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.

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Tatsulok

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.

Research & Design Process

Review Form: Virtual Fashion Show with #RajoRunwayOnline

Creative Exposition Update (02/08/20): This review was first written on May 20, 2020 after...

Fashion Film Inspiration

One of the end results of this project is a fashion film, regardless if I show at a...

Making the frame

The weaving technique, just like any weaving techniques, will need a loom. Thankfully, the...

Fabrics to Use

Main Fabric There isn’t much choice of fabrics I needed for this project. The main...

Triangle shape on details and shapes

This is the part of the design process where I reminded myself if the design principles...

Draped Sketches

Collaging wasn’t my strongest forte. However, in a project as such where sketching...

"Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart. The rest of it will take care of itself."

Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic Author

Writing for Designers

Creative writing, academic writing, reviews and many other styles of writing for designers are learned and experimented in this paper. This is the part of the blog where those samples and my final product exists.

Photo by Green Chameleon on Unsplash

Posts

Hybrid Form: Dear Rosa, class notes

Dear Rosa is written in a personal letter form to an airport security personnel. The...

Review Form Update: Virtual Fashion Show with #RajoRunwayOnline

Last night, for the first time in years, I went on Facebook awaiting a very exciting new...

Operational Form: Class Exercise

How to lift a pen: Engage the muscles of your right arm and open your fingers....

Manifesto Homework: The Vision, A Creative Manifesto

This manifesto is via WGSN. It embodies everything I believe as a fashion designer in...

"You can make anything by writing."

C.S. Lewis

Alice In Wonderland, Author
Elective Project - Semester 1

Advanced Apparel Research

Digital Pattern Making

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Evaluation of the tailored garment & digital pattern-making project

Looking back, I never expected I’d be where I finished this project. While pattern making...

Model of a classic notch jacket

This is the preview of the patterns in a model in Adobe Illustrator. It is saved...

Printing and Sampling Process

There were a few reasons I had to sample the patterns at home. One, the country was on...

Personal blog

Terno Sleeve Pattern Making

After years of rummaging the Internet for tutorials and information on how to make a...

Tatsulok Final Garments

Barong Shirt dress with Tapis Baro’t Saya Combination Balabal dress

Hybrid Form: Dear Rosa, class notes

Dear Rosa is written in a personal letter form to an airport security personnel. The...

Review Form Update: Virtual Fashion Show with #RajoRunwayOnline

Last night, for the first time in years, I went on Facebook awaiting a very exciting new...