is in making it real.”, says her son and artist Mark Lewis Higgins, who curates the show. “She would create these masterful confections of her imagination that would either defy gravity, or succumb to it.” In June 2022, Slim was honored as a National Artist in the Design category. The Order of National Artists Award is the highest national recognition given to Filipino individuals who have made sig

The legacy of Salvacion Lim ‘Slim’ Higgins

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 Mallgoers will have the rare opportunity to view the visionary work of National Artist Salvacion Lim “Slim” Higgins at the Upper Ground Level Atrium of SM Aura Premier from September 5 to 14.  National Artist for Design Salvacion Lim Higgins photographed in 1983, draping fabric on a dress form in front of a mirror. It is said she often worked this way. The exhibition, Salvacion Lim Higgins: National Artist for Design, celebrates the preeminent designer’s creative genius that has revolutionized – and continues to influence – Philippine fashion. “Observing her at work while I was growing up is what made me realize that Fashion is actually both an art and a craft. The art lies in the vision and the craft is in the application. The art, is in the dream – the craft, is in making it real,” says her son and artist Mark Lewis Higgins, who curates the show. “She would create these masterful confections of her imagination that would either defy gravity or succumb to it.” Pearl grey silk satin t

MUST-SEE: SLIM at The Lobby curated by Mark Lewis Higgins 🖤

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View this post on Instagram A post shared by MaArte Fair (@maartefair)   Salvacion Lim Higgins, known by the acronym Slim, was a fashion designer whose career began in post-World War 2 Manila, from 1947 until her passing in 1990. The first decade of her career is considered a golden era in Philippine fashion. She was known for creating some of the most avant-garde silhouettes of her time, both for evening gowns and ternos. Considered a master in her techniques of draping and embellishment, her beautiful creations have been the subject of a retrospective at the National Museum of the Philippines in 2009. In June of this year, the Philippine government recognized her with the distinction of National Artist for Design. The exhibition at The Lobby, The Peninsula Manila runs until August 27, 2022. #MaArteFair #MaArteAtThePen #CelebratingTheFilipinoCreativeSoul #MuseumFoundationPH #SupportNationalMuseumPH #ProudlyPinoy #LoveLocal #Philippines #SupportLocal

All Rise: Maja Salvador Is Embracing Her New Royal Role

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Slowly easing into several new roles, Maja Salvador shows us how women can go beyond conventions and still rule. For someone who has a steady career, it takes strength to go beyond what’s safe and expected. Maja made her acting debut at 14 years old, playing a minor role in the drama series It Might Be You (2003- 2004), starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo. It aired in her then home network ABS-CBN. Soon, she became involved in notable projects, including the cult classic film One More Chance (2007), and the inspiring movie Thelma (2011), which won her best actress awards. Backless evening gown in georgette created in 1967, hand-beaded with translucent crystals and pearls by SALVACION LIM HIGGINS Now, at 34, Maja’s world seems similar, but on a different plane. She isn’t only required to play roles in front of the camera, but she has a bigger role to play behind it. Also, now, her former co-star John Lloyd is under Crown’s wing, together with other famous names, Jasmine Curtis Smith

MaArte at The Pen Returns: Everything You Need to Know

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Here's every exciting highlight—including the complete list of participants—of this year's MaArte at the Pen fair happening from August 19 to 21 MaArte at The Pen, an elegant fundraising bazaar that benefits the Museum Foundation of the Philippines and celebrates the Filipino creative soul, returns with an extensive selection of pieces that promote our incredible local craftsmanship. "The original MaArte was focused on jewellery and textile," recalls MaArte co-organiser Dindin Araneta. Its humble beginnings can be traced back to the complementary event to HABI, the second ASEAN Traditional Textiles Symposium, a four-day international conference held in Manila. The bazaar was then rebranded as MaArte at The Pen in 2017 when it found a home in The Peninsula Manila. As we emerge into the new normal, MaArte will recognise contemporary Philippine design in fashion, furniture, and accessories apart from traditional Filipino craft and design. Supported by major sponsors Ayal

National Artist Salvacion Lim Higgins’ designs among highlights of pioneering arts and crafts fair

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Fashion is a big deal in this August’s edition of MaArte The brave and timeless vision of the trailblazing Salvacion Lim “Slim” Higgins will be a highlight of this year’s edition of the pioneering Philippine arts and crafts fair MaArte. The designer and newly-minted National Artist for Fashion began her career after World War II, dressed some of the most important women in the movies and society, and helped educate many Filipinos thru her legendary Slim’s Fashion and Arts School.  While Slim’s alumni include some of the most respected names in Philippine fashion design, among them Joe Salazar, Cesar Gaupo, Michael Cinco and Joey Samson, the lady herself is a master in making beautiful, fashion-forward clothes. She is known to have reinterpreted the terno by imbuing it with a couture spin, investing it with a draped skirt and a flap that gave the traditional Filipina dress a semblance of movement and therefore modernity.  Her son, the artist Mark Lewis Higgins, has put together a select