Filipino designer Ann Ong was recognized at the NY NOW Winter 2016 tradeshow in New York for her handcrafted gold clutch, which awarded as Best New Product Design.
Creating jewelry and fashion pieces “for women who are confident and have a mind of their own,” Ong is one of the outstanding women designers featured twice a year at Manila FAME, the country’s premier design and lifestyle event. She is likewise a three-time awardee of Katha, the hallmark of Philippine product design excellence and innovation.
Manila FAME, a bi-annual trade show organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), is dedicated to holiday and fashion sectors featuring hund- reds of exporters, manufacturers, and designers.
The NY NOW Winter 2016 trade-show ran from January 31 to February 3 at the Javits Center.