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Turning to art after WWII: The fashion legacy of National Artist Salvacion Lim “Slim” Higgins

Turning to art after WWII: The fashion legacy of National Artist Salvacion Lim “Slim” Higgins

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By THEA REBECCA DC. FLORES  EVEN BEFORE bracing a peek into her designer creations, the late dressmaker Salvacion Lim Higgins has already sketched a fashion-forward outlook into this exclusive dressmaking called "haute couture."  Haute couture, French for ‘high sewing,' is the high-end fashion luxury for custom-fitted dressmaking. Intricate embellishments and embroidery are ornate in this prestigious craftsmanship.  Couturier Salvacion Lim, often referred to as ‘Slim,’ revolutionized the Philippine fashion industry during the ‘golden age of haute couture,’ starting mid-1940s. This ultimately established her as the “Queen Mother of Modern Terno.”  The terno is part of the broad selection of filipinianas and is most often recognizable by its butterfly sleeves. It is also mista...