Filipino fashion designer Avel Bacudio will wow the world again with his ‘F Mode Fashion Show/Expo’ that will be held on September 12 at the Sta. Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, California.
Bacudio has won several fashion awards, including the People’s Choice Award – Concours International Des Jeunes Createurs De Mode, Top 10 Timeless Terno – Metropolitan Museum of Manila, 2012 Breakthrough Designer of the Year, and the 2014 Asia’s Most Influential Designer. His designs have been worn by celebrities and praised in the international scene. Recently, Bacudio has been utilizing digital prints to bring his creative ideas to life.
“Iba ang nagagawa ng digital prints – di na’ko limited. Napu-push yung creativity ko to the next level. Andami kong pwedeng gawing bago para ma-express ko ang sarili ko (Digital prints really make a difference; I am no longer constrained by traditional limitations. I can do a lot to express myself in new ways),” said Bacudio.
To make sure his vision is translated faithfully to fabric, Avel uses the Epson F7170 textile printer.
“Tuwang-tuwa ako dito kasi napapalabas nya sakto yung vision ko. Kung ano yung nasa isip ko, yun ang nakikita ko (I’m delighted with this printer because it faithfully translates my vision to reality. Whatever I picture in my mind is what comes out in the final product),” Bacudio said.
Epson and Bacudio first collaborated in 2014 for a fashion show titled ‘Fashion Forward’. Epson launched their new textile printers in that fashion show and partnered with several Filipino fashion designers to try out the new products.
Bacudio will also showcase his designs at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 18 in Paris, France.