Woven With Pride: Francis Libiran on What it Means to be a Filipino Artist
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Woven With Pride: Francis Libiran on What it Means to be a Filipino Artist

Woven With Pride: Francis Libiran on What it Means to be a Filipino Artist

Fashion | June 14, 2022
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In celebration of our country’s independence, Filipino artist Francis Libiran pens an open letter about being proudly Pinoy.

Isang pinagpalang araw ng kasarinlan, mga kapwa ko Pilipino!

I, Francis Libiran, a Filipino with a burning love for my motherland, the Philippines, would like to celebrate and commemorate our day of Independence. It has been years since we’ve reclaimed the power that was kept from us by our oppressors and I couldn’t be more grateful to all our ancestors who stood for all of us. The country we all grew up in would have never been the same without our heroes’ unwavering spirit and courage.

At this point in my life, I have created wearable pieces—made with love and passion—for dozens of celebrities all around the globe. These carried the name of the Pearl of the Orient Seas and I would not have done all of that without the power we call “independence.” I was able to bring about the legacy of my country into my creations—embedding my patriotism into every fabric and detail.

It has been my greatest and purest honor to have designed clothes to represent my country in various and diverse international events. Splendid are the moments when I’ve had the chance to design and create for these special moments. Just the mere thought that I can do this proudly and freely is a privilege that I am truly fortunate to have.

I stand with the heroes that came before mealong with my fellow Filipinosto continue giving glory to the Philippines. My creations will forever be a tribute to my homeland and represent the beautiful and very powerful histories behind them—stories spanning from my ancestors to today’s modern Filipinos.

The independence that we all hold paved the way for the art that I continue to spread to the world. Mabuhay tayong lahat, Pilipinas!

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Francis is a Filipino architect and fashion designer. His love for travel, nature, architecture, and patterns is very apparent in his creations. Being in the business for more than two decades, Francis is considered as one of the Philippine’s premier fashion designers and his brand is dedicated to producing original, high quality, wearable art pieces which promote Filipino beauty, artistry, talent, and craftsmanship on the global arena. Francis Libiran’s international success, awe-inspiring designs and creations, and keen eye for detail opened the doors of opportunities to dress some of the biggest stars the world over.
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