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Filipina fashion designer showcases collection made of abaca and pinya in Paris fashion show

A Norway-based Filipina fashion designer proudly showcased her Filipiniana collection made of abaca and pineapple in a Paris fashion show.

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Mayeth Codoy was among the six designers whose creations were featured at French non-profit organization Fashion for Foundation’s benefit fashion show held at the historic Salon des Miroirs last Saturday.

Codoy showcased a collection that was 90% made of Philippine textiles — specifically abaca and pineapple — hailing all the way from Aklan.

In an Instagram post on Sunday, Codoy expressed her gratitude for being a part of the fashion show.

“Thankful to be part of this Fashion Show in Paris!” she wrote. “Each Designer had different styles and congratulations to all of us. We all did a great job.”



Meanwhile, Consul Christina Rola McKernan, who was present during the event, said, “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.”

Codoy, who now has her own fashion business in Norway called MYET, was born and raised in Balamban, Cebu. In Norway, she was first au pair and later on enrolled at the Esmod International Fashion School in Oslo, an affiliate of the famed Esmod International Fashion School in Paris. She graduated in 2020. — LA, GMA News