“I think that the fashion industry truly is glamorous. In a sense, it brings people together and it makes one think about breaking the norms.” (Mavic Castro, MINT MMA-Fashion)
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The baro’t saya, or if worn by affluent women, the traje de mestiza, consisted of the camison or inner blouse as first layer of cover, topped with baro or the blouse with long and billowy sleeves, and then covered with a panuelo or a starched cloth acting as a shawl to fully cover their once-bare bosoms. They also started to wear ankle-length skirts.
It was an unexpected feat.
“It was a huge shock. I think we can all agree on that,” Gab Sadicon, MINT Marketing student and Junior Marketing Association (JMA) member, said, describing the moment they qualified at a marketing competition hosted by De La Salle University (DLSU), Manila.