for the motherland
MEGA|February 2021
Following the success of dressing up the reigning Miss Universe Philippines, Ram Silva is all set to make his mark in the local fashion scene
DANIEL REYES

Change is coming—a common phrase we always hear every campaign season. But for Filipinos, this reverberated strongly during the 2016 national elections. When a new president was hailed, did we see change? Yes, of course we did. It’s an inevitable concept waiting to happen every second, every minute and every hour so long as the world goes ‘round. But what we really need to ask is will this change make our society better or worse?

When Iloilo designer Ram Silva was conceptualizing his exclusive capsule collection for MEGA, his primary inspiration came from a very simple yet profound idea: his love for his country. “The collection represents my admiration and respect for Filipino women and our motherland. For me, this is symbolic of how the motherland endures even though she suffers at her ruthless children’s hands,” he explains. “I wanted to give attention to some of the inequalities that are suffered by my fellow Filipinos. Because in the Philippines, many are deprived of basic rights, such as free and equal access to education.”

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