Fashion meets art once again as Freeway features the works of National Artist for Visual Arts Vicente Manansala in its National Artist Collectors’ Series Holiday 2011 collection.
This is the 6th installment of the series which has previously featured National Artists Nick Joaquin (Literature), Ang Kiukok (Visual Arts), Jose Garcia Villa (Literature), Ramon Valera (Fashion Design) and F. Sionil Jose (Literature).
Vicente Manansala, iconic painter and illustrator, reinterpreted or indigenized cubism as he drew his themes from familiar Filipino scenes.
Some of his masterpieces are Madonna of the Slums, a portrayal of mother and child from the countryside who became urban shanty residents once in the city; and Jeepneys where Manansala combined the elements of provincial folk culture with congestion issues of the city.
This creative fusion of fashion and art is reinstated in a 22-piece collection that includes classic and modern tailored dresses, woven shirts, sublimation-print dresses and graphic tees for men and women, a Manansala watch, tote bags and accessories.
All items come in their own gift packaging and hangtag of Manansala’s bio.
To view the entire collection or find the nearest store, visit http://www.freeway.net.ph.