The TernoCon 2018 Exhibit ribbon cutting with Bench endorsers Bea Alonzo & Grae Fernandez, CCP Chairperson Margie Moran, Bench owner Ben Chan, Bench endorser Lovi Poe, Angeles City Mayor Hon. Carmelo Lazatin Jr. and SM COO Steven T. Tan.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines, Bench and SM Clark will bring the Ternocon 2018 Exhibit in Angeles City, Pampanga from August 2-9, 2019  at the Event Center 3 of the SM Clark.

Ternocon 2018 was a terno-making convention and contest for regional designers initiated by the CCP thru its Cultural Exchange Department and Bench (Suyen Corporation).  The project aimed to encourage the use of the terno as formal dress, to inspire a new generation of Filipino designers to make ternos that are grounded in the history of the Philippine National Dress, and to motivate regional designers to create works that are at par with the construction techniques of senior fashion designers.

Entries last TernoCon 2018 From left to right: Jerom Marcos (Sangani) Krizna Tan (Gen San) Jasmine Ibones (Iloilo) Felizardo Parreno (Gen San City) Jose Basil Malicsi (Laguna) Kieren Stefan Tirado (Cebu City) Brylie Hiponia Kris Arthur Obcena (Quezon City)

From May 8-10, 2018 a mentoring and preparatory workshop was conducted at the CCP.  The Project’s Artistic Director Gino Gonzales together with Ternocon Chief Mentor Inno Sotto, regional mentors JC Buendia (Luzon), Cary Santiago (Visayas), and Len Cabili (Mindanao) shared their respective philosophies and design processes with 30 participants.  Twenty-eight designers were finally chosen and asked to create one cocktail version of a balintawak and  one formal evening terno each as entries to the competition.

These dominantly red ternos and balintawaks will surely catch your eye and attention when you pass by The Event Centre here at SM City Clark. Be sure to visit Bench TernoCon 2018 until August 9, 2019.

The contest proper was held at the CCP main theater stage last Nov. 11, 2018, which included cultural performances that celebrated the diversity of Philippine culture. Gold, silver, and bronze medals were awarded for each category.  The program also showcased terno collections by the three Ternocon mentors and an exhibit by the Ternocon Chief Mentor.

Curated by Gino Gonzales,  the exhibit features almost sixty selections from over ninety  ternos shown at the CCP last November 11, 2018.  The 5 ternos for dolls designed and made by Cholo Ayuyao of Angeles City were loaned from a private collection especially for this leg of the tour.

TernoCon2018 was championed by Pampanga’s Marlon Tuazon who bagged gold medals for both Balintawak and Formal Terno competitions.

The exhibit tour began in SM Mall of Asia last June 12-19, 2019.  The Pampanga run is made possible with support from the SM City Clark, Steven Tan, Slim’s Fashion and Arts School, Central College of Angeles / CCA Sayaw Angeleño Dance Troupe, Mabalacat City Tourism Office, Angeles City Tourism Office, Anak Bale-balayan / Sinukwan Kapampangan, Jeng B. Cortez Catering,  Steakstreet, Roberto’s Coffee and Tea, Park Inn by Radisson Clark,  Natalya Lagdameo, Zarah Juan, CCP Production Design & Technical Services Division and  the CCP Cultural Content Department.   The organizers would also like to acknowledge  Ternocon mentors Inno Sotto, Cary Santiago, JC Buendia, and Len Cabili.

The exhibit tour in other regions is currently being organized for September to November 2019. For more information,  contact the CCP Cultural Exchange Department at tel. no. 832-1125 locals 1708 and 1709, email address [email protected]

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