Philippines Centennial Austria

Philippine Independence Centennial Celebrations
in Austria 1998


March 17Unveiling Blumentritt bust
(by FEC president Maderthaner)
Rizal Park, Luneta
June 5?tree planting with Mayor HäuplRathaus
Domo furniture exhibit
June 6Barrio FiestaAm Hof
June 7Children’s Centennial MuralAvda de los Artistas
June 7100 Stitches in Time
Philippine centennial fashions
Vienna Hilton
June 12? Ecumenical prayer/flag raising
Embassy chancery
Open house & inauguration of Rizal Reading Room (RRR) Embassy chancery
Plippine cultural night
photo exhibit
Marriott hotel
June 13? Philippine Centennial BallRathaus
June 14 Filipino community massSt Nepomuk Kirche
June 21?Philippine Madrigal SingersMusikverein
Manny Baldemor exhibitSalzburg
September 19?-26Hallamasch Giant Festival of Cultures
September 27 Sunico & Baldemor:
Awit ng Himagsikan
Yamaha concert hall
Lenore Lim exhibitAvda de los Artistas
Katti Sta. Ana exhibit
SeptemberBook launching: Isang Buhay Austrian para sa Pilipinas Afro-Asian Institute
October 15- December 15Eduardo Masferre photo exhibitVölkerkunde Museum
DecemberFounding of Vienna chapter Order of Knights of RizalDiplomatic Academy
Rizal-Blumentritt lecture seriesDiplomatic Academy


100 Stitches in Time
Philippine Centennial Fashions

Vienna Hilton Ballroom
Sonntag, 7. Juni 1998
1800 Uhr

Steve de Leon was cited in 1988 as one of the Ten Outstanding Fashion Designers of the City of Manila. He was the country's official representative to the 1989 Yokohama Exposition in Japan. Steve received the Maria Clara Award for Best in Filipiniana as well as the Designer of the Year Award, given by the Manila Fashion Designers Awards Foundation in 1990.
He showcased a 150-piece couture collection in Manila Hotel (1989) and mounted a major exhibit of clothes called The Mysteries of the Virgin Mary at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila (1990). Since then he has turned to painting and collage.

Salvador Bernal is an active costume and stage designer for dance, opera and drama and is a professor at the Ateneo de Manila University. He is well known for his sets and period costumes for the productions of Ballet Philippines and Tanghalang Pilipino Theater. Years of research on the Philippine saya resulted in a book called Traje de Mestiza. A companion volume on Filipino male dress is forthcoming. Bernal also dresses pop stars like Kuh Ledesma, Sharon Cuneta, Cynthia Patag and Nora Aunor.

For further information contact the Philippine Embassy in Vienna:

Have a look at Picturesque Old Philippines: Womens Fashions

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created: April 20, 1998
updated: May 19, 1998
APSIS Editor Johann Stockinger