‘Christmas Couture – Christmas Ko ‘To’

by | Dec 18, 2017 | Ateneo Community, Loyola Schools

Photos and story by: Nathanielle Punay


The School of Social Sciences of the Ateneo de Manila University held its third and final school-level talk for the semester, with the theme “Christmas Couture—Christmas Ko ‘To (Christmas Couture—This is my Christmas)” on December 13.

The talk, organized by the Development Studies Program and the Department of Education, required faculty and staff participants to make use of art materials and techniques to create items of fashion.

Frohnee Marbella, former coordinator of the Art and Work Ed Departments of the Ateneo Grade School, served as the session’s resource speaker. She discussed different paper design techniques such as cutting, folding, rolling, braid and knot.


The talk culminated in a competition as participants were divided into six groups, each of which chose a model from among themselves. The group then designed and created an “outfit” for the model made of sinamay, colored paper, foil, string and various other art material.

Social Sciences dean Dr. Fernando T. Aldaba, served as judge.


All groups went home winners as models were judged “Most unique,” “Most fashionable,” “Most fascinating,” “Most entrancing,” and “Most dainty.”


Nathanielle Punay is a journalism senior student of Polytechnic University of the Philippines and an intern of Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University

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