Silk Cocoon turns 18 @ New World Hotel
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - February 9, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Redesigning the art of hand-weaving, appreciation for Filipino artistry, and raising the bar for a Philippine-made product was foremost in Jean Goulbourn’s mind when she envisioned Silk Cocoon 18 years ago. Best known for its coveted handwoven silk barongs – the anniversary celebration at its boutique at New World Hotel launched a special limited edition collection with artworks by National Artists Arturo Luz and BenCab, and artists Manuel Baldemor, Gabriel Barredo, Lor Calma, Ed Calma, Kenneth Cobonpue, Ramon Diaz, Impy Pilapil, Claude Tayag, Wig Tysmans. (Proceeds of the sales will benefit a project to help typhoon Yolanda survivors.)

Jean Goulbourn says, “It has been a privilege & honor for me to work with wonderful artists who have a unique approach to functional art used for fashion.  Interpreting each painting or drawing and concept has been a delightful experience.

The ‘signature barongs’ have been worn by APEC world leaders in 1996 and international names and celebrities… President Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Prince Albert of Monaco, Michael Bublé, diplomats and influential business leaders here and abroad.

 

CLAUDE TAYAG ED CALMA GABRIEL BARREDO IMPY PILAPIL JEAN GOULBOURN KENNETH COBONPUE LOR CALMA MANUEL BALDEMOR MICHAEL BUBL NATIONAL ARTISTS ARTURO LUZ
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