earlier this month, we finally got the chance to go see the "slim: salvacion lim higgins" exhibit at the national museum. this exhibit is a must-see for any fashion lover and most especially for fashion students. we think it's important for young budding fashion designers to see the technique that went into producing these clothes. of course you can't touch the clothes, much less turn them inside out, but just to be able to scrutinize them up-close will allow you to appreciate the craftsmanship of these couture-like gowns and dresses. slim can be called a visionary because looking at these clothes, they look like they were designed today for a stylish woman attending a formal red-carpet affair or a bride about to walk down the aisle in a high-society wedding. you're not allowed to bring a camera inside, but we managed to sneak a few shots (hence, the blurriness)...
if you plan to go, time your visit with one of several talks being organized by preview magazine and the folks behind the slim exhibit. this way, you'll get an even better appreciation for how fashion works behind the scenes (or seams, if you will ;-)
• feb 20: couture construction & conservation
• mar 6: the art of embroidery & embellishment
• mar 20: philippine dressing traditions & social history
for complete details and how to sign up for the talks (it's free! but there are only 100 slots per talk, so hurry, slots are filling fast!), go to www.stylebible.ph/slim
and while you're at the national museum, take the time to explore the building. it's beautiful!