The 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation included the APEC Ministerial Meeting that included a fashion show prepared by Kultura to display the cultural value of the Philippines.
The spouses of trade and foreign ministers were able to look at the beauty of Philippine fashion through Kultura's well-designed cultural program and luncheon.
The event was made possible by the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Trade and Industry, according to The Standard. Likewise, the APEC Ministerial Meeting took place at the Ayala Museum in Makati City.
Gretchen del Rosario and Maria Aurea Rowena were the hosts of the APEC Ministers' Spouses cultural program and the two women welcomed Jenny Morel Bollard and Nguyen Than Huong, among others. Jenny is the wife of APEC Executive Director Allan Bollard while Nguyen is the better half of ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh.
Consequently, Gretchen is the partner of DFA Secretary Albert del Rosario while Maria is DTI Secretary Gregory Domingo's wife.
During Kultura's fashion show for the spouses of APEC, Kontra Gapi presented a portion of Philippine dance culture and contemporary music. Triple Fret also welcomed the important guests by playing with classical guitars.
Moreover, the cultural program had a short lecture about Philippine history.
Some of the clothes included in the fashion show were a ball gown skirt and a hand-painted, silk barong top that characterized a modern attire yet was still rooted in Philippine culture. The hand-painted, refreshing designs of barongs were made by Barong Filipino.
Kultura presented the Nuevo Ystilo theme for the show and one of the pieces was a silk capelet with an embroidered cut work skirt. Another collection included for the runway was the Tribal collection which included ethnic weave pants and a barong that had a geometric, woven design.
Overall, Kultura had four collections to offer: Floral, Traditional, Black and White, and Tribal.
In other news, over 20,000 people answered a survey regarding the value of the APEC meeting in the Philippines, according to Inquirer.net. 10,565 people believed that the summit will prove to be important in the near future while 4,513 respondents expressed that the effort and money spent for APEC were not worth it.