Fashion designer Salvacion Lim Higgins named National Artist

Fashion designer Salvacion Lim Higgins named National Artist
Fashion designer Salvacion Lim Higgins named National Artist
SALVACION LIM HIGGINS terno with special floral embellishments, created in the late 1950s. — Photograph FROM Facebook.COM/SLIMSFASHIONSCHOOL

Vogue designer Salvacion Lim Higgins (far better recognized as Slim) is now a National Artist, as conferred by President Rodrigo Duterte. This was introduced on a Facebook article by the Nationwide Fee for Society and the Arts on June 10.

Ms. Higgins, who passed absent in 1990, shared the honor this year with Agnes Locsin for Dance, Nora Villamayor a.k.a Nora Aunor, Ricardo “Ricky” Lee, and Marilou Diaz-Abaya for Movie and Broadcast Arts, Gemino Abad for Literature, Fides Cuyugan-Asensio for Tunes, and Antonio “Tony” Mabesa for Theater.

The put up read through: “On June 10, 2022, Malacañang Palace, on joint recommendation of the Countrywide Commission for Society and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Heart of the Philippines (CCP), formally declared the 8 new Nationwide Artists by virtue of Proclamation No. 1390.

“The Buy of Nationwide Artist, set up beneath Proclamation No. 1001 signed in 1972, is the best national recognition conferred upon Filipinos who have designed distinct contributions to the progress of the Philippine arts and lifestyle.”

Ms. Higgins was named as a National Artist for Style and design (Fashion), an honor she shares with Ramon Valera, so much the only other National Artist for Fashion.

Ms. Higgins revolutionized Philippine costume by implementing avant-garde couture approaches on regular Philippine gown, supplying the terno and the traje de mestiza a extra modernized, streamlined appear and made the outfits have a everyday living of movement of their individual.

Her tenure as couturier commenced in 1947, up right until her loss of life in 1990, just times soon after doing work on her very last attire.

“Casting off literal interpretations of Filipino and Western style, her do the job aided outline fashionable Philippine couture with 3 characteristic aspects. The initially was inventive, frequently audacious, design. Her trademark draping accented the feminine kind, however she also often altered it, by whimsical or geometric designs,” said a biography of her on a web-site made for an archival display in 2009 at the Nationwide Museum (

She also launched a fashion school, Slim’s Style & Arts Faculty, who could depend among the its alumni such couturiers as Joe Salazar and Cesar Gaupo.

In the school’s official Fb website page, it posted: “Slim’s Manner & Arts College is deeply honored to announce that our founder, Salvacion Lim Higgins has just been conferred the title of National Artist in the group of Layout. The Buy of National Artists Award (Buy ng Gawad Pambansang Alagad ng Sining) is the best national recognition presented to Filipino folks who have manufactured important contributions to the advancement of Philippine arts and letters.

“Slim’s Manner & Arts University was launched in 1960, and is now not only the oldest style establishment in the country, but the only style establishment founded by a National Artist.” — Joseph L. Garcia