Fashionable Filipinas, an interview with Gino Gonzales


Unidentified group of young women wearing the terno, 1930s. Private collection of Gino Gonzales

This week, we explore the fashion origins and evolution of the Philippino terno with guest Gino Gonzales, co-author of the book Fashionable Filipinas.

Additional Reading

  • Bernal, Salvador F. and Georgina R. Encanto. Patterns for the Filipino Dress: From the Traje de Mestiza to the Terno, 1890s-1960s. Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines, 1992.
  • Cruz, Eric V. The Terno: Its Development and Identity as the Filipino Women's National Costume. Quezon City: University of the Philippines College of Home Economics, 1982.
  • Villegas, Ramon. Hiyas: Philippine Jewelry Heritage. Pasay City: Guild of Philippine Jewelers, 1997.