PARIS 27 September 2021 – Norway-based Filipina fashion designer is one of six designers whose creations were featured in a benefit fashion show of the French non-profit association Fashion for Foundation held last 25 September 2021 at the historic and chic Salon des Miroirs situated on the topmost level of the iconic Passage Jouffroy on Paris’ Grand Boulevard.
Mayeth Codoy, a 2020 graduate of Esmod Oslo in Norway – an affiliate of Esmod International School in Paris – was invited to come to Paris to showcase her collection which was created using 90% Philippine textiles, particularly, Abaca (Manila hemp) and pineapple.
Ms. Codoy, who has since started a small fashion business in Norway called MYET, sourced the fabrics used in her Filipiniana collection from artisan communities in Aklan, a province in Central Philippines, known the world over for its pristine white beaches in the island of Boracay.
“Ms. Codoy’s designs are able to highlight the unique beauty of the Philippine fibers pinya and abaca in such artistic, modern creations that can easily go well for special occasions, but also for everyday wear. Ms. Codoy’s creative vision is truly impressive and the Philippine Embassy believes she represents the best of Philippine ingenuity and artistry. She makes us all proud to be Filipinas”, remarked First Secretary and Consul Christina Rola McKernan who was in attendance at the event. She continued to say, “We are doubly proud that Ms. Codoy chose to participate in this charity event, which I understand was established in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and whose beneficiaries will no doubt be those most affected by the health crisis. It is a good way to express solidarity for such international efforts.”
Text by Department of Foreign Affairs; photos by Paris PE Photo