Being fashionably inclined you should have the qualities of not just loving your physical looks, not just having that magical eyes in seeing different styles, either classy or chic, but beyond that is having a quality of showing your love for fashion base on your country’s culture. So, are you fashionably born patriotic?
Let’s take a look the meaning of patriotic:
based on google, it is having or expressing devotion to and vigorous support to one’s country.
How do we align our styling to country’s culture? I have one thing to share, make a research about your country’s old fashion trends, if you haven’t done yet. By then, you collate them and start creating ideas, either revive the old trending looks or showcase a classic styling. This task requires a heart, the one with the flag. When I say ‘one with the flag’, I meant for patriotism.
In Philippines, since we are celebrating the National Day or known as Philippine Independence Day. I want you to bring back the good old days where fashion styles are reserved that we can easily recognize as, ‘ahh this style is so Filipino.’ and what we can call our own.
The existence of traditional clothing have seen especially in some educational institutions and government offices that they have practice showing their love for the country, Philippines, by wearing traditional outfits on or before Jun 12th. However, this must not only be happened once a year. I think we should start embracing our own sense of the ‘Filipino Fashion’.
Remarkable Filipino Traditional Clothing
This is the National Costume for Men. It is ornamented or embroidered with traditional patterns which looks it more patriotic. In old times, this is made by Pina fabric (or from the woven pine leaves), but now it can be made from various fabrics.
This is more classy version of National Costume for Women. It is known of its elegance and butterfly-liked sleeves.
Converting Traditional to Non-traditional
Seems like our National Costume is mostly wear during special occasions, there’s already available outfits that have touch of traditional. Kudos to the designers who are putting much effort to release such designs that we can really be proud of wherever we go around the world. Mabuhay ang gawang Pinoy!