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Aurea’s the name and this blog is created in conjunction with my final fashion design projects and elective classes at Massey University, with a little bit of my personal stories here and there.
Challenging the effects of American colonialism onto the Philippine society through fashion.
Tatsulok (triangle) questions and challenges the influences of the American colonizers in early 20th century Philippines. On the surface, the country was made to believe that the Americans were the saviors of the country from the Spanish oppression. What is underneath is the infiltration of American ideals into the Philippine politics, culture and economy that to this day have misplaced the nationalism of Filipinos emphasized by the separation of the social classes. This project looks into empowering a unified voice of Philippine nationalism against impact of colonialism through the powerful voice of fashion.