Year after year, graduates of Slim’s Fashion & Arts School move on to become part of the fashion industry. Many have since achieved remarkable success and have become icons of contemporary Philippine fashion. From Oskar Peralta, their first graduate in 1961, these include Joe Salazar, Cesar Gaupo, Oliver Tolentino, Michael Cinco, Ezra Santos, and Joey Samson, among others.
For this year, the noted fashion and arts school held an exhibit titled “Best of Student Works 2016” at SM Megamall’s Mega Fashion Hall as part of the school’s annual display from their talented pupils. Highlighting the theme “Contrast,” the students’ designs explored divergent colors, textures, fabrics, and structures that initially seem incompatible.
The exhibit showcased the talents and craftsmanship of Slim’s Fashion and Arts students in Dressmaking, Pattern-making, Fashion Designing, and Bespoke Tailoring—designed, cut, and sewn as a part of their class projects, including the hand-sewn barongs.
Founded by couture designer Salvacion Lim Higgins and her sister Purficacion, Slim’s Fashion & Arts School pursues the school’s curriculum known as the “Slim’s Method.”