SAMIN is a multimedia exhibit by UP ACTS created with the question in mind: “what is Filipino fashion?” UP ACTS recognizes the problem in the difficulty of answering that question and relates it to the often grey interpretation of what the Filipino national identity is. Samin in Cebuano means, “mirror” and is also meant to be a play on the words, “sa” + “amin”. Through various artworks, photographs, and installations, the exhibit will be an intermingling of art and fashion that invites viewers to think about their perception of Filipino fashion in a contemporary context and how that reflects upon their self, society, and our national identity. It is not intended to give an answer to the question, but ultimately inspire an interest in discovering what makes Filipino fashion ours in such a global and dynamic field.

Alongside the main theme, this exhibit will also serve as an avenue for local Filipino artists to showcase their work and reach a wider audience. In addition, a space in the exhibit will feature UP ACTS and promote its four main thrusts: design, management, production, and research.

SAMIN opens on April 5, 6:30 pm. Exhibition runs until April 12.


The UP Association of Clothing Technology Students (ACTS) is the official student organization of the B.S. Clothing Technology program of the Department of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design in the College of Home Economics (CHE) in UP Diliman. It aims to develop creativity among its members and to elevate the level of technical and management know-how in the clothing and textile industries.


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