Freeway x Manansala. National Artist Collectors’ Series Holiday 2011

Fashion meets Art AGAIN this Holiday season as fashionalistic brand Freeway combines the best of both worlds with the latest installment of the most-loved National Artist Collectors’ Series. This Holiday 2011 collection features the works of National Artist for Visual Arts,  Vicente Manansala.

In the past years, Freeway has featured National Artists Nick Joaquin (Literature), Ang Kiukok (Visual Arts), Jose Garcia Villa (Literature), Ramon Valera (Fashion Design) and F. Sionil Jose (Literature) who was the first living National Artist in the Series.  This is the 6th  installment of the series which was creatively originated in 2009.

Vicente Manansala, our beloved well known Philippine cubist painter and illustrator, reinterpreted or indigenized cubism as he drew his themes from the familiar Filipino environment. Some of his masterpieces are Madonna of the Slums, a portrayal of mother and child from the countryside who became urban shanty residents once in the city; and Jeepneys where Manansala combined the elements of provincial folk culture with the congestion issues of the city. Manansala was proclaimed National Artist for Painting in 1982.

knit dress - sleeveless sublimation print jersey dress P1695
short sleeve sublimation print tee B P1095
Sleeveless poplin shirt with double row pleated collar and e
tunic kimono top with sublimination print B P1595
tunic loose raglan top with sublimination B P1495
Canvass Tote bag with Manansala Market Scene print P695
Commemorative Manansala watch P1195
Mother of Pearl necklace with print P845
This creative fusion of fashion and art is reinstated to a lavishly beautiful 22 piece collection including classic and modern tailored dresses, woven shirt tops, sublimation print graphic tees and dresses, Manansala watch, tote bags and accessories. Be royally ready and get your Freeway x Manansala fashion which officially hit the stores last October 21.

All items will have their own gift packaging and a swing tag of Manansala’s bio. View the entire collection  here.

Check out Orange Magazine TV‘s coverage of Freeway x Manansala launch held at The Row, Glorietta 5, Ayala Malls, Makati City last October 18 in a separate blog posted  here.

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