FASHIONING THE TERNO: A Mentorship Program for Regional Designers





An intensive 3-day workshop on the history and the proper construction of the Philippine National Dress, with great emphasis on its evolution from 1860-1960. The workshops are intended to correct misconceptions about the history of the National Dress, and to address construction issues concerning the terno and its various components; and to train the designers’ eye in discerning proportion and silhouette of the terno.


The lead facilitator is renowned costume and set designer - GINO GONZALES. The workshop will be held in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and will be participated in by practicing fashion designers and cultural workers involved in Theater, Dance, or Heritage Conservation. For each leg, a maximum of 15 participants only will be accepted to ensure a more intimate and productive learning process.


TERNO is presented and organized by the CCP Cultural Exchange Department, supported by BENCH and in partnership with the CCP Kaisa sa Sining (KSS) Regional Art Centers: The Heritage City of Vigan, Negros Cultural Foundation in Bacolod City and the Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges in Gen. Santos City.


Schedule of Regional Workshops:


July 24-28          Luzon leg:           Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

August 10-14      Visayas leg:        Bacolod City

Sept 5-9             Mindanao leg:     General Santos