Three global design trends were highlighted for this edition of Manila FAME International and the products developed through Manila FAME International’s Merchandise Specialist Program in collaboration with international design specialists Michael Cleghorn and Linda Simpson were displayed in the Trend Stores.
The Trend Stores are designed to reflect the interior setting of a typical retail shop so that it would give buyers an idea on how a particular product might look like when displayed in a retail store setting.
The three trends are as follows:
The naturalist trend feature products inspired by nature. The products developed for this trend mainly use neutral and earth colors. Raw and indigenous materials such as pandan, raffia, seagrass etc. were used in creating some of the products featured in this setting.
Prompted by the regard for our environment the products featured in this setting utilize the various natural gifts of the Philippines.
This particular trend is inspired by the allure of the sea and intricate ikat patterns. Mood Indigo is a mixture of different hues/shades of blue. The products featured in this setting are made of recycled and indigenous materials like raffia, bamboo, abalone, abaca, capiz and driftwood.
This particular trend is a burst of bright and vibrant colors. Inspired by the blend of pop-culture and self-expressionism this bold trend definitely stands out. Products featured in this setting have more of a modern/cosmopolitan look as compared to the previous trends still utilizing natural materials that are available in the Philippines.
All the products featured in the Trend Stores are especially developed by the following manufacturers under Manila FAME International’s Merchandise Specialist Program.
Here’s the list of participating companies:
33 point 3 Exports, Inc. • Accent Pieces Exports, Inc. • Alice Blue Candle Inc. • Alriver Export Corp. • Anaware Ventures Inc. • Art ‘N’ Nature Mfg. Corp. • Asia Ceramics Corp. • Basket and Weaves • Betis Crafts Inc. • Bon-Ace Fashion Tools, Inc. • Calfurn Mfg. Philippines, Inc. • Catalina Embroideries, Inc. • Dekokraft Inc. • Ferimar Import-Export, Inc. • Gyrma International • Hacienda Crafts Company, Inc. • Indian Summer Gifts and Accessories • Joarene Fashion • Lightworks Resources, Inc. • Marléna Decor Craft • Mary Kel Company • MIL Export Philippines • Miles Ahead Corp. • Obra Cebuana, Inc. • Riviera Clay Philippines • Robles Heritage, Inc. • Saint Nicholas Crafts Inc. • Sally’s Crafts • San Jose Kitchen Cabinets • Sarilinlikha Novelties • Sebastianne Creations • Shell Arts Company, Inc. • Stanpuz Corp. • Starwood Manufacturing Company Inc. • TADECO, Inc. • Tamilee Industries • Venus Crafts • Triboa by Vivere Lifestyles Co. Inc.