September 8, 2011

‘Wearable art’ helps promote Benguet

BAGUIO CITY—Fashion has become a vehicle in promoting tourism in Benguet.

Last week, Hilson Busoy, the Benguet-born designer of Modesta Styles, presented a collection of “wearable art” that features both popular and unexplored destinations in the province.

Landscapes and tourist attractions in Benguet’s 13 towns were photographed and printed on shirts and jackets that Busoy presented in the fashion show “My Place,” a project intended to boost the province’s tourism.

Benguet Gov. Nestor Fongwan said tourism could further boost the province’s economy, which relies mainly on agriculture and mineral production. Continue reading...






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