Clothing evolved from thick, colored robes in the olden times, to the ones we see during Spanish times where FIlipinos wear piña-made clothing and women, the pañuelo, or neckerchief.
It was usually made of piña, a distinctive feature of the Maria Clara costume, along with lacework sleeves.
As a young girl, I always think that wearing such long, thick clothing was quite uncomfortable, especially during Spanish times when there was no air-condition.
But well, that was the fashion trend during their time.
However, as Spain eventually ceded the Philippines to the rising United States of America before the turn of the 20th Century, we saw a new clothing trend.
Pinoys started to wear hats, long-sleeved clothes and long-sleeved polos inside, accompanied by dark suits.
Jeans became a fashion statement as well.
Women started to wear dresses, skirts and eventually shifted to high-heeled shoes and hand bags.
Fashion trends started shifting more on adapting American influence, thus the term, “Made in the USA”.
Well, today, that may not necessarily be the case anymore because of the advent of globalization.
But one thing sure, clothing will always be part of our lives. Whether that’s the thick ones we wear during winter or cold season, or the more comfortable ones that become more popular during summer time.
Below are a variety of apparels manufactured in Rizal Province, which Filipinismo offers to its valued clients…Bilib sa Pinoy!
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