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How to dress for an art fair: Be yourself, but more art

Words by MARGA MAGALONG | Photos by MIGUEL TARROSA

Who says art can only be viewed on a canvas? Art Fair goers took art appreciation to a whole other level by being canvases themselves, expressing their personalities through art fair-appropriate — or rather, art fair-inspired — garb.

Artists Ged Merino and Aze Ong clad in their own crochet work. They are also exhibiting their fabric art at a larger-scale, on view at the Link carpark’s 7th floor till Sunday.

Artists Ged Merino and Aze Ong clad in their own crochet work. They are also exhibiting their fabric art at a larger-scale, on view at the Link carpark’s 7th floor till Sunday.

Potti Lesaguis matches her outfit with her silver hair, and adds a pop of color with a statement Moschino messenger bag.

Potti Lesaguis matches her outfit with her silver hair, and adds a pop of color with a statement Moschino messenger bag.

Angelo Ramirez de Cartagena rocks Nike Huaraches and classic Bench denim.

Angelo Ramirez de Cartagena rocks Nike Huaraches and classic Bench denim.

Kevin Garlitos wears a bespoke suit. We should’ve asked him if he liked "Mad Men."

Kevin Garlitos wears a bespoke suit. We should’ve asked him if he liked “Mad Men.”

Mother of quirky dressing Tessa Prieto-Valdez gets into the mod mood.

Mother of quirky dressing Tessa Prieto-Valdez gets into the mod mood.

 

 

Michael Orlina in a personalized denim jacket. #Yes2Originality2K17

Michael Orlina in a personalized denim jacket. #Yes2Originality2K17

Trickie Lopa, one-third of the founders of Art Fair Philippines, plays with asymmetry.

Trickie Lopa, one-third of the founders of Art Fair Philippines, plays with asymmetry.

Pico Gonzales turns an otherwise conservative look into a statement by wearing a scarf as a bow.

Pico Gonzales turns an otherwise conservative look into a statement by wearing a scarf as a bow.

Art dealer Katie de Tilly goes sheen-on-sheen with satin and leather.

Art dealer Katie de Tilly goes sheen-on-sheen with satin and leather.

Jason Montinola shows his stripes.

Jason Montinola is big in Japan.

Artist Marivic Rufino wears positivity from H to T.

Artist Marivic Rufino wears positivity from H to T.

Edwin Loyola keeps it real after growing his dreadlocks for 10 years, using “one big bottle of shampoo” every two days to maintain his dreadlocks. Coolness Guru achieved.

Edwin Loyola keeps it real after growing his dreadlocks for 10 years, using “one big bottle of shampoo” every two days to maintain his dreadlocks. Coolness Guru achieved.

Mickey Colayco and his daughter may a charming tandem. No twinning required.

Mickey Colayco and his daughter may a charming tandem. No twinning required.

Liza Ilarde proves once more that she's a master at mixing prints, not to mention her makeup is on-fleek!

Liza Ilarde proves once more that she’s a master at mixing prints, not to mention her makeup is on-fleek!

Billy Bonnevie is the assistant sculptor and long-time partner of one of Art Fair Philippines’ artists, Agnes Arellano. He bears the torch of Philippine fashion and culture as he sports clothing of ethnic Pinangga and Banaue embroidery.

Billy Bonnevie is the assistant sculptor and long-time partner of one of Art Fair Philippines’ artists, Agnes Arellano. He bears the torch of Philippine fashion and culture as he sports clothing of ethnic Pinangga and Banaue embroidery.

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