Edgar San Diego recently showcased his amazing abilities in art and manner in Baro’t Saya Tuwa at Ligaya, his very first solo artwork exhibit, at the Mega Fashion Hall of SM Megamall.

With the concept “Tribute of Pleasure to the Filipina and her Common Gown Amidst the Pandemic,” San Diego highlights his like for the lovely Filipina, traditions, costumes and creation design, retaining in brain that the shades are brilliant and the subjects are delighted in building beneficial vibes the general public needs most in this pandemic.

From left: SM senior vice president for internet marketing communications
Millie Dizon with vogue designer
and artist Edgar San Diego and Abby San Diego

Edgar San Diego crossed in excess of from style design to visible arts all through the get started of the pandemic lockdown final yr. When he ran out of factors to resolve at dwelling, he made the decision to pick up his brushes once more and named his canvas provider.

He asked his daughter Abby to pose for his sought after angle and lighting and from there, he based his very first obra maestra, titled Portrait of an Aged Soul 1. As a result, he developed 1 to two paintings weekly, all of which he showcases in his very first solo show.

The designer-artist suggests that his operates are his individual statements on nationalism. “My paintings are unchanging in their presentation of Filipiniana themes, evident in the costumes, the home furniture, the settings, and the situations that obtain their way on to my canvas,” he says. “These are the expressions of my enjoy for state and its heritage.”

With any luck ,, “through my visible creations, I could really encourage and inspire other folks, primarily the youthful generations of Filipinos, to acquire an desire in our country’s interesting historical past and our loaded cultural heritage,” he adds.

The exhibit also highlights Edgar San Diego’s beautiful hand-painted Filipiniana gowns which includes a Maria Clara best in excess of a eco-friendly de cola skirt a blush pink Maria Clara robe with black accent on the baro, pañuelo and tapis and a modern-day Maria Clara marriage ceremony ensemble, amid other people.

San Diego graduated from the College of Santo Tomas with a diploma in Wonderful Arts main in Marketing. He went on to work as a hand painter on official have on for a number of Filipino designers. This gave him early exposure in the manner business, specifically in style design and style. He also labored as a window display screen artist which more opened his understanding of style promoting.

Performing passionately to increase his craft, he was invited and turned the youngest pioneer of the Style Designers Affiliation of the Philippines, in which he inevitably served as president for 8 yrs.

Edgar San Diego’s citations and awards involves Haute Couture Designer of the Calendar year in the Manila Manner Designers Awards in 1989 Grand Prix Ideal Costume Award in Carnival in Rio in Manila, which brought him to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1990 Superb Alumni of UST University of Fantastic Arts and Don Bosco Specialized Institute and five-time winner in the Yearly Flores de Mayo at The Manila Lodge.

As a costume designer, Edgar San Diego’s credits consist of Repertory Philippines’s The Wizard of Oz, The Male of La Mancha, M Butterfly, Aladdin, The Audio of Music Trumpets’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Little Mermaid and Newport Theater’s Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Edgar San Diego has also successfully promoted vogue and lifestyle via manner reveals with Filipino communities in New York, New Jersey, California, Florida, Atlanta, Missouri, Chicago, Guam, Honolulu, and London. He was also the Philippine agent to the 1989 Asean Fashion Connections in Singapore.

Baro’t Saya Tuwa at Ligaya Artwork Exhibit is copresented by SM Equipment Center, TCL, Amelia’s Back garden, Artistshop, Beringer Wines, Doltz Pilar, Flyace Corp., and Gari P. Palmani.

A percentage of the sales will be donated to Distinctive Products and services of Jose Reyes Professional medical Centre.